Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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.

Zwolenik makes boys team

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.

Northampton’s Evan Zwolenik is part of this year’s team.

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.

McDonald’s All-Star Classic June 13

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.

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.

Boys looking to compete this season

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Consistency is something that Northampton’s boys lacrosse team is aiming for following a 5-13 campaign a year ago.

Head coach Jace Shively knows that the program has room to grow, but is looking for development and having the team compete every time they step on the turf.

We have a good senior group and my hope is that we at least match our wins from last year,” he said. “As we improve so do other teams, however, we should be able to stay consistent. Our defensive group has definitely improved, and gotten bigger and stronger.”