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Giants sweep Bulls for BML title

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Cody Kramer just missed on a pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 3 of last week's Blue Mountain League championship series that would have propelled the Giants to a series win.

When he saw the same pitch one throw later from Limeport's Adam Maini, he made the Bulls pay for it.

With that swing also came history for the Northampton Giants.

Kramer's two-out RBI-single to right field scored Hugh Harris, lifting the Giants to a 6-5 victory in...

LV Jrs. take third place at Keystone Games

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Keystone State Games were held in Harrisburg July 31-Aug. 3 2014. The Lehigh Valley team took the bronze medal in the Junior Division (9th-10th grade players) by going 4-2 and then beating Capital Juniors in the bronze-medal game. Coaches for the team were Joe Candelino, Ted Plessl and Cody Weiss.

Lehigh Valley beat Delaware Valley (6-5) and Blue Mountain (12-1) on July 31. It beat Capital Juniors (8-3) then lost to West (5-3) on Aug. 2. Two more games on Aug. 2 resulted in an...

EHS is well represented in PSAC

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

After Bloomsburg wrapped up the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division chamionship in November, the focus was shifted to the 2014 and a new slate for each of the eight teams in the east.

All eight teams were represented by their head coach and two or three captains at the PSAC media day held last Monday afternoon at Kutztown University.

Each team was introduced by its respective sports information director, and that was followed by the preseason poll.


St. Luke's teams up with District 11

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

St. Luke's and District 11 formally teamed-up for a partnership Tuesday morning during a press conference held at St. Luke's Campus in Cetronia.

The announcement comes on the heels of the upcoming fall season, which gets underway on August 11, as District 11 joins District 7 in Pittsburgh, as the only two PIAA zones that have partnerships with medical providers.

St. Luke's won the bid for the partnership and District 11 chairman Bob Hartman couldn't be happier about the merger...

Davidson bleeds green and gold

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference offenses are cringing at the thought of having to line up one more time against Andrew Davidson. The rising senior linebacker took home the defensive MVP award in the LVC for his fierce play on the field, which has also gotten him scholarship offers from a couple of Patriot League schools.

The Emmaus athlete plays running back as well, but said he is being recruited as a linebacker.

Davidson is also a standout player on the District 11 champion lacrosse...

Brosky's decision pays dividends

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Heading into high school, Hanna Brosky assumed that her future in athletics involved playing soccer like her sister.

Brosky tried out and made a top club soccer team in the Philadelphia area, FC Delco. She was always one of the faster players on the field and assumed soccer was in the forecast. In her sophomore season, when soccer was in the spring season along with track and field, she met with both coaches to devise a schedule that would allow her to compete in both sports


Nearly 100 take part in Grand Slam Combine

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by KATYA HRICHAK Special to the Press in HS Sports

The 2014 Grand Slam Baseball Combine, sponsored by St. Luke's Sports Performance, Chandler Bats and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, was held at Coca-Cola Park July 9.

There were 98 boys from approximately 60 schools in attendance. To accurately judge the athletes against their peers, three age groups were formed this year: ages 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18.

"The number-one focus of the program is we really hope to educate our youth baseball players in the community about the values of...

ESYC Elite wins AAU national championship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

An East Side Youth Center Elite Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team recently won a Sixth-Grade national tournament title.

The team was made up of players from several different parts of the Lehigh Valley as well as Pottsville and Pottstown. Its tournament season began back in March.

On Saturday, July 12, the team won the 2014 Sixth Grade Division III East Coast National Championship, which was played from July 9-12 at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton, Virginia. There...

Boys reach SportsFest quarterfinal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

If it wasn't for the wrong bounce of the basketball, the Emmaus boys basketball team could have been playing in the final four of its second straight Allentown summer tournament.

Two weekends ago, the Green Hornets lost in the semifinals at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star Tournament. And it took an extra period, but Reading High School took down Emmaus in the quarterfinals of the Sportsfest A-town Throwdown Tournament last weekend at Cedar Beach.

"If you would've said to me...

Hornets make it to final four

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was only a matter of time before the heat and consecutive number of games got the better of the Emmaus boys basketball team last weekend. Two games within less than half an hour of each other, and four total on Sunday, wore down the tired legs of the Green Hornets, as they ended their run at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star tournament in the final four.

"It was definitely a confidence builder, only having one senior (Tyler Prescott)," said head coach Steve Yoder. "Not many teams...