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NFF holds LV Football Media Day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

“I would say it’s about time,” Northwestern Lehigh head coach Josh Snyder said. “The Schuylkill...

Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs. The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Limeport got a complete game five-hitter from Cooper Michael on Saturday,...

Mudsnails found in Little Lehigh

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Our popular Little Lehigh Creek has a problem, according to the PA Fish & Boat Commission. And it’s called Mudsnails.

The PFBC says that after confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species (Potamopyrgus antipodarium) in Little Lehigh Creek, the agency is reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters.

PFBC biologists collected mudsnail specimens this month in the creek west of...

Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML finals

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs. The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Limeport got a complete game five-hitter from Cooper Michael on Saturday,...

NFF holds football media day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

“I would say it’s about time,” Northwestern Lehigh head coach Josh Snyder said. “The Schuylkill...

Dalton caps career with state medal

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Sports

By TODD KRESS

tkress@tnonline.com

When she was just a kid, Abby Dalton would run with her mom around the neighborhood. It was usually at night, which meant Abby got to stay up past her bedtime. What kid wouldn’t like that?

That was one positive for Dalton. But an even bigger one is how it introduced her to the sport of running competitively.

Dalton capped her high school career with a memorable senior campaign. She earned a...

Haag excelled in both of his sports

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Recent Emmaus High School graduate James Haag had a decision to make. Yes, like all upperclassmen, he had to choose which college he would attend. But to go along with that, he also had to pick which sport he would play on the next level, eliminating one of two in which he starred at Emmaus.

Haag was a member of Emmaus’ soccer team in the fall and the volleyball team in the spring. He excelled at both and enjoyed competing in each one.

After a successful 2017-18 senior campaign...

Lady Hornets go 1-2 at tourney

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus girls’ basketball team was without three of its key players at this past weekend’s SportsFest “A-Town Showdown Divaz” basketball tournament. But head coach Kelsey Gallagher still saw plenty of positives during the Lady Hornets’ run on Saturday.

Emmaus finished 1-2 on Saturday with a win over Dieruff to open the tournament at Percy Ruhe Park in Allentown. The Lady Hornets then came up short against Cedar Crest and Bethlehem Catholic, the eventual tournament runner-up, on...

Lower Mac falls to Salisbury in LVL

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s not as if Lower Macungie didn’t have its chances. But when it did, it wasted them and it cost the No. 2 seed mightily.

Lower Mac squandered 10 runners on base, and top-seeded Salisbury capitalized on those wasted opportunities. The Falcons used a six-run fourth inning to pull away from Lower Mac and end its season last Tuesday, 8-1, in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

“We faced [Andrew] Sukanick and he’s their ace,” Lower Mac manager Jeff Smith said. “It’s not like we...

Lower Mac beats CC to advance in LVL

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Vince Viola had only made one pitching appearance for Lower Macungie during the Lehigh Valley Legion regular season.

Sunday, with the stakes as high as they get in summer baseball, he was called on to take the mound with his team’s season on the line.

Viola came in to the playoff elimination game with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth inning. His team was clinging to a 6-4 lead over the Carbon County Monarchs when Viola got the ball.

He walked the first batter...