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Outdoors: A trip to fish in NY state

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Two weeks ago, we mentioned that Coho and steelhead fishing in the Salmon River in New York state was heating up. Well my friend Tom Marchetto, of Easton, made that trip two weeks ago and reported that he and his fishing buddy Joe Chelak of New Boston, PA, had an exciting trip but landed few fish.

Said Marchetto, “Although there were fish throughout the river, the hot spots seemed to be at both the lower end and upper end of the river, with very little action in the middle.”



Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It will be a familiar scenario for the Whitehall girls volleyball team when district action begins this week.

For the fourth consecutive year, Whitehall will be vying for a quarterfinal spot in one of the early play-in games when the District XI 4A Girls Volleyball Tournament gets underway on Oct. 25 at Emmaus High School.

If history repeats itself, Whitehall will once again be playing two games on that opening evening as top-seeded Emmaus awaits the winner of the 8-9 match...

Roberts 25th

Friday, October 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Devon Roberts was the first Whitehall Zephyr girl to cross the finish line, placing 25th overall, at the EPC Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

“We were directly in front of where we needed to be, so it was a pretty nice start to the race,” Roberts said. “I didn’t have the best race, but I’d rather do worse this week than next week. I think I’m going to try and take it a little faster and try to be a little more mentally tough because I know I...

Football drops game to Nazareth

Friday, October 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was some self-inflicted wounds that contributed to Whitehall’s loss to Nazareth last Friday at Zephyr Stadium, dimming their prospects of a district playoff berth in the process.

The Zephyrs committed four turnovers with two of those resulting in Nazareth scores, but the real backbreaker came in the second quarter as Whitehall was mounting a drive, arriving in Blue Eagle territory thanks to a Joe Herman catch that got the ball to the 39-yard-line. On the next play, Chad Hussett...

Girls soccer knocks off Hurricanes

Friday, October 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s win over Liberty in the first round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Girls Soccer Championships featured two nearly identical goals, setting the stage for their shutout win over the Hurricanes.

Kylie Saliby and Hope Millets hooked up for their first two goals as Saliby’s corner kicks, one in the first half, and the second early in the final period, were knocked past ‘Cane goalkeeper Bridget MacDonald by Millets in nearly carbon copy fashion.

Call it the Xerox...

Coleman ends WHS career

Friday, October 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In any athletic endeavor, the goal is to get better, and that becomes the foundation for future success.

Senior Leah Coleman is the embodiment of that principle. She has been a member of the Whitehall golf team for four years, and when she first suited up her freshman season, she played in just two matches, splitting time between field hockey and the links. Her average that first year was 125.

She played both sports through her sophomore season, but eventually decided to...

Top-10: Pates on top

Friday, October 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?

Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.

Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.

1. Freedom (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

This just seems like a magical year for the...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Trap League


Star of Beth. 16 2 .889

St. Paul’s 8 4 .667

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 8 7 .533

Farmersville 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444

Ebenezer 8 10 .444

Salem UCC 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Dryland 7 11 .389

Light of Christ 5 10 .333

Salem UCC (2-1)

at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS — Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.


Outdoors: Hunting seasons begin to open

Friday, October 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

By the time you read this, several hunting seasons, including small game and big game, have opened statewide.

As for big game, it’s muzzleloader bear season in WMUs 2B. 5B. 5C and 5D that runs Oct. 13-20. The small game list includes rabbit, grouse and squirrels with split seasons that run Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24; and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. The exception is grouse that whose seasons are Oct. 13-Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-24.

This weekend, pheasant season opens and it has a split season...

Phantoms fans could see ups and downs

Friday, October 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Get ready for what could be a roller coaster ride with the Phantoms this season.

The team is very young and with that youth often comes inconsistency. Look at the first two games and you’ll see the start of the ride.

The season opened with an impressive 6-3 win over Bridgeport and in game two of the season, the Phantoms looked flat and uninspired when they fell to Springfield 7-0 on the ice at the PPL Center. In the opener, the Phantoms were aggressive and made some things...