Week two of the Penn State Coaches Caravan left the Bryce Jordan Center in State College around 9:30 a.m. on its way to the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport for a sold out luncheon program. It later rolled into the Lehigh Valley for a dinner buffet tailgate program with over 350 fans in attendance at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville, recently.
Lehigh Lightning 16 & Under softball tournament team won the USSSA PA State 16U Tournament last month in Forks Township.
Lehigh Lightning defeated NEPA/Abington Wildcats, 9-2, in the final, after winning four previous games by scores of 5-3, 3-1, 5-2, and 5-2.
Cabela's, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, presented the top two Fish for Millions winners last Thursday (8-15-13 at their Hamburg store.
Harold Luther, Cabela's Retail Manager, presented a $5,000 shopping spree check to Wayne Ziegler of Butler, for his tagged contest fish, and a voucher for a brand new $60,000 Ranger bass boat with 250-hp Evinrude motor, trailer and Minn Kota trolling motor to Wayne Biddle of Jefferson Hills, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
When he is at the top of his game, Ronald Cruz doesn't like to waste time.
He is optimistic any medical issues won't slow him don't either.
Cruz proved it once again when he knocked out Rondolfo Armenta in the second round of their scheduled 10-round welterweight fight Saturday night, Aug. 10, at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem.
With the knockout, the Freedom High graduate and Bethlehem native raised his overall record to 18-2 with 13 knockouts. It was a welcome victory for Cruz, who had consecutively suffered his first two defeats in his last two fights.
Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.
During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion.
It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.
As promised, the long awaited, much anticipated renovation of Liberty High School's tennis courts came to fruition this summer, in plenty of time for the start of the fall high school sports season.
Liberty tennis coach Leo Schnalzer said, "I'm really pleased for the girls. They really deserved to have the courts in better condition."
The 2013 Lehigh Valley Keystone State Games Junior Division baseball team won the silver medal by going 3-1 in the KSG pool play last weekend. That 3-1 mark qualified the LV squad for the gold medal game against an undefeated West team, which proved to be the end of the road for the LV, as the West team proved to be the tournament champion with an 8-2 win over LV to claim the gold medal.
Despite the finish, LV assistant coach Ted Plessl was happy about the end result for the LV team.
The summer basketball season is over for all local schools and that could be a sigh of relief for many coaches. For Bethlehem Catholic's Mike Frew, that could be easily said.
Becahi played over 40 games this summer and it culminated last week when the Hawks fell to Parkland in the first round of the Cedar Beach summer league.
It ended a roughly 10-week summer gig for Becahi, which found themselves playing in Forks Township, Cedar Beach, North Catty Men's League, Stellar, Sportsfest and multiple shootouts.
Monday may have been the first official day of practice for teams across the state of Pennsylvania for fall sports, but many football programs got a head start on their heat acclimation period, dating back to last Wednesday.
That meant teams that started their program last week could begin Monday's practices with full contact.
It was a motivating factor for teams ending last week's practices on Friday to start the week in full pads and Liberty's football program was no different.
Bethlehem Catholic sophomore Luke Karam brought home the highest finish from any Pennsylvania representative during last month's ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships in Fago, ND.
Karam took third place from the event at 106-pounds in the freestyle portion of the tournament.