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Zephs looking to gear up for run

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Now is the time that George Cowitch is preaching to his volleyball team. Through 11 matches, Whitehall has enjoyed eight victories, but the three losses - to Parkland, Liberty and Emmaus - are what stand out to him at this point.

The Zephyrs enjoyed wins over Hazleton, Freedom and North Pocono over the weekend, but a three game sweep to Emmaus - 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 - last Thursday shows the Zephyrs still have a lot of work to do in order to crack the top three teams in the district.

Despite loss, Steel FC makes debut at Lehigh

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a blustery and cold afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, but Sunday’s home debut for Bethlehem Steel FC left fans warm inside despite the weather conditions.

A spirited and rowdy crowd of 3,655 fans welcomed back high-caliber professional soccer to the area with open arms, restoring the tradition of the original Bethlehem Steel soccer club, which ended in 1930.

While Sunday’s 2-1 victory by visiting side FC Cincinnati wasn’t what the club was looking for on the field, it certainly proved to be a proper first step for the team’s foothold in the Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem Steel FC soccer team set for Lehigh debut

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC makes their Lehigh Valley debut on Sunday, April 3 when they play their first game at Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium against FC Cincinnati at 3 p.m.

Steel FC are coming off a 1-0 victory over FC Montreal last Friday, as Fabian Herbers slotted in the winning goal in the 43rd minute of action to give the expansion side a victory in their inaugural contest.

Zephyrs aiming for postseason berths

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall’s boys volleyball program has been the model of consistency in the Lehigh Valley and the Zephyrs will look to continue that march into this spring.

Coming off last year’s 12-8 mark, which saw them lose in the District 11 3A semifinals to Emmaus in five games, head coach George Cowitch returns a group that he expects to challenge for postseason berths.

Mark Cuban invests in local daily fantasy sports player’s company

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you’ve ever experienced losing $9,000 in one night, raise your hand slowly as you read that first sentence.

For the majority of average citizens, dropping 9K in a couple of hours is about as foreign of a concept as is learning the Russian language.

For Jonathan Bales, however, it’s nothing new.

District duals are set to begin this week

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 team wrestling championships will take place this week, starting with Thursday’s opening round at four sites. Matches in 3A and 2A will begin Thursday at Bethlehem Catholic, Catasauqua, Nazareth and Pottsville before all wrestling heads to Freedom on Saturday.

Preliminary bouts are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday with quarterfinals to follow at 7:30 p.m.