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Phantoms head back to Valley down 2-0

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms went into Toronto on a mission to do something that no other team has done this postseason; beat the Marlies on their home ice. Toronto has gone 7-0 at home this postseason after winning all five home games in last year’s playoffs. While the effort was there, the result wasn’t and Toronto has jumped out to a 2-0 lead in games over the Phantoms in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Championship series. The series now returns to Lehigh Valley for the next three...

District 11 track and field results

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Class 2A


100 – 1. Emily Zoscin (Weatherly) 12.73, 2. Emma Dunbar (Jim Thorpe) 12.76, 3. Emily Demalis (Shenandoah Vy.) 12.82.

200 – 1. Lydia Bottelier (Palisades) 25.05, 2. Nilitza Malave (Pine Grove) 26.44, 3. Emily Demalis (Shenandoah Vy.) 26.5.

400 – 1. Lydia Wallace (Jim Thorpe) 1:00.31, 2. Sara Manbeck (No. Schuylkill) 1:01.02, 3. Alexis Disora (Notre Dame GP) 1:01.29.

800 – 1. Tina Capparell (Marian Catholic) 2:18.11, 2. Lydia Wallace (Jim...

District 11 3A Track & Field Results

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Class 3A


100 – 1. Amanda Crooks (Whitehall) 12.26, 2. Kylie Kutz (Blue Mtn.) 12.41, 3. Alanna Smith (Emmaus) 12.60.

200 – 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Vy.) 24.84, 2. Kylie Kutz (Blue Mtn.) 25.57, 3. Jalurah Moore (Pleasant Vy.) 26.03.

400 – 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Vy.) 56.61, 2. Jasmine Douglas-Grant (Stroudsburg) 58.17, 3. Ellissa Slader (Easton) 59.32.

800 – 1. Greta Stuckey (Liberty) 2:18.55, 2. Katherine Ellmaker (Easton) 2:19.25, 3. Emily...

Catty has good showing at Colonial League track meet

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After an impressive showing at the recent Colonial League meet, Catasauqua sent a strong contingent to the PIAA District 11 Track and Field Championships this week at Whitehall High School.

“We were very, very pleased with everything,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “All of the coaches did an outstanding job at getting the runners prepared. Everybody hit their PR (personal record).

“They were all ready to compete at a high level. We had a great work ethic”

Senior Tyra...

Colonial League Track Results

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Colonial League Championships


Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of GP (ND), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (P), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (S), Saucon Valley (SV), Southern Lehigh (SL), Wilson Area (W).


100 – 1. Talitha Diggs (SV) 12.17, 2. Lydia Bottelier (Pali), 3. Tyra Brown (C), 4. Nerissa Chase (SL),

200 – 1. Talitha Diggs (SV) 24.37, 2. Lydia Bottelier (Pali), 3. Tyra Brown (C), 4. Nerissa Chase (...

Girls look to gain experience

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Two years ago, Catasauqua’s softball program figure it would take a different turn.

Perennial Colonial League and District 11 contenders for a number of years, the loss of key veterans and a handful of budding players pointed to a rebuilding year that eventually resulted in a 2-17 season.

This year, the Roughies found themselves in a similar situation with four seniors and a number of inexperienced players on the varsity level for the first time. The final results again were...

Steel FC fall on the road

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Starting off its busy May slate, Bethlehem Steel FC battled hard but fell on the road to the Charleston Battery, 2-1, at MUSC Health Stadium.

Facing off against a club that hadn’t conceded a goal in its last three matches, Steel FC youthful energy was on display as they outshot their hosts by an 11-7 margin. In a match that saw the first USL starts of Michee Ngalina and Aidan Apodaca as well as the debut of Tonny Temple, it was Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones coming up...

Outdoors: bass fishing looking good in NJ

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re hankering to fish for some hard fighting and tasty striped bass, head over to New Jersey.

According to the Tackle Box in Hazlet, NJ, Capt. Phil said bass fishing is good in Raritan Bay with good numbers of stripers being caught on the troll by chunking and with plugs. In fact, he reported Steve Skoutelas caught a 50-pound striper aboard the Hyper Striper out of the Highlands. Capt. Phil also said stripers are chasing bait at Sandy Hook with clams and worms being the enticers...

Phantoms close out series with Checkers

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After the Charlotte Checkers literally manhandled the Phantoms at the PPL Center in game two of their division championship series, nobody would have predicted that the Phantoms would go on the road and sweep the next three games to win the series.

The 6-0 drubbing in game two seemed to have sent a message to the Phantoms who responded by winning three straight - including a historic game four – to head to the Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.

With the series...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS: Salem Lutheran wins lv title

In the 63rd Lehigh Valley Championship Series between the Suburban League and City League, it was Salem Lutheran of the Suburban League beating East Hills Moravian of the City League 3 games to 0, for their 16th Lehigh Valley Championship.

In Game 1, Salem jumped out to a 4-0 lead scoring four runs in the first. East Hills came back with a run in the third and another in the fourth to make the score 4-2. Salem added three runs in the bottom...