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Phantoms close out series with Checkers

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After the Charlotte Checkers literally manhandled the Phantoms at the PPL Center in game two of their division championship series, nobody would have predicted that the Phantoms would go on the road and sweep the next three games to win the series.

The 6-0 drubbing in game two seemed to have sent a message to the Phantoms who responded by winning three straight - including a historic game four – to head to the Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.

With the series...

Lim, Rohn make it to district semifinals

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Jeremy Lim and Nick Rohn paired up for a long climb through the District XI AAA Boys Doubles brackets last week, giving Whitehall a dynamic duo that was just one step away from the finals.

Lim and Rohn were competing at the district doubles tourney which began at Lehigh University for the opening round, and then later switched to Saucon Valley High School midweek as they played in unseasonably hot weather. However, they overcame the heat and three opponents to make it to the...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS: Salem Lutheran wins lv title

In the 63rd Lehigh Valley Championship Series between the Suburban League and City League, it was Salem Lutheran of the Suburban League beating East Hills Moravian of the City League 3 games to 0, for their 16th Lehigh Valley Championship.

In Game 1, Salem jumped out to a 4-0 lead scoring four runs in the first. East Hills came back with a run in the third and another in the fourth to make the score 4-2. Salem added three runs in the bottom...

Steel FC fall on the road

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Starting off its busy May slate, Bethlehem Steel FC battled hard but fell on the road to the Charleston Battery, 2-1, at MUSC Health Stadium.

Facing off against a club that hadn’t conceded a goal in its last three matches, Steel FC youthful energy was on display as they outshot their hosts by an 11-7 margin. In a match that saw the first USL starts of Michee Ngalina and Aidan Apodaca as well as the debut of Tonny Temple, it was Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones coming up...

Zephs sweep PHS; to play for EPC title

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The brooms were out for Whitehall’s final regular season boys volleyball game, and now they’ll prepare for the league championship.

They swept Parkland last Friday earning their sixteenth win of the season. It was a spirited match that saw them play perhaps their best game defensively all year.

“We were just all over the place making plays,” said head coach George Cowitch “That’s what we’ve been working on and asking these guys to do, and it was just awesome to watch and to see...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Volleyball squad improves to 14-2

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

All ready down a set to Nazareth, the Zephyr volleyball team were in danger of dropping the next set, but took on the role of the comeback kids as they rallied late in the next two sets, paving the way to their 14th win of the season.

The Zephyrs looked out of sync in the first set, losing 15-25. But as the second set unfolded, they began to get some big plays from a number of players, including Joe Herman whose hustle dig sprinting toward the back line to draw them even at 8-8 set...

Mertz takes fourth

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Day one of the Colonial League and East Penn Conference championship track meet took place on Tuesday at Whitehall with day two scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

For Whitehall, Madelyn Mertz took fourth in the 300 hurdles. Look for a recap of both days in next week’s edition.

Colonial League Championships

Legend

Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of GP (ND), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (P), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (S...

Zephyrs top K-Kids

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team is looking to finish their regular season on a strong note, keeping the door open for a possible conference playoff berth.

Manager Shaun O’Boyle said that Monday’s loss to Emmaus most likely sealed their fate, but they still have a possibility of securing one of the eight spots if everything falls in their favor. The biggest impediment in their quest to make the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tourney is Pleasant Valley who currently sit at 11-7 with two...

Phantoms, Checkers series getting rough

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Generally, you think of rivalries as being between teams in close proximity to each other.

Sometimes though, rivalries can develop because of circumstances, including a big playoff series. Such is the case for the budding rivalry between the Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers. The two teams played each other very evenly during the regular season and are matched up in the Atlantic Division finals on their quest for an AHL Calder Cup trophy.

The Phantoms came into the series with...