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Fullerton falls in playoffs

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Fullerton Legion baseball team was unable to find their stride in the playoffs, bowing out after two consecutive losses.

The Ramblers lost their opening round game to the Northern Valley 5-1, and then were ousted by West Allentown, 3-2. The previous two seasons Fullerton went deep into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs, winning the title in 2011.

Fullerton General Manager Jim Hein said that they fell victim to the walk, yielding a number of free passes that played a part in...

SONIC reach playoffs again

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley United SONIC FC clinched their third playoff berth in four years following a 5-1 victory over Bux-Mont Torch to send them into the Northeast Conference Playoffs.

It was the eighth straight victory for the Sonic, who finished their regular season 9-3, following a 1-3 start to their summer.

Head coach Dave Weitzman now hopes his team can continue their fury on the pitch by working their way through the playoffs, onto the National Premier Soccer League final four...

SportsFest is up next for Catty boys

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After a respectable showing in the Stellar Tournament, Catty's boys' basketball team will look forward to Sportsfest at Cedar Beach this weekend. It also provided a preliminary look at the team's chances in the winter.

At the Stellar Tournament, the Roughies beat the Liberty JVs, lost to Allen, beat Palmerton and finally dropped a 66-62 decision to Whitehall that was rescheduled to a Sunday 7a.m. tipoff due to the rain.

"We looked like deer in headlights against Allen," stated...

Catty falls in game one

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Sixth seed Catty Connie Mack hosted number seven Stroudsburg in the opening round of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League playoffs in the first game of a three-game series on Monday night at Opportunity Field.

The Diamond Jaxx have depth at pitching with nine players on their squad who are able to take to the mound.

While that could benefit the in the playoffs, it was the bats that struck first as Stroudsburg jumped out to a 6-3 lead over Catty and starting pitcher...

Team looks to bounce back

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua's Dakota Schiffer appreciated a few days off before the start of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack playoffs, while teammate Alex Torres was more anxious to get back into action.

Nevertheless, the duo will have to be a major factor when their team takes to the field for game two in Stroudsburg after falling in game one. Catty will host the rubber game of the series, if necessary, Friday. In the lone regular season meeting between the two teams during the regular season, Catty...

Falzone named coach of the year

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

During his playing days at Catasauqua, Tom Falzone decided on his future profession as a teacher and high school football coach. From there, Falzone took the initial steps in his venture when he played at Lafayette College.

After graduation, Falzone didn't waste any time as he joined the Catty coaching staff for a brief stint before he moved to a six-year stint at Whitehall. Over the past four years, he has transformed a mediocre Roughies' program into a perennial Colonial League...

Matos, LV fall in Cup action

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Weather and time worked against Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team as they were eliminated from the tournament last week after losses to Tri-Cape and Burlington County.

Lehigh Valley's first game last Wednesday resulted in an early morning 5-2 loss to Tri-Cape, but Lehigh Valley came back with a 4-0 victory over Olympic Colonial in the afternoon.

Regarding Lehigh Valley's first loss, catcher, Janae Matos said, "We still knew we had solid players, but it would be a hard...

Student Athletes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua's college-bound student athletes are (left to right): Anthony Brinkley - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (cross country and indoor track); Zac Edwards - Lebanon Valley College (baseball); Melissa Fuhrman - Lebanon Valley College (soccer); Laura Gerhard - Bloomsburg University (field hockey) and Paige Kogelman - West Chester University (softball). Missing from photo is Olivia Falko - Bloomsburg University (soccer).

Area men pursue dream

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Twenty years ago, both Brian Strauss and Chris Messinger were teenagers and were convinced they would someday have a chance to host a sports talk show, as the duo created and presented their own version on a Super Nintendo game system.

Now, both years later, both are in their late 30s and taking a shot at fulfilling a lifelong dream.

The lifelong friends and Philadelphia sports fanatics, who grew up on the southside of Allentown, are in the running to co-host a sports talk show...

Brown wins Biddy title

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Egypt Green shocked once beaten Bowmanstown Big Red Machine in the semifinals playoff pounding them by seven runs, something Catty didn't even do, but the Roughies rose to the occasion in a game that was closer than the score appears, an 11-5 victory to capture the Central Whitehall League Biddy title.

The game was played at Stoney Ridge Park in Bowmanstown on Saturday, June 29.

The game was tied 5-5 before Catty used big innings in the bottom of the fourth and fifth to pull...