Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:35:35 GMT
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:09:00 GMT
SWIFTWATER — There was plenty of talent in action at Thursday's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference track and field double-dual between Liberty, Parkland and Pocono Mountain East.
The girls meet featured four state medalists, starring PIAA Class 3A state champion Khyasia Caldwell-Adams of host Pocono...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:09:00 GMT
PALMER TOWNSHIP — It's called the Steel Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, but the softball grouping that features Bethlehem Catholic, Easton, Freedom and Liberty could be called the Rust Belt.
That's because four of the pitchers in the division — Becahi's Elyse Cuttic, Easton's Maegen...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:55:00 GMT
After making the District 11 softball tournament in 2014, Salisbury dipped to 9-11 and missed the postseason last spring.
The culprit was eight losses by two runs or less.
So when the Falcons began this season with one-run losses to Catasauqua and Pen Argyl, there might have been a tendency to...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:37:00 GMT
Because he coaches her on his Northwest Explosion travel team, Jeff Appleman knew he inherited a quality pitcher in Brooke Rogers when he took over as the Salisbury High softball coach.
But through the first few weeks of the Colonial League season, Rogers may be even better than Appleman expected....
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:37:00 GMT
As a junior in 2015, Lehigh third baseman Morgan Decker batted a solid .336.
Yet, some considered it a down year for her. Not Mountain Hawks coach Fran Troyan.
"It's funny when people talk about her having a 'down' year, hitting close to .350," Troyan said. "Most people would be doing cartwheels...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:50:28 GMT
Rob Leskosky and his wife, Nicole, walk through Allen High School's halls each day. They have welcomed two sons into the world during their time teaching there.
They see plenty of good happening with the students where they work. They would like to bring more positive attention to them.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:54:00 GMT
The Salisbury High baseball team is still chasing its first winning streak of the season.
The Falcons at least know they have a potential stopper on the mound whenever Chad Cooperman starts.
Cooperman, a senior pitcher, dominated in a complete-game Colonial League win April 6 against Northern Lehigh....
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:29:11 GMT
Their teams were a combined 11-1 entering Thursday's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference games against Parkland, and Easton boys coach Brad Bachman and Red Rovers girls coach Michelle Mihalko are pleased with the fast starts.
But both coaches expect to know a lot more about their teams by Saturday.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:21:00 GMT
WHITEHALL — Whitehall reached its regular-season quarter pole Wednesday.
The Zephyrs have zipped to the top of their division by avoiding the off days every other Eastern Pennsylvania Conference baseball team has endured through three weeks.
A sixth-inning RBI single by Noah Kline provided the...
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:26:00 GMT
EASTON — Easton senior Greer Gumbrecht never expected the pole vault would land her a college scholarship offer. She began jumping as a freshman because she had a gymnastics background and, well, just because.
On Wednesday, Gumbrecht continued a promising track career by affirming her commitment...
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:05:00 GMT
Kutztown's annual Maroon and Gold spring football game is at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium.
Admission is free.
The Alumni Relations office will be hosting a pre-game tailgate on the Rec Center patio. The tailgate opens at noon, and all field hockey alumni participating...
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:00:45 GMT
EASTON — A ball that bounced its way allowed the Easton High baseball team to keep its lead in the top of the fifth inning.
A string of productive at-bats in the bottom of the inning kept the Red Rovers rolling.
Easton took advantage of two Pocono Mountain East errors to score five fifth-inning runs,...
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:38:00 GMT
SLATINGTON — With six sophomores in its starting lineup, the Northern Lehigh softball team has a bright future.
The present isn't too bad either.
Sophomore shortstop Kaitlin Hoffman slugged a home run and fellow 10th-grader Katie Ziegler worked out of several jams to toss a shutout as the Bulldogs...
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:02:00 GMT
I was in Philadelphia Monday at the Phillies home opener and not anywhere on the local softball scene, but I was following from afar and happy to hear that Pen Argyl's veteran softball coach Bill Schankel got his 400th win.
No offense to Northern Lehigh, the team that Schankel's Green Knights beat...
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — Outside Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon, one of the string bands that make the Mummers Parade a Philly staple performed a peppy version of "Happy Days Are Here Again."
And with the city still aglow over Villanova's national basketball championship and the Flyers making the...
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:13:34 GMT
BANGOR — With a couple of his teammates pitching deep into games, Reece Jones didn't have the chance to throw much over the first 21/2 weeks this season.
He never gave Bangor baseball coach Greg Hartman any reason to remove him from his first start of the year.
Jones kept Northwestern hitless for...
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:04:00 GMT
Matt Evancho, who resigned as Saucon Valley High School's football coach after the leading the Panthers to the PIAA 3A state semifinals last season, will be honored by the Marine Corps Tuesday night.
Evancho will be presented with the the Semper Fi Coach Award at the Saucon Valley school board...
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:51:48 GMT
Southern Lehigh and Emmaus feature two of the premier scholastic boys lacrosse programs in all of District 11.
The Spartans and Green Hornets met for the District 11 title last spring and Emmaus prevailed for a 9-8 victory in triple overtime. It was the Green Hornets' third straight district title...
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:28:00 GMT
A pair of Morning Call first-team all-area girl's basketball players who helped turn around struggling programs have been named first-team all-state in their respective classes in voting by Pennsylvania sportswriters.
Palisades senior guard-forward Karlee Krchnavi (18.4 ppg, 14.7 rpg), the Morning...
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 03:06:00 GMT
The Parkland boys basketball team enjoyed so much success this past winter and relied so heavily on a team concept that it was difficult deciding who was most deserving of postseason accolades.
Kyle Stout was recognized as the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference's top player and as the Via player of...