Three words best summarize the 2019 Whitehall boys volleyball season.
Best. Year. Ever.
They were the league and district champs, and remained undefeated until they lost to Northeastern High School in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 6A Championships. The championship was eventually won by North Allegheny High School who defeated Central York in three sets.
They were the Carpenter Cup’s comeback kids.
Lehigh Valley’s late-game heroics had been commonplace at the prestigious tournament.
Down a run entering the final frames in each of their past two games, the squad has come up clutch.
And there was a belief they would do it again Tuesday at Citizen’s Bank Park.
But it was Burlington County (NJ) that broke open a tie game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim the Carpenter Cup Classic championship with a 4-2 win over Lehigh Valley.
The summer basketball season is in full swing, and the Zephyrs got their first win last week, defeating Pocono Mountain East on Whitehall’s home court.
The threat of thunderstorms pushed the game from Cedar Beach, site of the Allentown Summer League, to Dick Tracy Court where Whitehall took to the floor with a full contingent as 15 players showed up for last Thursday’s game.
Whitehall senior Joe Herman had his share of highlights both on the football field and volleyball court this past season.
As a wide receiver, Herman was a main cog in the Zephyrs’ offense throughout the year. He also was a centerpiece for the boys’ volleyball program, as he captured MVP honors for the East Penn Conference and guided his team to league and District 11 titles.
Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team had a short run in this year’s tournament, partly due to the tournament’s new format, after losing two of its three games on Tuesday.
No longer a double-elimination tournament, the top eight teams from day one and day two advance to the finals on day three.
Lehigh Valley’s strong start, a 10-0 mercy rule victory over PCCAF (Philadelphia Charter Catholic Academy and Friends) gave way to Delaware North’s strong finish in its 7-0 victory over Lehigh Valley.
The 2019 McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic is set to take place on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Nazareth High School’s Andrew Leh Stadium.
The Gold Team is the away team this year, and made up of teams from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg, NJ. The squad is coached by Frank Duffy (Phillipsburg).
The Red Team is made up of Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe and coached by Matt Walters of East Stroudsburg South. Red is the home team.
Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.
The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.
Time to take a look around Major League Baseball and throughout the minors, trying to find former IronPigs players and where they’ve wound up.
It’s probably a safe bet that Logan Kreglow didn’t encounter any obstacles along the parade route while participating in Egypt’s Curt Simmon’s Day Parade.
Kreglow, who will be making his second appearance this summer on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was invited to march in this year’s parade that was held on June. 1. He walked along with his family who were all wearing American Ninja Warrior T-shirts. The parade honors Simmons, an Egypt native, who spent 18 years as a pitcher in the major leagues, 11 of those years with the Phillies.
Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.