Lady Pates Outpace Panthers (Brought to You by Andrew & Sonya Hughes)

A little more than 48 hours after their big victory over previously unbeaten Southern Lehigh, the undefeated Saucon Valley girls lacrosse team travelled across town to Freedom for a Thursday night turf field fight against the Lady Patriots.  The Pates were to be a formidable foe sporting a 9-2 record with their only losses coming at the hands of the powerful Easton and Parkland programs.  In addition, the Lady Patriots had the highly-skilled services of junior Katie Flynn who, with her 83 goals last season, is on pace to become one of the Lehigh Valley’s top scorers in girls lacrosse history.  It was to be a challenge that would need to bring out the best in the Panthers.

Patient Panthers Persevere Over Lady Spartans In Battle Of Unbeaten (Brought to You by Andrew & Sonya Hughes)

On Tuesday, it wasn’t just a rivalry matchup between the Saucon Valley Panthers and Southern Lehigh Spartans.  It was also a lacrosse battle of the unbeaten involving two of the top teams from the Lehigh Valley area.  The Spartans are #4 while the Panthers are listed as #1 according to the most recent rankings provided by lehighvalleylive.com. The Spartans made the quick trip into Hellertown with a 6-0 record, while the Panthers aimed to defend their home turf at 5-0.  Competition between these two girls lacrosse programs is usually tight and this game was no different.

Panther Boys/Girls Split With Crusaders and Bulldogs In Track Tri-Meet

It was a cold and windy Monday as most of the Panther runners, jumpers and throwers hosted the Notre Dame Crusaders and Northern Lehigh Bulldogs on their Senior Night in a Colonial League Track & Field competition.  Because of the gusting winds, PIAA officials cancelled the pole vault and javelin events.  Nonetheless, the other events went on as scheduled in this competitive affair that saw Notre Dame sweep the meet.

Brown Steps Down As Panthers’ Basketball Coach

Last Friday, the Saucon Valley School District Athletic Department announced that Matt Brown had stepped down as the Panthers high school varsity basketball coach.  Brown, who is a 1991 graduate of Saucon Valley, was hired back in 2001 and took over for thirteen year veteran coach, Rich Matus.  After eighteen years of calling the basketball shots, Brown made the decision that it was time for him to go.

Panthers Unveil New Track in Style

On a frigid April afternoon the Saucon Valley Panther Track and Field team finally got outdoors on their home venue to run, jump, throw and compete in all other things that track and field athletes do. For the very first time however, the Panthers were able to compete on their very own, brand new all-weather track!

Saucon Softball Improving But Comes Up Short Against William Allen (Brought to You by Andrew & Sonya Hughes)

On a bright and breezy Saturday afternoon, Saucon Valley hosted the Willam Allen Canaries in a little independent softball action.  The Canaries are out of the East Penn Conference while the hometown Panthers compete in the Colonial League.  Sporting a lineup that often features seven freshmen and sophomores, Saucon had its work cut out for them.  Especially, against a big school like William Allen.  The young, Saucon Valley Panther softball team is experiencing some growing pains, but they continue to improve.

Lady Panther Laxers Upend Mighty Easton

Saturday morning the Lady Panthers loaded up their gear and travelled to Easton for what figured to be another knock-down, drag-out lacrosse competition against the Red Rovers.  Easton and Saucon Valley are considered among the frontrunners to capture 2019 District XI titles.  Easton, having settled for silver the past two seasons, is in the conversation along with Parkland to take the 3A title.  Saucon Valley is looking for to 3-Peat as the small-school, 2A champions. Last season, the Panthers and Rovers needed sudden-death overtime to determine a winner.  This matchup, once again, was well-worth all the hoopla.

Saucon Softball Falls To Pen Argyl In Home-Opener (Brought to You by Andrew & Sonya Hughes)

The Saucon Valley high school softball team ran into a tough and talented Pen Argyl Green Knight squad on Wednesday in their 2019 Colonial League home-opener.  The Panthers are a very young team and kept playing hard, but it was obvious the Green Knights had an advantage.  Pen Argyl jumped on the Panthers early with their bats and played mistake-free defense to mercy-rule the Panthers