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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Pete’s Top-10: Eagles soar to top

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.

It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony Harris under center.

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth looks to dethrone Freedom

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week 4 of the poll features the most movement this season as teams settle into their identities. Freedom remains steadfast at the top, but face a hungry Nazareth squad looking for respect.

Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic will be in a battle this week, while Central Catholic and Whitehall are in desperation mode.

Southern Lehigh’s impressive romp over Notre Dame catapults them into the poll as well.

With three weeks of action in the books, Week 4 will continue to prove who belongs where.

1. Freedom (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Pete’s Top-10: Pates stay on top

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

After two weeks of the regular season, we have an idea of where teams stand in the Lehigh Valley football landscape. Freedom narrowly escaped last week, but Bethlehem Catholic proved they are right up there with anyone, as long as Tavion Banks is running the ball.

The Pates follow up their city rivalry last week with a trip to Parkland, while the Hawks are back at BASD to tangle with the Hurricanes.

Easton is proving its hype train is overblown, while Central Catholic has become a team nobody wants to play.

Pete’s Top-10: BC vs. FHS highlight Week 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With week one of football in the books, not much has changed in the poll heading into this week’s action.

With the EPC South contests back under a full slate, we’ll get a better gauge of where teams are at. Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic highlight this week’s top game on the slate, while Parkland and Central Catholic should be another noteworthy contest.

Notre Dame looks like the team to beat in the Colonial League, while Northampton hopes it can make a run in the EPC North. With the Week 1 kinks out of the system, let’s see if teams operate smoother this week.

McDonald’s All-Star Classic Thursday

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2019 McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic is set to take place on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Nazareth High School’s Andrew Leh Stadium.

The Gold Team is the away team this year, and made up of teams from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg, NJ. The squad is coached by Frank Duffy (Phillipsburg).

The Red Team is made up of Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe and coached by Matt Walters of East Stroudsburg South. Red is the home team.

Valley boys baseball ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on June 14.

The complete LV team roster is below.

LV boys baseball ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on June 14.

The complete LV team roster is below.

Tryouts approaching

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With summer around the corner, Legion and Carpenter Cup tryouts are on the horizon.

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team will hold its first tryout from 8:30 a.m.-noon on May 12 at Limeport Stadium. The second and third tryouts will take place on May 19 and May 26 at the same times and location.

The LV squad is set to play their opening game of the tournament on June 12 against Suburban One American/Continental.

D-11 wrestling duals begin on Thursday

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 dual tournament kicks off this Thursday night to officially begin the postseason run for area teams with opening round 3A action taking place at Liberty and Northampton.

Freedom (eighth seed) will open with Emmaus (ninth seed) at 6 p.m. for the right to the on top-seeded Liberty at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.

The other opening round bout at Liberty features Nazareth (fifth seed) taking on Whitehall (12th seed), with the winner moving on to take on Stroudsburg (fourth seed).

Pete’s Top-10: More D-11 titles on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.

Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.

It’s only fitting that a gold medal is on the line.