Hey there!

I told you all I wasn’t through working today. I sneaked away for a Jersey Mike’s Giant Italian Mike’s Way, picked up my daughter who played four games of softball in Virginia on Saturday, and caught the last 10 minutes of Iron Man II when lo and behold, it came time to post the schedule for early next week in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

Now look, here’s the deal. Weather forecasters, who are a lot smarter than I am, are predicting heavy snowfall for most of the east coast, specifically NEPA. It’s my guess, these dates, sites and times are not locked in stone. But, the PIAA has to have a starting place, so I am posting what is posted on piaa.org.

Just some advice, I’d stay tuned into or follow JobyFawcett26 on Twitter (shameless plug). Why? Because, I have no real life and am obligated to get the information to all of #JobysJabronis as I receive it. Contrary to popular belief, I have no secret connection to those who schedule these games. I am at the mercy of the official announcements on the PIAA web site. But folks, I can assure you, I am not going to keep it a secret. When I know, you will know.

So, without further delay or more time away from my couch, here is where the Lackawanna League teams are headed tentatively on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Abington Heights sophomore forward George Tinsley.
Photo by Jason Farmer

PIAA PLAYOFFS
TUESDAY’S GAMES
BOYS
CLASS 3A
1-1 Valley Forge (25-4) vs. 2-2 Mid Valley (24-3), Bethlehem Freedom HS, 6 p.m.
CLASS 5A
12-2 Martin Luther King (21-9) vs. 2-1 Abington Heights (23-3), Bethlehem Freedom HS, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS
CLASS 2A
2-1 Old Forge (10-16) vs. 11-2 Mahanoy Area (20-7), Hazleton Area HS, 8 p.m.

 

 


 

Scranton Prep’s Brett Para.
Photo by Jason Farmer

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES
BOYS
CLASS 4A
12-1 Imhotep (27-2) vs. 2-1 Scranton Prep (23-3), Easton Area Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
CLASS 2A
12-2 Constitution (17-9) vs. 2-1 Holy Cross (19-8), Bethlehem Freedom HS, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS
CLASS 3A
1-1 Saint Basil Academy (28-0) vs. 2-2 Dunmore (24-1), Bethlehem Freedom HS, 6 p.m.
CLASS 1A
4-1 Lourdes Regional (20-6) vs. 2-2 Susquehanna (15-13), Pittston Area HS, 7 p.m.