When Talitha Diggs crossed the finish line in 50.98 seconds on Saturday, March 12, to claim the women’s 400-meter title at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the CrossPlex athletic facility in Birmingham, reverberations were heard far beyond the Alabama borders.
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.
Thanks to expert care by a team of doctors and other medical professionals at St. Luke’s University Health Network, high school athlete Noah Kostic has made a full recovery from the rare heart condition that nearly cost him his life last year.
Mason Dolinsky–a junior soccer goalie at Tamaqua Area High School–is back on his feet defending the goal thanks to incision-less surgery performed by Chandra Reddy, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care working out of St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale, Schuylkill County.
Saucon Valley senior soccer stud Zach Reichard has no shortage of accolades in his high school career. This past season Zach, a high-scoring forward, won a PIAA District XI championship with his high school teammates and was named 1st Team All Colonial League. In addition, Zach was named 1st Team All-Area and 2014 Boys Soccer Player of the Year by LehighValleyLive.com. Zach also added “All-State” to his resume when he was recently named to the state team by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. Starting soccer with the SVSL (Saucon Valley Soccer League) when he was nine years old, Zach said it was the speed of the game that hooked him.