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Thursday, September 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the archery deer hunting season kicked off this past Saturday in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, the remainder of the stateÕs season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5) and runs until Nov. 16. It reopens again from Dec. 26-Jan. 20, 2020.

Bowhunters should not have a problem finding deer this season as they seem to be everywhere, even places youÕd least expect them to be. A few weeks ago I was rounding the cloverleaf at Route 191 off Route 22 and standing there amidst the heavy traffic were...

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to...

Moravian falls to Hopkins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team fell to No. 21 Johns Hopkins University, 41-0, in Centennial Conference action at Homewood Field Friday evening as the Blue Jays played their 50th career Friday game while the Greyhounds played for just the second time in program history on Friday night.

Local standouts included: senior running back Roberto Diez (Freedom HS) led the Moravian offense with the first 100-yard game of his career as he ran for 105 yards on 21 carries. Freshman quarterback...

Boys go 3-0, girls 2-1 in cross country meet

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Devon Roberts took first place at a meet in the Lehigh Parkway which helped to lead the Zephyr girls to two wins Tuesday.

Whitehall beat PM West 15-50 and Pleasant Valley 24-32, but the team fell to PM East in a close, 27-29 contest.

Roberts finished with the top time of 20:56.

Lindsay Solderitch took 14th with a time of 23:14, Mackenzie Laub was 17th in 23:25 and Daisha Hamilton was 25th in 24:14 to round out the top-25 runners.

The following were girls scores...

Zephs get big win vs. Freedom on the road

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

There was a certain satisfaction for the Whitehall Zephyrs in defeating the defending EPC and District XI champions when they shut out Freedom, 4-0, last Wednesday on the Patriots’ home turf.

“After a loss it’s always good to get a win, but against the defending district champions, that’s a big thing, so now we have to keep on going and keep scoring goals,” said Whitehall forward Kresstoph Whittick.

That loss was to Emmaus, also last week, by a score of 3-2.

“We were...

Zephyrs have tough test vs. Pates Freedom

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Heading into the second half last week, Whitehall had a 15-9 lead as well as momentum against Central Catholic as they appeared poised for its first win of the season.

Unfortunately, it didn’t hold up.

The Zephyrs suffered a safety on a high snap that went into the end zone and allowed a late score that sent them to a 16-15 defeat.

“We ended up losing at the end,” said Whitehall head coach Matt Senneca. “We didn’t stop them and we didn’t score.

“We went out and...

Girls soccer comes up just short at Parkland

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Looking up at the scoreboard in the second half, the Whitehall girls soccer team found themselves down by three goals and in search of a goal of their own. While they ended up getting two and were in search of just one more to tie the game, it just did not come before the final horn sounded and Whitehall’s comeback effort fell just short, losing 3-2 to Parkland Monday night at Parkland High School.

The game seemed out of hand early in the second half with the four-time defending...

Outdoors: PGC taking input on CWD

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With an increasing number of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases occurring within certain areas of Pennsylvania’s deer herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is soliciting input from sportsmen on a response plan before more areas are affected.

To date the CWD has designated three CWD areas: Disease Management Area 3 (DMA3), encompasses WMU 2E and includes parts Jefferson and Indiana counties; DMA2, the largest of the affected areas, covers WMUs 4B, 4A, 5A and parts of 2G and 4D...

Hozza shoots 73 for Moravian

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team held a lead through most of the first half and the majority of the fourth quarter until visiting McDaniel College scored its only touchdown of the game with 12 seconds remaining to earn a 13-10 victory over the host Greyhounds at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday in the Centennial Conference opener for each school.

The Hounds dropped their first home game of the season as the squad turned the ball over seven times and had a punt blocked while still having...

Pete’s Top-10: Eagles soar to top

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.

It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony...