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WHS girls win

Friday, September 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Friday’s win over Pleasant Valley demonstrated once again that the Whitehall girls soccer team is finding ways to win, and that’s enabled them to stay undefeated so far this season.

It took two overtimes, but the Zephyrs connected for the winning goal around four minutes into the second extra session, giving them their ninth win of the season. The Zephyrs have played three overtime matches to date, prevailing in each one to keep their record unblemished.

Forward Kate Bonshak...

Harriers remaining busy this season

Friday, September 28, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall cross country season is inching closer to the post season races, and recently the team took part in their first EPC meet, which was at the Allentown Lehigh Parkway back on Sept. 11.

The girls lost three of the meets with two very close losses to Nazareth, 27-30, and Northampton 27-28.

Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend as of late for the Zephs.

“Seems like the last couple years the girls have close scores or ties with these two teams,” said head coach...

Girls continue to take steps

Friday, September 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With last Thursday’s win over Pocono Mountain West, the Whitehall girls volleyball team continues to take steps in the right direction as they approach the midway point of the season.

They earned their second victory of the season with a straight set win over the visiting Panthers, 25-11, 25-18 and 25-11.

Head coach Eric Budge has been reinforcing the notion that they’re still learning how to close out games, and during the second set after PMW cut the led to two points on two...

Pete’s Top-10

Friday, September 28, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Through five weeks of the season, I’m not sure we’ve had many more clear cut number one team in the area than Freedom this year. In a year of parody in the EPC, the top three teams in the poll have solidified their footing, but only Freedom has asserted themselves as the top dog.

That all could certainly change in the second half of the season, but Freedom and Saucon Valley are looking like league champs in their respective conferences.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s poll....

Article By: The Press

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE

Standings

Star of Beth 7 2 .778

St. Stephen’s 6 3 .667

St. Paul’s 2 1 .667

Bath Luth 3 3 .500

Salem UCC 3 3 .500

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 4 5 .444

Christ UCC 4 5 .444

Dryland 3 6 .333

Farmersville 2 4 .333

St. Stephen’s (7-1, 3-2) at Farmersville (3-1)

SS - Gary Buczynski 7-13, Dave Blaukovitch 5-12, Jim Blaukovitch 5-13.

F -...

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...

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...

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...

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....