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LV Jr. Bassmasters excel at quad

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Junior Bassmasters sent a large contingent of anglers to the recent four-state quad competition in Elk Neck State Park in Maryland.

The event features 48 two-man teams of anglers with over 35 of them from Pennsylvania, which traditionally features some of the most succefull fishermen in the field at this annual event, which also includes Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware anglers.

Several members of the Lehigh Junior Bassmasters had success at the annual event...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.

Emmaus-Whitehall

The Zephyrs...

Golfers off to 3-1 start

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Sports

GOLF

Monday, Aug. 28

Moravian-N’western

Moravian topped Northwestern 405-424, handing the Tigers (3-1) their first loss of the season.

Tyler Wiik shot a 79 to lead the Tigers, while Mason Vogwill and Luke Hallman carded 84 each. The Lions’ Matt Pulcini shot 75.

Moravian 405, N’western 424

MORAVIAN

Matt Pulcini 75, Drew Warner 78, Juan Pablo Vidal 79, Peter Chiarida 86, C. Pfennig 87

NORTHWESTERN

Tyler Wiik 79, Mason Vogwill 84,...

Pair of pitchers moves up the ranks

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coming into the season, Tom Eshelman was a good pitching prospect for the Phillies, but he was overshadowed by pitchers like Ben Lively, Zach Eflin, Jake Thompson and Nick Pivetta.

For pitcher Jose Taveras, he was among the group of top pitching prospects, but he was in the lower levels of the minors and thought to be at least a couple, if not three years away from reaching the majors.

Things changed for both pitchers in 2017. Eshelman is now among the elite group of pitching...

Falcons are coming off a big win

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Josh Snyder took over the Northwestern Tigers in 2012, he was quick to put young players in the lineup. He knew they were going to take some hits and go through rough times, but ultimately they would be better players down the road because of the experience that they gathered. This season, injuries hit the offensive and defensive lines leading up to the first week of the season, creating a familiar situation for Snyder.

One advantage is that this week, Snyder and his coaches have...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, August 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

High School football got under way Friday night across the state. Several teams from the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area posted big wins to open the season.

Dieruff-Emmaus

Defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Emmaus opened its season with a 62-19 win over Dieruff to open the 2017 season.

Running backs Lubens Myers (6 carries, 131 yards, 2 TD) and Sone Ntoh (12 carries, 73 yards, 2 TD) combined for 2204 yards, while first-year starting quarterback Blake...

Soccer team reaches summer title game

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Out of the 24 teams playing the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League across both groups, Northwestern was one of the final two teams standing. And if not for a penalty-kick goal, the Tigers, known as New Triploli Bank FC in the summer league, might have been the squad that ended July hoisting the trophy.

Instead, Hornets Gold (Emmaus) defeated New Tripoli Bank on Wednesday, July 26, for the LVSSL championship. A penalty kick was the deciding factor for the Tigers, who lost just two...

NV Connie Mack reaches state semi

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER HIPPENSTEEL in Sports

Northern Valley’s bid in the Connie Mack state playoffs did not get off to an auspicious start. In their opening matchup, the Chargers fell to a lower-seeded Nazareth team by a score of 11-2, placing them on the brink of elimination. With one loss already on its record, Northern Valley would have to remain undefeated if they were to keep its championship hopes alive.

Ultimately, the Chargers wouldn’t take home this summer’s state title, but they came closer than anyone could have...

NV goes deep in CM state tourney

Friday, August 4, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

LIMEPORT — Northern Valley looked to ride its wild wave of momentum into Friday’s loser’s bracket semifinals of the Connie Mack state playoffs against Doylestown at Limeport Stadium.

What did the Chargers have left in the tank? A lot. But Doylestown had just a little bit more.

The Chargers searched for more late-game heroics and tallied three runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-5 lead. But Doylestown found some magic of its own with three runs in the bottom of the frame...