Wednesday was a big day for Saucon Valley boys varsity tennis. In the Colonial League championship junior Michael Andres and senior Tej Laliwala both won gold medals for first and second tennis singles, each by defeating a Moravian Academy player.
The Saucon Valley girls basketball team got off to a bit of a slow start in their home game against the Pen Argyl Green Knights Monday. The team then seemed to recover, only to go cold for the second time in a row after halftime.
In their game against rival Palisades Saturday, the Saucon Valley girls basketball team started off slowly against the Lady Pirates and never really recovered, with ‘less pounce to the ounce’ throughout.
Saturday’s home openers for the Saucon Valley varsity and JV girls basketball teams didn’t exactly go the way the players and coaches wanted them to, but they were a start, and there is plenty of time left this season for the Panther girls to turn things around. The varsity team lost to Notre Dame-Green Pond 59-12. The JV team’s game was more competitive, but the Panthers still came up short, losing to the Crusaders 36-29. For the varsity team, Saucon’s high scorer was sophomore Ally Frace, who netted 6 points during the game. Notre Dame’s high scorers were Antonia Bates and Grace Hezel, each of whom landed 14 points for the Crusaders. In away play on Monday, the Lady Panthers lost to Palmerton, 64-30.