When word spread that a baseball tournament was being planned to give Lehigh Valley high school varsity players a second chance to compete after the cancellation of the spring sports season, the softball community thought why not us too?
Eyes turned to Michele Laubach, who is also a high school softball coach, to get something going, and she has.
Parkland shortstop Nicole Klass had the first hit for the Trojans in their 6-0 District 11 championship victory over Whitehall last Friday at Pates Park, but she was just getting warmed up.
Her double to center field in the third set up a four-run inning for the consecutive district champs.
“I went into it clear-minded,” said Klass. “I had to get something started for the team and swing at the first strike that came. It felt good off the bat.”
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.
Northwestern Lehigh cheerleaders placed fourth in the Game Day Division at the Colonial League Cheerleading Championships last Wednesday at Catasauqua High School.
“In my mind, they are winners no matter what,” said Northwestern Lehigh first-year head coach Kate Petcavage. “They hit everything in their routine. They had a mini-thing happen, but they saved it.”
Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet recently at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.
“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates that were absolutely amazing and I’m very happy to be named with any of those guys.”
Northwestern Lehigh cheerleaders were crowned the Colonial League’s Game Division champions at the annual Colonial League Cheerleading Competition last Wednesday at Catasauqua High School.
“It feels really great,” said Northwestern cheerleader Myah Sarwar. “It’s surreal.”
The Tigers took first place out of eight squads with a score of 244.5.
“I was definitely surprised because the past two years, we got second to Wilson,” Sarwar said.
Salisbury High School center midfielder Ethan Heydt and Quakertown High School forward Victoria Sturgess were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.
Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the overall winners.
Northwestern Lehigh High School’s cheerleaders took second place in the Game Day Division at the Colonial League Cheerleading Competition last Wednesday at Catasauqua High School.
“This year, everybody brought it,” said Northwestern cheerleader Emily Witt. “We were really happy we held our second-place title.”
The Tigers had placed second in the Colonial League competition last year.
“We were really confident in Game Day,” Witt said. “We only lost by six points this year, and that improved from last year.”
Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team ended its run last Wednesday with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings against Tri-Cape after defeating Chester County 8-3 at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
“We were hitting right at people, or they made some good defensive plays,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “It was just one of those days. We just didn’t get that break.”