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Hoop seasons are heading down the stretch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

With just over a week left before the end of the basketball regular season, posted below is an updated list for teams that have already qualified for the District 11 postseason and ones that lurk in the hunt with their final games left on the schedule.

Listed below is a breakdown of each class and as a quick reminder, in order to qualify for the postseason, teams must compile a .500 record in their overall record or a .500 record in their league record.

Pete’s Top-10: EHS back on top

Friday, October 28, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s the final week of the regular season with plenty on the line. The poll has also seen it’s biggest movement of the season heading into Halloween weekend, so let’s see which teams will be full of fright or who can look their opposition in the eye and take care of business.

1. Emmaus (8-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

Is this the biggest regular season home game ever for Emmaus? Certainly in this series.

The Pick: Emmaus 24- Parkland 14

2. Bethlehem Cath. (7-2)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hawks suddenly have pressure heading into week 10.

D-11 Rankings: Emmaus heads into Week 10 with top-seed clinched

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s week 10 of the football season and there’s a lot on the line heading into the regular season finale.

Check out the breakdowns below for each classification with scenarios for what local teams have to accomplish to either get into the postseason or improve their seeding.

(All teams listed have either clinched or are in contention)

1A (4 teams qualify)

1. Williams Valley 8-1

2. Tri-Valley 7-2

3. Marian Catholic 5-4

4. Nativity BVM 1-8

5. Shenandoah Valley 0-9

Pete’s Top-10: Hawks stay on top

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Football season is winding down and it’s 80 degrees. Sounds wonderful right?

This week’s picks will hopefully give you warm splendor as we head into week nine with quality matchups throughout the district.

With playoff seeding implications everywhere, check out to see who has a chance to gain momentum heading into the final week of the regular season.

1. Bethlehem Cath. (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hawks are on a roll. Can they win the city title?

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 27- Freedom 14

2. Emmaus (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

Playoff seedings come into focus

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon to discuss playoff scenarios heading into week nine of the football season. With six classifications this season, things appear to be clearer than in the past, as 3A and 6A has eight qualifiers this postseason, while 1A, 2A, 4A and 5A will have four qualifiers in each bracket.

In 5A, Whitehall, Southern Lehigh, East Stroudsburg South and East Stroudsburg North are the only teams in the classification and all four are headed to the postseason.

A breakdown of each class is below.


1. Williams Valley 7-1

Pete’s Top-10: Parkland is knocking on door for first

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, you can say that my picks last week were a bit off the mark. Liberty, Freedom and Easton each dropped contests, pushing them further down the EPC totem pole, while Parkland, Bethlehem Catholic and Whitehall climb.

Emmaus remains on top for a second straight week, while Saucon Valley makes their highest jump of the season.

Midway through the season, there are still a lot of questions to be answered. Hopefully, this week provides more clarity.

1. Emmaus (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hornets can gain some separation with a win this week.

Pete’s Top-10: Hurricanes on top

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Major shake-up in the poll this week after Liberty showed the area that Parkland just isn’t the same as it used to be.

Emmaus keeps working their way to the top, while Easton fought back in week three for a major victory.

New teams entered and the top five is radically different from last week, so check out where your favorite team is heading into week four.

1. Liberty (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #4

Liberty quickly went from a question mark to the outright top team in District 11.

The Pick: Liberty 30- Whitehall 21

2. Emmaus (3-0)

Pete’s Top-10: EHS plows way into poll

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

So what did we learn from week one of high school football?

Nazareth got embarrassed.

Northampton lost to East Stroudsburg North.

Emmaus showed what they can do without their old coach.

Freedom and Parkland look like they’re right where they belong.

The Whitehall-Emmaus contest highlights this week’s games, while Liberty-Easton is a battle between two big school powers.

How will it all shake out?

Check out the poll below to find out.

1. Parkland (1-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Things just keep getting worse for Nazareth.