Trojans golfer John Angelella won the male voting. He helped his team win 14 matches and tied for seventh at districts, and was recently named EPC Scholar-Athlete recipient for his sport.
Red Rovers runner Charlize Smith won the female voting. She was ninth at the District 11 3A championships, competed in states and was named EPC Scholar-Athlete in her sport. She also plays lacrosse.
Red Rovers linebacker Andrew Balukas registered nine tackles, a sack and three quarterback hits and was voted defensive MVP against Phillipsburg on Thanksgiving.
Red Rovers tennis star Elessa Jacobs, the 3-time District 11 3A singles champ and EPC all-star/MVP who reached the PIAA second round, was named EPC Scholar-Athlete in her sport.
Freedom’s Tristan Wheeler had a strip sack, fumble recovery, interception, 11 tackles, and a rushing TD in the team’s District 11 Class 6A championship win over Emmaus.
Parkland’s Jenny Clifton played a good all–around good game at libero in their PIAA 4A semifinal girls volleyball loss to Bishop Shanahan.
Rachel Hess helped the Vikettes defeat Villa Maria in PIAA 3A quarterfinal volleyball playoffs with six kills.
Paul Carreras ran four times for 94 yards, including a 70-yard TD run, in District 11 4A semifinal win over Pottsville.
Riley Baughman had both goals in the Green Hornets’ 2-0 District 11 3A field hockey semifinal win over Stroudsburg.
Green Hornets running back Sone Ntoh ran for 205 yards, including a 91-yard TD, and had a strong defensive game in the Green Hornets’ 55-40 District 11 playoff win over Nazareth.
Southern Lehigh quarterback Logan Edmond won the voting for Male athlete.
He passed for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 67 yards and three scores in a 50-0 win over Salisbury.
Southern Lehigh girls soccer player Kristen Cocozza was voted top female athlete from among the three nominees.
Cocozza scored a goal in the Spartans' 2-1 soccer win over Saucon Valley in the District 11 3A semifinals. She has surpassed 50 career goals this season.
Pirates quarterback Ethan Brader earned the vote after collecting 13 carries for 246 yards and scoring three touchdowns in a 56-7 win over Pen Argyl.
Red Rover Ellie McIntyre scored the overtime game-winner in an East Penn Conference field hockey semifinal and scored the first goal in the EPC title game.
Liberty defensive lineman Trevor Harris had a heck of a game in a win over Central Catholic last week.
Harris delivered four quarterback sacks, two hurries, nine tackles (including two for loss), a blocked punt, blocked field goal, and batted down a pass.
Meanwhile, Jessica Marks won three sets at No. 3 singles to help lead the Golden Hawks to a 5-0 victory over Moravian Academy in the District 11 Class 2A girls team tennis title match.
Rylee Donaldson of Salisbury scored four goals with two assists in the Falcons’ 2-1 week in soccer. She is the program’s all-time leader in goals (70), assists (51).
Tommy Manos of Nazareth caught 10 passes for 159 yards in 26-13 win over Liberty.
Stergio scored the game-winning goal in OT in a 3-2 soccer win over Emmaus and had two goals in win over P.M. West. At the beginning of the week, he led his team with six goals.
Perugini tallied nine aces, 25 kills, and 35 assists in three volleyball wins. She became the first player in school history with 1,000 points and 1,000 digs.
Totaled one goal, two assists in the Zephyrs’ 3-1 win over Parkland, the state’s No. 7-ranked team. She had one goal, three assists in team’s 3-0 week.
Green Hornet running back rushed 20 times for 140 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 30-28 win over Easton.
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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Back had 25 carries, 280 yards rushing, 4 TDs in 42-27 win over Salisbury
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Scored a hat trick (3 goals) in soccer wins over Allen and Bethlehem Catholic, and had nine goals in three games.
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.
Receiver Sanders had 10 catches for 188 yards and a TD in a win over Bangor.
Scored 4 goals with 1 assist as the Bears opened season with 7-0 wins over Pocono Mountain West and Bangor.
Led the Zephyrs by shooting an 86 at Allentown Municipal in a win over East Stroudsburg South.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Had three hits, scored four runs and drove in two runs as the Green Hornets beat Pleasant Valley and Nazareth in 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.
Had home run against Liberty and two hits apiece in wins over Central Catholic and Whitehall.
Combined for 32 assists, five aces and five kills in straight-set volleyball wins over Nazareth, Pocono Mountain West.
Totaled 7 goals, 2 assists and became girls lacrosse program’s all-leading scorer in two games.
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.
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.
Fired a four-inning no-hitter and struck out nine against East Stroudsburg North.
Went the distance with a 7-hitter, struck out 10 and had an RBI single in a 4-3 win over Salisbury.
Two-time PIAA champ helped team Pa. nearly beat Team USA with a 9-8 decision at 145 in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.
Fifth in PIAA 3A swimming 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.56.
Contributed seven points, six rebounds in 41-36 win over Harrisburg in PIAA 5A quarterfinal girls basketball win.
Third in PIAA 3A swimming 50-yard freestyle, part of third-place in 200 free relay, seventh-place 200 medley relay.
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.
She scored 18 points in a PIAA 6A first-round 67-22 victory over Olney.
Had 17 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the Vikings’ 52-31 District 11 5A championship win over Bangor.
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.
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.
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.
Young had 16 points, 14 rebounds in the 47-44 win over Central Catholic for the EPC boys basketball championship.
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.
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.
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.
The point guard led the Tigers to three victories last week. The Tigers are 16-4 overall, 14-2 in the Colonial League
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Goalie registered 13 shutouts in 26 games. The PSCA all-stater allowed only nine goals all year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The senior running back gained 245 yards on 16 carries and scored three times in a 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic last week.
Scored six goals, including four in win over Palmerton, 1 in 1-0 win over Nazareth, during Falcons' 3-0 girls soccer week.
Receiver had 12 catches for 185 yards and one TD in 24-17 loss to Bethlehem Catholic.
Ran for 151 yards, three TDs, had 75 receiving yards, TD in a 54-10 win over Salisbury.
Collected 7 goals, 4 assists in Central Catholic Vikings’ 3-0 week in girls soccer.
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.
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.
Had winning goal in 1-0 boys soccer win over Whitehall, helping Greent Hornets go 2-0 for the week
Had 12 goals in field hockey wins over Whitehall, Bethlehem Catholic, Council Rock-North.
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.
Collected 3 goals, 1 assist in 8-0 field hockey win over Catasauqua, 1 assist in 4-0 win over Bethlehem Catholic.
The receiver/QB threw for 105 yards, ran for 50 and 2 TDs in 43-13 win over Bangor.
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.