Saturday, May 18, 2013
Salisbury boys defeated rival Southern Lehigh to win another Colonial League baseball championship.
Justin Aungst pitched a two-hit shutout to send top-ranked Salisbury High School's baseball team to a 6-0 victory over Southern Lehigh for another Colonial League championship Thursday night at Limeport Stadium. Aungst also hit a home run in the game, according to a Morning Call report. Salisbury outscored its Colonial League opponents 140-23 this season, according to a WFMZ report. The Falcons have won three Colonial League titles in the last five years. Four Falcons have been named to the Colonial League all-star baseball first team: Nic Ampietro is also the Colonial League south MVP for the season. Salisbury won its 11th Colonial League championship title last year. In 2011, the Falcons made history by becoming the school's first team …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Colonial League baseball championship Thursday will feature Salisbury versus Southern Lehigh.
Salisbury boys will go for their twelfth Colonial League baseball championship Thursday against Southern Lehigh at 7 p.m. at Limeport Stadium. The Falcons defeated Notre Dame 4-1 Tuesday in the semi-final game. Salisbury goes into the championship ranked first in the Colonial League South. Southern Lehigh is ranked second. Four Falcons have been named to the Colonial League all-star baseball first team: Salisbury won its 11th Colonial League championship title last year. In 2011, the Falcons made history by becoming the school's first team to compete for a state title in any sport. Falcons outfielder Mason Kresley was recently named the Morning Call's "High School Player of the Week" for his two-run home run last week. Kresley has 27 …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Salisbury baseball team continues to dominate the Colonial League south.
The Salisbury boys baseball team goes into its semifinal playoff game Tuesday sitting atop the Colonial League south standings. The Falcons will play Notre Dame-Green Pond at 7 p.m. at Limeport Stadium. The winner of that game will play the winner of Tuesday's 4 p.m. semifinal match between Southern Lehigh and Catasauqua for the championship. The championship game is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in Limeport. Salisbury won its 11th Colonial League championship title last year. In 2011, the Falcons made history by becoming the school's first team to compete for a state title in any sport. Falcons outfielder Mason Kresley was recently named the Morning Call's "High School Player of the Week" for his two-run home run last week. Kresley has 27 RBIs …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Salisbury School Board honored the accomplishments of the high school boys swim team, which won the first state title in school history earlier this year.
Salisbury School Board directors honored a Salisbury High School athletic team that made school history earlier this year. School officials recently honored the PIAA 2A state championship boys swim team. The boys swim team became the first Salisbury High School athletic team to win a PIAA state championship in any sport. The manner in which the Falcon swim team, under the direction of first-year coach Jason Reinhard, won the title will also be etched in school lore. Trailing by one point entering the final event, the 400-meter relay team of Jon Dakota Anderson, Tim Costantini, Garrett Collins and Eric Tatum took the event to secure the gold medal. "That's a movie," said Director of Student Activities Monica Deeb. "What this team has …
Monday, May 6, 2013
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 …
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.
Thursday, April 25
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.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
There's plenty of NBA playoff action to watch starting this weekend.
It's time for NBA playoff action and you can find the complete 2013 playoff schedule here.
Sign up to drive a go-cart in the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix 'All-Star Shootout' coming up in May.
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix in Allentown will host its inaugural “LVGP All-Star Shootout” race on Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This four-part series of endurance races is a new format inspired by NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend. The LVGP All-Star Shootout is broken down into “Pro” and “Amateur” classes based on lap times and teams of 2-5 drivers can sign up now to participate. “With the LVGP All-Star Shootout, we wanted to create a race that combines aspects of Sprint Cup Series and endurance racing unique to the indoor karting experience,” said Michael McCreary, partner at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. “The fact that this race is happening during NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend will just add the exciting atmosphere at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.” The…