Chewin’ the Fat: Q & A with 2019 PIAA Wrestling Gold Medalist Josh Jones

On Saturday, March 9th, Saucon Valley senior Josh Jones won the 2019 PIAA state wrestling championship.  After finishing 5th as a sophomore and 2nd as a junior, Josh earned his way to the top of the PIAA podium with a victory over Cambridge Springs senior, Tye Varndell.  Varndell, who entered the 2019 state final against Jones undefeated with a 42-0 season record, fell 7-3.  Jones became Saucon Valley’s 13th state champion. Josh gave up some of his valuable time this past week to answer a few questions for Saucon Source.  Check out our exclusive interview!

Chewin’ the Fat: Q & A With SV Wrestling’s Cathy Leibensperger

Seven straight Colonial League titles and four consecutive District XI championships is far from a passing moment. Throw in a couple of state titles and 12 state champions, and you certainly have more of an extensive and established tradition. The success and depth of Saucon Valley wrestling’s fortune runs deep. Obvious credit goes out to the coaches and athletes over the years that have forged the prolonged success with their blood, sweat and tears. But, there are other key pillars sitting mat-side and in the background whose contributions maintain and stabilize the rich tradition. One of those key players who is whole-heartedly connected to Panther wrestling is long-time scorekeeper, Cathy Leibensperger.

Chewin’ the Fat: “The State of the Steel” Q & A With Christian Kittelstad

After one year with one quality team and still in the very early-innings of development, FC Steel is plowing ahead to grow from one championship caliber soccer team to possibly ten. Following FC Steel’s first ever State Cup game and first ever State Cup victory, Saucon Source was able to get together with FC Steel founder Christian Kittelstad to ask a few questions and hear the “State of the Steel”. Check it out right here!

Chewin’ the Fat: Q & A With PIAA Wrestling Silver Medalist Josh Jones

Last weekend Saucon Valley junior, Josh Jones, earned his place on the 2018 PIAA State Wrestling Championship podium as the runner-up to 4-time state champion Gavin Teasdale.  Teasdale, a highly-regarded Penn State recruit, did defeat Jones by a 2-0 score, but Jones made Panther Nation proud by taking Teasdale to the wire and coming within inches of claiming the gold.  Jones is a highly-decorated wrestler who, by virtue of goal-setting and hard work, has a very bright future.

Chewin’ the “Pre-Season” Fat: Q & A With SV Wrestling Coach Chad Shirk (Brought to you by Spirk Brothers)

Chad Shirk, the winningest coach in Saucon Valley High School wrestling history, is in the midst of getting his wrestlers ready to compete for the upcoming 2017-18 season. All of the regular season wrestling action is just around the corner. What is the state of Saucon Valley Panther wrestling? Saucon Source was able to catch up with Coach Shirk and ask him a few questions. Check out what he had to say!

Chewin’ the Fat: Q & A with Saucon Valley Girls Lax Coach Jane Hoff

It has been said that it is not how you start, but it’s how you finish.  Nothing seems more true when it comes to the Saucon Valley Panthers lacrosse program under the guidance of Jane Hoff.  After going winless in her first three seasons as the Panthers coach, Coach Hoff and the Panthers have been climbing the gradual slope of success. Saucon Source was finally able to catch up with the Panther chief and ask her a few questions after a great season.