Northampton’s Michael Kistler returned from Fargo, N.D. with double All-American status at the Cadet Freestyle and Greco Tournament’s.
Kistler was one of several wrestlers from District 11 to make the trek out west to participate in one of the summer’s biggest wrestling tournaments in the country.
Kistler took fourth in freestyle at 138-pounds in the event, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing and working his way back through the consolation bracket.
He also finished in fifth place in Greco, giving him a productive run during the tournament.
It’s fair to say that wrestling fans are watching greatness unfold in front of their eyes.
For Northampton’s Julian Chlebove, his first two years on the wrestling mat have been everything he’s hoped for and maybe more.
His second state championship this past March cemented his status as back-to-back Male Athlete of the Year for the Northampton Press.
The NORCO Legion playoffs got underway on Tuesday and Northampton comes into the postseason race as the top seed.
Northampton (15-4) knocked off eighth-seeded Birches 4-2 in the opener and looked to finish them off in Wednesday’s second game of the best of three series, which was after Press deadlines.
The first round of the tournament was slated to begin on Monday, but the league had to push back it’s final day of the regular season a day, moving three opening round dates to July 4, 5 and 6.
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
There’s a new summer basketball tournament in town and it hopes to fill some of the holes that high school coaches have talked about for years with the July tournament dates.
Glenn Klein, the veteran basketball tournament director for the Stellar Construction Catch A Rising Star showcase, is going solo and forming the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase from June 22-25.
Klein has directed and organized summer tournaments over the past 37 years and feels the time is right now to branch off to put together a different tournament.
The East Penn Conference volleyball playoffs will wrap up with Wednesday’s championship match between Emmaus and Whitehall, but the District 11 3A tournament will kick into action immediately on Thursday night with the pigtail and quarterfinal rounds taking place.
Northampton (9-7) comes into Thursday’s action as the seventh-seed, as they’ll square off at Whitehall against tenth-seeded Wyoming Valley West tonight at 5:30 p.m.
The winner will then advance to take on the second-seeded Zephyrs at 7 p.m.