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.
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.
The Wanderers may have gotten off to a slow start to the season with the amount of games they were able to play early on, but the club hasn’t let that slow them down as the month of June progresses.
Dwight Pulieri’s crew is in first place heading into this week with a 7-1 record, as they’ve mostly dominated the competition this summer so far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now that school is out and you have youngsters that may be into ball sports or addicted to video games, their smartphones and iPads, it may be a good idea to give them a more rounded, different experience by enrolling them in the upcoming National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF), JAKES Youth Field Day set for Aug. 3.
The event, held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, educates approximately 150 children, ages 8-12 and 12-16.
Liberty made the deepest run over the weekend at the Cedar Beach Basketball showcase and its performance might be a preview of what is to come this winter.
The Hurricanes were one of the last teams alive in the big school division, losing to Reading in their final consolation round contest on Sunday to end their weekend tournament run.
Liberty went 4-2 throughout the duration of the event, which was better than Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom, which both lost the first two games of the tourney to get eliminated.
No other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has been playing better this summer than the Liberty boys basketball team. And the success continued as the Hurricanes erased a second half deficit and slow start to take down Emmaus 41-35 last Thursday night inside the auxiliary gymnasium at Whitehall High School in Lehigh Valley summer league action.
It was a fast-paced, high-tempo type of game with both teams competing at a high level like it was a postseason game and not a game played in the summer in front of a handful of fans.