Logan Kreglow isn’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines.
He wants to be in the athletic arena, something that was in jeopardy a few years ago, and that experience has led him to seize the opportunity to test his skills against other athletes from across the country.
The Phantoms wrapped up a season that saw them not only qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, but also win their first Atlantic Division title since moving to the Lehigh Valley. They’ve got home ice advantage throughout the divisional playoffs and would only lose that advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they were to face the Toronto Marlies, the AHL’s top team.
Dylan Cozens is feeling it again.
After an abysmal 2017 campaign, the right-fielder is looking confident at the plate and making contact. Monday night’s three-run blast in the sixth inning proved to be the clinching runs to seal another IronPig victory.
It may be early, but the confidence is a refreshing presence at the plate and reminiscent of his 2016 season in Reading.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team had a busy weekend, traveling north to tackle a couple of District 2 denizens.
They played a tri-match against Tunkhannok and Delaware Valley, emerging victorious in both matches. Those two victories raised their record to 7-1 this season.
Their first match was against Tunkhannock and head coach George Cowitch said that they handled the Tigers in three sets. In that match, Dylan McGinley had 10 kills and three blocks, while Alex Khouri had eight kills and four blocks.
The Whitehall boys tennis team tried to flip the script against Parkland on Saturday, but the Trojans retained the upper hand, knocking the Zephyrs from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Parkland won the match 5-1, sweeping all singles matches as they extended their winning streak over the Zephyrs. With the loss, Whitehall is now 11-1.
For a brief moment, the sun broke through the clouds at Northampton’s baseball field, showcasing the home run trot of Ben Antonchak as he crossed home plate.
Before that inning, the snow had been falling, the wind was whipping, and conditions didn’t seem favorable for a ball to leave the yard. But Antonchak took an outside pitch and drove it to right, sending the Whitehall bench into a frenzy once it sailed over the fence. His grand slam in the top of the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie, helping lead the Zephyrs to a 8-1 win over the Kids.
For properly licensed junior hunters, Saturday, April 21 marks the annual youth spring turkey hunt in Pennsylvania. It’s a special opportunity for youth to get a shot at a gobbler before the regular statewide season opens April 28.
And when junior and adult hunters go afield for the spring gobbler season that ends May 31, the prospects of connecting with a long-beard are good according to Mary Jo Casalena, PGC wild turkey biologist.
Rachel Arner probably wouldn’t feel she was doing her job unless her uniform was dirty after every game.
That was the case on a hot Saturday afternoon as she reached base four times, swiped multiple bases, and scored the winning run in her team’s 6-4 victory over visiting Tamaqua.
“If your uniform is dirty that means you’re working hard,” said Arner who leads the team in runs scored with 11. “I just try my best to get on base, and if I want to steal, I try to dive, because I feel that diving makes me faster.”
With their playoff spot and home ice advantage secured throughout the Atlantic Division, the Phantoms are going to have a couple extra players on hand for the final two games of the regular season this weekend. With junior leagues done, teams are bringing some of their young draft picks into the AHL for an abbreviated audition and the Phantoms will have two of those young players on their roster.
Forwards Pascal Laberge and Isaac Ratcliffe have joined the team from their respective Canadian Hockey League teams following the end of their seasons.
When the Whitehall boys volleyball team found themselves facing elimination during a tough match with a determined Golden Hawks squad last Friday, they needed to dig deep in order to remain undefeated.
The Zephyrs rose to the occasion, winning the final two sets to earn the five-set victory. With the win, they improve to 4-0 on the season.