Athlete of the Week

September 20th, 2018
Kiele Riefenstahl
Saucon Valley
Soccer

Scored game-winning goal with 7 seconds left in 3-2 win over Northwestern, state's No. 1-ranked small school; totaled 2 goals in Panthers' 3-0 week.
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September 20th, 2018
Ian Csicsek
Saucon Valley
Football

Back had 25 carries, 280 yards rushing, 4 TDs in 42-27 win over Salisbury
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September 13th, 2018
Bradley Turocy
Freedom
Soccer

Scored a hat trick (3 goals) in soccer wins over Allen and Bethlehem Catholic, and had nine goals in three games.

September 13th, 2018
Maria Harding
Nazareth
Volleyball

Totaled 62 kills and 43 digs in volleyball wins over Whitehall, Central Catholic and Southern Lehigh with a career-high 33 kills in the five-set win over CCHS.

September 6th, 2018
David Sanders
Notre Dame Green Pond
Football

Receiver Sanders had 10 catches for 188 yards and a TD in a win over Bangor.

September 6th, 2018
Brianna Clark
Pleasant Valley
Soccer

Scored 4 goals with 1 assist as the Bears opened season with 7-0 wins over Pocono Mountain West and Bangor.

August 30th, 2018
Leah Coleman
Whitehall
Golf

Led the Zephyrs by shooting an 86 at Allentown Municipal in a win over East Stroudsburg South.

August 30th, 2018
Trey Gretzinger
Palisades
Football

Ran for 227 yards on 21 carries and scored on TD runs of 20, 7 and 53 yards in a 49-14 win over Palmerton.

May 10th, 2018
Jessi Indelicato
Bethlehem Catholic
Softball

Indelicato, a four-year starter, had four hits, three runs scored and played stellar defense at shortstop in Golden Hawks’ wins over Pine Grove and Liberty.

May 10th, 2018
Gavin Snyder
Liberty
Tennis

The Hurricanes’ No. 3 singles player won his match over Parkland, 6-2, 6-4, to help the Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory in the District 11 Class 3A championship match.

May 3rd, 2018
Anna Bishop
Salisbury
Softball

Collected her 100th career hit while getting 4 hits against Southern Lehigh. Posted 2 wins as a pitcher and had 9 RBIs, 3 stolen bases.

May 3rd, 2018
Evan Marushak
Emmaus
Baseball

Had three hits, scored four runs and drove in two runs as the Green Hornets beat Pleasant Valley and Nazareth in baseball.

April 26th, 2018
Matt Ziminsky
Whitehall
Baseball

Pitcher struck out 15 batters while limiting Northampton to three hits and one unearned run in an 8–1 win. Also went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI.

April 26th, 2018
Makenzie Wolfe
Parkland
Softball

Had home run against Liberty and two hits apiece in wins over Central Catholic and Whitehall.

April 19th, 2018
Mitchell Shoemaker
Emmaus
Volleyball

Combined for 32 assists, five aces and five kills in straight-set volleyball wins over Nazareth, Pocono Mountain West.

April 19th, 2018
Emily Hlavac
Allentown Central Catholic
Lacrosse

Totaled 7 goals, 2 assists and became girls lacrosse program’s all-leading scorer in two games.

April 12th, 2018
Casey Cunningham
Whitehall
Softball

In four games, the senior first baseman went 8-for-15 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 4 runs scored and 8 RBIs.

April 12th, 2018
Derek Hockenberry
Parkland
Volleyball

The outside hitter combined for 16 kills, 6 aces and 2 blocks in a pair of volleyball wins over Easton and Pocono Mountain East. He also had 13 kills and 3 aces against Northampton Tuesday night.

April 5th, 2018
Jared Hunsberger
Northampton
Baseball

Fired a four-inning no-hitter and struck out nine against East Stroudsburg North.

April 5th, 2018
Kaitlin Hoffman
Northern Lehigh
Softball

Went the distance with a 7-hitter, struck out 10 and had an RBI single in a 4-3 win over Salisbury.

March 29th, 2018
Sammy Sasso
Nazareth
Wrestling

Two-time PIAA champ helped team Pa. nearly beat Team USA with a 9-8 decision at 145 in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.

March 29th, 2018
Megan Sicinski
Parkland
Swimming

Fifth in PIAA 3A swimming 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.56.

March 22nd, 2018
Avery Bennett
Southern Lehigh
Basketball

Contributed seven points, six rebounds in 41-36 win over Harrisburg in PIAA 5A quarterfinal girls basketball win.

March 22nd, 2018
Rob Negron
Liberty
Swimming

Third in PIAA 3A swimming 50-yard freestyle, part of third-place in 200 free relay, seventh-place 200 medley relay.

March 15th, 2018
Caleb Clymer
Northwestern Lehigh
Wrestling

He was the PIAA 2A wrestling champ at 160 pounds. He finished the season 43-1 to go 144-23 for his career. He is third member of his family to be a state champ.

March 15th, 2018
Leanna Deegan
Easton
Basketball

She scored 18 points in a PIAA 6A first-round 67-22 victory over Olney.

March 8th, 2018
Keeshawn Kellman
Allentown Central Catholic
Basketball

Had 17 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the Vikings’ 52-31 District 11 5A championship win over Bangor.

March 8th, 2018
Angela Castano
Allentown Central Catholic
Swimming

Won 3 golds and a silver at District 11 Class 2A swim meet. She won 100 butterfly in 59.18 seconds. Also won gold as part of 200 medley and freestyle relay teams.

March 1st, 2018
Margaux Eripret
Allentown Central Catholic
Basketball

She scored a career-high 29 points in a 55-48 win over Wilson in District 4A quarterfinal. She averages 12.5 points and five rebounds per game this season. She has scored 865 career points.

March 1st, 2018
Jonathan Pineda
Easton
Wrestling

He won the District 11 Class 3A title with a pin in the final. It is his first district championship. He is 31-5 this year and 69-16 for his career.

February 22nd, 2018
Ryan Young
Bethlehem Catholic
Wrestling

Young had 16 points, 14 rebounds in the 47-44 win over Central Catholic for the EPC boys basketball championship.

February 22nd, 2018
Brianna Maslonka
Notre Dame Green Pond
Basketball

The co-captain scored a career-high 15 points in a 53-52 loss to Wilson in Colonial semifinals. She has made at least one 3-pointer in 18 of 23 games.

February 8th, 2018
Aubrey Blasiak
Lehighton
Basketball

Scored her 1,000th career point in a win over Tamaqua, 19 in a win over Panther Valley. A four-year starter, she has 34 3-pointers this year and 130 in her career.

February 8th, 2018
Cade Wilson
Nazareth
Wrestling

The Blue Eagles (27-4) had a 3-0 week with three pins totaling 5 minutes, 21 seconds. A returning eighth-place finisher at states, he has won 15 matches in a row, the last nine by pin.

February 1st, 2018
Gabrielle Sevrain
Northwestern Lehigh
Basketball

The point guard led the Tigers to three victories last week. The Tigers are 16-4 overall, 14-2 in the Colonial League

February 1st, 2018
Mikey Lewis
Bethlehem Catholic
Wrestling

Back from a shoulder injury, went 2-0 with two major decisions, helping team repeat as EPC champ. He missed most of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

January 25th, 2018
Jillian Olewine
Northern Lehigh
Basketball

Scored a career-high 32 points, the most for a Bulldog in at least 28 seasons, in a loss Moravian Academy. She is fourth in the Colonial League in scoring, averaging 14.2 ppg.

January 25th, 2018
Jacob Frank
Easton
Wrestling

Clinched Easton’s 28-26 win over rival Phillipsburg with a 3-1 decision in the final, 220-pound bout. He is ranked No. 3 in The Morning Call rankings for his weight class.

January 18th, 2018
Tamia Hines
Stroudsburg
Basketball

Delivered back-to-back career-high 26-point scoring games. Hines is third in the area in scoring with 17.7 ppg. The 5-foot-8 senior point guard has 777 career points and 90 3-pointers.

January 18th, 2018
Aidan Ellwood
Northampton
Basketball

Scored 27 points in a 55-52 win over Stroudsburg and 35 points in 75-64 win over Catasauqua. He is the area’s second leading scorer with 22.4 ppg and has 1,100 for his career. Headed to Kutztown University.

January 11th, 2018
Amanda Mobley
Southern Lehigh
Basketball

Amanda scored her 1,000th career point in a 64-53 Win over Phillipsburg. The Rider-bound 5-foot-6 guard has averaged over 11 points per game.

January 11th, 2018
Zach Ortman
Parkland
Wrestling

Army-West Point bound 145-pounder is 16-1 this season, including a 5-0 showing (3 pins, 2 technical falls) at last Saturday’s Parkland Duals.

December 21st, 2017
Jahan Dotson
Nazareth
Basketball

Dotson scored 19 points in 63-50 win over Whitehall. He is averaging 13.6 points in Nazareth’s 4-1 start. Also a football standout, he signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play at Penn State

December 21st, 2017
Natalie Galle
Notre Dame Green Pond
Basketball

Galle, point guard for Notre Dame Green Pond, scored 10 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the line, including 6-for-6 in the fourth quarter of 62-47 win over Wilson. She has scored 28 points in four games this season for the 4-0 Crusaders.

December 14th, 2017
Kion Andrews
William Allen
Basketball

Allen’s 5-foot-7 guard Kion Andrews scored a career-high 24 points in a 61-45 win over Northwestern.

The four-year varsity player followed that up with a 25-point effort in a 52-48 win over Freedom in her next game.

Andrews, who averaged 10 points a game last season, has scored 571 career points in 69 games and will try to lead the Canaries to a third straight District 11 berth and their first conference playoff berth since reaching the championship game in 2009.

December 14th, 2017
Angelo Mahaffey
Saucon Valley
Wrestling

Saucon Valley 152-pound wrestler Angelo Mahaffey pinned his opponents in the semifinals and finals of the Saucon Valley Invitational, helping the Panthers win the tourney.

December 7th, 2017
Jake Varrato
Parkland
Soccer

Goalie registered 13 shutouts in 26 games. The PSCA all-stater allowed only nine goals all year.

December 7th, 2017
Jasmine Mooney
Marian Catholic
Volleyball

Integral part of the 23-1 PIAA Class A finalist this year, including 35 kills in the state semifinals and 15 in the final. She also was part of three Schuylkill League titles, four District 11 titles and three state finals appearances.

November 30th, 2017
Peter Iselo
Bethlehem Catholic
Football

Linebacker had eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks, as the Golden Hawks survived a last-second comeback by Selinsgrove to reach tonight’s PIAA Class 4A football semifinal.

November 30th, 2017
Olivia Krogermeier
Emmaus
Field Hockey

She registered 19 goals and 14 assists for the 26-1 Hornets, who reached the PIAA Class 3A field hockey semifinals. She scored the game-winning goal in the state quarterfinals.

November 23rd, 2017
Matt Bisko
Bethlehem Catholic
Football

The back ran 19 times for 141 yards and 3 TDs in PIAA playoff 49-14 win against Pottsgrove. For the season, Bisko has run for 947 yards and 21 TDs.

November 23rd, 2017
Emily Pellini
Allentown Central Catholic
Volleyball

The libero had four service aces in a PIAA 3A semifinal win over West York. She then registered 23 digs in a five-set loss to Knoch in the finals.

November 16th, 2017
Mia Jago
Parkland
Volleyball

She delivered 14 kills in a PIAA 4A girls volleyball playoff win over Perkiomen Valley and 11 kills in a quarterfinals win over Exeter. She added 16 kills in a PIAA semifinal loss to Bishop Shanahan.

November 16th, 2017
Noah Meyers
Northwestern Lehigh
Soccer

He scored both goals in the Tigers' 2-1 boys soccer win over Hershey in the PIAA 3A quarterfinals. The midfielder, who then scored two more goals in a PIAA semifinal win over Archbishop Wood, has 24 goals and 11 assists this season. The Tigers play Lower Dauphin in the state finals Saturday in Hershey.

November 9th, 2017
Ethan Bernstein
Saucon Valley
Cross Country

Placed 15th in PIAA 2A cross country championships in a time of 16:45. He was second at districts and third in the league meet.

November 9th, 2017
Emily Deschler
Allentown Central Catholic
Cross Country

Placed 5th in 2A race at PIAA cross country championships, finishing in 19:04. She was highest place-winner from Morning Call area. One of four quadruplets – two brothers, two sisters – who ran at the state championships.

November 2nd, 2017
Cody Scherer
Lehighton
Football

Quarterback had 14 carries for 214 yards and two TDs and completed 11 of 17 passes for 215 yards and three TDs. Scherer, who also wrestles and plays baseball, also plays linebacker. Has passed for 1,147 yards, 17 TDs and run for 1,105 yards, 18 TDs.

November 2nd, 2017
Kelly Austin
Nazareth
Volleyball

In her first two matches back from injury, the middle hitter registered 34 kills and 5 blocks in District 11 Class 4A girls volleyball playoff wins over Stroudsburg and Emmaus. She then delivered 2 aces 14 kills, 5 digs in a win over Allen and 12 kills, 5 digs in an upset of Liberty in the district semifinals.

October 26th, 2017
Olivia Sahaydak
Liberty
Field Hockey

Scored goal in EPC final, a 3-1 loss to Emmaus. Leads Lehigh Valley with 66 goals. She scored a goal as the Hurricanes, the No. 2 seed in the District 11 3A tournament, beat Parkland 3-0 in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. They face Easton in next Monday’s semifinals.

October 26th, 2017
Luke Strauss
Southern Lehigh
Football

18 carries for 274 yards, 4 TDs and 3 catches for 64 yards, 2 TDs in 69-22 win over Catasauqua. Strauss has 929 rushing yards on 132 carries this season (7.0 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns.

October 19th, 2017
Zach Petiet
Saucon Valley
Football

Running back had 22 carries for 223 yards, 3 touchdowns in 42-14 win over Wilson.

For the season, he has gained 831 rushing yards on 107 carries and scored 12 rushing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns overall with three two-point conversions. The Panthers are 6-2.

October 19th, 2017
Grace Mittl
Liberty
Volleyball

Volleyball player contributed 1 ace, 10 kills in win over Freedom, 9 kills 10 digs in win over Becahi. Team also beat Dieruff.

The Hurricanes, who entered the EPC tournament as the No. 1 seed, had won 11 straight entering Thursday’s EPC semifinal.

October 12th, 2017
Kayla Argen
Pocono Mountain East
Soccer

The senior girls soccer standout had two goals and three assists in an 8-0 win over East Stroudsburg North. Argen leads the area in scoring with 25 goals and 32 assists for the Cardinals, who are 12-5 overall and tied for first in the EPC Mountain Division at 8-1.

October 12th, 2017
Jahan Worth
Parkland
Football

The senior running back gained 245 yards on 16 carries and scored three times in a 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic last week.

October 5th, 2017
Kelly Gardus
Salisbury
Soccer

Scored six goals, including four in win over Palmerton, 1 in 1-0 win over Nazareth, during Falcons' 3-0 girls soccer week.

October 5th, 2017
Jakob Herres
Easton
Football

Receiver had 12 catches for 185 yards and one TD in 24-17 loss to Bethlehem Catholic.

September 28th, 2017
Gerald Grube III
Notre Dame Green Pond
Football

Ran for 151 yards, three TDs, had 75 receiving yards, TD in a 54-10 win over Salisbury.

September 28th, 2017
Maddie Faust
Allentown Central Catholic
Soccer

Collected 7 goals, 4 assists in Central Catholic Vikings’ 3-0 week in girls soccer.

September 21st, 2017
Julia Roman
Freedom
Volleyball

Also a softball star, she collected 33 kills, 40 digs, 24 service points with 10 aces as volleyball team went 3-0, including close win over Northampton.

September 21st, 2017
Jimmy Gold
Southern Lehigh
Golf

Shot a career-best 4-under-par 68 at Wedgewood G.C. in win over Saucon Valley, Salisbury and Wilson. Averaging 73.62 in 8 matches.

September 14th, 2017
Dakota Bauer
Emmaus
Soccer

Had winning goal in 1-0 boys soccer win over Whitehall, helping Greent Hornets go 2-0 for the week

September 14th, 2017
Leah Zellner
Emmaus
Field Hockey

Had 12 goals in field hockey wins over Whitehall, Bethlehem Catholic, Council Rock-North.

September 7th, 2017
Jared Colletti
Palisades
Football

Scored three TDs, including 53-yard punt return, rushed for 69 yards on five carries, kicked 6 extra points in 42-0 win over Wilson.

September 7th, 2017
Morgan Mullen
Northampton
Field Hockey

Collected 3 goals, 1 assist in 8-0 field hockey win over Catasauqua, 1 assist in 4-0 win over Bethlehem Catholic.

August 31st, 2017
Alstan Wolfe
Saucon Valley
Football

The receiver/QB threw for 105 yards, ran for 50 and 2 TDs in 43-13 win over Bangor.

August 31st, 2017
Lilia Crouthamel
Salisbury
Tennis

Won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles in Falcons’ 5-0 win over Pen Argyl and 6-1, 6-2 in 5-0 win over Wilson, dropped 3-set match with tiebreaker in 4-1 win over Bangor.