Saucon Valley 2016 Sports Season is Underway

The 2016 PIAA Fall preseason is officially upon us. According to Saucon Valley Athletic Director Bob Frey, 413 student-athletes, including 49 Marching Band members, started their PIAA sanctioned practice sessions yesterday. The campus was buzzing with activity early in the morning and continued all day long until the band marched their way into the sunset.

SV Marching Band Steps Off for 2015-2016

Say “hello” to the 46 members of the 2015-2016 Saucon Valley Marching Band! Even though the marching band does not fall under PIAA jurisdiction, they are held to the same standards of any other varsity sport at Saucon Valley. The student participants must meet physical and academic eligibility standards the same way all PIAA varsity sports do. The Saucon Valley Marching Band competes on the U.S. Bands circuit for their competitions, and the band will be traveling to Disneyworld in Orlando, Fla., for a competition in November. And, for anybody out there who thinks marching band is not tough…go ahead, let us see you try it!

SV Athletics Reviews Emergency Training Protocols

Monday night at Montford E. Illick stadium the Saucon Valley Athletic Department sponsored a session to review emergency protocols in preparation for the upcoming athletic season. Saucon Valley athletic trainers Amy Virden and Matt Fitzpatrick were on hand along with representatives from St. Luke’s University Hospital–including Saucon Valley residents Dr. David Skillenge and Dr. William Hoff–to review and demonstrate emergency techniques that would be used in the event a serious injury occurred. Dr. Neilson Matthews of Lehigh Valley Health Network and Dewey EMTs Kyle Bartholomew and Phil Szalczinger were also present to review the process as well. Using Saucon senior football player Christian Carvis as the volunteer victim, the group first focused on spinal cord injuries.