Baseball is a game of inches.
And sometimes, it’s the smallest margin that can spell the difference between winning and losing.
The ball bounced Pleasant Valley’s way Monday in a walk-off, 2-1 victory over Northampton in a District 11 Class 6A first round game.
With the bases loaded and one out, Danny McEvoy lofted a fly ball to right field that fell in, allowing Brandon Ratti to score from third base to send the Bears to Wednesday’s quarterfinals against top seed Parkland.
With the dog days of summer setting in, wrestling doesn't typically feature prominently in the discussion surrounding high school sports.
But all across the country, student-athletes are preparing for the upcoming season by participating in a myriad of camps, often traveling far and wide to stay on top of their game.
Recently, the opportunity to partake in such an event came much closer to home.
The Lehighton Takedown Club hosted its Lehigh Valley All-Star Division I Wrestling Camp for grades nine through 12 at Lehighton High Area School.
A glance at the six finalists in the 2014 PIAA Volleyball Championships revealed an unusual trend: All three matches featured teams from District 11 play.
Marian Catholic was the district's Class A representative, while Bethlehem Catholic took the honor in Class AA and Parkland earned the spot in the Class AAA match.
Two of the three teams, Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland, walked away with state championships, while Marian suffered a five-set defeat to Greensburg Central Catholic.