Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Catasauqua's Tournament of Champions has another memorable summer.
In the end, hometown business Pammer Chiropractic defeated Certified Chemical, 87-67 to capture the championship at the Catasauqua Playground. It proved to be a tournament filled with a series of stellar individual performances.
Former Allen High star Darnell Braswell scored 34 points in the championship game and was named the tournament MVP. Former Freedom standout Joe Lococo added 20 points for Pammer, which won the North Catty League.
On the road to a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) football championship in 2013, Bloomsburg was without one of its top defensive lineman in the trenches.
Salisbury High School graduate and redshirt-junior Tony David suffered a season-ending ACL injury on the Huskies' first defensive series of last season against Stonehill, forcing him to miss all of the Huskies' 10-2 campaign. The Huskies also advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs where their season came to an end against West Chester.
St. Luke's and District 11 formally teamed-up for a partnership Tuesday morning during a press conference held at St. Luke's Campus in Cetronia.
The announcement comes on the heels of the upcoming fall season, which gets under way on August 11, as District 11 joins District 7 in Pittsburgh, as the only two PIAA zones that have partnerships with medical providers.
St. Luke's won the bid for the partnership and District 11 chairman Bob Hartman couldn't be happier about the merger.
In recent years, the Salisbury baseball team was a part of the Midnight Baseball tournament that benefited the Miracle League of Northampton County.
Despite not gaining enough interest across the area to keep that tradition alive, that didn't stop the Falcons from doing their part to stay involved with the Miracle League.
Last Saturday, July 26 at Easton's Hackett Park, the Falcons held their Salisbury Charity Game in which all proceeds went toward Northampton County's Miracle League.
Even as a freshman, Salisbury's Lindsay Bauer received recognition in the track and field landscape.
In a regular season meet of her inaugural season, before capturing three second-place finishes in districts as a ninth grader, one of the area's top track and field sprinters in Palmerton's Jessica Pereira provided Bauer with some insight on her own career. As a sprinter, Pereira went on to the University of North Carolina where she continued her track and field career.
If you'd like to try your luck at hunting Pennsylvania's most majestic game animal, you have until July 31 to submit your drawing application for the 2014 elk hunt.
This year the drawing for elk tags has been moved up a bit and will be held at a new location. The drawing is now set for Aug. 16 in Benezette, PA and in conjunction with Pennsylvania's Great Outdoor Elk Expo according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. So unlike last year, hunters should be aware of the earlier drawing date.
Justin Aungst's coaches saw something in him as a freshman on both the baseball field and basketball court that made him something special.
As a ninth grader, head coach Mike Pochron gave Aungst the start in the Falcons' District 11 Class AA championship game, a 5-2 victory over Pen Argyl. He also appeared in the team's PIAA championship game two weeks later.
An East Side Youth Center Elite Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team recently won a Sixth-Grade national tournament title.
The team was made up of players from several different parts of the Lehigh Valley as well as Pottsville and Pottstown. Its tournament season began back in March.
On Saturday, July 12, the team won the 2014 Sixth Grade Division III East Coast National Championship, which was played from July 9-12 at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton, Virginia. There were 48 teams competing for the Division III East Coast national championship.
When all was said and done, and the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL) officially came to an end last week, CSG Falcons Blue finished the season as runner-up in the girls playoffs.
Prior to coming up two goals short against Blue Crew (Warren Hills) in Friday's championship game, the Lady Falcons earned three postseason victories along the way in advancing to the final game of the season.
And while the Lady Falcons were a game short of their ultimate goal, head coach Rick Babyak has been pleased with both teams play all season.
Despite being in a bracket with the team that ended its season last winter, as well as a squad from New Jersey and a Constitution team that advanced to last year's title game, the Salisbury boys' basketball team stood above the rest in the SportsFest "A-Town Throwdown" Basketball Tournament at Cedar Beach.
The Falcons won all three of their games in pool play to earn a spot in the round of 16 that began on Sunday morning.