The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced the 2017 All-State volleyball teams and District 11 had six representatives named to the 3A squad.
Emmaus dominated the list with four players, while Parkland and Whitehall each had one.
Whitehall’s Logan McGinley is the only player chosen from District 11 to make multiple appearances on the all-state squad.
The complete list is below.
AAA BOYS VOLLEYBALL
ALL STATE TEAM
PIAA DISTRICT XI
Noah Bacon Emmaus OH
Brendan Dunkle Emmaus Lib
James Haag Emmaus OH
District XI will be bringing their own Hall of Fame to town when the inaugural class will be inducted on October 14, 2018.
News of the announcement came last week as The District XI Hall of Fame will include athletes, coaches, officials, and contributors and will be reflective of those individual’s contributions on the District XI high school level.
Postgraduate, collegiate, or professional performance will not be assessed in selecting Hall of Fame recipients.
The East Penn Conference volleyball all-stars were announced for the 2017 season with five Emmaus players leading the pack, including league MVP Cameron Parsons.
The Hornets had four players named to the first team, as the team made a run to the state semifinals before falling to Central York in four games.
Whitehall’s Logan McGinley and Joey Maamari were also honored by being named to the first and second teams, respectively.
The full list of this year’s all-stars is below.
Cameron Parsons S (Emmaus) MVP
Logan McGinley OH (Whitehall)
Liberty’s Darian Street and Jaohne Duggan spent one last night together as teammates in last weekend’s Big 33 Classic at Central Dauphin High School.
Both played their part in Pennsylvania’s 44-33 victory over Maryland, as Street hauled in three catches for 84 yards on the night, including a 51-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter to put Pennsylvania up 37-21 with 6:43 left.
Duggan, a back-to-back all-state selection on the defensive line, proved to be a menace to Maryland’s offensive line on the night, as he’ll continue his college career at Rutgers.
The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase kicks off its inaugural tournament this week in Allentown, with the tournament taking over the reigns of the former Stellar Basketball Tournament.
Action runs Thursday to Sunday and the double elimination format that everyone was used to at Stellar is back.
Liberty, who is 4-2 in the Allentown Summer League heading into this week, opens the tournament with Boyertown on Thursday night with the winner facing Allen on Friday night.
Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Classic ended on day one of the tournament following a 4-2 loss to Jersey Shore in last Thursday’s opener.
T.J Scuderi broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer to put Jersey Shore ahead for good and to eliminate the LV squad at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
Jersey Shore built a 2-0 lead after the first two innings of play, but Lehigh Valley battled back in the third and fourth innings respectively to nod the game.
For this year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic participants, Thursday’s outing is undoubtedly the last time all of them will suit up for one last high school football game.
For Gold head coach Kyle Haas, it’s also one last game to lead after serving as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic last season on an interim basis.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) takes on the Red team (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties).
The 2017 Carpenter Cup baseball rosters were announced last week, as the team opens up their 25th season in the event taking place at Philadelphia’s FDR and Citizen’s Bank Park.
The team’s opening round contest takes place on June 15 at 12:30 p.m. against Jersey Shore (NJ) at FDR Park.
The complete roster for the team is below.
Among the Kids who made the squad are Brittain Shander and Mike Ettl.
Brittain Shander (11) INF R-R Northampton
Michael Jenkins (12) P R-R Parkland
Matt Morrow (12) P R-R Becahi
Nate Kitchell (12) P/1B L-L Stroudsburg
It’s the opportunity that only a small percentage of the population gets, but former Lehigh quarterback and Whitehall product Nick Shafnisky will get his shot at building his NFL resume when he arrives at the NovaCare Complex for a rookie minicamp with the Philadelphia Eagles this week.
Shafnisky will report on Thursday for a night meeting, before hitting the field on Friday through Sunday for a chance to impress and gain a contract to become apart of the Eagles 90-man offseason roster.
The Via Basketball All-Star Classic announced their rosters recently, as they gear up for their 42nd annual year, which gets underway on March 29 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Banquet.
Matt Millen will be the keynote speaker for the night, which will introduce a new class to the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees include Mimi Griffin (Broadcaster), Brian Hunter (Emmaus, Class of 2007), Jackie (Yandrisevits) Markle (Nazareth, Class of 2005) and the 1951 Allentown High School boys’ basketball team.