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Herman shines as Red defeats Gold

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Whitehall senior Joe Herman had his share of highlights both on the football field and volleyball court this past season.

As a wide receiver, Herman was a main cog in the Zephyrs’ offense throughout the year. He also was a centerpiece for the boys’ volleyball program, as he captured MVP honors for the East Penn Conference and guided his team to league and District 11 titles.

Herman ended his high school career with another highlight as he caught nine passes for 228 yards and a...

Lehigh Valley falls in Cup finals

Friday, June 21, 2019 by TJ ENGLE AND PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

They were the Carpenter Cup’s comeback kids.

Lehigh Valley’s late-game heroics had been commonplace at the prestigious tournament.

Down a run entering the final frames in each of their past two games, the squad has come up clutch.

And there was a belief they would do it again Tuesday at Citizen’s Bank Park.

But it was Burlington County (NJ) that broke open a tie game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim the Carpenter Cup Classic championship...

Girls Cup team falls

Friday, June 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team had a short run in this year’s tournament, partly due to the tournament’s new format, after losing two of its three games on Tuesday.

No longer a double-elimination tournament, the top eight teams from day one and day two advance to the finals on day three.

Lehigh Valley’s strong start, a 10-0 mercy rule victory over PCCAF (Philadelphia Charter Catholic Academy and Friends) gave way to Delaware North’s strong finish in its 7-0 victory...

Zephyr boys hoops picks up summer league win

Friday, June 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The summer basketball season is in full swing, and the Zephyrs got their first win last week, defeating Pocono Mountain East on Whitehall’s home court.

The threat of thunderstorms pushed the game from Cedar Beach, site of the Allentown Summer League, to Dick Tracy Court where Whitehall took to the floor with a full contingent as 15 players showed up for last Thursday’s game.

Assistant coach Corey Frantz, who serves as the coach of the summer league squad, said it was the first...

Kreglow part of Curt Simmons Day

Thursday, June 13, 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.

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 in the...

Valley Cup softball team announced

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

“Almost everyone who tried out...

McDonald’s All-Star Classic Thursday

Sunday, June 16, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2019 McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic is set to take place on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Nazareth High School’s Andrew Leh Stadium.

The Gold Team is the away team this year, and made up of teams from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg, NJ. The squad is coached by Frank Duffy (Phillipsburg).

The Red Team is made up of Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe and coached by Matt Walters of East Stroudsburg South. Red is the home team.


Three Zephs make softball Cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School softball players Lindsey Gawrys, Madison Cunningham, and Abbey Reese are some of the newcomers to Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team.

Lehigh Valley, whose head coach is Zephyrs head coach Blake Morgan, had their first practice on Sunday when the 15 players also had the opportunity to get to know each other better.

“I think it’s kind of cool to see them, play together, and get to know them,” said Reese, who plays at shortstop. “I like playing...

LV boys baseball ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on...

IronPigs Update: finding former players Pigs

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Time to take a look around Major League Baseball and throughout the minors, trying to find former IronPigs players and where they’ve wound up.

We start very close to home though as the Phillies on Monday dealt right-hander Tom Eshelman to Baltimore for international slot pool money. What that means for the Phillies is that they get more money to sign international free agents than what Major League Baseball allotted them initially. It will allow them to maybe give a guy more money to...