The Liberty Hurricanes came out on top of a key showdown with Easton, taking a commanding 61-41 win over the Red Rovers in a battle of undefeated teams. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Lehigh Valley, Allen knocked off undefeated Central Catholic 66-55.
There were seven undefeated teams in action last night in Lehigh Valley girls basketball and six of them remain undefeated. The only exception is Salisbury, who lost to Notre Dame-GP 38-30 in a matchup of undefeated teams.
Andrew Griffiths, the Patriot League Field Hockey Coach of the Year, is leaving the Lafayette Leopards after six seasons. Reports on both the Lafayette and Old Dominion web sites have confirmed Griffiths’ exit after a 72-46 stint with Lafayette.
Volleyball coaches from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania got together recently to compile their list of All-State players for the 2012 Girls Volleyball season. The Lehigh Valley was well represented with nine players from Class 3A and four from 2A being selected for All-State honors.
Lehigh men’s lacrosse assistant coach Tom Compitello was selected 15th overall by the Denver Outlaws in last Wednesday’s Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft. Compitello played in two games last summer with the Hamilton Nationals, scoring two goals at Denver, where he will now call home. The Hauppauge, N.Y. native enjoyed a standout career at Stony Brook where he posted 146 points highlighted by his All-America junior campaign.
Tom Moyer has seen a lot of high school at Salisbury High School. This marks Moyer’s 50th season as the clock operator for boys’ basketball and Moyer is still going strong.
Two teams with hopes of winning the LVC title this season faced each other Friday night, with Easton grabbing a 47-45 win in overtime against the Patriots.
It’s early in the season, but we’re already starting to see some trends on which teams are going to be the best. There were some important showdowns Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic, Nazareth and Bangor all added nice wins. It was a nice night for Allen, too, as they grabbed a win over division rival Emmaus.
The Northwestern Tigers girls basketball team looked impressive in the summer tournaments and that look has continued into the regular season. Thursday night, Northwestern pounded Northern Lehigh 67-20. The win gives Northwestern a 4-0 start overall and 2-0 in the Colonial League.
There was a full slate of matches in both the Lehigh Valley Conference and Colonial League on Wednesday night. Emmaus opened their season with a nice win over LVC rival Freedom, winning 29-27 after jumping out to a big early lead.