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Outdoors: Kids can enjoy Youth Trout Days

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday, March 24, kicks off the Mentored Youth Trout Days whereby youngsters under age 16 can join a mentor (adult) with a valid fishing license and trout stamp to fish stocked waters within 18 southeastern regional counties before the opening of trout season. This opportunity gives the kids a chance to catch a trout before the crush of anglers on opening day, March 31 in 18 southeastern counties of Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster,...

Jones takes over Pigs

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

New IronPigs manager Gary Jones made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley recently, but it somehow felt somewhat familiar to him. Jones last served in baseball as the third base coach of the Chicago Cubs, managed by Joe Maddon. The Cubs manager may be the most famous resident of Hazleton and Jones said that his old boss talked often about his hometown and the Lehigh Valley.

“He often talked about being home and how much he loved this area,” said Jones. “He talked about the people, how...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel, Royals win

Led by a strong offensive showing, Bethlehem Steel FC picked up its first victory of the season, defeating the Richmond Kickers, 4-1, in the club’s home opener at Goodman Stadium.

Playing on the campus of Lehigh University, Steel FC saw Philadelphia Union midfielders Derrick Jones and Eric Ayuk score first-half goals while forward Brandon Allen tallied a second-half brace in his Steel FC debut.

“Happy that we were so balanced in that performance, I can’...

Madison Emery, Cam Ritter represent Catty

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Seniors Madison Emery and Cam Ritter were honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley school’s girls and boys nominees, at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet that was held at the Northampton Community Center on Sunday evening.

Kaitlyn Cavallaro of Palisades was the recipient of the overall girls soccer scholar athlete award and James Haag of Emmaus was the overall boys soccer scholar athlete award winner.

Madison is the daughter of Greg and Dawn...

Wentz wins LV football scholar athlete award

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Lehighton Area High School senior football player Nolan Ryan Wentz made history for his school and football program Sunday night, March 4.

Wentz became the second Indians student-athlete since 2006 to be awarded the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame football scholar athlete award at the 58th annual banquet at Northampton’s Banquet and Event Center.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Foundation holds the annual banquet to honor a high school football student-athlete from...

A look back at boys last trip to states

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The year was 2006, the last time the Roughies qualified for the PIAA state tournament.

It also is one of the more memorable years in the annals of Catasauqua boys’ basketball, one that resulted in a stellar and eventful 27-4 season.

The ride was a short one, but it was filled with memories that easily have withstood the test of time and don’t show any sense of withering away in the near future.

Probably the most permanent memory was the last-second shot Matt Morton hit...

Soccer scholar athletes named, honored

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet this past Sunday at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates...

Soccer scholar athletes named

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet held recently at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates that...

Outdoors: Despite snow, stocking goes on

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Despite the snow we had, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s fleet of trout stocking trucks are on a roll. They’ve been planting trout in area streams and lakes for the regional season opener March 31. There’s also the Mentored Youth Trout Opener March 24 where kids get a chance to catch a trout or two before the crowds of opening day take over.

By the time you read this, Muhlenberg Lake, the lower Jordan Creek, Laurel Run in Coopersburg, Little Lehigh, Monocacy Creek (...

Phantoms remain busy down the stretch

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you think your weekends are busy, consider the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

This past weekend, they wrapped up the middle portion of three-straight, three-game weekends on their schedule. While it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Phantoms will be playing playoff hockey this spring, nothing is official just yet. With 13 games left to play in the regular season, the Phantoms have dropped their magic number down to 12 after a productive weekend.

With a win over Bridgeport on...