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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Zephyrs victim of another big inning

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team has been victimized by the big inning in a number of games this season, and that was the case when they hosted Liberty on a blustery Monday.

The Hurricanes, who came into the game with the league’s best record, hit that big inning in their first at-bat, scoring five runs. However, the Zephyrs responded by putting up their own big inning in their half of the first as the first five batters reached base en route to a four-run outburst.

But the ‘Canes...

Zeph tennis falls to Konkrete Kids tennis

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The match between the Northampton and Whitehall boys tennis last Thursday featured two teams with identical records in a battle to see who would climb up the standings in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Both teams entered the match 7-4, and were right in the middle of the pack in the EPC standings.

Whitehall struggled, however, and the Konkrete Kids emerged with the 5-1 victory to currently put themselves in the eighth spot in the standings. Whitehall (7-5) now occupies...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel win

Led by Philadelphia Union players Kacper Przybylko and Fabinho, Bethlehem Steel FC handed Charleston Battery their first loss of 2019 with a 3-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday evening.

The home side made their presence known at the beginning of the first half when midfielder Michee Ngalina played in Zach Zandi who had his shot blocked by a Battery defender.

Steel FC continued to apply pressure on the visitors as Zandi sent Faris down the left side,...

Pigs start off the 2019 season strong

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces.

Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers. Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

The success of the team seems to be...

Outdoors: An update on local fishing action

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Trout fishing is tops on the local fishing menu, but following a close second and third are shad and stripers.

Chris’ Bait & Tackle in Mertztown reports good trout action in all area streams thanks to recent stockings. At Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County, the crappie action died down and the overall bite is slow. At Blue Marsh Lake, anglers are doing really good on catch-and-release bass using large shiners. Crappie guys are also doing well there and picking up quite a...

Roberts hopes to find out it really is lonely at the top

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Published long before Devon Roberts was born, the short story, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,” is somewhat representative of her current situation on the Whitehall girls track team.

While the circumstances surrounding their desire to run long distances are vastly different, the junior can identify with the loneliness aspect of the sport. During a few meets this year, Roberts was the only runner competing in the distance races for Whitehall. In their meet against Emmaus,...

WHS wins battle of unbeatens

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the Emmaus boys volleyball team entered Zephyr Gymnasium last Thursday, one team would leave the facility as the lone unbeaten team in the league.

It didn’t take long to find the answer as the Zephyrs swept the Green Hornets, leaving themselves as the only EPC team with an unblemished record.

The Zephyrs won 25-21, 25-22, 25-23, defeating Emmaus for the first time since 2013. That streak spanned 12 matches. (One if those losses occurred during the postseason in 2013.)...

WHS represented in top performance list

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its list of top performances in track and field so far this season. The list was released last meet and included meets to that point.

The Zephs Lucas Souders is tops in the javelin with a throw of 185-08.

For the girls, Kate Bonshak is tied third in the 100, along with teammate Helen Davis. Hope Millets is third in the high jump.

Whitehall’s 400 relay has the best time so far with a 50.60. The team is made up of Davis, Rebecca Ganthier,...

Rivalry series honor local teams

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be celebrating local school districts and communities in the all-new St. Luke’s Rivalry Series.

Multiple schools will be celebrating their pride with classmates, alumni and friends throughout the opening month at Coca-Cola Park.

These communities will be able to show off their school pride as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play each of their scheduled games.

Tickets start at $8 and the first 250 purchasers from each school will receive a T-...

IronPigs announce packages for 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced more exciting promotional packages for the upcoming 2019 season. Princess Tea Party, Fortnite, Star Wars Jedi Training and Harry Potter Quidditch Training packages will each be available for $35. Fans can purchase packages by going online to ironpigsbaseball.com/themenights.

Fortnite Day

On Saturday, May 11 at 6:35 p.m., the IronPigs will host Star Wars Night that features Star Wars Fireworks! The Jedi package will include a field level...