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Outdoors: A look at results of an angler survey

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates just released their March/April angler survey, wherein they interview anglers online to get their preferred angling methods, gear, locations, general interest and fishing opinions.

The questions and respective percentages indicate the most annoying problems with angling today. They are as follows:

Q: What is the biggest problem facing fishing today?

Access to water said 26-percent of respondents; Water quality, 13.6-percent; Invasive species, 12.3-...

SteelStacks soccer clinic June 16

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.

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Zephyrs fall in D-11 finals

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Battling a team full of Division 1 college recruits, Whitehall fell behind early and their late rally was a little too little to battle all the way back. The end result was that the Zephyrs dropped a 6-4 game to Blue Mountain in the District 11 finals, settling for silver medals instead of gold.

The Eagles picked up two runs in the first and doubled down for two more in the second for an early 4-0 lead against starter Andrew Snyder. An RBI single from Billy Gerlott and an RBI double...

Softball team earns state berth

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Whitehall softball team clinched their first state playoff berth since 2009 with a dramatic 8-6 win over second seed Northampton in the District XI playoffs.

The game was postponed three times due to rain. The first two delays pushed the start from Tuesday until Thursday and the third postponement forced the game to be concluded on Friday.

Abby Vivian scored the first run of the game in the top of the third when she walked, stole second, advanced to third on a single by...

Zephyrs first loss comes at states

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s march to a state volleyball championship was halted last Saturday after a valiant comeback bid in which they erased an 0-2 deficit fell just short in the fifth set against Northeastern High School.

Their quarterfinal match pitted them against the Bobcats from District 3 who came in as the district’s second seed, losing to Central York in the finals. They had moved up a classification and were owners of a hefty championship résumé in 2A, winners of the six consecutive state...

Outdoors: Antler sheds can be indicator

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

While the deer hunting season closed in January, it doesn’t have to end if you take to the woods and fields in search of antler sheds.

According to Pennsylvania resident Bob Foulkrod, a RedHead Pro Hunting Team member, outdoor TV personality and outdoor writer, “From a practical standpoint, hunting sheds is a tremendous aid in hunting the deer that grew them. Finding shed antlers in your hunting area in late January and into February and March, can tell you a great deal about the...

Phillies select a shortstop in draft

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You might call Bryson Stott a ‘Pig in the making.’

The UNLV shortstop was drafted by the Phillies with the 14th overall pick in the MLB Draft, which got underway Monday night. It’s the third year in a row that the Phillies have selected a college position player in the first round.

In his senior season, Stott put up an offensive line of 10-36-.358 with UNLV and showed solid plate discipline by walking more than he struck out, by a margin of 39 to 55. Stott was a Golden Spikes...

Steel FC fall to New York Red Bulls

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

With the next-man-up mentality as its mantra this week, injury-stricken Bethlehem Steel FC took on New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park, falling 4-0 against the club rivals.

New York Red Bulls II were on top of the match from the beginning and picked up momentum when Steel FC had to sub off injured Philadelphia Union Academy player Michael Pellegrino for fellow Academy man Dante Huckaby, with Huckaby making his USL-Championship debut. Forward Shanyder Borgelin had to come in for...

Soccer clinic for special need kids to take place

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Good Shepherd Pediatrics is partnering with Lehigh Valley United to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children with additional needs to learn the sport of soccer when they host a free Good Shepherd Pediatrics Soccer Clinic at the FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks this June. The clinic, for ages 5-18, will take place June 20 at 2 p.m., and is open to the first 25 individuals who register at www.lvsoccerfest.com...

Suburban League wins LV dart title

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

In the 64th Lehigh Valley Dart Championship Series we find both league champions coming from the same church as Salem Lutheran (Suburban League) and Holy Trinity (City League) merged into one church called Star of Bethlehem.

In the Battle of Stars it was the Suburban League coming out on top over the City League 3 games to 2.

For Star of Bethlehem (Salem Lutheran) it’s their 18th Lehigh Valley Championship.

Game 1 – The City League scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd for...