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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

IronPigs Update: finding former players Pigs

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Time to take a look around Major League Baseball and throughout the minors, trying to find former IronPigs players and where they’ve wound up.

We start very close to home though as the Phillies on Monday dealt right-hander Tom Eshelman to Baltimore for international slot pool money. What that means for the Phillies is that they get more money to sign international free agents than what Major League Baseball allotted them initially. It will allow them to maybe give a guy more money to...

Valley boys baseball ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on...

Lehigh Valley softball Cup team named

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

“Almost everyone who tried out...

Catty football hoping to grow in offseason

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin knows he will succeed with a foundation.

To the second-year head coach, it is about future players and future families.

“Things are going well,” said McClarin, whose team participated in a nine-day spring ball session. “We have plenty of interest in the program.

“This is about building a community. Not just on the high school level, but also from youth on up.”

McClarin will begin a seven-week program beginning in early...

Steel FC fall to New York Red Bulls

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

With the next-man-up mentality as its mantra this week, injury-stricken Bethlehem Steel FC took on New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park, falling 4-0 against the club rivals.

New York Red Bulls II were on top of the match from the beginning and picked up momentum when Steel FC had to sub off injured Philadelphia Union Academy player Michael Pellegrino for fellow Academy man Dante Huckaby, with Huckaby making his USL-Championship debut. Forward Shanyder Borgelin had to come in for...

Soccer clinic for special need kids to take place

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Good Shepherd Pediatrics is partnering with Lehigh Valley United to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children with additional needs to learn the sport of soccer when they host a free Good Shepherd Pediatrics Soccer Clinic at the FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks this June. The clinic, for ages 5-18, will take place June 20 at 2 p.m., and is open to the first 25 individuals who register at www.lvsoccerfest.com...

Suburban League wins LV dart title

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

In the 64th Lehigh Valley Dart Championship Series we find both league champions coming from the same church as Salem Lutheran (Suburban League) and Holy Trinity (City League) merged into one church called Star of Bethlehem.

In the Battle of Stars it was the Suburban League coming out on top over the City League 3 games to 2.

For Star of Bethlehem (Salem Lutheran) it’s their 18th Lehigh Valley Championship.

Game 1 – The City League scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd for...

Tennis scholar athletes honored

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.

Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this...

Outdoors: Antler sheds can be indicator

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

While the deer hunting season closed in January, it doesn’t have to end if you take to the woods and fields in search of antler sheds.

According to Pennsylvania resident Bob Foulkrod, a RedHead Pro Hunting Team member, outdoor TV personality and outdoor writer, “From a practical standpoint, hunting sheds is a tremendous aid in hunting the deer that grew them. Finding shed antlers in your hunting area in late January and into February and March, can tell you a great deal about the...

Phillies select a shortstop in draft

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You might call Bryson Stott a ‘Pig in the making.’

The UNLV shortstop was drafted by the Phillies with the 14th overall pick in the MLB Draft, which got underway Monday night. It’s the third year in a row that the Phillies have selected a college position player in the first round.

In his senior season, Stott put up an offensive line of 10-36-.358 with UNLV and showed solid plate discipline by walking more than he struck out, by a margin of 39 to 55. Stott was a Golden Spikes...