Just before the local boys basketball scene went on break for a few days to celebrate Christmas, Saucon Valley delivered one more present to its fans. The Panthers pulled out a thrilling 51-50 win on Friday night over Notre Dame-Green Pond to remain one of the few area unbeatens entering the holidays.
A long-held sports axiom says, “Offense wins games; defense win championships.” Several defensive units appeared to be in championship form during Friday’s Kalamazoo-area high school basketball action,
High school football doesn't have an official national championship, but a "mythical" national championship has been awarded to high school football teams since 1910, when the National Sports News Service named Oak Park (Illinois) High School the first national champ.
Whitmyer and Beckley have been longtime high school coaches in the area and now are building new programs. There is also an addition to the city lineup for girls basketball as the charter school Battle Creek Academy will be eligible to compete in the Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason for the first time.