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Lehigh Valley Road Runners award scholarships

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The club's 2013 College Scholarship awards were given out at the club's July 10th Summer Series race. Four scholarships were awarded of $4000 each to two female and two male graduating high school runners from Lehigh and Northampton counties for a total of $16,000 in awards.

The Scholarship Fund was established to assist local high school student graduates with college expenses and is funded by LVRR races. The Fund is a way for the club to give back to the community, foster interest...

LHS golfers continue to develop for postseason

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In another league or conference, Liberty's golf team definitely would be in a better situation.

The Hurricanes began this week with an overall 7-3 record and a 5-3 mark in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC). It is their stance in the ultra-competitive LVC that likely has harbored their success as they usually have found themselves behind perennial powers Northampton, Parkland, Emmaus and Bethlehem Catholic.

Yet, head coach Steve Bradley realizes his team situation and works to...

Dove season under way

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With temperatures expected to be in the 80s, it'll be a sweaty dove season that got under way Monday, Sept. 2.

This is the first of a triple-split season with the first segment ending Saturday, Sept. 28 when hunting hours run from noon to sunset.

Other segments of the split season run from Oct. 26 – Nov. 30 and from Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, with hunting hours set at a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. The daily bag limit is each segment is 15 birds with a possession limit of 45....

Hawks take care of Allen

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls tennis team scored their third victory of the season with a 6-1 win over Allen last Friday.

Taylor Treadwell (BC) rallied from a dropped first set to defeat Jelena Bajic at number one singles 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.

At number two singles, Keri Hartz defeated Emily Hozza (BC) 6-4, 6-2, but teammate, Meghan McGovern (BC) defeated Ree Moh at number three singles 6-2, 6-2.

McGovern said, "Her serves were really good, and she hit a lot of short balls. My...

Pete's Top-10

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Is amazing how quickly time flies by that it's time for another top ten.

It's clear who the top teams in each conference are this year, but who will creep up to challenge teams like Easton, Parkland and Catasauqua in their respective conferences should be clearer after week one.

So without further a do, here's the opening poll for 2013.

1. Easton

Rovers start at the top of the poll this year, basically because it's Easton. They are always tough and physical and...

Are you ready for some football?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic is looking to take steps forward this football season. Liberty features talent and a new head coach in John Truby that hope to bring the Hurricanes back to the district playoffs.

Freedom, on the other hand, is looking to restore their program after an inconsistent 2012 campaign that left a sour taste in everyone wearing black and gold.

Pates head coach Jason Roeder opens the season on Friday night at home against East Stroudsburg South, where they hope to...

PSU coaches caravan visits LV

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Sports

Week two of the Penn State Coaches Caravan left the Bryce Jordan Center in State College around 9:30 a.m. on its way to the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport for a sold out luncheon program. It later rolled into the Lehigh Valley for a dinner buffet tailgate program with over 350 fans in attendance at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville, recently.

Head football coach Bill O'brien, women's field hockey coach, Charlene Morett and Men's Volleyball coach, Mark...

Courts get makeover

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

As promised, the long awaited, much anticipated renovation of Liberty High School's tennis courts came to fruition this summer, in plenty of time for the start of the fall high school sports season.

Liberty tennis coach Leo Schnalzer said, "I'm really pleased for the girls. They really deserved to have the courts in better condition."

For years, Schnalzer had written letters to and had spoken with various Bethlehem Area School District employees, including athletic directors,...

LVC extends invite to MVC

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.

During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion.

It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.

Stroudsburg principal and MVC president...