In an all-star game, most people expect a heavy explosion of offensive.
And while that was that case, at least for one team, it was the dominant outing of the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference's pitching staff that stole the show on Saturday, June 7 in the 29th Annual Howard E. Deppe Senior All-Star Baseball Classic at Limeport's Fegley Stadium.
Salisbury boys' soccer head coach Mark Allinson entered his CSG Falcon team into Group B of the Men's Junior Division in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League to face a number of competitive teams across the area that they are not too familiar with.
After the first week of play at Lehigh University Fields at Goodman Campus and Stabler Arena, the CSG Falcons have made the most of their experience. They currently sit at 2-1 after Friday's loss to New Tripoli Bank FC, 2-1, in overtime.
Each Memorial Day weekend Penn State University holds its annual Super Regional AAU Happy Volley junior girls club volleyball tournament. This year Penn State hosted 440 different junior girls volleyball teams ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old and hailing from both the United States and Canada.
Emmaus-based volleyball club Push The Rock sent 14U, 15U and 16U teams to compete at the Happy Volley tournament.
Push The Rock 15 White, PTR's 15U team, ended up having a remarkable weekend.
During his career at Salisbury, only once has basketball head coach Jason Weaver had to replace his starting five players heading into the following season.
Weaver is facing that challenge once again as the Falcons begin preparation for the 2014-15 season. And that rebuild process begins in the Stellar Summer Basketball League.
Jon Benitez is familiar with a number of the players on the West Allentown legion baseball team.
When Salisbury faced West Allentown on Friday, perhaps there was some extra motivation for Benitez. He came through with the game's biggest play when it mattered most.
Last year's Salisbury baseball team finished with the third-best record in the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League with a 13-5 campaign before falling to North Parkland in the playoffs.
However, as the Falcons began legion play on Sunday, things look completely different from last year's squad in a number of facets.
The FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic faces a tough task when it opens play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next Wednesday. Sonic will travel to Portland (ME) to take on GPS Portland Phoenix of the PDL next week in a task that head coach Dave Weitzman understands will be a difficult prospect.
"We really are at a disadvantage because they're starting this tournament earlier than usual because they've allowed more teams in the tournament," Weitzman said. "We won't have most of our guys because they're still in college. Playing on the road makes it that much more difficult."
Thanks to a few days of warmer weather, this year's trout opener that kicks off March 29 in 18 southeastern counties, should not have snow covered banks if they get direct sunlight. The remainder of the state has an April 12 opening.
This year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have stocked 3.2 million trout in 731 streams and 124 lakes (like Leaser in Lehigh County). Of that total, 2.01 million are rainbow trout, 647,000 are brownies and 527,000 are brookies.
Northampton Community College point guard Brent Maron was a key member in helping guide the Spartans to their first ever Eastern Pennsylvania Atheltic Confernce championship as a freshman.
Now, in his second season with the Spartans, Maron would like to reach that level of success once again.
Maron, a 2012 graduate of Salisbury High School, has taken on an even bigger role this season. Through 15 games, he is averaging 8.3 points, 6 assists (first on team), 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals (tied for first on team) per game.
Emily DeOliveira's journey back to the soccer field hasn't been like most players.
DeOliveira, a 2011 graduate of Salisbury High School, tore her right ACL in the first game of her senior high school season, forcing her to miss the entire campaign.
But after months of rehabilitation and recovery, DeOliveira, a junior defender on the DeSales University women's soccer team that just completed the 2013 season, is back on the field making an impact.