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Warmkessel selected to LV Carpenter cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Salisbury first baseman Quinn Warmkessel is one of just four Colonial League players to make the team.

Warmkessel and Northwestern’s Rafe Perich, Derek Holmes and Carter Welch will join players from the East Penn Conference in taking on all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket.

INSTANT CLASSIC: Nazareth beats Becahi for state wrestling title

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Were you entertained?

Saturday’s PIAA 3A wrestling state championship between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth came down to the final bout, where the winner took all and Zac Kiefer instantly became a Nazareth legend, following his 2-1 victory over Tavion Banks in the 170-pound finale to give the Blue Eagles a 30-29 state championship victory over Bethlehem Catholic.

It was a stunning match from start to finish and that we’ll likely never see again.

It’ll also be one that Hawks’ head coach Jeff Karam will never forget either, of course, for all the wrong reasons.

Emmaus heads into Week 10 with top-seed clinched

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s week 10 of the football season and there’s a lot on the line heading into the regular season finale.

Check out the breakdowns below for each classification with scenarios for what local teams have to accomplish to either get into the postseason or improve their seeding.

(All teams listed have either clinched or are in contention)

1A (4 teams qualify)

1. Williams Valley 8-1

2. Tri-Valley 7-2

3. Marian Catholic 5-4

4. Nativity BVM 1-8

5. Shenandoah Vy. 0-9

D-11 Rankings: Emmaus heads into Week 10 with top-seed clinched

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s week 10 of the football season and there’s a lot on the line heading into the regular season finale.

Check out the breakdowns below for each classification with scenarios for what local teams have to accomplish to either get into the postseason or improve their seeding.

(All teams listed have either clinched or are in contention)

1A (4 teams qualify)

1. Williams Valley 8-1

2. Tri-Valley 7-2

3. Marian Catholic 5-4

4. Nativity BVM 1-8

5. Shenandoah Valley 0-9

District 11 football playoff seedings come into focus

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon to discuss playoff scenarios heading into week nine of the football season.

With six classifications this season, things appear to be clearer than in the past, as 3A and 6A has eight qualifiers this postseason, while A, 2A, 4A and 5A will have four qualifiers in each bracket.

In 5A, Whitehall, Southern Lehigh, East Stroudsburg South and East Stroudsburg North are the only teams in the classification and all four are headed to the postseason.

A breakdown of each class is below.

A

1. Williams Valley 7-1

Salisbury’s Cooperman selected for Carpenter Cup baseball

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2016 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup roster was announced last week as the franchise looks for a fresh start in the 31st year of the tournament.

Salisbury’s Chad Cooperman is the only Falcon to earn a spot on the team.

The LV side is hoping to rebound from last year’s shocking 19-0 defeat to Tri-Cape in the opener of the tournament. That defeat was the worst ever by the Valley and one that won’t be forgotten for the proud franchise.

Yeisley returns to LV

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC notched their first home win of the season Sunday April 17 after defeating the Richmond Kickers 2-1 at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium. It also marked a homecoming for Salisbury graduate, Jason Yeisley, who has spent the past five seasons playing for the Major League Soccer affiliate of DC United.

Yeisley, 29, was back in the Lehigh Valley on Sunday, playing his first game in the area since he graduated in 2004 in front of family, friends and former coaches.

Large crowd welcomes Steel FC in home opener

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a blustery and cold afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, but Sunday’s home debut for Bethlehem Steel FC left fans warm inside despite the weather conditions.

A spirited and rowdy crowd of 3,655 fans welcomed back high-caliber professional soccer to the area with open arms, restoring the tradition of the original Bethlehem Steel days, which ended in 1930.

While Sunday’s 2-1 victory by visiting side FC Cincinnati wasn’t what the club was looking for on the field, it certainly proved to be a proper first step for the team’s foothold in the Lehigh Valley.

Via banquet shines again in Bethlehem

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

The message at last week’s Via All-Star Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet stretched from the obstacles that former Nazareth football and basketball player Chuck Dibilio had to endure following a stroke his freshman year at Princeton, to the passionate words that came from Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame wide receiver, Michael Irvin, on becoming a champion.

The two messages intertwined each other at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, because nobody becomes a champion without obstacles, and obstacles are always in the way of champions.