Sunday, August 30, 2015

Local Sports

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Caleb Johnson was a massive force in the Colonial League throughout his high school football career at Northern Lehigh.

The 2012 high school graduate won the Times News Player of the Year award during his senior season - as he recorded a whopping 120 tackles and hit 1,000 yards on the ground. Needless to say, he was the ‘Dawgs primary ball-carrier.

Johnson’s success on the field and in the classroom led him to an opportunity to attend Harvard University following high school. He appeared in a handful of games during his freshman season in 2013.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Palmerton Area School District will be selling football season passes on Thursday, August 27 at the football stadium 6 to 8 p.m. and on September 3 in the high school lobby from 4 to 6 p.m.

Football season passes will be : Adults $20.00, Student $10.00, Sr. Citizens $10.00 and Family Pass $50.00.

Lasch Building renovations at PSU

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Marian High School will be holding “Meet The Colts and Fillies Night” on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Marian fall sports teams will be introduced at this time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tamaqua earned a victory over Lehighton in Schuylkill League Division I golf action Tuesday.


Freedom-ES North


-Pleasant Valley

Northampton cruised to a sweep of an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quad match, downing Freedom (414-428), Pleasant Valley (449) and East Stroudsburg North (548).

Taylor Foust led the Konkrete Kids, shooting a 74 that tied him with the Patriots John Yocum for the low round of the match.

Cody Sully paced the Bears with an 82, while teammate Nate Coursey wasn’t far behind, firing an 84.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Tamaqua girls tennis program is moving in the right direction. Work ethic, expectations and hopes are all high for the Lady Raiders in the upcoming season.

Head coach Jennel Swenson, in her seventh season as head coach of the squad, is looking forward to seeing how this group of girls works together, in hopes of building upon the success of one year ago. Last year’s squad (10-6), qualified for the team district tournament, only to be upended in the first round.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bob Capasso will be beginning his 25th season doing high school football at Blue Ridge Communications TV-13. He was asked to list his most memorable moments since joining the station.

1. Panther Valley at Marian (1992) — “The atmosphere of the Panther Valley-Marian Eastern Conference Final was amazing and the game matched it. Especially with people parking all the way out to Route 54 three hours before game time.”

2. Northwestern vs. Catasauqua (1995) — “‘The Run!’ ... Brett Snyder’s late TD run to beat Catasauqua in the District final was amazing.”

Monday, August 24, 2015

The 2015 season is right around the corner, and Blue Ridge Communications will be providing another year of fantastic local high school football coverage.

Bob Capasso is the voice of TV-13 Sports and is now entering his 25th year with the company.

The 1984 Seton Hall graduate has experienced first-hand the way that the evolution of technology has been beneficial to the broadcast of high school football.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

With my bow in hand and the release on the string, I stared at the buck’s rack in the waning light. There was no time to grab binoculars. The mass looked good enough, but what about the tine length? Were his brow tines decent? I blinked, squinted.

Saturday, August 22, 2015