It’s been a wild season for Adam Haseley.
After being selected by the Phillies with their first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, Haseley has moved quickly through the minor league system thanks in part to a whirlwind 2019 season that has seen him move from Double-A ball in Reading all the way to the majors and then back down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.
The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.
The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.
Seniors Amy Huber and Brandon Norton were selected as Catasauqua High School’s Colonial League Academic All-Stars for the 2018-19 school year.
Both students were honored, along with student-athletes from the other 12 Colonial League schools, at the Colonial League Academic All-Star Breakfast that was held recently at the Green Pond Country Club.
Amy was ranked 15th out of 99 with a grade point average of 91.76. Amy was a four-year letterwinner in girls soccer, a three-year letterwinner in track and field and a two-year letterwinner in girls basketball.
Steel pick up 3-0 win
It was a night of firsts for Bethlehem Steel FC tonight as the club earned its first win over USL Championship expansion side Hartford Athletic 3-0. The match also saw Issa Rayyan score his first professional goal, Cole Turner provide his first Steel FC assist and Tomás Romero record his first clean sheet of 2019.
If you’re going to take in an IronPigs game right now, there’s no telling what you’ll see.
As this is Fourth of July week, boaters and paddle craft enthusiasts will be out in force. And if you’re of the latter, whether kayak fishing or just out for a quiet day on the water, proper and efficient kayak paddling will help increase speed and momentum so you can travel farther with less fatigue, say the folks at YakGear, a Houston, Texas company that markets a variety of paddle craft gear.
The pros at YakGear offer these general tips for new and seasoned paddlers to make the most of the day on the water.
Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.
Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.
Coplay’s Senior Legion game against Allentown last week had them seeing red.
Allentown starting pitcher Jahtee Bennett wears a bright red glove, positioning it directly in front of his face as he begins his delivery. He and his crimson mitt held Coplay scoreless until the top of the third when they plated three runs to take a 3-1 lead.
With a strong showing at the recent Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase, Catasauqua’s budding boys’ basketball program got a boost of confidence toward the future.
The Roughies finished with an overall 2-2 mark, dropping their final game to eventual small school champion Salisbury. They beat Roberto Clemente School in their opener, beat Northwestern in double overtime, and then dropped a game to Lincoln Leadership before their final game.
Derek Troxell, Damian DiPaolo, and Derek George provided the bulk of scoring for the Roughies. George had 18 in the win over Roberto Clemente.
Now that school is out and you have youngsters that may be into ball sports or addicted to video games, their smartphones and iPads, it may be a good idea to give them a more rounded, different experience by enrolling them in the upcoming National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF), JAKES Youth Field Day set for Aug. 3.
The event, held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, educates approximately 150 children, ages 8-12 and 12-16.