League Champions by Year (1950-Date)

The Lehigh Valley has featured some extremely competitive wrestling leagues since the first league was formed in 1950.  Regular season (dual meet) champions by League by Year are listed below.

LEHIGH VALLEY LEAGUE

1950-51                Easton

1951-52                Liberty

1952-53                Liberty & Northampton (tie)

1953-54                Liberty

1954-55                Easton

1955-56                Allentown (William Allen)

1956-57                Allentown (William Allen)

1957-58                Allentown (William Allen)

1958-59                Northampton

1959-60                Liberty

1960-61                Liberty

1961-62                Easton (Eastern) & Northampton (Western)

1962-63                Wilson (Eastern) & William Allen (Western)

Notes:

  • 1950 – League formed with Allentown, Easton, Liberty, Nazareth, Northampton & Phillipsburg as original members.
  • 1956 – Southern Lehigh join league.
  • 1957 – Emmaus, Whitehall & Wilson join league.
  • 1959 – Allentown splits into William Allen & Dieruff; Notre Dame join league.
  • 1960 – Parkland joined league.
  • 1961 – Hellertown, Palisades & Slatington join league. League is split into Eastern & Western Divisions.
  • 1963 – League is split into 3 separate leagues / conferences – East Penn, Lehigh-Northampton & Lehigh Valley (LVIAA).

EAST PENN LEAGUE / CONFERENCE

1963-64                Phillipsburg

1964-65                Phillipsburg

1965-66                William Allen

1966-67                Phillipsburg

1967-68                Phillipsburg

1968-69                Phillipsburg

1969-70                Phillipsburg

1970-71                Liberty

1971-72                Bethlehem Catholic & Easton (tie)

1972-73                Easton

1973-74                Easton

1974-75                Liberty

1975-76                Liberty

1976-77                Easton

1977-78                Easton

1978-79                Bethlehem Catholic

1979-80                Easton

1980-81                Easton

1981-82                Phillipsburg

1982-83                Easton

1983-84                Phillipsburg & William Allen (tie)

1984-85                Liberty & Phillipsburg (tie)

1985-86                Liberty

1986-87                Easton & Northampton (tie)

1987-88                Northampton

1988-89                Easton, Northampton, Phillipsburg (tie)

1989-90                Northampton

1990-91                Northampton

1991-92                Easton, Northampton, Phillipsburg (tie)

1992-93                Northampton

1993-94                Northampton

1994-95                Easton

1995-96                Easton

1996-97                Easton

1997-98                Easton

1998-99                Dieruff

1999-00                Bethlehem Catholic

2000-01                Bethlehem Catholic, Dieruff & Pottsville (tie)

2001-02                Emmaus

Notes: 

  • 1963 – League is formed with Allen, Dieruff, Easton, Liberty, Notre Dame & Phillipsburg as original members.
  • 1965 – Bethlehem Catholic, Neshaminy & Pennsbury join league.
  • 1967 – Liberty is split into Liberty and Freedom.
  • 1974 – Neshaminy & Pennsbury leaves league; Allentown Central Catholic joins.
  • 1975 – Emmaus, Northampton, Parkland & Whitehall join league. Notre Dame leaves EPL to move to Centennial League.
  • 1994 – Northampton left the EPC to join the MVC.
  • 1995 – Phillipsburg left the EPC to join the Skyland Conference.
  • 1998 – Easton, Freedom, Liberty, Parkland & Whitehall left the EPC to join the MVC.
  • 2000 – Pottsville joins EPC
  • 2002 – All teams except Pottsville join LVL; League is disbanded.

LEHIGH-NORTHAMPTON LEAGUE

1963-64                Hellertown & Parkland (tie)

1964-65                Hellertown

1965-66                Hellertown, Nazareth & Wilson (tie)

1966-67                Hellertown & Nazareth (tie)

1967-68                Nazareth

1968-69                Hellertown

1969-70                Hellertown

1970-71                Hellertown

1971-72                Saucon Valley (Northern) & Salisbury (Southern)

1972-73                Nazareth (Northern) & Salisbury (Southern)

1973-74                Saucon Valley (Northern) & Salisbury (Southern)

1974-75                Saucon Valley (Northern) & Pocono Mountain (Southern)

Notes:

  • 1963 – League is formed with East Stroudsburg, Hellertown, Nazareth, Palisades, Parkland, Southern Lehigh & Wilson as original members.
  • 1966 – Bangor, Northwestern & Pen Argyl join league.
  • 1968 – Pocono Mountain & Salisbury join league.
  • 1971 – Hellertown is renamed Saucon Valley; Jim Thorpe (from Tri-Valley league) & Pleasant Valley join League. League is split into Northern & Southern Divisions.
  • 1975 – League is disbanded with teams joining either Centennial or Colonial Leagues.

LVIAA / LEHIGH VALLEY LEAGUE

1963-64                Northampton

1964-65                Northampton

1965-66                Northampton

1966-67                Northampton & Stroudsburg (tie)

1967-68                Emmaus, Northampton & Stroudsburg (tie)

1968-69                Emmaus, Northampton & Stroudsburg (tie)

1969-70                Emmaus

1970-71                Northampton

1971-72                Lehighton

1972-73                Emmaus

1973-74                Lehighton

1974-75                Lehighton

Notes:

  • 1963 – League is formed with Emmaus, Northampton, Slatington, Stroudsburg & Whitehall as original members.
  • 1964 – Catasauqua joins league.
  • 1965 – Lehighton joins league.
  • 1969 – Palmerton joins league.
  • 1975 – League is disbanded with teams joining Centennial, Colonial or East Penn Leagues.

CENTENNIAL LEAGUE

1975-76                Lehighton

1976-77                Northwestern

1977-78                Notre Dame & Stroudsburg (tie)

1978-79                Notre Dame

1979-80                Notre Dame

1980-81                Pocono Mountain

1981-82                Northern Lehigh

1982-83                Northern Lehigh

1983-84                Northwestern

1984-85                Northwestern

1985-86                Northwestern

1986-87                Palmerton

1987-88                Notre Dame & Pocono Mountain (tie)

1988-89                Stroudsburg

1989-90                Northern Lehigh, Palmerton & Stroudsburg (tie)

1990-91                Stroudsburg

1991-92                Palmerton & Stroudsburg (tie)

1992-93                Stroudsburg

1993-94                Pleasant Valley & Pocono Mountain (tie)

Notes:

  • 1975 – League is formed with East Stroudsburg, Lehighton, Northern Lehigh (formerly Slatington), Northwestern, Notre Dame, Palmerton, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain & Stroudsburg as original members.
  • 1994 – League is disbanded with members either moving to Colonial League or Mountain Valley Conference.

COLONIAL LEAGUE

1975-76                Saucon Valley

1976-77                Nazareth

1977-78                Nazareth

1978-79                Saucon Valley

1979-80                Saucon Valley

1980-81                Nazareth

1981-82                Nazareth

1982-83                Nazareth

1983-84                Nazareth

1984-85                Nazareth

1985-86                Nazareth

1986-87                Nazareth

1987-88                Nazareth

1988-89                Nazareth

1989-90                Nazareth

1990-91                Nazareth

1991-92                Nazareth

1992-93                Nazareth

1993-94                Nazareth

1994-95                Wilson

1995-96                Bangor

1996-97                Wilson

1997-98                Northern Lehigh

1998-99                Northern Lehigh

1999-00                Wilson

2000-01                Wilson

2001-02                Wilson

2002-03                Wilson

2003-04                Northern Lehigh, Northwestern & Wilson (tie)

2004-05                Northern Lehigh

2005-06                Northern Lehigh

2006-07                Northwestern

2007-08                Northwestern

2008-09                Pen Argyl & Wilson (tie)

2009-10                Pen Argyl

2010-11                Pen Argyl

2011-12                Pen Argyl

2012-13                Saucon Valley

2013-14                Saucon Valley

2014-15                Saucon Valley

2015-16                Saucon Valley

2016-17                Saucon Valley

Notes:

  • 1975 – League is formed. Bangor, Catasauqua, Nazareth, Palisades, Pen Argyl, Salisbury, Saucon Valley, Southern Lehigh & Wilson are original members.
  • 1994 – Nazareth left the Colonial League to join the MVC. Northern Lehigh, Northwestern, Notre Dame & Palmerton join league.
  • 2014 – East & West Divisions are formed.

 

MOUNTAIN VALLEY CONFERENCE

1994-95                Nazareth

1995-96                Nazareth

1996-97                Northampton

1997-98                Northampton

1998-99                Parkland

1999-00                Northampton

2000-01                Easton

2001-02                Easton

2002-03                Pleasant Valley

2003-04                Pleasant Valley

2004-05                Pleasant Valley

2005-06                Pleasant Valley

2006-07                Pleasant Valley

2007-08                Pleasant Valley

2008-09                Stroudsburg

2009-10                Stroudsburg

2010-11                Stroudsburg

2011-12                Pleasant Valley

2012-13                Stroudsburg

2013-14                Stroudsburg

Notes:

  • 1994 – League is formed with East Stroudsburg, Lehighton, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain & Stroudsburg from Centennial League; Northampton from EPC; and Nazareth from Colonial League
  • 2002 – Easton, Freedom, Liberty, Nazareth, Northampton, Parkland & Whitehall leave to join LVC. East Stroudsburg splits into East Stroudsburg North & East Stroudsburg South.  Pocono Mountain splits into Pocono Mountain North & Pocono Mountain South.
  • 2014 – Lehighton moves to Schuylkill League; all other teams move to Eastern PA Conference.  League is disbanded.

LEHIGH VALLEY CONFERENCE

2002-03                Northampton

2003-04                Northampton

2004-05                Easton

2005-06                Nazareth

2006-07                Nazareth

2007-08                Northampton

2008-09                Northampton

2009-10                Nazareth

2010-11                Easton

2011-12                Bethlehem Catholic

2012-13                Bethlehem Catholic

2013-14                Bethlehem Catholic

Notes:

  • 2002 – League is formed with Easton, Freedom, Liberty, Nazareth, Northampton, Parkland & Whitehall coming from MVC and Allen, Allentown Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic & Emmaus coming from EPC.
  • 2014 – All teams move to Eastern PA Conference; League is disbanded.

EASTERN PA CONFERENCE

2014-15                Bethlehem Catholic

2015-16                Bethlehem Catholic

2016-17                Bethlehem Catholic

Notes:

  • 2014 – League is formed with Allen, Allentown Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, Dieruff, East Stroudsburg North, East Stroudsburg South, Easton, Emmaus, Freedom, Liberty, Nazareth, Northampton, Parkland, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West, Stroudsburg & Whitehall.
  • 2015 – League is organized into two Divisions – Division A & Division B with EPC Challenge held near end of season.