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Jones named Via Player of Year

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

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,...

MacLaughlin, Troxell take over as Tiger head coaches

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

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...

Lehighton weighs its options

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by ROD HECKMAN in HS Sports

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...

Pigs to go retro for 10 Sunday home games

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

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-...

OUTDOORS Little Lehigh Creek gets its start in Mertztown

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...

Softball team seeks longer playoff run

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Head Coach - Carey Troxell (First season)

Assistant Coaches - Katelyn Boyd, Heather Hartman (JV), Amanda McGimpsey

District 11 Class - AAA

Last Year's Record - 14-9

Key Losses - Lauren Horner, Katie Williams, Brooke Heller

Key Returnees - Blaise Barron (Sr., OF/2B), Ashley Eden (Sr., P), Stephanie Papp (Sr., 1B), Lyndsay Papp (Sr., C/DH), Nicole Metzger (Sr., 3B), Callie Rehrig (Jr., RF), Morgan Cleary (Jr., CF), Kylee Bennett (Jr., OF), Felicia Heckman (Sr...

Tiger boys track team has balance

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

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)...

Girls track seeking Colonial League title

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

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)

Others To Watch -...

Shackleton earns two state medals

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

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...

Baseball team must replace seven starters

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Head Coach - Len Smith (31st season)

Assistant Coaches - Duran Porrino, Josh Zimmerman, David Dorney

District 11 Class - AAA

Last Year's Record - 13-7 overall, 9-7 league

Key Losses - Payton Bachman, Tyler Bartholomew, Mitchell Snyder, Ty Cunningham, Austin Kelly, Talon Williams, Matt Maher

Key Returnees - Rich Perry (Sr., P/1B/OF), Collin Breidinger (Jr., C), Nick Rodriguez (So., OF/P), Alex Smith (Sr., P/OF)

Others To Watch - Boston Furjanic (Sr.,...