Friday, November 14, 2008

Press Box at Shamokin Area, Part II

Director Witmer Responds

Shamokin Area School Director Tracey Witmer submits Letter to the Editor in November 14th issue of the News-Item in response to the article published on November 12th.

Lourdes Regional
Tonight Lourdes Regional and Tri-Valley will battle for the Eastern Conference Class A Championship tonight at Leo A. Mulhall Stadium in Shamokin. This will be Lourdes first trip to the finals since 1996 losing 48-26 to Lakeland.
Back in 1974, Lourdes Regional tied West Scranton 14-14 for a share of the EC big school championship with Mike Klembara at the helm. During a three-game stretch in that magic season, Lourdes defeated Pottsville, Berwick and Shamokin.
It has been 25 years since I donned on the Cerise and White for Lourdes Regional. We went 9-1 in the regular season and were edged out of the playoffs by a Southern Columbia team who went on to defeat Mahanoy Area 10-0 to win there first EC title back in 1983. As fate would have it, I will be broadcasting the Southern-Line Mountain game on Bill95.
To the 24 players of Lourdes Regional who practice and sweat it out like any other team, savor the moment playing for a championship. One last, win, team...rah!!!!

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