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Monday, March 30, 2020

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Monday, February 10, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League held quarterfinal basketball playoff games over the weekend.

Both leagues have semifinals and finals set for this week.

In EPC boys action, top-seeded Allen beat Bethlehem Catholic 67-58 on Friday and will take on Parkland in the semifinals. The No. 5 seed Trojans topped No. 6 East Stroudsburg South, 57-52, on Saturday afternoon.

The other half of the boys bracket has No. 2 seed Liberty squaring off against No. 3 Central...

Top seeds advance in EPC playoffs

Saturday, February 8, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference basketball playoffs got underway Friday night despite two of the eight first-round games getting postsponed.

The top seeds advanced in both boys and girls.

The No. 1 Allen boys team beat No. 8 seed Bethlehem Catholic 67-58. The Canaries move on to Monday’s semifinals against either No. 4 East Stroudsburg South or No. 5 Parkland, which play Saturday at 2 p.m.

On the other side of the boys bracket, No. 2 Liberty downed No. 7 Freedom 55-52. The...

Via announces 2020 All-Stars

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The 45th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 28 at Northampton Community College.

Super Saturday will include four all-star basketball games featuring the top senior players from the Lehigh Valley area. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with the North vs. South girls game, followed by their boys counterparts at noon.

After the 1:30 Special Olympics Shoot Out, the West vs. East girls (2 p.m.) and boys (3:30 p.m.) games will finish off the day.

In...

Boys knock off Trojans

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball team backing into the District XI playoffs?

Not a chance!

The Zephyrs went into Parkland’s gymnasium last Friday night and grabbed that spot on their own, defeating the Trojans for the second time this season with a 41-39 victory that punched their ticket to the postseason dance.

Jubilation erupted once Tommy Buskirk deflected the inbounds pass with 2.1 second left on the clock, ultimately grabbing it to seal the win.

Parkland needed...

Zephs split with MA

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With their win over Moravian Academy last Tuesday, the Whitehall girls swim team proved that their success this season is no stroke of luck.

It’s been a testament to their depth, the true embodiment of what it means to be a team. Their 89-81 victory over the visiting Lions demonstrated their continued ability to rise to every challenge, whether it’s someone setting a personal record to secure points during a meet, or another swimmer shaving valuable seconds in their leg of a relay,...

Wrestlers prep for districts

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wresting team’s climb through the District XI AAA Team Championships was halted by Freedom last Thursday, and after a final dual meet to close out the regular season, they’ll be looking to make their mark in the individual tournament.

Twelve teams gathered at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium for the 3A title, with the eleventh-seeded Zephyrs drawing Freedom in the opening round. The Patriots won 11 matches to defeat the Zephyrs 57-15, sending them into the quarterfinal round...

Outdoors: Anglers no longer need to display license

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

During their recent business meeting, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved the removal of their long-standing and traditional regulation that requires anglers display their fishing license on an outer garment while fishing.

The new ruling replaces that regulation and now follows a general possession requirement, which would require anglers to only have the license on them while fishing and present the license to a PFBC law enforcement officer upon request.

The PF...

Phantoms looking to make playoff push

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms went through the first three months of the season without shutting out an opponent. In that stretch, their opponents shut them out three times, including once in back-to-back games.

Lehigh Valley got its first shutout of the season on Jan. 11 with Alex Lyon in goal and the next night, Jean-Francois Berube shutout Charlotte to give them back-to-back shutout wins. A week later, Berube added another shutout against Rochester and he collected his third shutout of the season...

EPC tourney set for PPL Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference boys and girls basketball semifinals and championship games will take place at the PPL Center in Allentown this year.

The boys semifinals are slated for Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with the championship game on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.

The girls semifinals are set to for Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with the final taking place at 6 p.m. on the 13th as well.

All quarterfinal rounds will take place at the site of the...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league

Standings Week 2-4

*Holy Trinity 8 4 .667

Fritz Wesleyan 8 4 .667

East Hills 7 5 .583

Christ UCC 5 4 .556

Holy Cross 5 4 .556

First UCC 5 4 .556

Schoenersville 5 4 .556

College Hill 6 6 .500

St. Peters 6 6 .500

Trinity UCC 4 5 .444

Christ Lutheran 4 5 .444

WS/Edgeboro 3 9 .250

Bethany UCC 3 9 .250

RESULTS 1/27

Holy Trinity at...