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Bethlehem Steel FC debuts Saturday

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC makes their Lehigh Valley debut on Sunday, April 3 when they play their first home game at Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium against FC Cincinnati at 3pm.

Steel FC are coming off a 1-0 victory over FC Montreal last Friday, as Fabian Herbers slotted in the winning goal in the 43rd minute of action to give the expansion side a victory in their inaugural contest.

Article By: NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The much-awaited 2015-16 deer harvest numbers are in and they show some interesting findings.

The entire harvest of 315,813 increased about four percent over the 2014-15 harvest of 303,973. Of that number, 137,580 were antlered deer. That reflected an increase of about 15 percent over the previous season’s harvest of 119,260. And that resulted in a whopping 59 percent of bucks that were 2 1/2 years old or older, which makes it the highest percentage of adult bucks in the harvest in decades, says the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Article By: Katie McDonald

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports




Siena Salvaggio, Megan Sicinski, Kira Karopoulos, Alison Lin


Sabrina Krotzer, Julia McCarthy, Kayla Drago, Maggie Walters


Kaitlyn Hur, Lydia Garton, Miranda O’Donald, Lexi Ruth

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Chelsea Gravereaux EMM, Victoria Connolly PARK, Casey Young EMM


Alison Lin PARK, Katie Champagne EMM, Julia McCarthy LIB


Siena Salvaggio PARK, Mairead Doyle WHI, Nathalie Paczes EAS

100 BUTTERFLY Alexa KutchEAS

Victoria PalochikNAZ

Ewald, Stagaard play in Via

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Each year the high school basketball season wraps up with a special event, not only for senior players, but also for a group of youngsters who may never get the chance to suit up in a varsity basketball game.

The 41st annual All-Star game was held last Saturday at Northampton Community College and featured representatives from 35 high schools around the Lehigh Valley. The Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities and promotes community involvement.

Morgans steps down

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Jim Morgans is a Lehigh Valley guy. He did not spend his whole life here, but he made his mark.

After graduating from Allentown Central Catholic in 1964, Morgans headed down south for the next five years of his life. He attended junior college in Texas before finishing up his business degree and enjoying a football playing career in Louisiana.

But it was always about the Lehigh Valley, and Allentown in particular, that Morgans wanted to be a part of. And he loved football.

Ewald named to girls hoops second team

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s Nadine Ewald earned a place on this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls basketball second team.

Ewald is one of two Trojans to earn all-star recognition as Emily Piston was selected to the third team.

Nazareth’s Tessa Brugler was named this year’s MVP for girls basketball.

The following are this year’s All-EPC girls basketball teams.


Tessa Brugler (Jr., Nazareth), Aja Bount (Jr., Northampton), Gabby Blochuk (Jr., Easton), Madison Cauano (Sr., Liberty), Kaylin West (Sr., Liberty)

MVP - Tessa Brugler (Jr., Nazareth)

Salvaggio wins gold again

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As expected, the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships were a success for Parkland swimmers. Siena Salvaggio won her third and fourth state gold medals of her high school career at the meet, while Tori Connolly also made it two straight seasons with a medal at the state meet.

On the final night of the competition, the two swimmers set personal best times, with Salvaggio posting a :49.34 in the 100 freestyle and Connolly 4:57.75 in the 500 freestyle event.

Softball returns many from title team

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the last couple of seasons the Parkland softball team has been led by an experienced battery. Their pitcher and catcher seemingly had a ton of varsity experience under their belts each and every year. But in 2015, the Trojans relied on the arm of a sophomore.

Aubree Fritzinger did not disappoint, going 27-1 and posting a 1.41 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 27 walks in 154 innings in her first year as a varsity starter leading. She helped Parkland to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, District 11 and PIAA state titles, their first one since 2009.