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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 most of the day on the water.

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.

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.

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 in the major leagues, 11 of those years with the Phillies.

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.

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.

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 with a 4-2 win over Lehigh Valley.