Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

LLL tops Pennridge

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Little League’s 10U team opened the PA District 20 Tournament with a 6-3 victory over Pennridge last Tuesday at Pennridge.

“Pennridge is typically a tough team. It’s a far trip and a small field, so that was a pressure-packed six innings of baseball,” said Lehigh 10U manager Mike Kashner. “It threw us right into the fire. A lot of the young kids, it was their first time in a situation like that.”

Third time was the charm for Lehigh

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

After three trips to Hellertown that included two weather-related postponements this past weekend, Lehigh Little League’s 10U team played its second game in the District 20 tournament to a 12-0 victory over Hellertown-Lower Saucon on Sunday at Hellertown.

“It was frustrating,” said Lehigh pitcher/catcher Brayden Kashner. “We got all ready and then...”

Friday’s 5:30 p.m. game was washed out, as was Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. game. By 3 p.m. Sunday, there was no rain in sight.

FHS, LHS battling

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty and Freedom are both competing in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League at Lehigh University and are battling to stay alive in the playoff picture in Group A.

Freedom, the defending District 11 4A champions, are off to a 2-2 mark, good enough to have them enter the week in fifth place in the 10-team group. Liberty is 1-3 and sitting in seventh place.

The top-five teams in each of the three groups, plus a wild card team with the best record, advance to the 16-team postseason, which begins on July 10.

Hawks part of Philly Live 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic may have struck out wins at the Cedar Beach Bash, but experience is what head coach Scott McClary is looking for this summer.

With the Hawks going into next year with a revamped roster, summer is the time to build experience for the program’s newest faces on the varsity scene. That was part of the allure of the program heading to Philadelphia over the weekend to take part in the Philly Live 2 tournament.

Former Liberty coach Kalman Sarkozy passes

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley sports community lost a legend last week when legendary Liberty soccer coach, Kalman Sarkozy Sr., passed away at the age of 74 following a battle with cancer.

Sarkozy was a hall of fame coach, guiding Liberty’s boys’ program for 23 years (1980-2003), amassing 342 wins and three District 11 titles. He stepped down from the head coaching role at Liberty in 2003, but stayed on as an assistant until 2016.

Lehigh 12U team rolls past City Line

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Little League’s 12U team opened the PA District 20 Tournament with a 16-0 victory over City Line last Monday at Lehigh.

Players representing Lehigh in the tournament are Elliot Berk, Andrew Bowser, Nicholas Bowser, Fikire Conway, Aidan Dancho, Carl Fair, Justin Frey, Jaxon Horvath, Kim Kensicki, Connor Martinez, Jacob Matthews, Rocco Sciarra, and Jacob Strong.

Pitchers Andrew Bowser and Sciarra combined for a four-inning no-hitter against City Line.

Horvath was 3 for 3 with a walk, and Strong had two in-the-park home runs.

Kreglow to take part in ANW again

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s probably a safe bet that Logan Kreglow didn’t encounter any obstacles along the parade route while participating in Egypt’s Curt Simmon’s Day Parade, recently

Kreglow, who will be making his second appearance this summer on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was invited to march in this year’s parade that was held on June. 1. He walked along with his family who were all wearing American Ninja Warrior T-shirts. The parade honors Simmons, an Egypt native, who spent 18 years as a pitcher in the major leagues, 11 of those years with the Phillies.

Girls Cup team ousted

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team had a short run in this year’s tournament after losing two of its three games on Tuesday.

Lehigh Valley’s strong start, a 10-0 mercy rule victory over PCCAF (Philadelphia Charter Catholic Academy and Friends) gave way to Delaware North’s strong finish in its 7-0 victory over Lehigh Valley.

Salisbury’s Emily Silberman was Lehigh Valley’s starting pitcher, and Bethlehem Catholic’s Addison Roche knocked in the first two runs of the day for Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh Valley boys fall in Cup finals

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by TJ ENGLE AND PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

They were the Carpenter Cup’s comeback kids.

Lehigh Valley’s late-game heroics had been commonplace at the prestigious tournament.

Down a run entering the final frames in each of their past two games, the squad has come up clutch.

And there was a belief they would do it again Tuesday at Citizen’s Bank Park.

But it was Burlington County (NJ) that broke open a tie game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim the Carpenter Cup Classic championship with a 4-2 win over Lehigh Valley.