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2023 Season Highlights – Part 5

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Before we continue our countdown of the top games and plays from ATVN’s broadcasts from the past sports season, a few local sports notes and rumors concerning teams in our coverage area.

First, there has been a lot of griping about some of the local sports scheduling over the last few years, with teams complaining about the unlevel playing field.  No team wants to play in blowout games–win or lose–and it looks like there’s serious discussions underway that may result in scheduling changes moving forward.

Keep checking back for more on this development as conversations continue and (hopefully) changes will be made official in the coming months.

As far as on the field news….

This spring continues to be a wild one for Lehigh Valley baseball and softball teams, with many teams beating up on each other and very few squads looking invincible (we saw our last team fall from the ranks of “unbeaten” last week).

That being said, a few schools, including Parkland, Bangor, Saucon Valley and Southern Lehigh on the boys side, seem to have emerged as the top teams in their respective classifications.

On the girls side, Whitehall, Northwestern and Palisades have been the top teams in Classes 5A, 4A and 3A respectively, with Freedom, Northampton, Emmaus, Easton, Liberty and Nazareth all playing well at the 6A level in the District XI softball playoff picture.

Freedom, Parkland, Emmaus and Easton have earned the top spots among local boys lacrosse teams and Emmaus, Easton and Freedom girls have also clinched playoff spots with just a couple weeks remaining in the regular season.

Track and field, volleyball and tennis also have their seasons beginning to wind down.  We’ll have more on the local sports landscape coming up on our “SportsTalk” show that airs every Thursday at 7pm live and replays at 9pm and Saturday morning at 9am on the Astound TV Network.

Also, if you missed last week’s show featuring our first look at the new head football coaches in our coverage area, the show is now available on Video-On-Demand, which is free for all Astound Broadband video customers.


Now, we continue our countdown of the best highlights of the past year for games aired on ATVN.

  1. Astound Sports: Executive Education vs. Palmerton (2/23)

  1. Astound Sports: Emmaus vs. Nazareth (2/23)

  1. Astound Sports: Pen Argyl vs. Palmerton (2/23)

  1. Astound Sports: Liberty vs. Emmaus (2/23)

  1. Astound Sports: Notre Dame Green Pond vs. Saucon Valley (2/23)


Check back to “The SportsTalk Shop” here on our website for more on local sports news and highlights of recent productions.


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