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LV All-Star Football Classic cancelled

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The 50th Annual Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic has been cancelled. The decision was made by the game’s Board of Directors on Wednesday morning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The game was scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium at 7 p.m.

The Board of Directors was tremendously disappointed to have to make the decision, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for the game to take place, said a news release received...

Silberman denied chance at milestone

Friday, May 1, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The disappointment in having the 2020 season scrapped is obvious for Salisbury High School softball coach Jeff Appleman. But the Falcon coach understands being between a rock and a hard place.

“They are doing what they have to do,” Appleman said. “They canceled high school, college and professional seasons. It stinks. I feel bad for our team and especially our senior.”

The senior - the talented Emily Silberman - was only four hits shy of reaching 100 hits for her Falcon career...

NFL Draft will be different, bizarre and could offer many surprises

Thursday, April 23, 2020 by JASON BORIS in Sports

The NFL Draft is an inexact science, which is a nice way of calling it an educated guessing game. Between mock drafts, smokescreens, TV analyst debates and social media reports, there is now so much Draft information (and misinformation) out there that it can be excruciatingly difficult to decipher just how the event might actually play out.

Every Draft has its fair share of surprises, but this year will be like none other due to league and government restrictions in the wake of the...

LV Legion cancels season

Thursday, April 23, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After the spring high school sports season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, baseball players surely looked to the American Legion season as their only chance to get on a field this summer.

That chance ended last Monday when the Pennsylvania American Legion canceled the season in the state. That came days just after the American Legion announced the cancellation of regional and national tournaments.

“These times are unparalleled,” said Richard Anderson of the...

BREAKING: Gov. Wolf closes schools

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The local sports scene has taken the lead from Governor Tom Wolf during the coronavirus pandemic, but today’s news that all Pennsylvania schools would remain shut down for the rest of the school year might be the final nail in the coffin.

The Governor announced on Thursday the news that shouldn’t surprise anyone about schools being shutdown the rest of the year.

“We must continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus during this national crisis,” Wolf said in a news...

BREAKING: PIAA cancels winter championships, spring season

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by The Press in Sports

In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement earlier today that Pennsylvania schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA) has canceled all remaining winter and spring sports and championships.

“Today’s decision by the PIAA Board of Directors was difficult for everyone. Their thoughts remain on the thousands of student-athletes, coaches, officials and family members affected...

Trout season opens without prior notice

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

by Nick Hromiak

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission pulled a fast one on trout anglers. Instead of the consolidated Apr. 18 trout opener that was scheduled, a last-minute decision from the PFBC said trout season opened Tuesday, April 7.

“We realize this change is a disruption to tradition,” Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director, said in a news statement. He went on to say anglers still need to follow social distancing (six-feet apart and wear masks) and that trout that...

Watkins’ final season gets cut short

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus High School graduate Destanee Watkins was getting her final lacrosse season started this year at Kutztown University when her athletic career, and the whole world, changed over the course of a few days.

The Golden Bears had just returned from a trip to Florida for two games over their spring break when heartbreak set in. With news starting to circulate around the sports world about seasons getting canceled on Thursday, March 12, the day after KU returned to campus, there was a...

It was a day unlike any other

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Reaching the PIAA Championships – or states as they’re often called – in any sport is always special. Young athletes compete for medals that can give a lifetime of memories and for seniors, it’s a final exclamation point to their high school athletic careers. The venues are bigger, and the spotlight is brighter.

Kinney Natatorium on the campus of Bucknell University has been home to states for swimming and diving since 2005. The facility has enough room to host the swimmers, divers,...

Cooperman’s season ends too soon

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Chad Cooperman went from playing in two games in his freshman season with Salisbury to playing in 22 games as a senior in the spring of 2016. Half of those games were as a starting pitcher for the Falcons and he compiled a miniscule 1.16 ERA with seven complete games, walking just 18 batters and striking out 116 on the season.

The performance helped him get recruited by Bloomsburg University and through his first three college seasons, he made a habit of striking out opposing batters...