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Grandlawn's Martin ends 13-year career

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nearly all baseball players start at the tee ball level.

While many players sign up with their local team each year, very few stick with their local program for their entire youth baseball career.

Some move on to other sports. Some move on to other areas. Some go on to play for scholastic teams.

Tyler Martin signed up for Grandlawn's tee ball program 13 years ago when he was five years old. Last month he played his final Grandlawn baseball game.

"I've been...

SP youth legion team holds third place at 10-3

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Ed Shapiro has been coaching for decades at various levels and in different capacities. He has been a part of many baseball teams and has seen a lot of great players.

With all of that experience, he still is awed by his 2013 South Parkland Junior Legion squad for its "team-first" mentality.

"They do what you ask them to do and they do what needs to be done," Shapiro said last week. "This is one of the most coachable groups of kids I've ever had. If you show them things as a...

No. Parkland youth legion is getting used to wood bats

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

There have been a few changes in Pennsylvania American Legion baseball. One being the name change from Junior Legion to Youth Legion and the second one has a little more influence on the diamond.

Back in 2011 the Keystone state's regional directors voted to change from aluminum to wood bats effective for the 2013 season.

Now teams have been spending the early part of their season adapting to the equipment change while still trying to win baseball games. North Parkland Junior...

PHS grad Youngerman is 'Utility Man'

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ben Youngerman has been entertaining people his whole life. From stand up comedy to school plays to epic air guitar performances in front of thousands, Youngerman lives to entertain.

The 2005 graduate of Parkland High School and 2009 graduate of Syracuse University now goes by the alias of The Utility Man, specializing in any and all entertainment needs of sport venues and organizations.

Youngerman got his first big break with the Trenton Thunder and currently works with the...

Buffaloes closing in on league title

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Brett Kosciolek led the charge for North Parkland both from the mound and in the batters box as the Buffaloes defeated Salisbury 14-0 in six innings last Sunday afternoon at Salisbury High School.

The win was the fifth straight for North Parkland since a 4-1 loss to Southern Lehigh, the team that trails them in the standings by a half of a game heading into this week.

With one remaining game in the regular season on Tuesday, the Buffaloes can just take care of business by...

So. Parkland keeping games close

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

With a young squad like the one the South Parkland legion baseball team has, there figures to be struggles along the way.

South Parkland certainly has had their learning curve throughout its season, but its 2-15 record as of Monday with a game remaining certainly doesn't tell the whole story.

"It's just been a struggle getting everybody to play together," said manager Jim Chrapowicz. "With Parkland going deep into the playoffs, we push a lot of games at the beginning. We ended...

NP splits with So. Lehigh in LVL

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

With high school seasons ending late and various summer sports tournaments, the Lehigh Valley Legion baseball schedule becomes condensed with a number of teams having to play day after day.

Just four hours after North Parkland defeated Southern Lehigh 15-5 at Orefield Middle School, the two teams met at Limeport stadium for the second of a day-night doubleheader. The night cap was not as friendly for the Buffaloes as the Spartans left with a 4-1 win and a split for the day.

It...

Parkland all-stars contribute some big plays in McDonald's Classic

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Matthew Costello is familiar with producing electrifying returns in the kicking game.

The scene of Thursday's 2013 McDonald's Lehigh Valley Football Classic at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium was a little different than one from Parkland's regular season. But that didn't stop Costello from pulling one last trick out of his back pocket, and reminding everyone of that ability he possessed just months earlier.

Composed of players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties, the Red...

LV Connie MACK

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Bold predictions are a mainstay in sports. Athletes and coaches alike proclaim their likely victory before a contest in an effort to motivate their teams.

North Parkland's Connie Mack coach, Ken Mitman, made a declaration that he hopes will come to fruition.

"If we can get through the playoffs, I feel that we can do some real damage down at Limeport [Stadium]," he said, refferring to next month's state playoff tournament.

Mitman, who is in his second year coaching this...

LV falls in Carpenter Cup final

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by PETER CAR Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Carpenter Cup championship concluded just before heavy rain and wind pelted Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon, but the storm that did the real damage came in the fourth inning.

A five-run fourth inning was the most damaging strike for the Lehigh Valley squad, as it could never overcome the deficit en route to a 9-2 defeat by Mercer County. The Lehigh Valley squad hoped to win their fourth title in franchise history, but an 11-hit effort by Mercer County helped...