The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.
This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.
Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 5 p.m.
The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic will be held Saturday, June 1 at Limeport Stadium.
The game, which benefits the American Cancer Society, matches up the top senior high school players from the Lehigh Valley in one final game. There is also a hitting competition before the game.
This year's Frank Yelinko Hitting Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the game following at 12:30 p.m.
The Classic has raises over $100,000 since it's beginning.
It was a ping and pop extravaganza as the Zephyr baseball team opened district play last week.
The ping was the sound of the Whitehall bats as they pounded out 14 hits en route to a 14-0 win over visiting Freedom High School to advance to the semifinals of the District 11 4A tournament. The pop was provided by starting pitcher Jake Wloczewski who mowed down the Patriots, surrendering just three hits during his five innings of work. He also struck out nine, his fastball continuously popping the glove of catcher Ryan Bonshak.
It's a destination they strive for as soon as they step onto the track to start the season, and for a few Zephyrs that journey has turned into a reality.
The place is Shippensburg University, site of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. It will be the next stop for Angela Stella who qualified for the state tourney after posting a 2:18.30 mark in the 800 at last week's District XI AAA Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain High School.
Alexis Berg-Townsend has always contended that a team wants to be playing its best softball at the end of the season.
That was certainly the case this year when the Zephyrs posted six wins in their last seven games to assure themselves a spot in the district playoffs. It was an outcome that hinged on them rising to the occasion after a rocky start.
However, the Zephs couldn't sustain that momentum when they hosted Stroudsburg High School to open the District 11 4A playoffs. They were victimized by two big innings, losing 9-2 to put an end to their 2013 season.
Emmaus walked into Whitehall's gymnasium Tuesday night sporting Hawaiian outfits. Whitehall came into their home gym equipped with confidence.
No matter how they entered the District 11 3A volleyball semifinals, both came out on top.
The Zephyrs and Green Hornets each pulled off upset victories to set up a scrappy district championship tonight, back at Whitehall, for a 7 p.m. tip.
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When Elliot Mortimer made a leaping stab of the baseball to begin the game-ending double play at last week's Lehigh Valley Conference Baseball Championships, his immediate intention was to revel in the moment with battery mate Ryan Bonshak.
However, the senior pitcher never made it that far, getting tackled by another jubilant teammate.
"Before I got there, I got hit from behind by Jeff Charles and that started the dog pile," said Mortimer.
Fresh off a league championship, the Zephyr baseball team will try to build on history by adding a district championship to their 2013 résumé.
The district playoffs get under way May 22 for the Zephyrs (19-2), who enter the tourney as the number-one seed, hosting Freedom High School (13-8) in pursuit of a second title.
While a Lehigh Valley Conference Baseball Championship was a first, they won a District 11 4A title in 2008, defeating Liberty 11-10 to claim that crown.
In middle school action, the Maroon team lost to Nazareth but defeated Easton, Eyer, Lower Mac and Trexler in games from the middle to end of April. The Gold team also lost to Nazareth but beat Easton, Eyer and Trexler. Gold lost to Lower Mac.
Playing well for the middle school teams are: Joey Maamari, Logan McGinley, Ty Shafnisky and Kori Zacarias.