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Lehigh Valley United 93 wins title; Sonic lose chance at championship

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

One local soccer team lost out on a chance to play for a national title, while another actually won a national title.

Lehigh Valley United 93 brought home the clubs first-ever national title last weekend, outlasting the Chicago Fire academy 1-0 in the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-19 boys national championship game.

Shane Campbell scored the games only goal for LVU in the 34th minute, while the Fire missed a penalty kick wide left in the 80th minute.


Allentown's Oswald wins BASS sweepstakes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

According to the popular BASS, a bass fishing organization, a local Allentown angler won its recent "Fish With Skeet" sweepstakes.

Douglas Oswald of Allentown entered the fishing sweepstakes close to 40 times when his name was recently drawn. When he got a call from BASS Membership Director Mitch Frank, he knew something was up.

"I was hoping that was what the call was about," said Oswald. "There aren't too many times when the membership director calls and asks you to call back...

PIAA Notebook Wrestling notes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in Sports

Two of Pennsylvania's biggest names in high school wrestling have made bombshell announcements recently regarding Penn State's national championship program, albeit for different reasons.

Chance Marsteller, a senior at Kennard-Dale High School in York County, and Thomas Haines, a senior at Solanco High School in Lancaster County, are among the top-ranked wrestlers in the nation.

Last week, Marsteller announced that he will attend Penn State University, ending years of...

Shafnisky wonders where time went

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As Nick Shafnisky readies for his freshman season at Lehigh University, the standout signal caller at Whitehall High School wonders where the time went.

Shafnisky remembers sitting at a graduation ceremony watching his older sister, Jess, receive her diploma, and for him that moment standing on stage in a cap and gown seemed a lifetime away. Now, he can't believe that he's the one who recently stepped off the stage, document in hand, signaling the end of his high school career.


Fullerton Connie Mack ends 12-win season

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Fullerton's Connie Mack team had a tale of two seasons this past year.

First, there was the regular season in which it made a late-season rush to the playoffs and eliminated Lehigh Township in two consecutive games. Second, there was a disappointing showing in the Connie Mack state playoffs.

Overall, Fullerton finished with an overall 12-8-1 mark and gained some satisfaction along the way.

"I am very pleased about the entire season," said head coach Jeff Scheuren. "This...

Cunningham values teamwork, leadership

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's easy to run out of superlatives when describing Kayla Cunningham's season, let alone career, as a student athlete at Whitehall High School.

During her senior season, Cunningham was named the Lehigh Valley Conference's Most Valuable Player in field hockey and girls soccer, both of which were played in the fall this year for the first time, forcing the senior to divide her time between the two sports.

Pretty amazing.

She also set the District 11 goal-scoring record,...

Whitehall shorthanded at SportsFest

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The summer offseason in high school basketball can be tough to field full teams. Vacations and other commitments often conflict with the busy basketball schedules.

Last weekend the Whitehall boys basketball team once again played with a shorthanded team in the Sportsfest A-Town Throwdown Tournament at Cedar Beach.

A weekend after playing in the Stellar Catch A Rising Star Showcase, the heat didn't cease, and the Zephyrs competed against some of the best talent in the state...

Coplay makes it to semifinals

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Coplay Legion team made it all the way to the semifinals in the playoffs, proving that once a group of players come together as a team, the sky is the limit.

They made it the semis of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs after some early season stumbles, winning just four of their first eight games. However, they made a late season surge, winning their final two games to solidify a playoff berth, finishing 7-11 on the year. It was that momentum, along with a shared commitment that...

Fullerton drops 2

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Fullerton Legion baseball team was unable to find their stride in the playoffs, bowing out after two consecutive losses.

The Ramblers lost their opening round game to the Northern Valley 5-1, and then were ousted by West Allentown, 3-2. The previous two seasons Fullerton went deep into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs, winning the title in 2011.

Fullerton General Manager Jim Hein said that they fell victim to the walk, yielding a number of free passes that played a part in...

Following three Ps are the key

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The folks at Yamaha Outdoors say bowhunters should prepare now for the bow season, as it could take several months to get your gear and yourself in shape.

To get started, the following three "Ps" of bowhunting is a checklist of sorts to prevent poor performance. Of course for those who religiously participate in weekly 3D shoots, this advice is common practice. But if you don't shoot regularly, here are the three Ps for consideration.

1. Preventive Maintenance – Go through your...