December 28, 2018
By: Dan Fremuth
We hope you all enjoyed our recent episodes of Sports Scene in which we unveiled our Top 10 local sports moments of 2018. In case you missed them, here's a quick look at our list.
1. Freedom Football Wins 1st District Title
2. IronPigs Win International League North Division
3. Phantoms Win Longest Game in AHL History
4. Freedom Girls Basketball Wins District Title in OT Thriller
5. Saucon Valley Boys Soccer Wins District Title (Ends Northwestern's 59-Game Win Streak)
6. Nazareth Wrestling Sammy Sasso Wins 2nd Straight Gold Medal
7. Emmaus Girls Soccer Snaps Parkland's 70-Game Win Streak vs. DXI Opponents
8. William Mirams Wins State Golf Title
9. ESU Men's Basketball Advances to Elite 8
10. Parkland Softball Advances to PIAA Finals
It was no small assignment to filter 365 days of incredible local sports action down to just 10 moments but the process was a total team effort from our Sports Scene staff. Each member of our team brought several memorable moments to the table and as a team, we culled that list down to just 10. Any time you do a list like this there are always going to be deserving moments that are left off and we truly could have done a Top 25 moments list without much trouble - the past year was just that good!
I want to thank our Sports Scene team (both reporters and videographers) for their diligent efforts in researching these moments, tracking down archived footage to use in their packages, gathering new video and interviews and ultimately editing them and presenting these moments on air. Each and every episode of Sports Scene is a team effort but these were probably the two most enjoyable episodes of Sports Scene we've done since I started in June since it brought our entire team together both on air in the studio and behind the scenes to bring them to life.
2018 was an incredible year on the Lehigh Valley sports landscape but I suspect there are even bigger and better things waiting for us in 2019. From our entire Sports Scene family to yours, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!