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.
Lehigh Valley Conference officials had a chance to meet last week to discuss the future of the league and some clarity is now coming into focus. The league met on Monday in an emergency meeting to discuss the Mountain Valley Conference invitation of 10 of the league's schools, while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.
Principal's and athletic directors met last Wednesday as well in a regularly scheduled meeting and all indicators point to the LVC staying intact with all of its members.
A trip to the Caribbean is always a nice jaunt away from the daily mundane of work or school. Throw in some soccer and community service and the Whitehall girls' soccer team enjoyed one of their most memorable trips ever.
Whitehall girls' coach George Romano had 14 players join him, along with parents and Athletic Director Bob Hartman, from April 26-29 that saw them play against Antigua's U-17 and U-20 women's national teams, as well as do some charity work at the Willkies Primary School.
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.
It's coming down to crunch time in the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball season and the wildcard spot for the LVC playoffs is a hot item. Both Whitehall and Northampton are fighting for that final spot, as well as Bethlehem Catholic, as teams enter their final four games of league play into the next week.
Northampton (11-3, 6-3), Whitehall (6-5, 6-3) and Bethlehem Catholic (7-3, 6-3) all share identical league records at the moment, but their fates will come into focus as key matchups take place.
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 a.m.
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.
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.
It's tough to lose any competitive game, but it's even more difficult when you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn't for your mistakes.
That was essentially the case for Whitehall Tuesday night as they traveled to Bethlehem Catholic in a Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball matchup.
A night that saw Becahi unveil their state championship banner from a year ago, the Hawks took care of business on the court as well, racking up a hard fought three game sweep over the Zephyrs27-25, 25-23, 25-23.
It was just what the doctor ordered, or in this case, what head coach George Cowitch was hoping for when Whitehall took on Emmaus Tuesday night.
The Zephyrs earned their most vital win of the season in a five game triumph over the Hornets25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 30-32, 15-8.
Nick Kuti had 25 kills for the Zephyrs, while Tony Hanna had an astounding 46 assists. Brandon Yazji chipped in 18 digs, as Whitehall (4-4, 4-2) won their second straight match after a two-game skid with losses to Parkland and Liberty.
They say if you build it, they will come.
In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.
Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.
The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and Saturday from 8am-6pm.