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Northern Valley opens up 2013 season

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Rebuilding is something Brad Rauch wasn't forced to do in his first two years as Northern Valley's baseball coach.

But as Rauch begins his third season, that's exactly what he's faced with as the Chargers (1-3) begin play in the highly competitive Lehigh Valley Legion League.

Northern Valley enjoyed a tremendously successful season in Rauch's first year, as the team went 15-3 in 2011 and captured the regular season title. That momentum carried into last summer, as the Chargers...

2013 McDonald's All Star team released

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Rosters have been released for the 2013 McDonald's Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic.This year's game will be held Thursday, June 20 at Nazareth High School's Leh Stadium.

All star senior players from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties will make up the Red team. They will take on their Goldd team counterparts from Northampton County and Palisades and Phillipsburg high schools.

The Gold team will be head coached by Pen Argyl's Paul Reduzzi, while Southern Lehigh's John...

Ontelaunee Rod & Gun holds NWTFA event

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday's Women in the Outdoors (WITO) held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, was another successful outing for the National Wild Turkey Federation Association, the title sponsor of this national program.

WITO is a program dedicated to women ages 14 and older who would like to try various outdoor pursuits and develop some competence in outdoor skills like fly-fishing, archery, kayaking, handgun and trap shooting. The program offers a series of workshops on these and a...

NW's Smith making a difference

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

Not many coaches, especially in the high school ranks can say they've been coaching at the same school for 31 years.

One man however that can say that is Northwestern baseball coach Len Smith.

Smith has been the head man for the Tigers for a remarkable 31 seasons and this season the coach is doing something he's never done before in his career. Smith is now coaching one of his former players sons.

The long time coach is currently coaching freshman Brady Mengel, who's...

Bombers pitching too much for Tigers

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by SHAWN MCFARLAND in Sports

Palmerton starter Kendra Pekurny has been dealing from the circle all season long.

Wednesday afternoon was no exception.

Pekurny tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout for the Lady Bombers and helped her team to a 7-0 victory over Colonial League foe Northwestern Lehigh. Meanwhile, Janel Tracy powered the offense once again and helped make for a rather easy day for Palmerton.

"(Kendra) is phenomenal," said Palmerton manager Glenn Reimer. "She is a freshman and has...

LVC officials holds emergency meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools...

Tigers get three straight wins

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

There's no better time to be playing well than at the end of the season. With the postseason right around the corner The Tigers are firing on all cylinders, getting a 6-5 win over rival Northern Lehigh on Friday and coming away with a 6-5 win against Bangor on Monday.

It's not often when a defensive play saves the day in a baseball game.

More often, the game-winning moment happens in the batter's box.

For the Northwestern baseball team, the moment in Monday's game...

Shackleton voted TN best swimmer

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports


All Trey Shackleton and his parents wanted was something to fulfill his physical education requirement.

Little did they know that requirement would become a life-changing experience.

Shackleton, a resident of Weisenberg Township in the Northwestern Lehigh school district, first thought about participating in football or hockey to meet his homeschooling obligation. Once those were...

Paiste wins third straight D-11 title

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Henry Paiste was challenged and he responded like a champion.

Make that a three-time champion!

Paiste, a home-schooled student from the Northwestern School District, won his third striaght District 11 Class AA singles tennis championship on Monday at the Westend Racquet and Fitness Center in Allentown.

But it wasn't easy.

Maybe that's why it felt so good.

Paiste dropped the first set before rallying for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Zach Shaff, a Moravian...

Super conference forming? Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic left off invitation list

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...