First, there are a number of things “brewing” this week on the local sports landscape.
This is the transition week for most sports as the teams that have been ‘backed up’ on getting games in due to the weather, poor field conditions, et al have to play all their games before the playoffs start (it is a District XI-wide rule that you just can’t “blow off” scheduled games and must make an effort to play them…or forfeit a game, which hurts you when it comes to the playoff picture).
At the same time, coaches, players, athletic directors, fans and those of us in the media are preparing for a busy stretch of activities coming up–along with doing whatever “rain dance rituals” we can to have the wet stuff come before the playoffs get underway in a few days.
In addition to being out at some of the preliminary playoff games this week, the ATVN Sports team and I did something new this spring. To increase our reach in covering other sports and more schools than we ever have before, this week’s “SportsTalk” show will be entirely made up of features on local scholastic teams.
We tried our best to give a good balance between girls and boys sports, big schools and small schools, and Colonial League vs. Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. While the weather ruined our best laid plans, I think we still managed to see a number of different teams and sports–including some that don’t normally get a ton of media attention anywhere.
Make sure you tune if for the ‘first-ever’ all-features edition of “SportsTalk,” which aiirs 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 NCAA Division-I Officials Evaluator Frank Scagliotta, 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.
- Astound Sports: Cardinal O’Hara vs. Allentown Central Catholic (3/23)
- Astound Sports: Neumann Goretti vs. Allentown Central Catholic (3/23)
- Astound Sports: Roman Catholic vs. Parkland (3/23)
- Astound Sports: Easton vs. Central York (3/23)
- Astound Sports: Gwynedd Mercy vs. Bethlehem Catholic (3/23)
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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