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Friday, July 19, 2019

Outdoors: What to do if you come across a rattlesnake

Friday, July 12, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, a good many outdoors oriented folks head to the hiking trails, be in the in Pocono Mountains or the vast Appalachian Trail that runs locally through the Blue Mountains and beyond through 14 states. As such, keep in mind there are hazards along the way. Namely, rattlesnakes.

Rattlers strike fear in the hearts of many people, especially those who believe the only good snake is a dead snake. Hikers in particular, need to know that people bitten by rattlesnakes are...

Haseley seeing up and down season

Friday, July 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a wild season for Adam Haseley.

After being selected by the Phillies with their first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, Haseley has moved quickly through the minor league system thanks in part to a whirlwind 2019 season that has seen him move from Double-A ball in Reading all the way to the majors and then back down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Haseley was born and raised in Florida and played college ball in Virginia. As a pro, he played in the Gulf Coast League before...

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.


Brad Buzzard (OF, Carbon Monarchs), Kevin Kruz (2B, Salisbury), Matt Ervolina (3B, South...

Strongest Zephyrs crowned at annual event

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Every spring members of the football team gather on their practice field to compete in feats of strength and endurance to see if they can claim the coveted crown of World’s Strongest Zephyr.

It’s no easy task, to be sure, and in order to make it to the zenith of Zephyrdom, one must first pass muster in the weight room. Assistant coach Steve Piston, who emcees the event, said that it’s a way to reward the hard work the players have put in the weight room over the year. It’s something...

Coplay Legion team defeats Allentown

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Coplay’s Senior Legion game against Allentown last week had them seeing red.

Allentown starting pitcher Jahtee Bennett wears a bright red glove, positioning it directly in front of his face as he begins his delivery. He and his crimson mitt held Coplay scoreless until the top of the third when they plated three runs to take a 3-1 lead.

They added another run in the fourth, but Allentown put up their own crooked number, scoring four runs in then bottom of the fifth to take the 5...

Local business caters to softball players from everywhere

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.

Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.

Those figurative building blocks now have a literal meaning for Alexandra MacLean who...

Outdoors: Tips for efficient kayak paddling

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is Fourth of July week, boaters and paddle craft enthusiasts will be out in force. And if you’re of the latter, whether kayak fishing or just out for a quiet day on the water, proper and efficient kayak paddling will help increase speed and momentum so you can travel farther with less fatigue, say the folks at YakGear, a Houston, Texas company that markets a variety of paddle craft gear.

The pros at YakGear offer these general tips for new and seasoned paddlers to make the...

LV hoping to improve play in second half

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you’re going to take in an IronPigs game right now, there’s no telling what you’ll see.

You could very well see the team that went through a six-game losing skid in the middle of June only to sort of right itself and go 3-3 in their next six games. That team looked completely and totally hideous. Then, there’s the team that lost both games of a short, two-game series at home to Rochester. That team was hideous in one game and played OK, dropping a 3-2 decision in the next game....

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel pick up 3-0 win

It was a night of firsts for Bethlehem Steel FC tonight as the club earned its first win over USL Championship expansion side Hartford Athletic 3-0. The match also saw Issa Rayyan score his first professional goal, Cole Turner provide his first Steel FC assist and Tomás Romero record his first clean sheet of 2019.

The Steel FC attack was all over Hartford early with Faris drawing first blood in the 17th minute. Turner made the assist, his first for the...

Girls compete at Bash

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

For head coach Josh Madas, the weekend at the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase for the Whitehall girls was extremely encouraging.

The Bash at the Beach, as it’s become known, featured two Whitehall entires, a B squad that was comprised of junior varsity players, and an A squad that featured their varsity contingent.

Madas said that the B squad drew Parkland’s varsity in their opener last Thursday, and then lost to Lehighton in a close game in their next match on Saturday. They...