Heading into her freshman season on the Lock Haven women's soccer team, Haylee Kubat just wanted to prove herself to her fellow Bald Eagles.
After learning the ropes in her first season, Kubat has blossomed into one of the team's most consistent players.
Kubat, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, appeared in four games as a freshman. But during her sophomore campaign that recently came to an end, Kubat saw action in all 18 of the Bald Eagles' games, including 12 starts at the midfield position.
For two decades, one thing remained constant at Northwestern Lehigh football home gamesthe announcer's voice out of the press box.
Since the 1993 football season, Ken Fisher, a former Northwestern Lehigh Assistant Principal, has been the Tigers' announcer whenever the team played on its home field.
During the Tigers' Eastern Conference Class AA championships against North Schuylkill on Friday, Fisher called his last game in the press box for the Tigers.
In only their second year of play (NYAA started offering Lacrosse in 2012) the U15 Northwestern team won it's division in their end of the year tournament deemed The Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League Battle of the Valley.
They defeated Nazareth in the Semi-Final round 4-2 to advance to the Championship round where they then took on Bethlehem Township.
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.
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 Toman takes charge of the Red squad.
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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 went 9-9 and again earned a spot in the playoffs.
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.
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 in the conference.
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.
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.