Category Archives: High school sports

Local Philadelphia Eagle, NASCAR and boys basketball

I wanted to make a quick post to link some stories I wrote this week. Pocono Mountain West graduate Mike Bamiro goes into his second year with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeff Gordon is in a perfect position going into NASCAR’s last week off and Jon DeJesus is the new boys basketball coach at East Stroudsburg [...]

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Mounties beat PV in softball

The story on Stroudsburg’s 7-6 victory over Pleasant Valley in softball didn’t make it online so here it is in blog form. STROUDSBURG — Kat Liedberg never doubted her teammates. Neither did Kalista Gioglio. They both knew Stroudsburg had plenty of time to chip away at its deficit. Gioglio tied the game with a two-run dou­ble [...]

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Bertola leads Spartans, Stroudsburg’s Battle heating up and PM West boys on a run

Here’s my basketball notebook that ran in Thursday’s paper: Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg girls basket­ball coach Frank Bertola ex­pected his team to go through some growing pains early this season. That’s only natural after four starters graduated from the most successful team in school history, one that reached the District 11 Class A title [...]

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Ramonia Benitez named MVP

The Mountain Valley Conference coaches picked Pocono Mountain West senior guard Ramonia Benitez as the conference MVP. Benitez, a three-year starter, three-time All-MVC first-team pick and two-time Pocono Record All-Area first teamer, was joined on the All-MVC first team by teammates Jackie Benitez, a sophomore, and senior Steph Davis. East Stroudsburg South’s Cy Lippold and [...]

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East’s Heaton steps down

This will be in Monday’s paper, but I figured I’d post it here as well. By JOE MIEGOC Record Sports Writer While there were other factors, the financial troubles plaguing the Pocono Mountain School District forced Patrick Heaton’s hand. Heaton, who just finished his fifth season as Pocono Mountain East’s boys basketball coach, informed PM [...]

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PV’s Sharpe off to Wilkes

Pleasant Valley standout Michael Sharpe will continue his basketball career at Wilkes University. Sharpe, who was an All-Mountain Valley Conference and Pocono Record All-Area first-team pick last winter, was a two-year starter for the Bears. The 6-foot-5 Sharpe averaged 13.3 points per game last winter, helping PV qualify for the District 11 Class AAAA playoffs [...]

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PV showed tons of character

Two days later and I still can’t believe the fight Pleasant Valley’s softball team put up Thursday night. Trailing 7-0 after two innings of the District 11 Class AAAA final against Easton, the Bears rallied to finally tie the game at 8-8 in the sixth before the Red Rovers scored a run in the seventh [...]

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Blog? Who me? That’s right me!

So it’s been more than two months since my last post. Yikes. Other media colleagues of mine blog daily or at least several times a week. I can’t promise that (and even if I did would you believe me anyway?), but I will do my best to keep up with blogging more, both here and [...]

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District seeds are out

Mountain Valley Conference boys basketball champion Pocono Mountain West earned the top seed for the District 11 Class AAAA playoffs, which start Wednesday. The Panthers (20-4) get a first-round bye and will meet the winner of No. 9 Pocono Mountain East (16-8) at No. 8 Emmaus, which play at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, in the [...]

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Breaking my silence

Has it really been over a month since my last entry? Seems so. I guess now would be a good time to to touch base on a few things. First, high school basketball has just about consumed me this winter (when the snow and ice or a combination of both have allowed it to). On [...]

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