The initial meeting for the 2013 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Baseball franchise will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 in Billera Hall at DeSales University. The first three tryouts will be held at 9 a.m. on Sundays May 5, 12 and 19 at DeSales. For more information, contact LV Carpenter Cup Baseball Founder and General Manager J.F. Pirro at 215-529-0636 or email@example.com.
The South Parkland 110-pound A team's season came to a heart-breaking end on Saturday when the Trojans fell 6-0 in overtime by the Lower Macungie Mustangs in the semifinals of the SYFL playoffs.
Both teams battled all afternoon in a hard-hitting defensive struggle. After a scoreless first half, the Trojan defense forced back-to-back turnovers in the third quarter on interceptions by Devin Yeomans and Ryan Zolotsky. The Trojan offense, however, was unable to capitalize on the resulting good field position, as it was stopped both times by the aggressive Mustang defense.
The SPYA Biddy baseball team had a great fall season, ending in a championship against Northwestern on October 13.
Coach Chris Giovenco's team was 8-1-1 going into the playoff weekend. With three big wins the final weekend, the team took the Parkland League Biddy Championship.
All the players developed throughout the year and each player truly contributed to the championship run.
So. Parkland 19,
The South Parkland 110-pound A team finished the SYFL regular season with a perfect 8-0 record after defeating the LCYA Bulldogs 19-0 on Saturday night.
Lower Mac 16,
No. Parkland 8
A late touchdown spelled doom for the Buffaloes as they fell to Lower Mac in the final game of their regular season.
Dylan Barron scored on a 20-yard pass from Michael Ruisch for North Parkland's lone touchdown. Joey Guida added the extra point.
Lower Mac 12,
No. Parkland 7
Much like their 125-pounds counterparts the 110s weren't able to match a late score in a close loss to Lower Mac.
North and South Parkland clashed in Suburban Youth Football action this week, with the teams splitting the five matchups, including a tie at the 95-pound level.
No. Parkland 26,
So. Parkland 0
Ian Haggerty scored four touchdowns and the Buffaloes put in a strong defensive effort to pace a 26-0 shutout of rival South Parkland.
Haggerty had touchdown runs of 13, 12, 10 and one yard to bolster the scoring effort. Josh Lee also added a score on a five-yard run.
The Buffalo defense was paced by Lee, Bobby Carlson, Dylan Barron and David Polanki.
Lauren Hibshman has enjoyed plenty of success playing field hockey at a number of levels throughout her playing career.
After a stellar career at Parkland that included being named to the LVC All-Conference team and a member of the PFHCA First Team All-State in her final two seasons as a Trojan, Hibshman is now in the midst of her first collegiate season at Drexel University.
It didn't take long for Tara Huber to put a stamp on the Bloomsburg soccer program.
She played in 19 games as a freshman in 2010 and led the team in goals with nine. She also had four assists that year, and helped Bloomsburg reach the PSAC tournament finals.
In 17 games as a sophomore the next year, Huber tallied six goals and four assists.
"I came in and worked really hard," Huber said. "Once you get onto the soccer field, you don't look at it as if you're in different grades. I just had confidence and wasn't afraid of the older girls.
North Parkland 32,
Upper Saucon 20
Ian Haggerty had three touchdowns to lead the Buffaloes past Upper Saucon 32-20 in SYFL play last weekend.
Haggerty scored on runs of 40, 10 and seven yards to pace the offense. Michael Ruisch also added a two-yard touchdown run.
Josh Lee contributed on special teams, taking a punt 65-yards to the house for another score.
Josh Wagner converted one extra point kick and Brenton Cassium had a pair of sacks to lead the defense.
No. Parkland 7,
So. Parkland B 0
So. Parkland 24,
Saucon Valley 22
For the second time in three weeks, the resilient Trojans down three scores at half turned it on again and this time knocked off the undefeated Saucon Valley Panthers 24-22 in a hard fought division SYFL battle.