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Monday, December 11, 2017

Pete’s Top 10: EHS, FHS move forward

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s finally come to the last week of the regular season and with Halloween this week, which teams will provide their fans treats heading into playoff stretch?

It’s also rivalry week for the top seven teams in the poll with plenty of intriguing matchups.

Sit back, relax and eat some candy on this week’s edition of the top 10.

1. Parkland (9-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Is Parkland the only consistent big school team?

The Pick: Parkland 28- Emmaus 17


D-11 playoffs: Roughs still alive in 2A bracket

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s the final week of the football season and playoff spots are on the line. District 11 held a conference call to hash out scenarios Monday afternoon. Listed below are what each of the six classes are shaping up to look like.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (9-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-3)

3. *Nativity (6-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-5)

Williams Valley heads into the tournament as the top seed.

2A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Palmerton (6-3...

Phantoms off to a great start

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Right now, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are in one of those grooves that most times a team can only dream about. At 5-1-0-1 on the season, Lehigh Valley is just percentage points behind Providence for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, but they do hold a one-point advantage over the Bruins, albeit with one extra game played than Providence.

Danick Martel is off to a blazing start for Lehigh Valley and has been playing well from the opening faceoff of the season. The 22-year old...

PSU-OSU viewing party set

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Few Penn State football games have the excitement of a clash between the Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes, and anyone who can’t make the trip to Ohio this year is invited to enjoy the next best thing – getting together with friends and family at the White Out Viewing Party at SteelStacks.

The free event on Sat., Oct. 28, presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest, starts at 3 p.m. and includes the big game shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television...

Egypt field hockey program keeps busy

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Egypt field hockey program continues to grow each year. The program is thrilled to have 52 players this year, which includes a K-1, second grade, third-fourth grades, and two fifth-sixth grade teams. The program participates in many tournaments in the fall.

Events included “Field Hockey Night” at the IronPigs, Moravian College Clinic, Miracle League of Lehigh Valley, Moravian College “Youth on the Field” game, Whitehall “Youth Field Hockey Day,” Whitehall Township parade, Northern...

Hornets hold off Easton

Saturday, October 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.


The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.

Emmaus quarterback Blake Reed (10-for-16 for 145 yards) threw a pair of first-quarter...

Roberts, Staub lead way

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall cross country runners, Devon Roberts and Caleb Staub, placed 25th and 57th, respectively, for the Zephyrs at the East Penn Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course at Illick’s Mill.

Roberts was the first Zephyr to finish for the girls with a time of 21:13.

“I took a more relaxed approach so I could speed up after the first mile. It’s better for this course to go out slower and then slowly increase your speed. I think it worked...

Girls soccer falls in overtime overtimes

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It took two overtimes to finally decide a winner when Whitehall met Pleasant Valley in the opening round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Girls Soccer Championship.

The winning goal came off the foot of Pleasant Valley defender Rylee Robinson. The victory put the Bears in the semifinals where they lost to Easton, 2-1. The EPC finals will pit Easton against Parkland, a battle of the two top seeds.

The Bears entered the tourney as the third seed while the Zephyrs had the...

Zephyrs fall to Becahi

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Zephyrs returned to a familiar sideline, having been at Frank Banko Field two weeks ago to play Freedom, but last week’s trip to the Christmas City didn’t produce the same results against grinchy Bethlehem Catholic.

The Golden Hawks struck for big plays throughout the game as they scored on three plays that covered 60 yards or more. Of those three, Daizhun Rhodes 66-yard TD run on their opening drive of the second half was probably the most damaging in sealing Whitehall’s fate....

D-11 playoff pictures are becoming clear

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon aimed to provide clarity for the football postseason with two weeks left on the calendar.

Below you’ll find teams that have already clinched playoff berths heading into week nine and potential scenarios heading down the stretch.

All teams listed with * have clinched playoff berths.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (8-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-2)

3. *Nativity (5-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-4...