Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Patch.com wants to expand our local sports coverage for Nazareth, Upper Nazareth, Lower Nazareth, Plainfield and Bushkill Townships. Please lend us a hand.
You may have noticed something on this website in the past week or so: Mentions about local sports events. When we launched in 2010, our site included a lot more sports coverage. (It helped that we went live in late November on the day before the annual Easton/Phillipsburg football game.) But since we're a small operation, it's impossible to, say, follow a basketball team from game to game for a whole season and still cover other news. That doesn't mean that we don't want to do sports stories. (I write my weekly Philly Sports Chatter column and do a recap of Philadelphia Eagles games during the season.) They just won't be game stories. Rather, we want to do features, whether that means profiling a new coach, or one who's about to retire, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Nazareth Area High School baseball team will celebrate its seniors at its game Thursday afternoon.
The Nazareth Area High School baseball team is honoring its seniors. The team will hold Senior Day before its game with Northampton Thursday afternoon. A presentation will be made to seniors and parents before the varsity game at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Among the seniors being honored are: Brad Frace, Anthony Gaetaniello, Ryan Hercik, Daniel Horvath, Nick Novak, Tyler Pastor and Tyler Snyder.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Nazareth High School varsity baseball team will tip hat to staff member at game Tuesday afternoon.
It's time to tip the caps. Before the Nazareth High School varsity baseball team plays Tuesday, a pre-game ceremony will take place in which seniors will honor a staff member who influenced their career. The players will be "tipping their hats off" to the faculty members to thank them for helping them become who they are today. Nazareth varsity faces Whitehall at 4 p.m. Tuesday with pre-game ceremonies starting at 3:35 p.m. It's Community Day Game, which is sponsored by the Nazareth Baseball Homerun Club. And also Nazareth Eagle Bobble Head Day. (One bobble head will be given away to fans 18 or younger.) Here are other game events:
A home run 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, in…
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 …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Nazareth Girls Lacrosse team squares off in action Thursday night.
It's Senior Night. And Thursday night is also when the Nazareth Lady Eagles square off against Easton. Nazareth Girls Lacrosse action takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Andrew S. Leh Stadium.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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 …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Nazareth Softball Community Day takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Nazareth Softball Community Day is ready to play ball. The Blue Eagles of Nazareth host the Stroudsburg Mountaineers Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Nazareth Intermediate School Field. Proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Northampton County and special fundraisers will be held. Any additional donations will be forwarded to the Miracle League. Make checks payable to the Nazareth Softball Booster Club. Checks earmarked for the Miracle League are deductible for income tax purposes
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Miracle League of Northampton County plays ball Saturday to open a full season.
Play Ball. The Miracle League of Northampton County returns to action Saturday when it begins its first full season of play at Easton Rotary Field in Palmer Township. The 2013 spring season begins following a brief opening ceremony on the field at the Charles Chrin Community Center with the first pitch for the first game thrown at 10 a.m., said Supervisor Bob Lammi, who serves as vice president on the Miracle League board. He said from Saturday to June 22, excluding Memorial Day weekend, there will be six games. The league will shut down before resuming play for the fall season starting in September. "In 2012, we were able to field six teams," Lammi said. "For this season, we have had more children [about 180 players] register so we will …
The Nazareth YMCA sent 10 of their top swimmers to the 2013 YMCA State Championships at Penn State University.
After 5 months of 4-night-a-week practices, and regular weekend meets around Eastern and Central PA, the Nazareth YMCA sent 10 of their top swimmers to the 2013 YMCA State Championships at Penn State University in State College to compete in 17 different events. Six boys from the Cadet and Prep divisions (9-12 year-olds), and four girls from the Prep division (11-12 year-olds) were able to meet the qualifying times and compete successfully at the YMCA Central PA Division swim event held earlier in March to get a seed at the prestigious State Championships. "We’re extremely proud of this year’s State Championship team and the effort they all made to help make our 2012/13 program so successful" said Nazareth Blue Fins Head Coach Sara Evasic…