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Chris Michael

The SportsTalk Shop: HS Winter Sports Wrap (Part 1)

Over the next two weeks we’ll take a look back at what has been an extraordinary year for District XI winter high school sports. “Eight is Enough” Eight is the maximum number of gold medals one could accumulate while playing two sports—and that feat was accomplished by Parkland’s DeVante Cross.  He and his Trojans completed another dominating performance in District XI, not losing a game in the Lehigh Valley once he and his football teammates were finished with another district title (and playing for a state championship) on the gridiron. Cross will be taking his talents to … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

Behind the Mic: Conference Tournaments

It happened again!  This past Wednesday, Holy Cross stunned the Patriot League and Lehigh by winning the Patriot League Championship and getting the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Because they were the ninth seed in the Patriot League tournament, won four road games, after not winning an away PL game all season, and ended the pre-tournament season with a 14-19 record, they will play in Dayton on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:40 PM against Southern to get to the 64-team tournament.  Holy Cross became the lowest-seed to represent the League. The fourth-seeded Lafayette Leopards won the … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

Behind the Mic: Feel-good Stories

There are always “feel-good” stories every year in my world of Lehigh Valley basketball. Just look a little deeper into the success of the Southern Lehigh girls’ basketball team.  They play with basically an iron five and four of them are underclassmen.  Only Sydney Cyr, who is outstanding, by the way, is a senior.  They won the Colonial League, but Colonial League teams are not expected to win Districts against teams from the bigger conferences.  Even though they appeared in their 31st District tournament, they were 16-30 in those appearances and 0-2 in the championship games.  … [Continue Reading ...]