The Iron Financial Orioles know all about coming from behind. When they fell behind Martins Creek 5-0 Sunday in game two of the Blue Mountain League Championship Series, it was just another day on the ball field for them. Unfortunately for the Orioles, there wouldn’t be a comeback in the offing this time and they fell to Martins Creek 7-4, evening the series at one game apiece.
When the Whitehall girls volleyball team reconvenes on the court this fall, they’ll be guided by someone who’s familiar with turning a program into state champions.
As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.
If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.
With the Whitehall boys basketball team ready to embark on their annual summer excursion to St Joseph’s University, this offseason has been about who will seize the opportunities for a roster spot.
The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced the 2017 All-State volleyball teams and District 11 had six representatives named to the 3A squad.
Emmaus dominated the list with four players, while Parkland and Whitehall each had one.
Whitehall’s Logan McGinley is the only player chosen from District 11 to make multiple appearances on the all-state squad.
The complete list is below.
AAA BOYS VOLLEYBALL
ALL STATE TEAM
PIAA DISTRICT XI
Noah Bacon Emmaus OH
Brendan Dunkle Emmaus Lib
James Haag Emmaus OH
For nineteen student-athletes at Whitehall High School, the question as to where to spend the next few years of their lives was revealed at a signing ceremony in May.
District XI will be bringing their own Hall of Fame to town when the inaugural class will be inducted on October 14, 2018.
News of the announcement came last week as The District XI Hall of Fame will include athletes, coaches, officials, and contributors and will be reflective of those individual’s contributions on the District XI high school level.
Postgraduate, collegiate, or professional performance will not be assessed in selecting Hall of Fame recipients.
If you’re a motor boat owner and are you having motor problems because of ethanol contaminating the innards of your motor, a new survey by Boating Industry Magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”
Twenty-eight years ago, Eric Snyder had one of those night’s where he couldn’t sleep.
He remembered a passage from a book written by legendary college football coach Lou Holtz who stated that he would “get up and do something to make him tired.”
So Snyder decided to follow the initiative. He had his concept and groundwork for the then initial Tournament of Champions, but he wanted to add another twist. Snyder wanted it to be a rotating tournament in which a different league every year would be the host site.
BERLINSVILLE – The hits just kept on coming and coming for the Iron Financial Orioles Monday evening in the second game of a best-of-three series against the upstart Berlinsville Braves.
The Braves could hardly answer, save for a solo home run by their player/manager Cody Krupa. Meanwhile, the Orioles jumped on starting pitcher Tyler Svetik early and gradually pulled away for an 8-1 victory.
The Orioles sweep the series and eliminated the Braves from the league tournament, the best season in Berlinsville’s history.