HS SPORTS: 2017-18 OVERALL LIAA REVIEW

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 OVERALL LIAA REVIEW

When Valley View lost in the PIAA Class 4A Baseball Final at Medlar Field last week, it brought an official close to the 2017-18 Scholastic Sports Season. Over the past few days, ON THE BLOG has looked back on each season and recognized the outstanding achievements of...
HS SPORTS: 2018 SPRING SEASON IN REVIEW

HS SPORTS: 2018 SPRING SEASON IN REVIEW

The 2017-2018 scholastic sports season saw teams and individuals dominate. Lackawanna Interscholastic Athletic Association teams won 13 District 2 team championships in the spring. Plus, there were two athletes who won PIAA Championships at the Track and Field Meet...
AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

The Black brothers go back to back. One week after his older brother Mason took home the Athlete of the Week award, Valley View shortstop/pitcher earned the honor after picking up the win in the Cougars’ first-round state playoff game against Lewisburg and...
PIAA BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS

PIAA BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS

Three Lackawanna League baseball teams try to take the next step toward a state title in the PIAA quarterfinals. North Pocono and Valley View are paired in a doubleheader at Easton Area High School. The Trojans meet Lower Dauphin in Class 5A at noon. Then at 4 p.m.,...
HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

It’s pretty easy to tell how competitive Mason and Dixon Black are with each other. I asked them a couple questions about who’s the better video game player and, well, the debate sort of spiraled out of control with each brother claiming to be superior....