While there were no 800-pound bears taken so far during the first three days of the 2018 bear hunting season, two came close. Regardless, the harvest total over the three-day hunt resulted in a total of 1,833 bears or a 12 percent increase over the 1,628 bears taken in the first three days of the 2017 season.
As of this report, bears have been harvested in 54 counties during the statewide season. And the top 10 bears processed at check stations by last Wednesday, were either estimated...
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 26 7 .788
St. Paul’s 19 11 .633
Bath Lutheran 19 14 .576
Christ UCC 18 15 .545
Emmanuel 17 16 .515
Ebenezer 16 17 .485
St. Stephen’s 14 19 .424
Light of Christ 14 19 .424
Dryland 13 20 .394
Farmersville 11 19 .367
Salem UCC 10 20 .333
Farmersville (6-2) at
St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)
SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10,...
It was a strong beginning for the Whitehall girls soccer team as they rolled into October still undefeated, but they couldn’t sustain that magic toward the end of the year as they lost in the semifinals in both leagues and districts.
The Zephyrs came out of the gate rolling, chalking up 12 wins as September closed. They had scored 47 goals during that span and were tops among a strong group of teams in the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. One of those wins came...
Former Whitehall head football coach Brian Gilbert read the movements of the Giants’ Saquon Barkley who nearly rushed for 4,000 career yards as a Zephyr.
Gilbert also had a good read on Barkley when the rookie ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three overall touchdowns in his team’s 38-35 victory over Tampa Bay at Met Life Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Barkley’s 142 yards were the most by any running back in a game this season, and the rookie phenom has a team-high 586...
All-Stars 1st Team
Nazareth, Allison Hoff, Defender, 12; Easton, Leslie Echevarria, Defender 12; Whitehall, Erica Juliano, Defender 12; Stroudsburg, Emily Banashefski, Midfield, 12; PM West, Caroline Weirich, Midfield, 11; Whitehall, Kylie Saliby, Midfield, 12; Whitehall, Kate Bonshak, Forward, 11, MVP; Easton, Ashley Lucas, Forward, 12; Freedom, Haley Gschrey, Forward, 10; Beth. Cath., Brooke Bisko, Forward, 11; Nazareth, Caitlyn Lazzarini, Goalie...
Monday’s Nov. 26 antlered deer hunting season will have up to a million orange clad hunters invading Penn’s Woods in pursuit of a buck. The season runs until Dec. 8 in most areas of the state.
According to Pennsylvania Game Commission, about 45 percent of the season’s buck harvest was taken on the opener last year. But last season, hunters took more deer on the first Saturday of the season — a first in Pennsylvania’s deer-management history. “These really are two of the best times to...
The Phantoms continued their up-and-down play this season by splitting two road games over the weekend.
On Friday, they beat Providence 5-4 but followed that up with a 3-2 loss to Springfield the following night. After 16 games, the Phantoms are 9-5-1-1, but are 4-3-1-0 over their last eight games. It’s worth noting that four of those games have been against Springfield (9-4-0-2) and Charlotte (13-3-1-0), who are two of the three teams ahead of the Phantoms in the Atlantic Division....
After a season in which they just missed districts, Whitehall’s boys’ soccer team will be looking to take the next step.
The Zephyrs finished the year with a 7-10-1 overall record and will graduate six seniors from their current allotment.
Their next transition will be about tightening their defensive play after they tallied the most goals in school history the past two seasons.
“We have been very good at scoring the past two years,” said head coach Chris Bastidas. “We...
The Phantoms offense has been hot early in the season. Hot enough that they are tied for second in the AHL in goals, just two behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who lead the league with 57 goals. The Phantoms, Chicago Wolves and Toronto Marlies all have 55 goals on the season following weekend action.
Defensively, Lehigh Valley has allowed 49 goals, ranking 11th in the league for the most goals allowed.
Those two statistics could explain why the team has been involved in a...
With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.
Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.