In the waning minutes of the final game of Via’s Super Saturday basketball showcase, Aidan Ellwood spotted up behind the three-point line and called “banks.” He let the shot go, and it caromed off the backboard and through the basket. A few feet away his teammates went wild.
The Northampton senior scored 28 points in leading the West all-stars to a 119-112 win over the East in the finale of this year’s Via All-Star Classic, the 43rd annual edition of the event that showcases local senior high school basketball players.
Jared Papcsy was wrestling in his fourth and final Tony Iasiello Christmas City Wrestling Tournament, while Nate Lackman was in the event for the first time.
Both picked up gold medals as host Bethlehem Catholic crowned six champs and had six runners-up in the 50th annual edition of the tournament to cruise to first place with 301 points. East Stroudsburg South placed second at 166.
The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.
The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.
Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.
The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.
Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.
The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.
Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.
The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game.
Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to a 24-17 win.
Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.
Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.
The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.
In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.
The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.
A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.
The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.
Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to keep his team unbeaten at 4-0.
Despite falling behind by two touchdowns in the first seven minutes of the game, Bethlehem Catholic didn’t panic last Friday against defending league champ Emmaus.
The Golden Hawks quickly answered with three unanswered first-half touchdowns then held off Emmaus in the fourth quarter for a 28-21 win over the host Hornets.
“All coach talked about all week was battling and adversity,” said Beca quarterback Javon Clements. “No one put their head down. We kept it up the whole game. We’ve got to keep fighting each and every drive and that’s how we got the win.”