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Gov. Wolf issues guidelines for sports

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley sports programs are on the verge of getting back together following preliminary guidelines released last week by Gov. Tom Wolf.

The press release stated that members of the PIAA can resume activities for programs in the yellow and green phases of the COVID-19 plan.

“Pennsylvania has some of the best athletes and teams in the country and they can now begin to safely return to organized sports,” Wolf said in a news release. “This guidance balances keeping student athletes safe from COVID-19 while allowing them to participate in an important part of their lives.”

Baseball tourney hopeful to be played in early August

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

While spring sports were canceled across the state due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are plans for baseball action this summer for seniors who missed out on their final season of high school baseball.

Dan Villanti, an assistant director of alumni relations at DeSales University and the director of the Rising Stars travel baseball program, has organized the tournament with the help of Liberty head coach Andy Pitsilos and Notre Dame head coach Mike Bedics.

Annual Big 33 football game shelved for 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Big 33 football game has been a part of Pennsylvania’s football history for the past 60 years. Unfortunately, that run has come to an end this spring, as the game has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The committee that organizes the event put out a release recently about the cancellation of this year’s contest, which was slated to take place on May 25.

High school sports canceled

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

PIAA hands down news after Gov. Wolf announces closing of schools

The inevitable news that the spring sports season would eventually never happen due to the coronavirus pandemic became official Thursday, April 9. Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that schools would be closed for the rest of the year, the PIAA followed suit by ending hope of resuming the interrupted winter championships and ceasing any spring sports.

High school sports canceled

Friday, April 10, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

PIAA hands down news following Gov. Wolf’s closure of schools

The inevitable news that the spring sports season would eventually never happen due to the coronavirus pandemic became official Thursday, April 9. Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that schools would be closed for the rest of the year, the PIAA followed suit by ending hope of resuming the interrupted winter championships and ceasing any spring sports.

BREAKING: Gov. Wolf closes schools

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Could mean end of PIAA sports, too

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.

Now, it’s become a waiting game

Friday, March 20, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

As each passing day goes, the news surrounding the worldwide coronavirus pandemic seems to only get worse.

For the PIAA and District 11, the spring sports season appears to be at jeopardy more and more each day. With news of a 10 day shutdown of the school system across the state coming last Friday, everyone in the sports world is playing the waiting game for direction from those at the top of the food chain.

District duals to begin this week

Friday, January 31, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 wrestling tournaments kick off this week with Thursday’s 3A action taking place at Liberty and Northampton.

Top-seeded Nazareth will wrestle at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Northampton against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Emmaus. At the bottom of the bracket, second-seeded Northampton will kick off at the same time as Nazareth, where they’ll meet the winner of seventh-seeded Stroudsburg and tenth-seeded Blue Mountain.

EPC wrestling title up for grabs Saturday

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference wrestling championship is slated to take place on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The official pairings for the Saturday full slate of competition between each team in the conference won’t be decided until Thursday, but one matchup that appears to be a near certainty before pairings are released is the 7 p.m. championship bout between Bethlehem Catholic (8-0, 7-0) and Nazareth (11-1, 6-0).