East Stroudsburg South vs. Pocono Mountain East

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Pocono Mountain East struck first in their Friday night game against East Stroudsburg South. They marched down the field on the opening kickoff.

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Triston Hilliman scored the touchdown and the game was on!

Ryan Clark rushes for good yardage against Pocono Mountain East in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

It did not take long for East Stroudsburg South to respond.

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

It was an exciting back and forth contest in the first half.

Ryan Clark catches a touchdown reception in the first half against Pocono Mountain East in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Ryan Clark made an incredible over-the-shoulder catch on the goal line.

Ryan Clark rushes for good yardage against Pocono Mountain East in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

The second half featured more of Ryan Clark running and gaining yards as South went ahead.

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

But East would not go away, even though in the photo above, a pass intended for Ryan Zalewski was broken up by Markens Pierre.

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

The fourth quarter saw East come back within a touchdown as Triston Hilliman caught a long pass over the South defenders…

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

… and ran the ball in for the touchdown.

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

But South stopped the fourth quarter threat with an interception and pulled out the victory by a score of 26-20.

in Swiftwater on Friday, September 7, 2018.

ESU Men’s Soccer vs. Chestnut Hill

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The ESU Warrior’s Men’s Soccer Team faced Chestnut Hill University on Tuesday night. Eddie Enowbi had his game face on before the start.

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Knowbi scored the first goal early in the contest.

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Brandon Levano scored another goal not long afterward to take the Warriors up two goals.

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The Warriors kept the Chestnut Hill defense and goalie busy much of the evening. The Warriors won the game 6-2.

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East Stroudsburg South vs. Pocono Mountain West

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A Saturday afternoon matchup featured East Stroudsburg South at Pocono Mountain West. The first half was a close one. Each team was making successful offensive plays.

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East Stroudsburg South’s Nyree Ford-Cherry tripped up Kaleb Monaco to prevent a touchdown and the half ended with a one possession difference (21-14) in the score.

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East Stroudsburg South came out to play in the 3rd quarter and started manufacturing some impressive drives. They took control of the game.

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Pocono Mountain West did not give up. They kept playing hard. In the photo above, Adrian Salas-Viruet kept running after losing his helmet on an offensive play for positive yardage.

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The final score was South 49 – West 21.

PV Bears vs. Allen High School Football

Benjamin Henwood catches a pass early in the game against Allen in Allentown on Friday, August 31, 2018.

The Pleasant Valley Bears traveled to Allentown for a matchup against Allen High School on a cloudy and damp Friday night. The lights shone on the field, the bands were playing, and the atmosphere was definitely Friday Night Football!

Nasai Moon breaks free from an Allen defender in Allentown on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Allen started early and scored a touchdown. The Bears kept fighting and running the ball against the Canaries’ defense.

Christopher Tartamella gains yards against Allen in Allentown on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Some mistakes and penalties took their toll, but the Bears kept fighting and running.

Nasai Moon looks for an opening against Allen in Allentown on Friday, August 31, 2018.

The score at halftime was 13-7 in favor of the Canaries.

Christopher Tartamella runs up the middle against Allen in Allentown on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Allen received the second-half kickoff because of their deferment at the coin toss before the game began. They marched down the field on the opening series of the second-half and, with the help of a pass interference penalty, scored a touchdown again.

Ahmad Wyatt runs the ball down the 1-yard line in the first half against Allen in Allentown on Friday, August 31, 2018.

The Bears did not give up and with time winding down, scored another touchdown at the end of the game. The final was: Bears 14, Canaries 33.

ESU Women’s Soccer vs. West Chester

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Opening day for women’s soccer was a hot, no, very hot day. The Warriors took the field at 4:00pm against the Rams as the sun beat down.

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Both teams played to a stalemate in the first half.

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The teams took the field again after a much needed break for halftime. Then it was game on!

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The Rams scored the first goal, but the Warriors responded not long afterward with a goal of their own!

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The game went back and forth; up and down the field.

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Both teams put the ball on goal.

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But the ball just would not go in.

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The final was a 1-1 tie.

Friday Night Football is Back!

in East Stroudsburg on Friday, August 24, 2018.

High School teams all across the country are taking the field under the lights to compete in football competition. There is nothing quite like the atmosphere of Friday night football!

I was on the sidelines this past Friday night to cover two local games. You can see more of the photos from these games here:
http://bobshankphotography.com/Recent%20Events.html

in Stroudsburg on Friday, August 24, 2018.

ESU Finishes Elite Eight in Style

The journey is over but it was an incredible run! ESU Men’s Basketball Team just completed a season to remember and one that most teams would trade for in a minute. It wasn’t how they wanted it to end, but they fought extremely hard and made the other team  sweat. Congratulations for an incredible basketball season! Go Warriors!

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