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Pete's Top-10: Rovers still at 1

Thursday, September 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

So what did we learn from week three? Whitehall can run with more than Saquon Barkley. Liberty can run the ball and Bethlehem Catholic can run with teams like Easton?

Becahi's 49-35 loss to Easton was probably the most surprising result from the weekend, as the Hawks continue to climb the poll. Nazareth fumbled and East Stroudsburg South clamped down the MVC title race.

What else can happen this week? Check out the poll below.

1. Easton (3-0)

Last week's rank: 1

Rovers should come out motivated after giving up 35 points last week.

Pete's Top-10

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Who challenges teams at top?

Oh hello, it's September already? Well not quite, but by the time this weekend rolls around school will be in full session for everyone, fantasy drafts will be close to completed and it's still going to be raining every week.

Anyways, it's clear who the top teams in each conference are this year, but who will creep up to challenge teams like Easton, Parkland and Catasauqua in their respective conferences should be clearer after week one.

So without further a do, here's the opening poll for 2013.

1. Easton

LVC extends invite to MVC schools

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.

During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion.

It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.

Former NBA player's product a lesson in knees and life

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jonathan Bender was emailing Mark Cuban back and forth about his ideas. Bender, the fifth overall draft pick of the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 NBA Draft, was emailing the Dallas Mavericks owner about a product he had developed.

Cuban was looking for a product himself, a seven-foot, big-man, instead of what Bender was trying to pitch him.

"I told him about my product and he told me I needed a big man," said Bender. "It's tough to get owners to look at you as more than just athletes."

LVU 93 wins national title; Sonic won't repeat

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

One local soccer team lost out on a chance to play for a national title, while another actually won a national title.

Lehigh Valley United 93 brought home the clubs first-ever national title last weekend, outlasting the Chicago Fire academy 1-0 in the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-19 boys national championship game.

Shane Campbell scored the games only goal for LVU in the 34th minute, while the Fire missed a penalty kick wide left in the 80th minute.

SONIC reach playoffs again

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley United SONIC FC clinched their third playoff berth in four years following a 5-1 victory over Bux-Mont Torch to send them into the Northeast Conference Playoffs.

It was the eighth straight victory for the Sonic, who finished their regular season 9-3, following a 1-3 start to their summer.

Head coach Dave Weitzman now hopes his team can continue their fury on the pitch by working their way through the playoffs, onto the National Premier Soccer League final four later this month.

Lehigh Valley announces its 2013 roster

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team is set to take the field next week when they open up tournament play and seek their fourth championship in their 21st campaign.

The franchise is set to take the field June 17 at 12:30 pm against Delaware-South at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.

A victory next Monday would land them with a contest against either Olympic-Colonial or Suburban One National-Bicentennial on June 21 at 9:30 am at Ashburn Field.

LVC appears to be staying together

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Conference will explore the possibility of expanding

Lehigh Valley Conference officials had a chance to meet last week to discuss the future of the league and some clarity is now coming into focus. The league met on Monday in an emergency meeting to discuss the Mountain Valley Conference invitation of 10 of the league's schools, while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Principal's and athletic directors met last Wednesday as well in a regularly scheduled meeting and all indicators point to the LVC staying intact with all of its members.

Brader's football camp to feature LHS stars

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.

Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.

LVC officials hold emergency meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools in the conference.