The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting senior all-star teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference against each other.
On the girls side, the Lehigh Valley West all-stars, comprised of players from Allen, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Emmaus, Parkland and Whitehall high schools took on a team of stars from the Colonial League, with players from Bangor, Palisades, Palmerton,...
Northwestern had scored a total of six runs in three games this season and was looking for a breakout game from its hitters Tuesday at Northern Lehigh.
The Lady Tigers came through, pounding out 14 hits in a 13-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
First-year head coach Troxell addressed the team's offensive woes before the game. He even tweaked the batting order.
"We were going to keep making changes until it worked," he said. "They all went up and did their job today."
Tuesday, April 2
Northwestern beat Northern Lehigh, 12-4.
Boston Furjanic and Richard Perry each knocked in four runs for Northwestern. Taylor Breidinger went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Tigers (3-1 overall, 1-1 Colonial League).
N'western 410 133 0 - 12 17 2
No. Lehigh 002 100 1 - 4 10 6
Smith, Williamson (7) and Breidinger, Schuly (7); Hallman, Hamm (5), Klass (7) and Landis, Sodl (6). W - Smith. L -...
If the weather cooperates, this week will bring the start of the varsity sports season at Northwestern.
It could also mark the first regular season action for two Tiger new head coaches.
Mike MacLaughlin, a former head track coach at Catasauqua, takes over Northwestern's boys track program this year, while Carey Troxell begins his varsity head coaching career at the helm of the Lady Tiger softball team.
"I was lucky enough to have Northwestern give me an opportunity at...
After years of trying to join the Colonial League, Lehighton has finally been invited.
The question now is, Will they?
On Wednesday, the Colonial League delivered invitations to both Lehighton and Pleasant Valley to become fulltime members of their organization.
If both schools (current members of the Mountain Valley Conference) would accept, they would join the league for the start of the 2014-15 school year.
The problem for the Indians is they have already...
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will don a powder blue and burgundy retro mesh jersey during Sunday home games this season, paying homage to the Phillies' tradition-rich teams of the 1970s and 1980s and marking the first significant uniform change since the IronPigs debuted in 2008. The new look replaces the previous Sunday top – a white, sleeveless jersey that was accompanied by a separate brick red athletic T-shirt underneath. The official Sunday Game Cap is unchanged and remains the only two-...
Anglers from surrounding states fish it, even visitors from out of the country have dipped a line in it. It's a famous trout stream and it's here in our own backyard.
The Little Lehigh Creek, all 25.4 mainstem stream miles of it, is a year-round trout fishery that beckons avid fly fishers and - during the trout season - bait fishermen of all ages. A portion of it is even designated as Class A Wild Trout waters.
The Little Lehigh gets its beginnings in Longswamp Township, Berks...
Head Coach - Mike MacLaughlin (first year)
Assistant Coaches - Dave Kerschner, Tim Churetta, JJ Repert, Chuck Groller
District 11 Class - AA
Last Year's Record - 4-7
Key Losses - Matt Naugle, Doug Saks, Joe Kotula, Alex Costello
Key Returnees - Tyler Stelmack (Sr., Distance), Brett Hunsicker (Sr., Jumps), Austin Weiss (Jr., Hurdles), Cole Miller (Jr., Pole Vault), Cam Richardson (So., Sprints), Ryan Cerrone (Jr., Distance), Patrick Strobel (Sr., Distance)...
Head Coach - Dave Kerschner
Assistant Coaches - Mike MacLaughlin, Tim Churetta, JJ reppert, Chuck Groller
District 11 Class - AAA
Last Year's Record - 4-7
Key Losses - Emma Kemmerer, Natalie Boehm, Leah Kester, Jess Albright
Key Returnees - Haley Yost (Jr., distance), Rachele Cerrone (So., distance), Katie Cappuccino (Sr., hurdles), Lauren Anderson (So., sprints), Carly Pierce (So., distance), Katrina Hartman (Sr., mid-distance)
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Many high school swimmers use their first appearance at states as a learning experience. Happy just to be there, a lot of young swimmers get acclimated to the environment their first time, realizing how difficult it is for a rookie to perform on that stage.
Trey Shackleton took a different mindset. Although the sophomore from the Northwestern School District was making his first trip to the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, he still planned to perform his best and compete for...