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Soccer teams inch toward playoffs

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Sports

The Whitehall boys soccer team is currently fourth in District XI standings at a record of 10-4-1.

The Zephyrs had won five-straight games since their very competitive 4-1 loss to a good Parkland squad and before a 2-0 loss to Northampton on Monday night. On Sept. 28, the boys team took on a struggling Nazareth squad and came home with a 4-2 victory.

Coach Chris Bastidas commented on his teams play.

“Kresstoph Whittick is playing like the MVP of the league,” Bastidas...

Pete’s Top-10: A new number-one this week

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week we saw Nazareth fall for the first time this season. Was it the eventual slip that most teams in the EPC face, or are there cracks in the foundation?

The lone EPC team to remain undefeated is Easton following its win over Central Catholic over the weekend, but the Rovers haven’t been truly tested yet.

That changes this week with Freedom coming to town.

Parkland’s win over the Blue Eagles could be a sign they’re gearing up at the right time, while the Colonial...

LV ready for season

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms finished up their preseason schedule Monday night at the PPL Center, falling to the Hershey Bears 2-0. Both teams finished the preseason with identical 2-1-0-0 records and look to open the regular season this weekend. For Lehigh Valley, the opener comes at home against Providence Saturday night.

If the preseason showed anything, it was that the goalie situation is going to be a tough one for the Phantoms to figure out. Alex Lyon, J.F. Berube and Felix...

Outdoors: Additional hunting days scheduled

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Deer and bear hunters are in for some changes this season, with most offering additional hunting days afield.

Now that the statewide archery deer hunting season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5), it also spells the time junior license holders can hunt squirrels and rabbits until Oct. 19. Juniors can also hunt ring-necked pheasants from Oct. 12-19.

But the big news is that for the first time in 50 years, the regular firearms deer hunting season will open on a Saturday after...

Zephyrs fall to Becahi on Saturday

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Sports

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Whitehall football team took on Bethlehem Catholic at BASD Stadium.

Whitehall (0-6) quickly fell behind after a couple big plays by Bethlehem Catholic’s myriad of skill players. Whitehall’s senior running back Ali Barkley carried the ball several times for the Zephyrs, but could not find running room all day.

Whitehall quarterback Quinn Wentling was able to connect with senior receivers Anthony Nanoah and Allen Negrette on a few big plays,...

WHS soccer teams fight for playoff berths

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JACOB MELUSKY in Sports

The Whitehall boys and girls soccer teams are each battling for their spot in the playoffs past the midway point of the fall season.

The Zephyr boys team captured a thrilling overtime victory against Easton on Monday, Sept. 23. Whitehall scored first with a goal by Kresstoph Whittick. The teams went into halftime with Whitehall leading 1-0. Easton answered with a goal in the second half by Jonathan Morello to force overtime. In overtime, Whitehall’s Abdul Ojulari-Sulyman netted the...

Field hockey aiming for late-season playoff push

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall field hockey team has settled into a nice groove midway through the season, putting themselves in position for a district playoff push.

They’ve won three out of their last four games, raising their season record to 4-6. They’ll look to extend that streak with four games this week. The toughest of those tests will be against Liberty who are currently 8-3 as of Sept. 21, along with Stroudsburg who sits at 6-4.

While it’s been a good stretch, head coach Jennifer...

Barkley looks to lead by example

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It hasn’t been the season Ali Barkley expected.

Heading into Friday’s game, the Zephyrs have a 0-5 record after their 49-26 loss to Freedom last week in a game that they battled back after a 42-0 deficit.

“We’re not playing to our potential,” said Barkley. “We just have to do what the right thing is to do.

“We have been in games, but we have been up and down in those games. We just haven’t been able to put it together.”

Barkley, a senior, has 496 yards on 85...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Bath Lutheran 6 3 .667

Emmanuel 6 3 .667

Salem UCC 4 2 .667

Star of Bethlehem 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667

Dryland 5 4 .556

Farmersville 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 3 6 .333

St. Paul’s 2 4 .333

Christ UCC 2 7 .222

Star of Bethlehem sandwiched 4-2, 4-1 wins around a 6-4 loss to Bath Lutheran. Leading hitters included Bill Hoke Sr. 6-12, Kyle...

Zephs look to improve

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team was able to some good things during the first set against Freedom recently, and now it’s a matter of accomplishing more good things on a consistent basis.

The Zephyrs played a spirited game in that first set against a very good Patriots a few weeks ago. After falling behind early, they fought back to knot the score 10-10 with an ace from Taylor Levan. As the game progressed, they also got a big kill from Olivia Ballard to help spark a run that drew...