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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.

Carpenter Cup tryouts begin this weekend

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner.

The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 am.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F. Pirro, has been involved with the team for 21 years and shows no signs of slowing down.

Super conference formation begins Becahi, Central left off invitation list; Bangor could leave CL

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

G.I.O. soccer expo to debut at Sands

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say if you build it, they will come.

In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.

Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.

The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.