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Pigs, Phantoms Royals release statements

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Local minor league teams all put out notices recently concerning the affect of COVID-19.


We support Minor League and Major League Baseball’s decision to prudently and cautiously delay the start of the season. The first IronPigs home game is not scheduled until Friday, April 17, which is five weeks away. Since our team will begin the season with an eight-game road trip, we are hopeful and optimistic that our home game schedule will not be interrupted.

Like many...

PIAA releases statement on shutdown

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The following is a release from the PIAA:

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Gov. Wolf issued a directive to close all schools in the Commonwealth for 10 business days starting March 16, 2020.

This means all school activities including sports practices, plays, musicals, mock trial, field trips, etc. The intent of this is to limit people gathering together to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus.

We have been informed that some schools’ sport teams may be organizing...

Trying to make sense of it all

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After the dust settled last Friday I couldn’t help but notice what a beautiful day it was.

I sat outside with a beverage while my kids played soccer in the backyard and we waited for mommy to get home. It was the kind of day I’ve been looking forward to since the holidays ended - sunny with temperatures in the upper-60s. For the first time, I really noticed the buds on the trees and thought to myself the area will be in full bloom in just days.

At the same time, I couldn’t help...

Martinovic sets school mark

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a packed house inside Parkland’s Natatorium for the District 11 Swimming and Diving Championships, and the Zephyrs arrived with high hopes as they looked to make it to the state tournament competing against the best swimmers in the state.

The Zephyrs were well represented in the two-day event. They had 19 competitors swimming a variety of events.

One of those competitors landed himself in the record books as senior Nikola Martinovic set the school record in the 100...

Bollinger, Hartman win scholar athlete awards

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by C.J. HEMERLY in Sports

Being successful both on and off the field was a theme Sunday evening at the 60th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Scholar-Athlete banquet at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center.

While there were 32 representatives from District 11 and Lehigh Valley high schools, along with six collegiate student-athletes present, two local products came away with the prestigious, sought-after hardware when it was all said and done.

Tyler Hartman...

Indoor track competes in 3 meets

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the new track and field season fast approaching, a number of Whitehall athletes decided to get a head start by competing in indoor track this winter.

The Zephyrs competed in three meets as a team. A couple of their members also competed in a few specialty meets that focus solely on vaulting.

Their indoor season began with the Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic on Dec. 28. It was held at Lehigh University’s Philip Rauch Fieldhouse and featured 61 teams.

Whitehall had...

PIAA suspends winter postseason

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of...

Outdoors: Whitewater release March 21-22

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid paddler and itching for some whitewater boating action, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is promoting a whitewater release for your enjoyment.

The DCNR will release water from Lake Nockamixon into Tohickon Creek in Bucks County on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.

According to the DCNR, water releases are historically scheduled on a semiannual basis, usually occurring on the third weekend in March and first weekend in November. The...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan...

LV suffers tough loss

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sunday’s loss to Bridgeport was one that the Phantoms won’t soon forget. As the team limps toward the end of the regular season, they were up 5-2 over the Sound Tigers with just under 15:00 left in regulation. Surely, this one was going in the win column, especially considering how well Lehigh Valley has played on their home ice this season, right?


The result was a 6-5 shootout loss for the Phantoms. In a scary moment, top prospect Morgan Frost tangled with defenseman...