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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.


Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Sports

May 1

NAA Pixie Dolls win 16-3 over the NAA Blazers.

The Dolls bats remain strong as Marissa Holzer, Mia Davis-Luizer, Carrie Peifly, Bryanna Bogden, and Chloe Peifly hit 1-for-3 with two walks. Lauren Mantz went 3-for-3 along with Madison Eisenhart who went 3-for-3 with her second home run this season.

May 4

NAA PIxie Dolls win 10-0 in four innings against the NAA Cougars.

The Dolls had excellent fielding. Erin Dumbach made two defensive plays and assisted Mia Davis-Luizer on an out from right field.

Girls blank PHS

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Top seed in LVC playoffs next week

Senior night provided the "extra adrenaline we needed" and the Konkrete Kids rode the arm of Marly Laubach to the Lehigh Valley Conference's North Division title and the No. 1 seed in the LVC playoffs.

Coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan's team bounced back from their first loss to trounce Parkland 7-0 Tuesday night as Laubach threw her third no hitter of the season.

Laubach, one of six seniors on the Kids' squad, struck out 13 and walked two as Northampton clinched the LVC North title, and only Thursday's game at Nazareth before the league playoffs open Monday.

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 Becahi, Central Catholic are left off invitation list

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.

Lehigh, NHS' Boyko signs with the Raiders

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Billy Boyko has exams to deal with and a 15-page lab report due earlier this week. He probably can't wait for his senior year at Lehigh to be over because Boyko is set to fly to California in the coming weeks to participate in the Oakland Raiders offseason program.

The Raiders signed Boyko, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound linebacker, minutes after the NFL Draft commenced Saturday night.

Girls win Remain unbeaten after 17 games this season

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Seventeen down and three to go!

That would be a good credo for Northampton's softball team.

The Konkrete Kids downed Liberty 3-1 Tuesday and clinched at least a tie for first place in the Lehigh Valley Conference's North Division.

Northampton's 17th-straight win moved the unbeaten K-Kids to 11-0 in the LVC with three games remaining - at Whitehall Thursday, at home with Parkland next Tuesday and at Nazareth next Thursday.

LVC top performances

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.


100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.

200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.

400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1:01.45.