The Wilson @ Saucon Valley District XI AAA softball game scheduled for Thursday, May 23 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m., the SVSD Athletic Office announced Monday.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The 2013 Saucon Valley Athletic Department Hall of Fame inductees are Douglas W. Koch, Doug Brown, Jerry Rodriguez, Sheri Hershey, William Hershey, Michael Anderson and Joseph Killar.
Note: The information below was provided by the Saucon Valley Athletic Department. The Saucon Valley Athletic Department is privileged to announce its 2013 Hall of Fame class. The class of 2013 will be inducted during the Saucon Valley Athletic Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Saucon Valley High School Auditorium. Douglas W. Koch (Wrestling) A PIAA State Champion at Liberty High School and an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Champion at Lehigh University, Doug joined Saucon Valley Head Coach Charles Bartolet in 1964 and would continue as Saucon Valley’s Assistant Coach until 1985. During his 20-plus-year coaching career, Doug helped secure 86 individual and team Wrestling Championships at …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saucon Valley senior Jeremy Leidich excels at cross country, swimming and track.
Saucon Valley senior Jeremy Leidich originally became interested in competitive running as a student at St. Theresa School, where one of the elementary teachers had started a track program. "I joined that program and loved it right away," he recalled. Unsure as to whether or not he could compete at the high school level of cross country, Jeremy went to the Hellertown Pool to discuss his dilemma with the pool manager and Saucon's cross country coach, Ed Kolosky, who told him to try it out. "Originally I hated it, but after a summer of terrible training I began to improve," Jeremy said. "I loved every moment of my experience as a cross country runner," he added. "I made many lasting friendships through this sport." Jeremy credits "a good …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saucon Valley baseball and softball games that were originally scheduled to be played Wednesday have been rescheduled for Tuesday, due to the weather forecast.
UPDATE, Monday, 2:30 p.m. — The Junior High softball and JV baseball games originally scheduled for Wednesday have been rescheduled for Tuesday at Palisades. The following information was provided by the Saucon Valley Athletic Department: Wednesday's varsity softball game (Palisades @ Saucon Valley) will now be played on Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. due to weather forecasts. At this time (Monday morning) the Junior High game remains scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 @ Palisades. Wednesday's varsity baseball game (Palisades @ Saucon Valley) will be moved up one day to Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. due to weather. At this time (Monday morning), the JV game remains scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at Palisades.
The Saucon Valley Panthers (6-12) defeated the Wilson Warriors (6-10) on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Saucon Valley dealt Wilson's chances to make it to the post-season a blow when Ryan Kern singled on the first pitch to drive in the winning run with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The winning rally began as Joe Schuyler beat out a slow roller to second. Gabe Sinko's bunt was fielded by Wilson pitcher Nick Smith, but his throw to second could not be handled, putting runners on first and second. As Stephen Gahman prepared to bunt the runners to second and third, a wild pitch did the job. Gahman was hit by a pitch to load the bases, setting the stage for Kern's game-winning hit. Lefty Matt Laub picked up the 5-4 win. The Panthers are now 6-12, while the Warriors are 6-10.
A home run by Phillies slugger Ryan Howard fulfilled the wish of a 7-year-old Center Valley fan who is blind.
Ryan Howard's second-inning home run in Friday's game against the Miami Marlins came at the request of A.J. Moncman, 7, a fan from Center Valley, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. The boy met Howard before the game as part of "Teacher Appreciation Night" festivities that included honoring A.J.'s teacher Bethann Molinari. A.J. was diagnosed with Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) at an early age, according to USA Today. LCA is a genetic eye disorder that primarily affects the retina and causes severe vision impairment from a young age, according to the National Institutes of Health. A.J. met first baseman Howard before the game and gave him a bracelet. "I told him, 'I want you to hit a home run tonight just for this,'" A.J. said, in…
Win coupons, buy tickets and more with Iron Pigs phone app.
A brand-new app that allows fans to interact with the game day experience at Coca-Cola Park in a fun and unique way is now available for iPhone and Android users. The IronPigs Boomaphone app is free for a limited time by searching for "IronPigs" in either the App Store or the Google Market. The new app has been completely re-invented for 2013 and now serves as the ultimate game day companion for all fans attending IronPigs games at Coca-Cola Park. The app features the following sections, each tailored to a different part of the fan experience: The brand-new app is customizable to each fan's interest and provides upcoming promotional information based on interests and fan-type. Single-game tickets, mini-plan packages and group tickets …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saucon Valley Youth Lacrosse will sponsor the event at Polk Valley Park in Lower Saucon Township.
This Saturday, May 4, Polk Valley Park in Lower Saucon Township will be filled with the sights and sounds of youth lacrosse. Saucon Valley Youth Lacrosse LAX Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 6p.m. in the park, at fields #4 and #5. According to a press release about the event, Saucon Valley Youth Lacrosse originated as a club program in 2006. More than 250 boys and girls ages 7 to 15 participate in the youth program, which was "instrumental in the origination and development of (the) S.V. High School lacrosse program," the release said. SVYL is now part of the newly-formed Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League, which is comprised of youth teams in Lehigh and Northampton counties. On Saturday, 14 boys and girls games will be played throughout …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Eagles have fourth pick in 2013 NFL Draft, which starts at 8 p.m. Thursday.
It's NFL Draft time and you can find lots of information at NFL.com. Patch columnist Dino Ciliberti says it's not a strong field, but the pick sure will be important to the Philadelphia Eagles. Who should the Eagles draft? Tell us in the comments section below. The first round will take place Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the second and third rounds on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Rounds four through seven will be held Saturday at noon. Here are some Draft Day Rumors from Sports Illustrated.