There are only a few days remaining until the end of spring gobbler season (Friday, May 31).
Spring Gobbler was successful for some turkey hunters, but field reports suggest success came predominately during the first week. After that the gobblers got lockjaw and wouldn't talk turkey.
Bob Danenhower, owner of Bob's Taxidermy in Orefield, said he was able to talk to a couple nice gobblers, but he couldn't get them into range. The one time he did, two gobblers stood together and he didn't want to shoot one and wound the other. So he passed.
Liberty thrower, Gracie Hargrove, won a sixth place medal in the shot put and the discus at the Class AAA PIAA State Track and Field Championships last weekend at Shippensburg University.
Hargrove's distance in the shot put was 41-4, and her distance in the discus was 119-05.
Also from Liberty, Casey Harewood placed tenth in the high jump with a height of 5-02.
Bethlehem Catholic senior, Mara Blanchard, came in 21st in the pole vault with a height of 10-0.
Bethlehem Catholic will have to get through the top-ranked team in the state in order to defend their state volleyball crown.
The defending 2A state champions swept Coughlin in three games (25-13, 25-19, 25-15) in the first round of the PIAA 2A championships on Saturday to set up a quarterfinal draw against Northeastern.
The Hawks travel to Cumberland Valley Wednesday night for a 5:30 p.m. tilt against the state's most decorated team in 2A volleyball, as the multiple-time state champions are the heavy favorites to walk away with the state title again this year.
There could only be one winner between the Bethlehem schools in the District XI softball quarterfinal, but it was Liberty who topped Freedom, 7-0, on Saturday at the home of the Patriots.
Freedom ended its best season in recent years with a record of 15-8 and made the LVC playoffs for the first time, but those achievements were of little consolation after the Patriots' loss to the Hurricanes.
The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes last week at Moravian College.
Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.
Bethlehem Catholic's Bridget Smith was the only representative to take home two awards during the morning ceremony, as she won honors in girls' soccer and girls' basketball.
The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic will be held Saturday, June 1 at Limeport Stadium.
The game, which benefits the American Cancer Society, matches up the top senior high school players from the Lehigh Valley in one final game. There is also a hitting competition before the game.
This year's Frank Yelinko Hitting Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the game following at 12:30 p.m.
The Classic has raises over $100,000 since it's beginning.
The baseball season ended without any hardware for local teams, as Liberty and Freedom were both ousted from the District 11 4A tournament last week.
The Hurricanes (15-7) fell to Parkland for the third time this season following a 4-1 defeat in the quarterfinals. Parkland pitcher Tyler Duff registered his third win of the season over the 'Canes.
Parkland went on to knock off Pocono Mountain East 3-0 in the semifinals to set up tonight's championship finals against Whitehall (21-2) at 7 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park.
The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.
This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.
Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 5 p.m.
Bethlehem Catholic's girls softball team won its third consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship by defeating Emmaus, 4-0, last Thursday at Pates Park in Allentown.
Winning pitcher, Joelle Morey, said, "It's amazing because no one's ever done it before."
Becahi leftfielder, Lauren Visconti, was the first to score for the Hawks on an RBI by Morey in the first inning.
Visconti also had a diving catch in the third inning, the same inning when Emmaus had the bases loaded but were unable to capitalize.
It's been known for awhile that Darian Cruz would be heading to Lehigh to wrestle, but three other teammates of the Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team joined a festival of athletes last week to announce their college destinations.
An ensemble of 20 Golden Hawks signed the dotted line in a conglomeration of fall, winter and spring athletes making their college announcements.
Connor Hedash, was one of four wrestlers to move onto the next level, as he'll attend the Air Force Academy.