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Whitehall wins opener

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball team kicked off the new season by clipping the Hawks last Friday.

They swept the opener against Bethlehem Catholic in front of their home crowd, winning 25-10, 25-16, 25-14.

The Zephs used a balanced attack to handle the Hawks who had trouble slowing down Whitehall’s play in the frontcourt. The Zephs trio of Joseph Herman, Alex Khouri and Dylan McGinley combined for 30 kills.

“It was a great start to the season,” said Herman who led the way...

Boys return strong cast

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The recently completed season for the Whitehall boys basketball team was characterized by a gritty group of players who fought hard every game, making sure everyone in the conference knew they were in for a tough battle.

That fierce competitive desire kept them in the playoff hunt throughout most of the year, eventually falling short in the last week of the season. They finished the year 7-15.

The season produced a number of highlights. They traveled to Pocono Mountain East...

Tennis starts season with two victories

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team split their first two games of the season, defeating William Allen in their opener, followed by a loss to Liberty on their home courts.

They defeated the Canaries 6-0 to begin league action. They won all of their matches to get the season off on a strong note. It was a good beginning for a team that has a number of players assuming new roles.

“The kids played real well,” said head coach Bob Panny. “We had a lot of good rallies, and a lot of good...

Girls get back bulk of team

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With a new coach installed, and a mix of retuning varsity players and newcomers, the Whitehall girls basketball team’s season started slow but finished strong.

Coach John Madas described it as a tale of two halves. They began the year 1-8 and that put a serious damper on any postseason aspirations. But once 2019 hit, the team began to jell, getting six wins in the second half, and that will serve as a good springboard heading into the offseason.

“Early on, we didn’t click the...

Phantoms get a last-second victory

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning, 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center. The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of their two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.

In Saturday night’s win, the third period alone was worth the cost of admission. In the final 10:09 of...

Taylor George named scholar-athlete for Feb.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED STORY in Sports

Brooklyn College women’s basketball sophomore guard and

Whitehall native Taylor George was named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February 2019.

George, a transfer student from Temple University, has been playing basketball for as long as she can remember.

“The support I have received from (Brooklyn College) in regards to basketball has been amazing. It’s an experience very little people get to have,” exclaimed George.


Youth Fishing Day coming March 23

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commissions fleet of white stocking trucks are on the roll, stocking trout for the March 23 Youth Fishing Day and regional trout opener on March 30 in 18 southeast region waters.

If you’d like to introduce your youngster to the sport of fishing, the Youth Fishing Day is an opportune time for them to experience catching their first trout. It’s also an opportune time since there’s no fishing pressure from adults, and there will be loads of freshly...

Panny takes over veteran group of Zephs

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team will embark on a new season with a good blend of varsity experience up and down their lineup as they look to build on last year’s excellent campaign.

The Zephyrs finished 13-4 last season. The stellar season also included a trip to the District XI 3A Team Tennis Championships.

This season will mark the first year with Robert Panny as the head coach. Panny replaces Guillermo Valera who coached the team last year in his lone year at the helm.


Rosahac earns scholar athlete award

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Nathan Rosahac prides himself on working hard on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

The Jim Thorpe senior was recognized for his efforts Sunday night.

Rosahac was honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter’s Awards banquet, winning the Albert M. Beneck Memorial Scholarship as the top scholar athlete.

“I’m just really proud of Nathan,” said Olympians’ head coach Mark Rosenberger. “Four years of hard work in...