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.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Philadelphia Phillies usually get off to a bad start in April. And they are once again this year.
They say you can't win the season in April. But you could certainly lose it. And after the first month of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are letting April showers drown them. They stand at 9-14 going into Friday night's game against the New York Mets. Five games under .500 and their worst start since 2006. Basically there's one word to sum up their performance so far this season: pathetic. The starting pitching has been inconsistent. The bullpen has gotten rocked. The offensive bats aren't just cold; they're pretty much icy. The defense stinks. The fundamentals are lacking. Pathetic. Case in point was Roy Halladay's performance Wednesday night. The pitcher has turned things around since a shaky start and question marks about his …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The last registration session for Hellertown-Lower Saucon Little League for the spring is Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9am to noon at Dimmick Park.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Lee A. Weidner of Hellertown says the men who coached Little League baseball during his youth were heroes in more ways than one.
Monday, August 27, 2012
To the editor: At this time of year annually I celebrate and humbly honor the many WWII veterans who helped found Little League baseball in Hellertown during the early 1950s. Many of my buddies and I competed steadfastly to improve our basic skills on the two ballfields at Dimmick Park, then called East End Field, and the diamond at Reinhard Elementary School. Coaches such as Mr. Grubb, Mr. Eckert, Mr. Hoppes and Mr. Finkbeiner volunteered their time to teach us Roosevelt and Baby Boomers the fine art of baseball. Parents and grandparents spent time, countless hours, to practice with us boys at home and watch games with enthusiasm, always stressing good sportsmanship. Shakespeare wrote, "Ye Gods, it doth amaze me!" As I view the Little …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Hellertown Royals triumphed over Easton Monday to tie the 2012 Blue Mountain League chamionship series at 2-2. The final game in the series will be played Wednesday evening at Dimmick Park.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Just when some prognosticators had them down for the count, the Hellertown Royals came roaring back to tie the Blue Mountain League championship series at 2-2. Three-time defending league champions, the Royals overcame a two game deficit with consecutive wins over Easton on Sunday (5-1) and Monday (5-3), the Express-Times has reported. The final game in the annual playoff series will be played at Hellertown's Dimmick Park on Wednesday at 5:45pm. Regardless of its outcome, the Royals baseball team and their manager, Bob Zerfass, are scheduled to be honored for their many accomplishments over the past 35 years at this Saturday's Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Royals will face off against Easton in the opening game of the league's championship series at 5:45pm Wednesday, Aug. 8 in Dimmick Park.
Defending Blue Mountain League champions, the Hellertown Royals have once again made it to the league's best-of-five finals series, the Express-Times reported Tuesday. The Royals will play their first game against Easton this evening at Dimmick Park. The newspaper reported that the Royals are currently the top seed in the Blue Mountain League, as well as three-time defending champions. Founded 35 years ago, the Royals and longtime team manager Bob Zerfass are slated to be honored on Aug. 18 at Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day. Tonight's game will begin at 5:45pm.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
We've gotten used to the Fightins' fighting for first place every year for a while now. But as the All-Star break approaches, they're in dead last.
Editor's Note: This is the debut of a weekly sports column that will focus on professional sports and the four main Philadelphia teams. If you're Ruben Amaro, July is a great month. Usually, the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies is sitting pretty, his team in first place and the time nearing when Amaro gets to play "Let's Make A Deal" to bolster the roster for the annual playoff run. This season, though, Amaro should be humming The Clash song, "Should (They) Stay or Should (They) Go." The Phils are in dead last in the NL East. And with the trading deadline coming up at the end of the month, Amaro needs to determine if the Phillies are buyers or sellers this year. He needs to decide if this team's deep playoff run of the past few…
Friday, January 27, 2012
On Feb. 11, the well-known former Major Leaguer will be the guest speaker at a Community Sports Breakfast at the Dewey Fire Company banquet hall.
A well-known former Philadelphia Phillie will be the guest speaker at Saucon Community Bible Fellowship Church's annual Community Sports Breakfast next month, the church recently announced. Dickie Noles, who played professional baseball for 16 years, will discuss his Major League career as well as his life as a recovering alcoholic and a devout Christian. A North Carolina native, Noles, 55, played for the Phillies, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers between the late 1970s and the early 1990s. One of the highlights of his career was pitching for the Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team, and he continues to work for the franchise as its Certified Employee Assistance Professional. …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Completely restoring the aged grandstand in Dimmick Park will require lifting the structure off its foundation, members of Hellertown Borough Council were told Aug. 15.
Hellertown Borough Council members unanimously approved a motion to advertise for bids for the restoration of the decrepit Dimmick Park grandstand at their Aug. 15 meeting, but several council members expressed dismay over the potential cost of a full-scale restoration of the facility. Borough Engineer Bryan Smith, of Barry Isett and Associates, informed council that rust has spread and timbers have continued to rot since the grandstand was inspected by his firm 5 years ago. In addition, he said, the plates that secure the grandstand to concrete footers are now bad, and in order to replace them the entire structure will have to be lifted off its foundation by a crane capable of lifting a house. "The rest of the steel structure appears to …