Saucon Valley Football ‘Tossed’ District XI Gold

2004 was the last time Saucon Valley football claimed District XI gold. Until Saturday that is. Saturday night, the 2015 Panthers travelled to the home turf of the previously undefeated Lehighton Indians and convincingly demonstrated to the Pennsylvania football community that there is no question who are the deserving 2015 District XI champions. Saucon Valley walloped the Indians 56-20 on their way to claiming District gold.

Buy Tickets in Advance for Championship Football Game in Lehighton

Saturday will be one of the biggest days in recent memory for many Panther sports fans, as Saucon Valley’s 11-0 varsity football team (#3) will travel an hour north to take on the Lehighton Area Indians (#1) for the District XI championship title and the opportunity to advance to state championship-level play. The game is at 7 p.m., and gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

A large contingent of hometown supporters is expected to make the journey to Lehighton, where the stadium is located at 200 Beaver Run Road. The recommended route to reach the Lehighton stadium is via I-78 west and the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension. DIRECTIONS FROM THE PA TURNPIKE NE EXTENSION TO THE STADIUM:
After exiting onto Route 209 South at the Mahoning Valley interchange on the turnpike, take Interchange Road (Rt. 209) south over the McCall Bridge across the Lehigh River.

L. Saucon Boy’s Championship Dirt Bike Stolen

The parents of a boy whose championship dirt bike was stolen from a locked trailer on their Lower Saucon Township property are asking the public for help locating it. Michele and Rich Pfanders posted a photo of the Yamaha PW50 on Facebook Thursday, and asked that it be returned to their seven-year-old son, Bradon. “This bike is his national championship bike and we would like it back,” Rich said. “This bike has a lot of memories.” Bradon rode it in the national championship race he won in Illinois in July, Michele said.

Panther Wrestlers Grind to ‘3-Peat’ Title

Saucon Valley was indeed able to achieve the Colonial League wrestling championship “three-peat” by defeating both Northwestern Lehigh and Northern Lehigh on Tuesday night in Catasauqua. However, it sure wasn’t easy! In the semifinal round Saucon drew the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers. The Tigers and Panthers would each win seven bouts in the match. The difference in the match was the bonus points that were awarded in 12 of the 14 bouts.

Colonial League Wrestling Championship Postponed

Saucon Valley wrestlers will have to wait another 24 hours to compete for a possible three-peat Colonial League championship. Due to a winter storm that’s affecting the area, the league has postponed its tournament until Tuesday, Jan. 27. Number one Saucon Valley will travel to Catasauqua High School to take on #4 Northwestern Lehigh in the semi-finals scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. The other semi-final will have #2 Bangor matched against #3 Northern Lehigh. The winners will square off in the championship, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.