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Pete's Top-10 Parkland moves to the top

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

So, what did we learn from week one of football? Well, one thing for sure is that there are a lot of bad teams out there. On the bright side, Dieruff has improved and that should give fans on the East Side a feel-good story.

Whitehall came away with the most surprising win last week, while Liberty kicked off the John Truby era with a big win.

Major showdowns across the board in the LVC and Colonial League this week make for an interesting poll.

1. Parkland (1-0)

Last week's rank: 2

LV United 93 wins national soccer title

Thursday, August 8, 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.

Shankweiler, Stanton named all-state

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Seven local seniors were named to the PIAA 3A and 2A all-state volleyball teams last week for the boys' season.

Bethlehem Catholic's Evan Blair (OH) and Bryan Brown (setter) both were named to the 2A team, while Emmaus' Gabe Shankweiler (OH), Collin Stanton (OH), Nazareth's Galin Swigart (OH), Parkland's Michael Lewis (setter) and Whitehall's Nick Kuti (OH) rounded out the 3A contingent.

Becahi head coach Jeff Koch was pleased to have two of his seniors walk away with the accolades for their work over the past four season.

carpenter cup Lehigh Valley beats Delaware South

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

It was a torrid start for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team Monday afternoon, as they torched Delaware South 11-3 in the opener of the 16-team tournament at Richie Ashburn Field in Philadelphia.

The Lehigh Valley blew things open with a four-run third inning, helping them take a 5-0 lead into the fourth, which only ballooned following a two-run double by Tyler Buskirk to help build a 7-0 lead for the Lehigh Valley.

PIAA volleyball Hornets' season ends in state quarterfinal

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

The run for Emmaus' volleyball team finally came to a halt over the weekend, as the Green Hornets fell to Pennsbury in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals in three games, 26-24, 25-16, 25-16.

The Hornets (15-5) felt as if their campaign ended prematurely, but that is the nature of competition once a team advances that far into the state bracket.

Emmaus stuns Whitehall

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Two points from elimination, the Hornets rally for a five-game win

It was a shocking victory that left Whitehall rattled, but one that made everyone supporting Emmaus feel young again.

The Green Hornets made a miraculous comeback in the fifth game of the District 11 AAA volleyball finals last Thursday to shock everyone in Whitehall's gymnasium.

Emmaus stared down the barrel of a 13-6 deficit in the fifth and final game and didn't blink, as the Hornets finished the game on a 9-0 run to steal the fifth game by a 15-13 score.

MVC, LVC talk of 4A superconference

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and the news of a Lehigh Valley super-conference 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.

FC Sonic adds women's team this season

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

If young women were looking for a place to play local soccer professionally, they've finally found a permanent home.

FC Lehigh Valley United Lady Sonic will join their male counterparts (FC LVU Sonic) this summer as a local professional club.

Men's team head coach Dave Weitzman conducted an open tryout for prospective players on March 10, evaluating 40 women and 40 men during the first off-season session at finding new talent.

Franklin gets first taste of Hershey

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Cole Franklin was a long shot to even qualify for the PIAA wrestling championships last weekend.

The odds of winning a bout in Hershey also didn't seem to be in his favor, but the refreshing aspect of Franklin's approach is that none of that matters.

The Emmaus sophomore left the Giant Center without a chance to bring home a medal, losing in Friday's third round of consolations - one victory short of placing - but it was a memorable season for the Green Hornet that's looking to use this experience as a building block for next season.

Franklin earns a trip to Hershey

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Cole Franklin doesn't seemed awe by being the only wrestler on Emmaus's wrestling team to advance to the PIAA state championships.

The sophomore 138-pounder earned a bronze medal at last week's Northeast Regional 3A tournament after packing away Nazareth's Sage Karam with a fall in 2:33 during the consolation round of wrestling.

The do or die scenario of taking third at regionals usually isn't a comfortable situation, but Franklin seems right at home in his advancement.