In Lehigh Valley’s third game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley had its biggest victory with an 11-0 win over Inter-AC/Bal.
Perhaps it was the momentum Lehigh Valley was gaining after winning the first two games of the day, or the bonding that was solidifying by the time the third game rolled around that led to the shutout.
“It happened fast, probably between the first two games [on Monday],” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They started to talk more and bond.”
Earlier this season Wanderers head coach Dwight Pulieri wasn’t sure what type of team he was going to have this summer, but through 11 games, the Wanderers have proven to be a quality side in NORCO.
The Wanderers came out of the weekend with a 9-2 record on the season and appear to be one of the top teams in the league this season sitting behind a 10-2 Northampton team in the standings.
Freedom made a run to the final four of the Cedar Beach basketball showcase over the weekend and saw it end there.
The Pates lost to Emmaus in Sunday’s final four 52-41 and fell to eventual champion Berks Catholic 47-35 earlier on Sunday to give them a 4-2 finish to the tournament.
But after struggling through the Cedar Beach summer league with a 1-6 mark, the Pates made their usual run at a summer tournament, much to the pleasure of head coach Joe Stellato.
Rick Thompson doesn’t need much of an introduction to wrestling fans in the area. His short-lived retirement from the coaching world now puts him squarely back in the bull’s-eye, as Thompson was approved last week to become Bethlehem Catholic’s next wrestling coach.
After four years of lining up against one another, a group of Bethlehem football players learned that playing together can be a lot of fun, too.
The Gold Team, consisting of athletes from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg, defeated the Red Team 35-7 in the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic on June 14.
The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.
The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.
Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of the net.
Mark Rabenold, a friend of mine from Allentown, took his mother for a ride last Tuesday afternoon to visit his grandparents’ grave site at Jordan Lutheran Church’s cemetery in Upper Macungie Township. When he pulled up into the cemetery he couldn’t believe what his eyes saw.
No, it wasn’t a ghost like something you’d see in a horror movie. But a more realistic figure.
Bethlehem Catholic recently held its football program’s combine to culminate the hard work put forth during the winter weight lifting season.
It was also an opportunity to kick start their spring program and showcase players in front of several college coaches on hand.
This was the sixth year that the Hawks have held their combine and this year’s affair had 12 college coaches on hand including the likes of Lafayette, New Hampshire, Bucknell and Buffalo.
Liberty graduate Matt Leon signed a professional contract with the Los Angeles Angels recently, culminating a fascinating chapter in his career at Seton Hall.
Leon joined Seton Hall as a walk-on his freshman year and ended his senior campaign as one of four unanimous Big East selections this past season.
The former walk-on had a stellar senior year breaking Seton Hall’s single-season record for saves, and climbed to second on the Pirates’ career saves and appearances list. He led the Big East in saves, appearances, games finished and games in relief.
Freedom recently announced its newest class of graduating seniors that will be moving on to continuing their education and athletic careers at the next level.
The Pates had 22 seniors reveal their college destinations recently, highlighted by Alec Huertas heading to Long Island University to play baseball.
Julia Roman also topped the list by choosing Drexel to play softball, while Hailey Silfies will join Huertas in Brooklyn for her basketball career at St. Francis College.
The complete list of signees is below.
Abdul Beasley - Mount Union University (football)