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Frost heads south

Friday, November 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Last December, the Phantoms lost top goalie prospect Carter Hart to the Flyers when goalie Anthony Stolarz went on injured reserve. This season, they were blessed with another top prospect on the roster, but he didn’t even last as long as Hart.

The Flyers recalled Morgan Frost Monday and it’s likely that he will see his first NHL action with the team immediately.

Frost’s recall also has a Flyers injury as at least part of the reason the Phantoms are losing the organization’s...

Outdoors: Bear rifle season starts Saturday

Friday, November 22, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday, Nov. 23 kicks off the rifle bear season for its three-day run that ends Nov. 27. After that, there’s the extended season from Nov. 30-Dec. 14 in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D. The extended opener also opens again in WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4E and 5A, but that period ends Dec. 7.

Pennsylvania is known nationwide for having large bears. Bruin’s in the 500-600-pound range are taken every year and in fact two were shot last year that topped 700...

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth Special gives Eagles gold

Friday, November 22, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

For the first time ever, I didn’t get one pick right in last week’s edition. Truly a Haley’s Comet moment, but also a great week for all three winners last week, as Nazareth’s victory over Parkland will always be remembered by the Blue Eagle faithful for their Nazareth special.

Pottsville proved that they are no joke, as they head into the state tournament and Southern Lehigh dismantled Oil City 41-0 in their state playoff game.

What can all three teams do this week?


Zephs Kate Bonshak is girls soccer MVP

Friday, November 15, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced its boys and girls soccer all-stars recently.

Whitehall’s Kate Bonshak took home league MVP honors. It marks the second-straight year the senior forward was named MVP, as she scored 21 goals on the season and recorded nine assists.

Liberty goalkeeper Blake Koski (senior) took home boys MVP honors and Liberty head coach Ian Larimer was named Coach of the Year.

The Hurricanes had three first-team all-stars, as senior defender Maxwell...

Fernandez honored

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DeSales Seniors Morghan Shoemaker of Central and Cristal Fernandez of Whitehall and sophomore Audrey Wolfe were all honored recently being named to the All-MAC Freedom Team as announced by the conference office and as voted on by the eight MAC Freedom coaches.

Shoemaker earned First-Team honors while both Fernandez and Wolfe were named to the All-MAC Freedom Second-Team.

Shoemaker makes her fourth straight appearance on the All-Conference Team and her second appearance on the...

Tennis team concludes season

Friday, November 15, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the final chapter closed on another Whitehall girls tennis season, the storyline will reflect another strong season for the Zephyrs.

They finished the season 7-8, losing a couple of tight matches down the stretch that prevented them from qualifying for the District XI AAA Girls Team Tennis Championship.

In their final five matches, they lost 4-3 to Northampton, and dropped a close 5-2 match against Nazareth. Head coach Alex Green said that were in the match with the Blue...

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 19 5 .792

Dryland 19 8 .704

Salem UCC 13 11 .542

Light of Christ 14 13 .519

Bath Luth 14 13 .519

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

St. Paul’s 13 14 .481

St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417

Christ UCC 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Ebenezer 8 19 .296

St. Paul’s at

Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2

SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave...

Family hockey rivalry takes center stage

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms Tyler Wotherspoon is just one member of the family playing in the AHL, with the other being his brother Parker Wotherspoon, who plays for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Growing up the two were generally at different levels because of a four-year age difference. Their paths diverged even further as they got older and even through junior hockey, the two never got to play against each other.

Tyler, 26, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 2011...

Outdoors: Ski resorts preparing for season

Friday, November 15, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the cold temperatures and occasional snow flurries we’re experiencing, it may be the incentive to think about the upcoming skiing/snowboarding/tubing season.

In a prepared press release, Tricia Matsko, Director of Sales and Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, said they put their snow guns in service last Friday night thanks to below freezing temperatures and low humidity. It’s their first attempt this year to make snow and to build a base on the major trails of Lower...

Zephs run ends with D-11 finals loss to EHS

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the sixth-seed in the District 11 playoffs, Whitehall High School knew they would need to pull off a series of big wins to win district gold. In the first two rounds, they eliminated third-seed Liberty and then bounced second-seed Parkland, both in one-goal games, with the game against Liberty going to overtime. The win over Parkland locked up a spot in states for the Zephyrs, but they still needed to beat top-seed Emmaus to win district gold. Again, they played a one-goal overtime game,...