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Soaring Blue Eagles

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Last week here at “The Shop” we talked about how dominant the Liberty baseball team has been during both the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District XI playoffs in May.

Not to be outdone, the Nazareth softball team also won the EPC championship, and last week brought home the District XI 6A trophy and gold metals.

Unlike the Hurricanes, the Blue Eagles were not predicted to be one of the top teams this spring by local softball pundits.  However, Nazareth has some great stories from their Head Coach Steve Genzale and their players on how the entire squad came together this year (including a freshman pitcher who started the year double-rostered on the JV team only to be the winning pitcher in the league playoffs) to bring home the area’s biggest prizes.

Like Liberty,  members of the Nazareth softball team were on our “ATVN SportsTalk” program prior to their district playoff run. Here’s a portion of their interview (the entire collection of interviews are available for Astound video customers for free through ATVN on-demand).

We hope you enjoyed ATVN’s coverage of Nazareth’s district championship win last Thursday along with their appearance on our ATVN SportsTalk show.

We had planned to broadcast Nazareth’s first round state playoff game on Monday on Astound Broadband.  Because of the decision to not return to Pates Park (or any other location that has the appropriate broadcasting requirements), we are unable to broadcast the Blue Eagles’ first round state playoff game from the game site that was chosen.

We wish Nazareth, and all the remaining teams in our coverage area, continued success for their state playoff run!


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

  1. Astound Sports: Liberty vs. Northampton (3/23)

  1. Astound Sports: Liberty vs. Parkland (3/23)

  1. Astound Sports: Nazareth vs. Northampton (3/23)

Check back to “The SportsTalk Shop” here on our website next week for more on local sports news and insights as well as highlights of recent  productions on Astound Broadband’s ATVN.


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