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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Zephs knock off CCHS

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

At halftime, Allentown Central Catholic’s marching band played Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and that pretty much summed up Friday’s football game at Zephyr Stadium.

Well, if you liked offense it was certainly thrilling as both teams combined for 110 points. And if you found yourself sitting on Whitehall’s side of the bleachers, you found it especially thrilling since the home team scored 75 of those 110 points.

Whitehall scored 61 of those points by halftime, and no game in...

Boys soccer falls to Trojans

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team can finally say that it is on a winning streak during the 2018 season. After drawing with Central Catholic in the season-opener and then defeating rival Emmaus in their next game, the Trojans lost two of their next three games.

But after a 3-1 win over Pocono Mountain East last Saturday, Parkland (4-2-1 overall, 3-1-1 EPC Skyline) found its first win streak of the 2018 regular season after taking down Whitehall (3-3-1, 2-3) 4-0 Monday night under the rain...

Bonshak scores OT winner

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Kate Bonshak made sure that the Whitehall girls soccer team would remain undefeated, drilling the game-winner in overtime to complete the come-from-behind victory against Freedom last week.

A few minutes earlier, Bonshak scored the tying goal, sealing off the trailing defender and then maneuvering past Patriot keeper Jenelle Romig who came out to challenge the shot. That tally was her second of the night and knotted the score at 3-3.

That move was a prelude to the game winner...

Outdoors: crickets a sound of summer time

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

A sound of late summer customarily starts at dusk and continues through the night hours. And the sound emanates from a source not often seen unless flushed from a hiding place in flower beds, high grasses, under rocks or under trash cans.

What we speak of are crickets. The little black (or brown) crawlers that some anglers use as bait when fishing for bass. Others enjoy hearing their constant chirping when their home windows are open at night. Others wished they’d go away as their...

Fourteen to see induction in D-11 HOF

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall athletic director Bob Hartman announced the inaugural class for the District 11 Hall of Fame recently.

The inaugural class includes 14 inductees selected from nominations made by member schools, officials’ chapters, and media membership.

All inductees were selected based on their high school accomplishments solely.

This year’s class will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Upper Macungie Township at 4 p.m....

Volleyball gets win over Saucon Valley

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a welcome sign of progress for the Whitehall girls volleyball team as they prevailed in a tough battle with Saucon Valley for their first win of the season.

The girls won in five sets, winning 21-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 15-10 on Monday night. With the win they were 1-4 on the year, and it also marked the first win for new coach Eric Budge.

In that victory, Alyson Peters collected 22 kills and 5 blocks, while Lexi Crum had 43 assists. Additionally, Taylor Levan tallied...

Tennis eyes districts

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the regular season winding down, the Whitehall girls tennis team is targeting a few more wins that could propel them into the district playoffs.

Head coach Alex Green said that in order to accomplish that goal they’ll need to post victories over Eastern Pennsylvania Conference rivals Northampton (6-3) and Emmaus (5-5) who’ll they’ll face in the final week of the season. In order to be one of the eight teams to make it, they’ll need to position themselves among the contenders for...

Article By: Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Emmaus volleyball trio named all-state

By PETER CAR

pcar@tnonline.com

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association named their All-State teams last week with several members from District 11 named to the 3A team.

The Emmaus trio of James Haag, Cameron Parsons and Matt Swanson earned honors, while Whitehall’s Joseph Herman and Nazareth’s Michael Dougherty also made the squad.

The complete 3A list is below.

3A...

Pete’s Top-10: Poll looks clearer this week

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

A month into the season, clarity has been bestowed upon us to a certain degree.

The top-three teams have solidified their spots in the upper echelon of the pecking order to date, but Bethlehem Catholic looks eager to crash the party after last week’s win over Parkland.

The Colonial League takes a step forward with the removal of Nazareth and Central Catholic from the poll, while an outsider from the north makes a rare appearance.

Let’s see what comes to fruition this...

ArtsQuest to host Penn State football viewing parties

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.

The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos...