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Swimmers beat SHS

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Both the Whitehall’s boys and girls swim teams registered wins on Tuesday against visiting Salisbury, strengthening their conference standings as they head into the final quarter of their season.

The win raised the girls mark to 7-3 on the season, while the boys currently sit at 4-6 after the victory.

The girls defeated the Falcons 95- 71, with Martha Giletto claiming two first-place finishes, her initial victory coming in the 50-yard freestyle (26.96), and the second in the...

Outdoors: Survey shows population of 8-pointers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the major portion of the deer hunting seasons about over, our annual deer-take survey from local deer processors and a taxidermy shop shows a healthy population of 8-point bucks, a favorable accomplishment since antler restrictions went into effect in Pennsylvania.

At Hartman’s Butcher shop in New Tripoli, Mr. Hartman said they no longer take deer in for processing, but merely process the boneless meat into specialty cuts. But he did add that some local hunters told him that...

Girls get hoops victory over Stroudsburg

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

A second half surge powered the Whitehall girls basketball team to a double-digit win over visiting Stroudsburg, strengthening their hopes for a run that will put them into the postseason.

The two teams went into the intermission knotted at 13-13. But once the second half got underway, the Zephyrs rode the dynamic end-to-end play of Grace Clary who scored the bulk of her game-high 20 points in the final two quarters to lead them to the 39-28 victory over the Mountaineers.


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Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 33 15 .688

St. Paul’s 28 14 .667

Bath Lutheran 27 18 .600

Dryland 25 23 .521

Christ UCC 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Ebenezer 22 26 .458

Farmersville 20 25 .444

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 17 28 .378

Salem UCC 16 29 .356

After losing 6-5 to 1st place Star of Bethlehem, Bath Lutheran came back to win 5-3,...

Clark helps to lead wrestlers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With his headphones firmly in place, Kai Clark was in perpetual motion as he prepared for his 152-pound bout against Pleasant Valley to begin.

To watch him pace, like a tiger ready to be sprung from its cage, the observer may wonder if he’s expending too much energy before his match gets underway.

But Clark, who is 12-3 on the season, said that it’s simply part of his prematch routine.

“I just like to pace myself to get myself in the mood so I can go out there and just...

LV struggling in 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If the Phantoms New Year’s resolution was to come out of the gate hot in 2019, consider their resolution to have been shorter than most of us who resolved to lose weight this year. Since putting new calendars on the wall, Lehigh Valley is 1-5-0-0 and have lost six of seven games. In those games, the Phantoms have been outscored 27-15 and have dropped to a fourth-place tie with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Most players have rolled out the usual excuses – call-ups, injuries, etc. - but can we...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports


In continuation of its Bob Warke – Dale Horn Scholarship Program, the Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association (HPPA) will again be awarding two, $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible for the Warke – Horn Scholarship, you must be a class of 2019 high school eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2019, you must have participated in the HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs, and you must complete the scholarship...

Wrestlers place two

Friday, January 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall completed their holiday wrestling schedule with a solid showing at the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic, placing two wrestlers among the top eight in their respective weight classes.

The Zephyrs were part of a large and star-studded field of grapplers that assembled at Liberty’s Memorial Field House for the annual tournament that attracts some of the best teams in the country. This year’s tourney featured 32 teams, with Whitehall finishing 28th among that strong...

WHS seventh at the 21st Zephyr Duals

Friday, January 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Zephyr gymnasium was the scene for some robust wrestling action last Saturday as Whitehall kicked off the new year hosting their annual Zephyr Duals.

The Duals, now in its twenty-first season, featured 15 teams from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with Muncy Junior-Senior High School claiming the championship with their victory over Quakertown in the finals.

Whitehall finished in seventh place, downing Bangor 41-36 to earn that spot.

The Zephyrs opened the Duals with a 53-...

Zephs knock off PME

Friday, January 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s been a superb start to the new year for the Whitehall boys basketball team as they’ve reeled off two consecutive league wins to climb back to .500 as they begin to make their push toward the playoffs.

The first of those 2019 wins came against Pocono Mountain East which entered the game with a gaudy 8-1 record. The Cardinals have had an impressive start to their season with wins over Pocono Mountain West, Northampton and East Stroudsburg South, all of whom have winning records, so...