Tournament play at the 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour Match Play Championship kicked off Friday morning at Steel Club in Hellertown. 16 of the top-ranked men’s disc golfers began playing their way through the course shortly after 10 a.m. under cloudy skies and a damp, low-70s forecast.
Friday night the Saucon Valley Panthers packed their bags and traveled to Pottsville to take on the Crimson Tide. This game stems from an agreement between the Colonial League and Schuylkill League to create a level playing field by scheduling matchups between the bigger and smaller schools in each league. The Panthers will now play the bigger programs from the Schuylkill League like Pottsville, Blue Mountain and Lehighton while giving up the smaller Colonial League schools like Catasauqua, Northern Lehigh and Pen Argyl. The agreement which was finally brokered in January, 2019 was meant to go into effect last season, but due to COVID-19 the inaugural plan had to quarantine until this season.
The Salisbury Falcons and Saucon Valley Panthers collided Friday night at Hellertown in a Week-Two showdown. The Falcons were clipped last week by Catasauqua while Saucon was slammed by Notre Dame in the season opener. It was to be a bounce-back brawl for both teams who were each searching for their first win.
Finally, the 2021 PIAA high school football season has arrived. Sure, COVID is still harassing our society, but a new normal seems to be under way. Even though a few games were cancelled this opening weekend, the Saucon Valley Panthers were fortunate enough to buckle-up and play on Friday. In a much anticipated opening night in Hellertown, the Saucon Valley Panthers squared off against the Notre Dame Crusaders.
Even though the COVID-19 rollercoaster ride keeps trekking along with unexpected twists and turns, the high school sports circus sideshow from a year ago seems to be in remission. Of course that could change in an hour or two, but as of now the start of the 2021 PIAA fall sports season is just a little over two weeks away. Saucon Source was able to catch up with Saucon Valley Coach Brad Trembler to ask him a few football friendly questions, and here is what he had to say.
Give some thought to activities you enjoyed in the past but have, over time, stopped doing. If you find yourself wanting to live a more active lifestyle but less than enthused about traditional workout options, try making a list of your favorite physical activities from when you were a kid on summer vacation.
Even with Biles’ removal of herself from competition, the team was still able to claim a medal, and a new American gymnast was able to win gold in the individual competition, which likely wouldn’t have been possible if Biles had decided to compete.
In addition to being a polite and well-mannered sixteen year old rising junior at Saucon Valley High School, Liam Scrivanich is a talented wrestler for the Panthers. Last year as a sophomore during the 2020-2021 high school wrestling season, Liam quietly crept into the spotlight as a PIAA state qualifier in the 160-pound weight class. Although he went two-and-out with his first trip to states, Liam continued to refine and develop his craft throughout the spring and early summer. Last week his efforts reaped reward as Scrivanich earned himself the trip to the top of a podium in Fargo, North Dakota. Liam willed his way to beat the rest of the 160-pound field and become the 2021 U16 National Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.