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Emmaus headlines EPC volleyball all-star teams

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference volleyball all-stars were announced for the 2017 season with five Emmaus players leading the pack, including league MVP Cameron Parsons.

The Hornets had four players named to the first team, as the team made a run to the state semifinals before falling to Central York in four games.

Whitehall’s Logan McGinley and Joey Maamari were also honored by being named to the first and second teams, respectively.

The full list of this year’s all-stars is...

Volleyball has great season

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall’s boys volleyball season ended with a loss to Penn Manor in the state playoffs, closing the book on another successful year.

They lost in four sets to the Comets who were the Lancaster-Lebanon Section One champs. Last season the Comets lost in the 3A state finals to Hempfield, and had a roster containing many of those players who part of that state runner-up team.

Penn Manor won the first set 25-18, but the Zephyrs bounced back to take the second set, 25-19. With...

Berg-Townsend steps down from softball team

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the Whitehall softball team takes the field next season, the third-base coaching box will be without the familiar presence of Alexis Berg-Townsend.

After a coaching career than spanned 10 years, Berg-Townsend submitted her resignation last week. She won 136 games over that decade and guided the Zephyrs to a District XI championship in 2009.

She also led the Zephyrs to an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division championship in 2016, culminating in a district finals...

Sebesta steps down from track after 25 years

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In a coaching career that’s spanned 25-years, James Sebesta has impacted the lives of thousands of student-athletes at Whitehall.

Those relationships, built over those two-plus decades with the track and field team, made his decision to retire extremely difficult, but he knew that time was slipping away if he wanted to watch his own son play high school sports.

Jared will be entering his senior year at Northampton High School and Sebesta wanted to make sure he would witness his...

Outdoors: Many bear sightings around our area

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the Cementon Fair soon to begin, patrons may be treated by seeing a black bear.

No, it’s not part of a fair act, but a wild bear was seen (and photographed) last Wednesday running across Main Street and onto the Cementon Playground property.

Two weeks ago a black bear was tranquilized and relocated in the Fogelsville area. And before that, another one popped up in Bethlehem. This was preceded by another in Bucks County. And a friend recently photographed one running...

Coplay Legion team now sitting at 10-2

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion team took another step toward the top of the standings with a win over the Carbon Monarchs on Tuesday night, taking aim at consecutive regular season championships.

The win should put them in second place, leapfrogging Northern Valley who was idle Tuesday night. The 2-1 win lifts their record to 10-2, and they’ll look to continue their ascent with games against Emmaus on Wednesday evening, followed by Southern Lehigh on Friday.

Manager Jim Murphy said that...

Baseball Cup team loses

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Classic ended on day one of the tournament following a 4-2 loss to Jersey Shore in last Thursday’s opener.

T.J Scuderi broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer to put Jersey Shore ahead for good and to eliminate the LV squad at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

Jersey Shore built a 2-0 lead after the first two innings of play, but Lehigh Valley battled back in the third and fourth innings respectively to nod the...

Cedar Beach Showcase this week

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase kicks off its inaugural tournament this week in Allentown, with the tournament taking over the reigns of the former Stellar Basketball Tournament.

Action runs Thursday to Sunday and the double elimination format that everyone was used to at Stellar is back.

Liberty, who is 4-2 in the Allentown Summer League heading into this week, opens the tournament with Boyertown on Thursday night with the winner facing Allen on Friday night.


Street and Duggan help PA win Big 33

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s Darian Street and Jaohne Duggan spent one last night together as teammates in last weekend’s Big 33 Classic at Central Dauphin High School.

Both played their part in Pennsylvania’s 44-33 victory over Maryland, as Street hauled in three catches for 84 yards on the night, including a 51-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter to put Pennsylvania up 37-21 with 6:43 left.

Duggan, a back-to-back all-state selection on the defensive line, proved to be a menace to Maryland’s...

Off to the state finals!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team is thriving in elimination games, and that prosperity has landed them on the doorstep of a state title.

After their 6-2 semifinal win over Wallenpaupack on Monday, the Zephyrs have a chance to do what no Whitehall baseball team has done before: win a state title. They’ll be playing Greater Latrobe on Thursday for the PIAA 5A baseball championship at Penn State’s Medlar Field.

They’re now 6-0 in elimination games, beginning with their 13-2 win over...