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District 11 Spirit Championships take place

Friday, January 11, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cheerleaders won the Small Division and Liberty’s cheerleaders won the Medium Division at the District XI Competitive Spirit Championships on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

The Hawks had the highest overall score with 85.400. They were also the only squad that received no deductions.

Stroudsburg placed second in the Small Division with a score of 79.600. Pocono Mountain East was third with 75.083, Wilson was fourth with 70.933, Southern Lehigh was...

Outdoors: Susquehanna home of bass, catfish

Friday, January 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Within an hours drive of the Lehigh Valley, some of the best smallmouth bass fishing can be had in the Susquehanna River that runs past Harrisburg. And in a pair of recent reports, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) biologists concluded that the Susquehanna River is home to a healthy, abundant population of smallmouth bass and channel catfish.

From October 22-28, 2018, fisheries biologists conducted nighttime electrofishing surveys targeting adult smallmouth bass at four...

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Friday, January 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

hokey signups

The Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association will be holding boys’ and girls’ registration for the upcoming baseball, softball season.

Online registration will open on Jan. 15 at our website - www.hokeypark.com

Online registration will close on Saturday, Feb. 9.

In person: at the Hokendauqua Fire Co at 3022 S. 2nd St. in Whitehall:

Friday, Feb. 1, from 6–8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2–4 p.m...

Komm hoping to have found a home

Friday, January 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Consider that you lose your job and have to tell your wife. That’s not fun. Now, consider that you’re going to have to tell your wife that because you lost your job, you have to move from Idaho to Quad City, Illinois for another job.

Then after one day at work, you’re again let go and now have to move 978 miles to Manchester, New Hampshire. Then, just a few weeks later, good news; sort of. You weren’t fired, but you’ve been “transferred” to Reading, Pennsylvania. So, with three pretty...

Girls swim team rallies to beat Freedom

Friday, January 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Trailing by two points heading into the final race against Freedom, the Whitehall girls swim team knew exactly what they had to do.

In order to pull out the come-from-behind victory, they needed to claim two of the top three spots to walk out of the Patriots natatorium with a win.

It was a tall task, but head coach Pete Rile was prepared for the moment. He and his staff had scouted the Pates and had devised a plan for such a scenario. He said that they did some research,...

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Friday, January 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 32 13 .711

St. Paul’s 25 14 .641

Bath Lutheran 25 17 .595

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Dryland 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Farmersville 19 23 .452

St. Stephen’s 20 25 .444

Ebenezer 20 25 .444

Light of Christ 16 26 .381

Salem UCC 13 29 .310

As play resumed, Star of Bethlehem swept Light of Christ by scores of 5-3, 2-1,...

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Friday, January 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports


In continuation of its Bob Warke – Dale Horn Scholarship Program, the Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association (HPPA) will again be awarding two, $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible for the Warke – Horn Scholarship, you must be a class of 2019 high school eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2019, you must have participated in the HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs, and you must complete the scholarship...

WHS girls defeat PME and Eastburg N.

Friday, January 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls basketball team rang in the New Year with a couple of wins, giving them some momentum as they hit the midway point of the season.

The Zephs reeled off back-to-back wins, downing Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg North once the calendar turned, lifting their record to 3-8 as they prepare for a busy week.

In Friday’s win over East Stroudsburg North, the Zephs jumped out to an early lead, leading by 15 points at the break.

However, once the...

Boys knock off Dieruff

Monday, January 7, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball team floated into the finals of the Zephyr Holiday Classic on the strength of Tyler Holubowski’s soft touch around the basket, giving them the opportunity to reclaim the title after Faith Christian seized it last year.

Holubowski scored 18 points to lead the Zephyrs past Dieruff in Friday’s opening round, and a good majority of those baskets came on floaters. His ability to use his natural momentum while releasing the ball toward the hoop was a potent...

Whitehall girls pick up win

Monday, January 7, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls basketball team unwrapped an early gift to themselves, earning their first win of the season against Wyomissing just three days before Christmas.

They defeated the Spartans 37-33 to notch that first victory. Balanced scoring was the key as six players hit the stat sheet, with Olivia Hines leading the way with 11 points.

It was a welcome development for a team that’s been in a lot of close games. Of their seven losses, four have been by six points or less....