Panther Wrestlers Blast Bombers (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

On Wednesday night the Panther wrestlers showed the visiting Palmerton Blue Bombers a little Saucon Valley hospitality.  Well, maybe not.  But, Saucon Valley (11-1 ) and Palmerton (0-8) did square off in Colonial League action.  And, as their records show, the Panthers were considered heavy favorites on this night.  As expected, Saucon Valley quickly shot the Bombers down. In only forty-five minutes, the Panthers defeated Palmerton 64-15.

Panthers Step Up To Repeat As ‘Big Red’ Champs (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

On Saturday, Coach Shirk and his Saucon Valley Panthers hit the road to compete in Souderton High School’s ‘Big Red’ duals.  This annual, dual-meet tournament features a selection of teams from around the region including Central Buck East (5-1), Central Dauphin (10-1) and Pennsbury (12-3).  There was plenty of quality wrestling action to be had in Souderton this past weekend.

Panther Wrestlers Battle Bangor (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

On Thursday night the Saucon Valley Panther wrestlers opened the gymnasium doors and welcomed the Bangor Slaters to town.  Both the Panthers and Slaters entered the Colonial League contest with 3-1 records.  After an opening night setback to the Notre Dame Crusaders (47-27), Saucon pinned their way past Catasauqua (51-18), Pen Argyl (67-9), and Southern Lehigh (67-12).  Bangor got the best of Palisades (36-29), Northern Lehigh (39-31) and Palmerton (36-31) with their lone loss being to the Wilson Warriors (51-22).  On paper, this midweek matchup figured to be tight.

Panther Bonus Points Crush Spartans (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

Since their opening night setback to the Notre Dame ‘All-Area’ Crusaders, the homegrown Saucon Valley wrestlers have been nothing less than dominant.  In the three Colonial League matches since their 47-27 setback, the Panthers have defeated the opposition by an average score of 61-13.  At the halfway point of the season, the Panthers appear poised to prosper in the post-season.

Panther Wrestling Recap From 2019 Hurricane Holiday Classic (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

The Saucon Valley Panthers spent the weekend competing in Liberty High School’s Hurricane Holiday Classic wrestling tournament.  This two-day tourney, traditionally held between Christmas and the New Year holiday, brings together 30 teams including most of the heavy-hitters from the Lehigh Valley. In addition, schools from across Pennsylvania like Delaware Valley, Hazleton, Honesdale, Spring Ford and Williamsport traveled to Liberty to join in on the fun.  Out of state contestants Phillipsburg (NJ) and Shenendowah (NY) also made the trip to test their mettle against some stiff competition.  There was plenty of wrestling talent for the Panthers to sink their teeth into.

Primed Panthers Pound Pen Argyl (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

The Saucon Valley wrestlers loaded the bus and headed for Pen Argyl (1-1) on Wednesday night for a showdown with the Green Knights.  Last week, Wilson hammered Pen Argyl 55-22 before the Knights rebounded with a 42-33 victory over Northwestern Lehigh.  After stumbling against Notre Dame in the league opener, Saucon Valley was looking to add another tally in the win column to go along with their success against the Catasauqua Rough Riders.

Panther Grapplers Rebound Against Roughies (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

Following Tuesday’s night’s setback to the Notre Dame Crusaders which ended Saucon Valley’s dual-meet win streak at 75, Chad Shirk and his Panther wrestlers needed to refocus and get back on track.  It has been said that winning cures everything and after such a long stretch of dominance in the Colonial League and District XI, Saucon Valley needed a heavy dose of victory.  On Thursday night the Panthers traveled to Catasauqua looking to remedy their affliction.