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All-star game set for Thursday Thursday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 48th edition of the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic takes place Thursday night at Nazareth-s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The Gold team, featuring players from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg will take on the Red squad, full of a contingent from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties, at 7:30 p.m.

Representing Catty is Miguel Hernandez and from Whitehall is Julio Diaz, who will both play on the Red team. From Northampton and playing on the Gold team is Zach Liggitt.

The Gold squad won last year’s affair 37-34.

LV Cup softball team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan, was announced last week and includes 16 sophomores and juniors from District XI.

“Try outs went well, and we’re always excited to have kids show up,” said Morgan, who is coaching his third Carpenter Cup team.

Returning from last year’s team are Whitehall’s Rachel Arner, Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney, Emmaus’s Hannah Palinkas, and Easton’s Courtney Grundhauser.

Valley Cup team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Carpenter Cup baseball team was announced last week as the squad looks to prepare for this year’s edition in Philadelphia.

This will be the 26th year of the franchise, as they look to buck a recent trend of being ousted from the first round in two of the last three years.

Two Northampton players made the list in Brittain Shander and Zech Lambert, as the team is led by 10 players from Parkland and Emmaus.

Northampton Legion looks for strong season

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s Legion squad is looking to replicate the success they enjoyed a year ago following a 19-6 campaign.

Mike Bodnar is back in charge for the Kids, who were 4-1 in action this week and look to stay on top of a division they’ve won the past three years.

Northampton reached the finals of last year’s NORCO tournament before losing to Hellertown in three games.

With experience and youth in the mix this summer, Northampton looks primed to make another run to the finals.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel FC tie 0-0

Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the year in the scoreless affair.

All-star game set for Thursday Thursday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 48th edition of the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic takes place Thursday night at Nazareth-s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The Gold team, featuring players from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg will take on the Red squad, full of a contingent from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties, at 7:30 p.m.

Representing Catty is Miguel Hernandez and from Whitehall is Julio Diaz, who will both play on the Red team. From Northampton and playing on the Gold team is Zach Liggitt.

The Gold squad won last year’s affair 37-34.

Coplay Legion sits at 3-2

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While the 2018 Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League season is still in its early stages, Coplay had a nice bounce back win to put them over .500 after Saturday’s doubleheader against North Parkland.

After dropping the first game 10-0 to the Buffaloes, they evened the twin bill with a 10-6 victory that currently puts them at 3-2 on the young season.

Head coach Jack Lisicky said that Alex Bruneio allowed just two eared runs during his six innings of work, giving Coplay an opportunity to showcase its potent offense to get the win.

Catty Connie Mack team continues its hot start

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With four wins in their first five games, Catasauqua’s entry in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) have given themselves both momentum and position for the coming week.

The 4-1 Roughies had their biggest week and test ahead when they began a four-game week Monday against Bethlehem Catholic followed by Hellertown Wednesday, Emmaus Friday and Stroudsburg Saturday.

They began the week coming off two impressive wins, a 9-3 rout of Silver Creek and a 3-2 win over the Balliet Vikes.

Barkley quickly fits in at NYG camp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.

In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.

He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.

“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a hard worker, I am willing to learn, and I am coachable.

Outdoors: Turkey vultures seem to be on the rise in area

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher (birder), have you noticed an unusually large number of turkey vultures soaring local skies?

And not just in rural areas, but in the city of Allentown as well.

Often referred to as buzzards, or chicken hawks, there are seven species of vultures in North America, but Pennsylvania has but two; the black vulture and more common turkey vulture.