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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, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York.

Phantoms have the playoffs on their mind

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Playoffs? We’re talking about playoffs?

Yeah, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are talking about playoffs. After a shootout loss in Hartford Friday night, Lehigh Valley welcomed Providence to town Saturday night. The Bruins stand third in the Atlantic Division and would seem to have a pretty good grip on a playoff spot, but certainly don’t want to make any assumptions.

Lehigh Valley crowns 3 wrestling All-Americans

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by PETER CAR AND TIM ROBB in Sports

Lehigh senior Darian Cruz enjoyed the limelight of being a national champion last year, but got treated the harsh reality of competing in a tough weight class at last weekend’s NCAA Division-I wrestling championships.

Cruz took fifth at 125-pounds during the tournament held at Quicken Loan Arenas in Cleveland, finishing his Lehigh career with a 120-20 record.

After losing 2-0 to Rutgers’ Nick Suriano in the semifinals, Parkland graduate and Minnesota wrestler Ethan Lizak gave him his second loss of the tournament with a 5-2 defeat in the consolation semifinals.

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.

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.

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 were absolutely amazing and I’m very happy to be named with any of those guys.”

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 one of 33 schools that best represents achievements both on and off the football field.

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 that were absolutely amazing and I’m very happy to be named with any of those guys.”

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.

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.