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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....

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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...

Kreglow to take part in ANW again

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s probably a safe bet that Logan Kreglow didn’t encounter any obstacles along the parade route while participating in Egypt’s Curt Simmon’s Day Parade, recently

Kreglow, who will be making his second appearance this summer on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was invited to march in this year’s parade that was held on June. 1. He walked along with his family who were all wearing American Ninja Warrior T-shirts. The parade honors Simmons, an Egypt native, who spent 18 years as a pitcher...

Lehigh Valley girls Cup team falls in tournament

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The new format of the Carpenter Cup Softball Tournament in which Lehigh Valley won its first game but lost the next two had its pros and cons for the hometown team last week.

“Going in, you try not to have preconceived notions,” said Lehigh Valley head coach Blake Morgan. “The benefit is that the girls play their games all in a row, but it takes away from the time they spend together.”

In the past, the Carpenter Cup was a double-elimination tournament played over four days....

Meyers ends career at St. Joe’s

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Jake Meyers realized that becoming a college athlete requires making adjustments, and that knowledge helped him play a vital role for the St. Joseph’s University baseball team during his time on Hawk Hill.

Meyers, a 2015 Whitehall graduate, just completed his senior season at St. Joseph’s University where he pitched for the Hawks. When he entered the program, he was like many other players who step onto a Division I field, having led his high school team in hitting his senior season,...

Outdoors: Youth field day set for August 3

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Now that school is out and you have youngsters that may be into ball sports or addicted to video games, their smartphones and iPads, it may be a good idea to give them a more rounded, different experience by enrolling them in the upcoming National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF), JAKES Youth Field Day set for Aug. 3.

The event, held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, educates approximately 150 children, ages 8-12 and 12-16.

The JAKES program (Juniors Acquiring...

Whitehall boys had a very special year

Friday, June 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Three words best summarize the 2019 Whitehall boys volleyball season.

Best. Year. Ever.

They were the league and district champs, and remained undefeated until they lost to Northeastern High School in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 6A Championships. The championship was eventually won by North Allegheny High School who defeated Central York in three sets.

Along the way to a 24-1 season, Whitehall exorcised the Green Hornet...