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.
The McDonald's All-Star Football Classic is set to kickoff again this Thursday night at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium. For the 43rd season, the annual charity event brings together players and coaches from across the Lehigh Valley to play one final high school contest for a good cause.
It also brings players together to compete for one last victory.
That's the case for everyone involved in Thursday's encounter, as the charity contest is built upon the foundation for a good cause, but still delivers the competitive punch that football fans are accustomed to.
Whitehall's volleyball season came to an end before it would have liked, but the Zephyrs have plenty to look back on as they concluded their 2013 campaign.
Finishing up with a 13-6 record, along with an appearance in the district finals and the state tournament, gave Whitehall a season to be proud of, but the Zephyrs may always look back on the season and ask, "what if," in regards to letting a fifth game slip away from them against Emmaus in the District 11 3A championship.
It hasn't been the type of start that FC LVU Sonic were hoping for to kick off their 2013 NPSL season, but it's also not the end of the world.
The Sonic ended an 0-2 start to the season to the season last week when they knocked off the Pocono Snow 3-0.
The win was overdue for a club that missed six penalty kicks in league play and in open competitions thus far this season. Head coach Dave Weitzman hopes to iron out all the details as his team looks to defend their league crown from a year ago.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team is set to take the field next week when they open up tournament play and seek their fourth championship in their 21st campaign.
The franchise is set to take the field June 17 at 12:30 pm against Delaware-South at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.
A victory next Monday would land them with a contest against either Olympic-Colonial or Suburban One National-Bicentennial on June 21 at 9:30 am at Ashburn Field.
The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes last month at Moravian College.
Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.
Bethlehem Catholic's Bridget Smith was the only representative to take home two awards during the morning ceremony, as she won honors in girls' soccer and girls' basketball.
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 3A volleyball finals last Thursday, to shock everyone in Whitehall's gymnasium for the district crown.
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.
Emmaus walked into Whitehall's gymnasium Tuesday night sporting Hawaiian outfits. Whitehall came into their home gym equipped with confidence.
No matter how they entered the District 11 3A volleyball semifinals, both came out on top.
The Zephyrs and Green Hornets each pulled off upset victories to set up a scrappy district championship tonight, back at Whitehall, for a 7 p.m. tip.
With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.
Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.
The District 11 3A volleyball tournament is set to kick off tonight and tomorrow with first round action with Whitehall and Delaware Valley playing in tonight's only opening match of the tournament.
The Zephyrs grabbed the sixth-seed and travel to third-seeded Delaware Valley tonight.
Head coach George Cowitch has to be happy with where his team is seeded in the tournament, despite having to travel for Thursday's tilt, as Parkland (1), Emmaus (4) and Northampton (5) are all the hottest teams in the district, as well as being on the opposite side of the bracket.