By the time you read this, several hunting seasons, including small game and big game, have opened statewide.
As for big game, it’s muzzleloader bear season in WMUs 2B. 5B. 5C and 5D that runs Oct. 13-20. The small game list includes rabbit, grouse and squirrels with split seasons that run Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24; and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. The exception is grouse that whose seasons are Oct. 13-Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-24.
Devon Roberts was the first Whitehall Zephyr girl to cross the finish line, placing 25th overall, at the EPC Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.
“We were directly in front of where we needed to be, so it was a pretty nice start to the race,” Roberts said. “I didn’t have the best race, but I’d rather do worse this week than next week. I think I’m going to try and take it a little faster and try to be a little more mentally tough because I know I could have been in the top pack if I would have stayed in it.”
Roberts’s time was 21:25.5.
DARTS AND TRAPSHOOTING
Suburban Trap League
Star of Beth. 16 2 .889
St. Paul’s 8 4 .667
Bath Luth 8 7 .533
Christ UCC 8 7 .533
Farmersville 7 8 .467
St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444
Ebenezer 8 10 .444
Salem UCC 6 9 .400
Emmanuel 6 9 .400
Dryland 7 11 .389
Light of Christ 5 10 .333
Salem UCC (2-1)
at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)
SS — Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.
S — Bob Krause 4-10.
Ebenezer (9-6, 5-4)
at Light of Christ (3-1)
After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?
Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.
Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.
1. Freedom (8-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
This just seems like a magical year for the Pates. Nine straight wins this week.
The Pick: Freedom 42- Central Catholic 14
In any athletic endeavor, the goal is to get better, and that becomes the foundation for future success.
Senior Leah Coleman is the embodiment of that principle. She has been a member of the Whitehall golf team for four years, and when she first suited up her freshman season, she played in just two matches, splitting time between field hockey and the links. Her average that first year was 125.
She played both sports through her sophomore season, but eventually decided to concentrate on golf.
“I just saw golf as a better opportunity for me,” said Coleman.
It was some self-inflicted wounds that contributed to Whitehall’s loss to Nazareth last Friday at Zephyr Stadium, dimming their prospects of a district playoff berth in the process.
Whitehall’s win over Liberty in the first round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Girls Soccer Championships featured two nearly identical goals, setting the stage for their shutout win over the Hurricanes.
Kylie Saliby and Hope Millets hooked up for their first two goals as Saliby’s corner kicks, one in the first half, and the second early in the final period, were knocked past ‘Cane goalkeeper Bridget MacDonald by Millets in nearly carbon copy fashion.
Call it the Xerox set piece.
Get ready for what could be a roller coaster ride with the Phantoms this season.
The team is very young and with that youth often comes inconsistency. Look at the first two games and you’ll see the start of the ride.
The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.
Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.
The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.
The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.
Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.
Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.
Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.
Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon.
The semifinals are Tuesday, Oct. 16 with the finals on Thursday, Oct. 18.