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Lower Mac will not field a team in LVLBL

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League is underway, but it's left the starting gate with one less entry this season. The Lower Macungie Mustangs were unable to field a team this season, leaving the LVLBL with nine teams.

According to Curt Wieder, the travel coordinator for the Lower Macungie team, only four players signed up to play legion ball this season and two of them were still age eligible for Connie Mack baseball, which is for players on the younger side of the eligibility ages for legion play.

LVU gets accepted into US Soccer Academy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Greg Ramos had been applying since 2008 to get Lehigh Valley United acceptance into U.S. Soccer's development academy.

On April 1, the region's top youth soccer club finally became a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for the U-14 age group of players born in 2000 and 2001.

For Ramos, the Executive Director of Soccer Operations at LVU, the news came on April Fools Day, but he was pretty sure it wasn't a joke when he got the call.

Younger completes DeSales soccer career

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading into her fourth year at DeSales University, Lydia Younger wasn't quite sure if she would return to the Bulldogs' women's soccer team for the 2013 season.

Enrolled in a three-plus-two program at DeSales, Younger understood the demand and dedication such a program entailed. After completing her bachelor's degree in three years, she understood that working towards her master's degree in the Physician Assistant program over the course of her final two academic years would require much hard work.

Muhlenberg's Auvil named All-CC

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Muhlenberg College sophomore offensive tackle Bryan Auvil has noticed the great play from opposing offensive lines throughout his college football career.

But while he certainly felt he was playing well in his second season as a member of the Mules' offensive line, his selection as an All-Centennial Conference First Team member was a surprise to Auvil.

"It was a huge surprise," Auvil said. "I didn't expect it at all. I felt like I played pretty well this season and played consistently, but I didn't really think I stood out or anything."

Freedom grad helps Olympic swimmers prepare for 2016

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

You could say that Dr. Jason Batley has had a successful career.

The 1988 Freedom graduate grew up in Bethlehem and eventually went on to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Now, he's part of a new swim team located just outside of Charlotte, NC, that is preparing some of the top swimmers in the country for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Batley, who has lived in Davidson, NC, for the past five years, is the head team doctor for an organization called Team Elite, which is led by legendary Auburn and national team coach David Marsh.

Kammerer breaks Tri-County records in three playoff starts

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

It's not a rarity to see a high school player play in the Tri-County Baseball League.

But in a league composed of mostly collegiate players and players beyond that level, Mike Kammerer, a recent graduate of Central Catholic High School, has already posted a spectacular career in the Tri-County ranks.

EHS field hockey team is recovering from slow start

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

After an impressive preseason, Emmaus field hockey has gotten off to a quick 2-0 start with wins over Allen (3-1, 1-1) and Dieruff (3-1, 1-1) by a combined score of 9-1. The team was hit pretty hard by graduation, and offseason injuries to juniors Erika Wilson and Teresa Carotenuto dealt another blow to the team, leaving them with some rebuilding to do.

Against Allen, junior Taylor Bednar and freshman Meredith Sholder each picked up two goals after the team weathered a sluggish start in the early part of the game.

Emmaus starts 2-1 in league games

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

After decisive wins over Allen and Dieruff to start the Lehigh Valley Conference portion of their schedule at 2-0, the Lady Hornet soccer team went up against conference rival Central Catholic and came away on the short end of a 2-1 score.

Last week also included a tough loss to one of the better soccer teams in the state from Neshaminy High School, who beat the Lady Hornets 5-1 at Memorial Field. On the season, Emmaus now stands at 2-2-1, with a 2-1 record in the LVC.

Emmaus girls tennis remains undefeated

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The first few weeks of the season were supposed to be the toughest for Emmaus tennis. With matches against teams like Northampton and Nazareth, battling through the Lehigh Valley Conference figured to be tough right from the start.

That fact makes the 6-0 start that Emmaus is off to that much more impressive, since the Layd Hornets picked up wins over Northampton, the team that beat them in team districts last season, a Nazareth team that was undefeated until running into Emmaus and a solid Freedom team all in the first two weeks of the season.