Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Registration is open for the Saucon to Boston 5K Run/Walk for the One Fund, which will be held on the Saucon Rail Trail on Sunday, June 9.
A local resident is organizing a 5K run/walk on the Saucon Rail Trail, to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Jerry Steward presented an overview of his plan for the Saucon to Boston 5K Run/Walk for the One Fund to Hellertown Borough Council May 6, explaining that the event had already been approved by the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission. Council unanimously approved a motion to allow the event to take place on the borough's portion of the rail trail. The run—which is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 starting at Grist Mill Park—will head south into Lower Saucon Township, where Steward said volunteers will be stationed at the Meadows and Old Mill Road trail crossings. Pre-race registration will start at 7:30 a.m…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Southern Lehigh boys will take on Salisbury in the Colonial League baseball championship on Thursday.
The Colonial League boys baseball championship Thursday will pit division leader Salisbury against Southern Lehigh, which ranks second. The Spartans defeated the Catasauqua Rough Riders 14-4 Tuesday in the semi-final game. Southern Lehigh junior pitcher Petey Long was named to the Colonial League All-Star team, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. The baseball championship game will be played at 7 p.m. at Limeport Stadium.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Phillies' slugger Ryan Howard hit a home run after meeting a blind Center Valley boy and his Braille teacher before a recent game.
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Monday, May 6, 2013
A home run hit by Phillies slugger Ryan Howard fulfilled the wish of a 7-year-old Center Valley fan who is blind.
Ryan Howard's second-inning home run in Friday's game against the Miami Marlins came at the request of A.J. Moncman, 7, a fan from Center Valley, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. The boy met Howard before the game as part of "Teacher Appreciation Night" festivities that included honoring A.J.'s teacher, Bethann Molinari. A.J. was diagnosed with Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) at an early age, according to USA Today. LCA is a genetic eye disorder that primarily affects the retina and causes severe vision impairment from a young age, according to the National Institutes of Health. A.J. met first baseman Howard before the game and gave him a bracelet. "I told him, 'I want you to hit a home run tonight just for this,'" A.J. said, …
Win coupons, buy tickets and more with Iron Pigs phone app.
A brand-new app that allows fans to interact with the game day experience at Coca-Cola Park in a fun and unique way is now available for iPhone and Android users. The IronPigs Boomaphone app is free for a limited time by searching for "IronPigs" in either the App Store or the Google Market. The new app has been completely re-invented for 2013 and now serves as the ultimate game day companion for all fans attending IronPigs games at Coca-Cola Park. The app features the following sections, each tailored to a different part of the fan experience: The brand-new app is customizable to each fan's interest and provides upcoming promotional information based on interests and fan-type. Single-game tickets, mini-plan packages and group tickets …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Southern Lehigh defeats Notre Dame-Green Pond this week to secure a baseball playoff spot.
The Spartans are going to the Colonial League baseball playoffs, which begin May 14. They beat Notre Dame-Green Pond, 7-1, on Monday and stretched their winning streak to eight games, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. The Spartans are ranked second with Salisbury leading the division, according to the Colonial League website.
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Eagles have fourth pick in 2013 NFL Draft, which starts at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, April 25
It's NFL Draft time and you can find lots of information at NFL.com. Patch columnist Dino Ciliberti says it's not a strong field, but the pick sure will be important to the Philadelphia Eagles. Who should the Eagles draft? Tell us in the comments section below. The first round will take place Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the second and third rounds on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Rounds four through seven will be held Saturday at noon. Here are some Draft Day Rumors from Sports Illustrated.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
There's plenty of NBA playoff action to watch starting this weekend.
It's time for NBA playoff action and you can find the complete 2013 playoff schedule here.
Sign up to drive a go-cart in the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix 'All-Star Shootout' coming up in May.
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix in Allentown will host its inaugural “LVGP All-Star Shootout” race on Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This four-part series of endurance races is a new format inspired by NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend. The LVGP All-Star Shootout is broken down into “Pro” and “Amateur” classes based on lap times and teams of 2-5 drivers can sign up now to participate. “With the LVGP All-Star Shootout, we wanted to create a race that combines aspects of Sprint Cup Series and endurance racing unique to the indoor karting experience,” said Michael McCreary, partner at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. “The fact that this race is happening during NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend will just add the exciting atmosphere at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.” The…