The defending District 11 and 2A state champion Lehighton Indians received a first-round bye into this year's tournament which opens up this week.

The Indians, No. 6 seed Northwestern Lehigh and No. 7 seed Northern Lehigh are the local teams in the AA bracket.

The only local team in the AAA field hockey bracket is Pleasant Valley.

The Lady Bears , the No. 11 seed will play at No. 6 seed Northampton today at 3:45 p.m. Northampton defeated Pleasant Valley 4-0 at home back on Sept. 4.

The Indians, the only non-Colonial League team in 2A, will play the winner of Wednesday's Saucon Valley-Palisades contest this Saturday.

Northwestern and Moravian will square off at 3:45 on Wednesday. Northern Lehigh and Southern Lehigh will do the same.

Both non-area teams won their match-ups during the regular season. The Lions defeated the Tigers 3-2 on Oct. 2, while the Spartans knocked off the Bulldogs 4-2 on Sept. 30.

AAA

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Easton (9) at Allen (8), 5:00 p.m.

Liberty (12) at Whitehall (5), 7:00 p.m.

Pleasant Valley (11) at Northampton (6), 3:45 p.m.

Freedom (10) at Pocono Mt. East (7), 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Emmaus (1) vs. Allen-Easton winner

Stroudsburg (4) vs. Whitehall-Liberty winner

Parkland (3) vs. Northampton-Pleasant Valley winner

Bangor (2) vs. Pocono Mt. East-Freedom winner

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Semifinals

TBA

Saturday, Nov. 6

Finals

3 p.m., TBA

Class AA

Wednesday, Oct. 27

First Round

Palisades (5) at Saucon Valley (4), 4:00 p.m.

Northwestern (6) at Moravian Academy (3), 3:45 p.m.

No. Lehigh (7) at So. Lehigh (2), 3:45 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Semifinals

Lehighton (1) vs. Saucon Valley-Palisades winner

So. Lehigh-No. Lehigh winner vs. Moravian Academy-Northwestern winner

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Finals

TBA