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Heydt, Sturgess take home soccer scholar athlete awards

Monday, January 30, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School center midfielder, Ethan Heydt, and Quakertown High School forward, Victoria Sturgess, were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton, Pa.

Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected...

CHS boys have mission

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next two weeks, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball mission is clear.

“We need to win games,” said head coach Eric Snyder. “We also need to score. We haven’t been able to make the plays when we need them. We can still make districts, but we simply need to win.”

The Roughies began the week in an eight-game slide, a losing streak that suddenly has dampened their postseason hopes. Catty has missed the district playoffs the past two seasons, but they have been confident to make...

Ben Nosal aims to be on top

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ben Nosal still remembers his eighth-grade wrestling season. He lost all of his matches and quitting the sport suddenly became an option.

However, his older brother, Jared, convinced him to stay with the sport.

Now, five years later, Nosal is on the top of his game as one of the top wrestlers across the Lehigh Valley in the 220-pound bracket and also is one of the senior leaders for the Catasauqua program.

“It was tough,” recalled Nosal. “I thought about quitting, but my...

Catty girls enter key week

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head girls’ basketball coach Ed Seidick believed his team’s fate and desire to get to the postseason could be decided by the end of this week.

“We should know where we stand,” said Seidick. “We believe we are playing three games that are winnable ones for us. But if it turns out to be a bad week, our run toward a district spot could be over.”

The Roughies began the week with an overall 4-11 mark (3-10 Colonial League) and has lost seven of their last eight games, the...

Outdoors: Camp Compass to receive NRA donation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Through the proceeds from the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg (the “Harrisburg show” as it has been known), the National Rifle Association (NRA) is donating $43,000 to five Pennsylvania organizations that promote the outdoor lifestyle through educational and recreational activities.

One of the five is our local Camp Compass, an Allentown-based inner city youth organization that introduces urban, middle and high school students to various outdoor activities.

For their...

Varsity Roundup: Iorio drops 41 on Vikes

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by The Press in Sports



The Hurricanes swept Whitehall with the boys winning 91-66 and the girls team taking a 97-68 victory.

Event winners for Liberty’s girls team were Abby Mack (200 free, 100 free), Julia McCarthy (200 IM), Natalie Richardson (50 free) and Samantha Taylor (100 backstroke).

Liberty also won the 200 medley relay with the foursome of Anna Lehr, Richardson, Sabrina Krotzer and Kendra Smith. The Hurricanes took the 200 free relay with McCarthy,...

A look at the D-11 playoffs

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the District 11 basketball postseason roughly a month away, the introduction of the six class structure presents some changes to the boys format this year.

The biggest change, just like in football, is that more teams will get an opportunity to participate in the PIAA tournament, as this year boys field will advance 17 teams.

The tournament gets underway on Feb. 21.

Listed below is a breakdown of each class and as a quick reminder, in order to qualify for the...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by The Press in Sports

LV soccer scholar athletes to be named

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Foundation will hold their annual banquet at the Northampton Community Center.

Over 43 area schools will be represented by both a male and female nominee and a scholarship will be given to the winner in each category.

The award began in 1975 with seven male nominees and has gone through several transitions.

A separate award will be presented to Gary F....

Outdoors: potential record elk taken in Montana

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Boone and Crocket Club ( has announced a potentially new world record bowshot elk.

Taken during the 2016 Montana archery season, and on public land, the elk scored an astounding 430 inches after the six-day drying period.

The bull elk was taken on a solo hunt early in the Montana archery season by resident Steve Felix, who brought the bull to the attention of Boone & Crockett (B&C).


Running Ramblings: January a good time to make preparations

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

January is the typical time when runners can still take advantage of the outdoors. That is, if the weather cooperates.

Dressing appropriately and hydrating are still the keys when the temperatures drop and wind chills come into play.

Layering and not wearing heavy sweatshirts can help keep your body cooler and also help you keep your pace. Coconut water is a great resource before and after running as well as water. Stay away from energy drinks as they are typically loaded with...