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CYAA girls hoop team goes undefeated

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Sports

This year’s CYAA fifth and sixth grade girls basketball team was a little different from teams from previous seasons.

The team had 15 girls, however the parents voted against splitting the girls into two squads in case team members couldn’t make game or got hurt, thus leaving a squad shorthanded.

With 15 girls, it was a challenge to create even playing time for all the members. The team did five minute subs, which allowed each girl about two-and-a-half quarters of play per game.

Outdoors: 2018 bear harvest numbers are in

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania’s final bear harvest figures are in and the take was down for the 2018 seasons. This pales in comparison to the state’s top harvest of 4,350 recorded for the 2011 season.

The 2018 season breakdown shows 2,017 were shot during the general firearms season; 699 in the extended season; and 424 during the archery season and 12 in the early season.

Phantoms lose two, key games recently

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms had two chances to take a big step up in the Atlantic Division this past weekend and they whiffed on both chances.

The schedule had Lehigh Valley at Charlotte on back-to-back nights this past Friday and Saturday and the Checkers took both games, leaving the Phantoms in fifth place in the Atlantic Division, 19 points behind Charlotte. More importantly, Lehigh Valley is now 10th in the conference standings, which would leave them on the outside looking in at the playoffs.

Hart makes a quick trip back to Valley

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With the NHL All-Star Break stretching into a weeklong layoff for the Philadelphia Flyers a few weeks ago, the organization decided it wasn’t a good time to have phenom goalie Carter Hart just sitting around, getting some uninspiring work in away from the ice. So, the Flyers sent Hart back to Lehigh Valley during that stretch so he could see some old friends and family, play a game of competitive hockey and still have enough down time to take a breath after what was a 7-5-1 start to his NHL career at that point.

Roughs prep for D-11 tourney

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Heading into the individual district wrestling Class 2A wrestling championships at Freedom High School this weekend, Catasauqua head wrestling coach Joe Russo likes his team’s chances.

Russo also got a good glance at the future of the program.

The Roughies will return three district place winners from last season, all of whom have a legitimate chance at advancing to the regional championships the following weekend.

“We like our lineup and we will have some holes,” said Russo. “Our guys have wrestled hard all season and they have improved.

Article By: chuck hixson Special to the Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine how frustrating this scenario would be to live through.

You’re a highly-regarded prospect in your sport and as you move closer to reaching a point where you’re truly getting an opportunity to show what you can do at the highest levels of that sport, you can’t stay healthy. It seems like every time you rehab from one injury, another one hits.

soccer banquet

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.