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Hawks making run

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's the time of year that Bethlehem Catholic usually heats up their playoff chase and the Golden Hawks haven't disappointed as of late.

Just over a week ago, Becahi was five games below .500, now they're right in the middle of the hunt.

The Hawks won four straight games heading into yesterday's contest against Freedom and if their momentum is any indication of where they're season is heading, all signs point north.

LVC officials hold emergency meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 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.

Hurricanes have firm grip on division

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty bounced back from a rare loss this season with, well, more wins. The Hurricanes fell to Emmaus last week 4-3 to scratch their league record with only their second defeat of the campaign.

However, the Hurricanes (12-3, 8-2) bounced back with an 8-0 victory over Nazareth and a 12-5 win over Hazleton as they march into this week with a firm grip on the division lead.

Article By: PETER CAR pcar@tnonline.com

Wednesday, May 1, 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.

'Canes continue to win, keep lead over Hawks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It continues to be a season of highlights for Liberty's volleyball team, as the Hurricanes added another feather in their cap following a victory over Emmaus last week.

The Hurricanes pulled out a five game victory 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10 over the Hornets to improve to 7-1 in the LVC heading into this week's action.

Liberty (9-2) pulled off a three-game sweep over Haverford on Monday night to start the week off as well, but the win over Emmaus (8-2, 4-2) was certainly something that head coach Neiad Ammary enjoyed.

Super conference formation begins Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic left off invitation list

Wednesday, May 1, 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.

Pates look to steal one

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most Lehigh Valley Conference coaches knew it could be a wide-open race this year in volleyball and Freedom's John Yanek was part of that gospel.

With the LVC playing its way out with no clear front-runner, Yanek's Patriots now have their sights set on knocking off one of the top teams in the coming weeks.

The Pates (5-4, 3-3), winners of four out of their last five, enter a difficult stretch this week with contests against Parkland (5-1, 5-1) and Whitehall (3-3, 3-3) on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

Teams learning ropes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It has been a tough spring for Bethlehem's lacrosse teams across the board.

The girls programs at Liberty and Freedom are off to tough starts at 3-7 and 1-8 respectively.

The boys programs have showed signs of success through Freedom's upstart 6-5 start to the season, but Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic are still trying to find their rudders in the water this season.

The Hurricanes are 1-9 and Becahi is still searching their first victory of the year during an 0-10 start to the campaign.

Hawks rebound

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was the proverbial kick in the butt that Becahi needed following a stunning loss to Northampton a week ago that had the Lehigh Valley Conference buzzing.

The Hawks (5-2,5-2) lost in five games last week to Northampton 16-25, 25-17, 18-25, 25-23, 11-15. It was a shocker and the first time the K-Kids ever defeated Becahi.

But in any moment of defeat, an opportunity to rise follows. The Hawks did that over the weekend at the prestigious Koller Classic, getting a runner-up finish to eventual champion North Allegheny.

'Canes still pace East

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty walked away from the Christopher Dock tournament without the title, but with some added perspective at where they stand as they head into the second half of the season.

The Hurricanes finished 5-3 in pool play and advanced to the tournament quarterfinals, before losing to North Penn in a one game playoff, 28-26.

It was a good trip for Neiad Ammary's group after a slow week that featured a three-game sweep over Allen25-16, 25-13, 25-17in the team's only official contest of the week.