The Balliet Vikings Connie Mack baseball team played near flawless ball Monday evening at Sammy Balliet Stadium in Coplay, and in doing so, shutout Salisbury 8-0 in the first round of the playoffs.
There was a five-way tie in the standings after the last game of the regular season, as five teams all had 12-6 records. Balliet was awarded the eighth seed and home game against the ninth seeded Falcons, who both had the same record.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team has started off 2016 unblemished through their first three games. Wins against Quakertown to open the season and then Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponents Northampton and Nazareth the following two, had put the Zephyrs at 3-0.
But Whitehall ran into a freight train in defending PIAA champion Parkland last Tuesday night. The Trojans swept the Zephyrs 3-0 by scores of 25-18, 25-14, and 25-18 to give Whitehall its first loss of the year.
Each year the high school basketball season wraps up its year with a special event, not only for senior players, but also for a group of youngsters who may never get the chance to suit up in a varsity basketball game.
The 41st annual All-Star game was held last Saturday at Northampton Community College and featured representatives from 35 high schools around the Lehigh Valley. The Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities and promotes community involvement.
In its 35th year, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame introduced five new members for its 2015 class at a dinner last Friday night at the Northampton Area Community College Center.
Among the five inductees were two local to the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area, Steve Pritko of Northampton High School Class of 1939, and Vincent Rogusky from Catasauqua High School Class of 1976.