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Conrad ‘impressed’ after EPC golf tourney

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the regular season completed, the Whitehall golf team turned its attention to the league championships which got underway this week at Woodstone Country Club.

The Zephyrs finished the season 6-10 overall, picking up three more wins than the previous year.

And when they convened at Woodstone on Tuesday for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Golf Championships, head coach John Conrad viewed the tourney as an opportunity to beat teams that had defeated them during the...

Field hockey erupts for seven goals vs. the Hawks

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

After looking for someone on the field hockey team to provide a spark, the Whitehall players responded with seven goals last Friday in a win over Bethlehem Catholic.

The Zephyrs scored off corners, on tipped shots in front of the net, and blasts from the top of the circle as they were relentless in the offensive zone, defeating the visiting Golden Hawks 7-1 to raise their record to 4-4-1 this season.

It was the type of performance that head coach Jennifer Bodnar was looking for...

Girls are looking to get back on track

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team is experiencing a bit of a rough patch right now, and they’re looking to find some solutions to get back on track as they head into a busy week.

With Monday’s loss, a three-set sweep to Nazareth, the Zephyrs have now dropped three of their last four games. That loss drops their record to 5-4 at the midway point of the season.

The Zephyrs have been competitive in those losses, stretching both Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic to five sets, but...

Outdoors: Steel Challenge event held

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This past weekend provided perfect weather for the East Coast Steel Challenge Championship shootout held at Ontelaunee Fish & Game Association’s firearms ranges.

The four-day event in New Tripoli drew 310 shooters from 25 states with one coming as far as California. Shooters ranged in age from 7 to 70 and had pros like Smith & Wesson pro shooter and Hamburg resident Doug Koenig who was one of the competitors.

The purse of $13,000 was delved out to the top shooters over...

Pete’s Top-10: PHS, BC will faces challenges

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s officially the second half of the season and the top five teams in the poll are littered with big matchups. The EPC race looks like it’s coming down to Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic, while Palisades keeps their grip on the Colonial league title.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s bouts, along with some new friends from the North entering the poll.

1. Parkland (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Trojans should have no problem running the ball this week.


Zephs fall to Easton

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whenever the Zephyrs began to pick up steam at Cottingham Stadium last Friday, the Easton offense derailed any hopes of them getting back in the game and staying undefeated.

Oh, and the red Rover defense wasn’t too shabby in aiding Easton’s offense on a night where they compiled 56 points, the most an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponent has scored against Whitehall since the 63 points Easton rung up in 2014.

And it wasn’t just that they were putting points on the board to...

Parkland up next for Zephs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall football team will have the opportunity to do something this Friday that Easton did to them the prior week, and that’s play spoiler against an undefeated team.

They’ll have the opportunity to knock the Trojans (5-0) from the unbeaten ranks and put them in either a second or first place tie in the EPC South standings depending on the outcome of the Bethlehem Catholic game whose record is also unblemished.

The last time they beat Parkland was in 2014 when Saquon...

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.


The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Sone Ntoh rushed for a pair of Emmaus touchdowns while piling up 125 yards on 18 18 carries....

Boykin, Zephs top Liberty

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whenever the Whitehall offense needs a big play, they’ll often draw up something that involves Dez Boykin, utilizing the senior receiver’s knack for rising to the occasion when his number’s called.

With Liberty poised to get the ball back after controlling much of the action in the second quarter, Whitehall was staring at a 3rd and 27 deep in their own territory. The ’Canes had cut the Zephyr lead to 14-7, and with the way they were running the ball, it seemed like they could march...

Boys get some wins

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

During the opening quarter of the Whitehall boys soccer season, Head Coach Chris Bastidas knew that he would have some growing pains with a very young defense.

But following two big performances last week, the Zephyr offense appears ready to shoulder the load.

Whitehall defeated Stroudsburg 3-1 on Sept. 13 and East Stroudsburg North 5-0 on Sept. 16.

Tony Rodriguez scored twice and Zahir Linton added a goal and an assist against the Mounties. The Zephyrs held Stroudsburg...