Height is a valuable commodity in the game of basketball.
The Parkland Trojans certainly have a lot of that. All five starters for the Trojans during their summer season are listed at 6-3 or taller, including Sam Iorio, a 6-6 rising-sophomore who is just 15 years old and can play either forward position or center.
SPA Red 10, Palmer 3
Jack Foley and Nick Coval each scored three goals and assisted on one. Other SPA scorers in the game include Zack Jarosick (goal, 2 assists), Gabe Anderson (goal, 3 assists), Grant Berger (goal, assist, 8 groundballs), Adam Matulvicius (goal). Jame Hoenshilt had seven groundballs.
Goal keeper Evan Saylor made seven saves
SPA Red 10,
So. Lehigh 6
Point leaders for SPA were Grant Berger (3 goals, assist, 7 groundballs), Zack Jarosick 2 goals 1 assist
ULMK-AA American League
SPYA Dominators 4, LMYA Jayhawks 1
Strong pitching by Tanner Lewis and Devin Yeomans led the way for the SPYA Dominators in a 4-1 victory over the LMYA Jayhawks. Lewis and Yeomans combined to hold the Jayhawks to one run on only three hits while striking out 12 batters. The Dominator offense was led by Bryan Bertsch (3-for-3, R, 2 RBIs, 2 SBs), Nick Johnston (2-for-3, Double, 2 R, RBI), George Hlavac (2-for-3, R, RBI), Ryan Zolotsky (1-for-2) and Yeomans (1-for-2).
SPYA Dominators 15, SPYA Trojans 4
You just got the feeling that even with Parkland up 7-0, the Lady Trojans were going to have to fight off a challenge from Lower Dauphin in the PIAA semi-finals on Monday. The only question was just how big of a rally would it be. Unfortunately for Parkland, the rally brought the Falcons all the way back to an 8-7 win in eight innings.
Bloomsburg University's Casey Cooperman earned All-Atlantic Region honors from both Daktronics and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association following a stellar senior season on the mound for the Huskies.
Cooperman made school history with his selections, as he became the first Bloomsburg player to be named to the first team Daktronics All-Atlantic Region. The Parkland High School graduate also received a second team all-region nod from the NCBWA.
The 2013 season was a very successful one for East Stroudsburg University's baseball team. The Warriors won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and advanced to the Division II tournament.
Several key players on that team graduated from Parkland High School. The Trojans program helped them transition easily into the collegiate game.
Last season, the Bloomsburg University baseball program missed out on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs with a sub .500 record. But a mixture of youth and experience, and the Parkland baseball feeder program, has put the Huskies (28-18 overall, 20-8 PSAC) back into the league playoffs.
Senior pitcher Casey Cooperman, sophomore pitcher Matt Hurd and freshman catcher Damin Muth have made their marks on the 2014 season.
Thanks to a few days of warmer weather, this year's trout opener that kicks off March 29 in 18 southeastern counties, should not have snow covered banks if they get direct sunlight. The remainder of the state has an April 12 opening.
Austin Beidelman knew that he would get an opportunity as a freshman to impact the Kutztown University men's basketball team.
And once given that chance to begin the 2013-14 season, Beidelman hasn't looked back.
The 2013 Parkland High School graduate has started all 16 games for the Golden Bears, and has been a vital part of what the team has done this season. In 16 starts, Beidelman has averaged 10.9 points per game, good for fourth on the team. He has dished out 52 assists, which is more than double any other Golden Bear.
The Lehigh Valley is certainly aware what Andre Williams can do out of the backfield after watching him at Parkland High School.
Now the entire nation is getting a clear view of the Boston College senior running back.
While Williams continues to make history in the collegiate ranks at Boston College, in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and in the entire Football Bowl Subdivision, he remains humble.