Panther Valley School District
This guide has been developed to assist parents, students and supporters of the Panther Valley School District in traveling to events that Panther Valley students participate in at other schools.
All the following directions are from the Panther Valley school district to the respective high schools.
Every attempt has been made to describe the easiest method to get to each school destination.
Any additions, corrections or suggestions may be directed to the athletic department at the High School
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to Leiby’s. Turn right onto Rt. 443 to New Ringgold. Follow toward Orwigsburg, Go Through Orwigsburg - school is on the Right.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to 22 East To Airport Road. (Rt. 987 North) Make Left onto Race Street (Approx. 1 1/2 miles). Make Right onto 14th Street (1 1/4 miles) to Bridge Street - Make a left onto Bridge Street. Go 2 Blocks to Fairview Street. Make Right onto Fairview - go 1 block to Pine Street - Turn left on Pine Street. School is on left.
Columbia Montour AVTS
Take 309 to 81 N to either 93to 80 or stay on 81 to 80W. Follow 80 to Lime Ridge exit Rt 11S towardBloomsburg. At second light turn right onto Keifer’s Lane and then leftonto Sweppenhieiser Drive. School on left and field on the west side ofschool.
Louis E. Dieruff
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to 22 East to Airport Road Exit (South). Airport Road becomes Irving Street (approximately 2 miles) - School is on left of Irving Street.
Take Rt 209 to Rt. 309 North to Hazleton. Go past St. Joseph’s Hospital (on your right) to the bottom of the hill - at the intersection, bear right. At next light, make a right onto 940. Follow 940 into Freeland - school and courts will be on your right.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 at the McDonald’s in Hometown. Follow Rt. 54 until the Interstate 81 Exit. Stay on Interstate 81 South until the Tower City Exit. Take Rt. 209 to Elizabethville (Rt. 225). At light make a left. This will bring you into the town of Halifax. Follow the signs for Rt. 225 (This area is tricky). Eventually you will make a left hand turn onto Rt. 225 - The school will be 1/4 mile on the right.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 East (Right at the top of the hill in Hometown) to Nesquehoning. Make a left on 209 North in Nesquehoning. Follow 209 North through Nesquehoning to stoplight at bridge (approximately 4 miles). Turn left onto Rt. 903 North and cross bridge. Follow Rt. 903 North through Jim Thorpe - uphill to 12th Street. Turn right at 12th street. Proceed straight for one block and you will be in the parking lot.
Jim Thorpe Jr. Hi. School
Take Rt. 54 East (Right at the top of the hill in Hometown) to Nesquehoning. Make a left on 209 North in Nesquehoning. Follow 209 North through Nesquehoning to stoplight at bridge (approximately 4 miles). About 200 yards before the light where you would turn to cross the bridge to get to the high school...Make a right…(there is a WWII monument on the right and an Animal Shelter on the left at this point)...go up the hill (approximately 3 blocks to the top)...make a right and go one block...school is on the right.
Start out going west on E Patterson St/US-209 toward Tunnel St. Continue to follow US-209.Turn left onto Center St/PA-309. Continue to follow PA-309 S.PA-309 S is just past Pine St. M&T Bank is on the left. If you are on W Broad St and reach S Railroad St you've gone a little too far. Turn slight right onto PA-100 S. PA-100 S is 0.8 miles past Country Rd. Salvatorye Italian Restaurant is on the corner. If you are on PA-309 and reach PA-100 you've gone a little too far. Merge onto US-222 S toward Macungie/Reading.If you are on Trexlertown Rd and reach Ruppsville Rd you've gone about 0.2 miles too far. Take the PA-737 exit toward Krumsville. Turn left onto Krumsville Rd/PA-737. Continue to follow Krumsville Rd. Krumsville Rd becomes Greenwich St. Turn right onto W Main St.Betty's is on the corner. Turn left onto S Baldy St. S Baldy St is just past Foundry Aly. If you reach College Blvd you've gone about 0.1 miles too far. Take the 3rd right onto Trexler Ave. Trexler Ave is just past Keystone Ave. If you are on Baldy Rd and reach Commons Rd you've gone about 0.2 miles too far.
Take Rt. 309 South towards Lehighton. Make left to go over the first bridge (about 1/2 mile past Burger King). Go straight to traffic light. Make a left. Go approximately 1/2 mile down the road - high school is on the left (right across the street from the hospital entrance.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 at the McDonald’s in Hometown. Follow Rt. 54 through Mahanoy City to the end of town. Make left at the Acme Market. School is on the left.
Take Rt. 309 North to Rt. 54 at the McDonald’s in Hometown. Follow Rt. 54 until the Interstate 81 Exit. Stay on Interstate 81 South until the Hegins Exit (Rt. 25 West). Millersburg is approximately 25 miles past Tri Valley. Come into the community of Killinger on Rt. 25 West. Go another 2 miles into Millersburg. (Will see township building). Go another 1/2 mile (go through intersection with numerous landmark signs on it). Make the following right onto North Street. You will see lights for the football stadium - school is right there.
Take Rt.209 S to Market St. in Pottsville - (Make left onto Market Street - Still 209 South)...Keep straight on 901 into Minersville (You will pass the Mar-Lin center on your right)...At the light in Minersville make a left onto Sunbury Street...Stay on Sunbury Street to Fifth Street...Make a right onto 5th street (this is by Lazarchick’s Cafe - past elementary school) to a fork in the road...Bear left at the fork...Make a left at the sign to Minersville High School...Stadium is to the right of 5th street down the hill near the elementary school.
Take Rt 209 to Rt. 309 to Rt. 54 to Interstate 81 South to Exit 35. Take Rt. 901 West to Blinking light (Approximately 7 miles). Go straight through intersection (2 Miles) to Mt. Carmel on Hickory Street to fifth street. Turn left on 5th Street and go to the end of town (about 6 blocks). Entrance to the school is on the left.
Take Rt. 209 towards Pottsville. At first light in Port Carbon go straight (pass Turkey Hill on your right), at the next street turn left, then right onto Pottsville Street. Continue to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. At next street turn right. Go straight up hill. School is on right.
To the baseball, softball make a sharp right hand turn before the hospital (right after the play ground). Fields are on top of the hill on the left.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to 443 South to Rt. 209 North to the Lehighton Bridge. Make right onto 248. At first traffic light, make right. Go to the top of the hill, school is two streets up and on the right.
Take Rt. 209 to 54 to top of the hill before Mahanoy City (by exit for I-81). Make left and take Old Morea Road (1008). Go through Frackville and take Rt. 61 (school will be on the left).
Take Rt. 309 South to 443 South to Rt. 209 North to the Lehighton Bridge. Make Right onto 248 to Palmerton Exit (Delaware Ave.). Go to end of Delaware Avenue and bear left. Go one block and cross Aquashicola Creek, come to “J” Bar make left school is on the left.
Or - Take Bowmanstown Exit (then make left off exit) go by Bowmanstown Diner, bear right at gas station. Make right on Fireline Road. Stay on Fireline Road to school (on right).
Take Rt. 443 through Orwigsburg to 61 North through Schuylkill Haven. At the traffic Light bear left (see sign for Pine Grove). Follow this road to Pine Grove - school is on your right.
Take Rt. 309 South to 443 South to Rt. 209 North to the Lehighton Bridge. Take Rt. 209 North to Rt. 33 North To Interstate 80 West to Scot Run (Exit 44). End of ramp turn left, take Rt. 611 North to Rt. 314 in Swiftwater. Signal at Exxon - turn right. Go 1/4 mile. At “Y” Bear Left onto Pocono Mt. School Road to the high school.
Take Rt. 209 into the center of Pottsville to Market Street. Follow Market Street to the top of the hill. At 16th Street make a right and follow signs to the school.
Take PA 309 to PA 100. Turn left onto Trexlertown Road. Continues onto local RTE 39023/Spring Creek Road, Slight right onto South Main Street Continue onto Franklin Street. Turn right onto Chestnut Street. Turn left onto Mountain Road. Turn left onto Reservoir Gill road. Turn right onto local RTE 39018/Sweetwod Drive. Turn right onto Weaver Rd. Salem Bible Church Rd/T950 turn left and it becomes St. Peters Road.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to Rt. 78 to Summit Lawn Exit. At stop sign, make left. Come to a light, make a left onto Pike Avenue. Go down a hill to stop light (CVS is there). Make a right onto Emmaus Avenue. Go 0.6 mile (you will see sign for the school). Make a left on Dauphin Street - Right on Montgomery Street - Salisbury High School on right.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to Leiby’s. Make right onto Rt. 443 to New Ringgold. Turn right over railroad tracks. At the top of the hill, bear right to Orwigsburg, continue on Rt. 61 toward Schuylkill Haven. At light by McDonald’s make left - come to stop sign - make right. High school is on the right.
Schuylkill Valley (Leesport)
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 South to Leiby’s. Make right onto Rt. 443 to New Ringgold. Turn right over railroad tracks. Stay straight on this road for several miles (895) until you come to Rt. 61. Make a left on Rt. 61 until you come into Leesport. First light - Turkey Hill on your right; second light - Redner’s on your left; at the third light, make a left onto Rt. 73 (Berks Family Restaurant will be on the left). The football stadium is on the left behind the high school.
Take Rt. 209 to 54 (in Hometown) to Interstate 81 South getting off at Exit 116 Minersville to Rt. 901 West. Follow Rt. 901 West to 61 at the Anthra Plaza Shopping Center (Approximately 15 Miles). Turn left onto Rt. 61 North and follow Rt. 61 North into Shamokin (Approximately 2 Miles). Follow Rt. 61 (Sunbury Street) through Shamokin to the fourth (4th) traffic light. This will be the corner of Market and Sunbury Streets (at the Dunkin Donuts). Turn left onto Market Street (Rt. 125 South). Continue on Market Street to Mulberry Street. Lincoln Towers Highrise will be on your right. Turn right onto Mulberry Street and continue until it ends in a “T”. At this point, the High School is directly in front of you. Turn left and follow the road (State Street) to the front of the high school.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 (in Hometown) to Interstate 81 South getting off at 901 to Rt. 61 South outside of Mt. Carmel. Follow Rt. 61 into Shamokin. Go over bridge - at end of bridge bear left. Go to first traffic light - turn right on Walnut Street. (1st National Bank on corner). Go to end of Walnut Street - turn left - first right turn onto Water Street - go to end of Water Street - School is in front of you.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 309 North to Rt. 54 West. Follow Rt. 54 through Mahanoy City for approximately 2 miles out of town. Rt. 54 turns right (St. Nicholas Street) and takes you into Shenandoah. Go straight at the stop light at the top of the hill. Follow the signs to Shenandoah Valley High School.
Interstate 81 South to Exit 10 (Rt. 696) into Shippensburg.
Take Rt. 309 South to 443 South to Rt. 209 North to the Lehighton Bridge. Take Rt. 209 North to Rt. 33 North To Interstate 80 East - Get off at the first exit on 80 East. At stop sign off the ramp, make a left. School is on the right (West Main Street).
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 at the McDonald’s in Hometown. Follow Rt. 54 until the Interstate 81 Exit. Stay on Interstate 81 South until the Hegins Exit (Exit 34). Get on Rt. 25 West and go through the town of Hegins. Come to the intersection of Rt. 125 - go though the intersection - (go approximately 1 mile) the high school is on your left.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 at the McDonald’s in Hometown . Interstate 81 South to the Tower City Exit (33) to 209 South...Go straight through towns of Tower City and Lykens until you come to the town of Elizabethville. (This will be the second traffic light on 209)...Go straight through traffic light (this will be the square in Elizabethville)... Continue on 209 South for Two (2) blocks...Turn Right on to North Church Street - the school is 220 North Church Street.
Take Rt 209 when you get to the end of Nesquehoning tuen left over the broad mountain. Follow this road into Weatherly. At first stop sign turn right across bridge. The first light after the bridge, follow road to intersection (Fire Company) - turn right - up hill to the school (there are signs).
Take Rt 209 to Rt. 443 to Lehighton...Cross bridge in Lehighton to 248...At first light on 248 - go straight to 145 to MacArthur Road...At the fourth traffic light (Family Restaurant will be on your right) make a right onto Mechanicsville Road...Whitehall Coplay High School will be on the left.
Take Rt. 209 to Rt. 54 at the McDonald’s in Hometown. Follow Rt. 54 until the Interstate 81 Exit. Stay on Interstate 81 South until the Tremont/Tower City Exit (33). Make a right at the end of the exit – Take Rt. 209 South towards Tower City (approximately 8-9 miles). School will be on your left.
To Baseball Field (Legion Field) - Make a left onto 10th street - field is the second block on the left hand side.
To Football Pass the high school...Go approximately 2-3 miles will come to an area where there is a mini-mart...Go approximately 100 yards, make a right...Go approximately another 200-300 yards, you will come to a stop sign...Make a left at this stop sign...Go four blocks and make a right - you will come to the stadium.