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Swimmers get ready for district meet

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Next weekend’s District XI Swimming and Diving Championships will be awash in a myriad of school colors, and Whitehall head coach Pete Rile would like to see a bigger concentration of maroon and gold among that group.

As it stands right now, the Whitehall girls have four guaranteed spots, while the boys will have two when the event begins on March 1. The girls also have four swimmers who are on the cusp with consideration times, while the boys have two who fall into that category....

Soccer scholar athletes are honored

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor...

Grol, Zephs ready for postseason runs

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the District XI 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament commences this weekend, senior Josh Grol and the rest of his Zephyr teammates will be looking to take that journey a step further in a tough field that boasts some of the toughest wrestlers in the state.

Grol has been a member of the varsity since his freshman season. He participated in the D-11 tourney since that time and is focused on making this postseason appearance memorable.

“My main goal is that I want to make it to...

Outdoors: ice fishermen need to head north

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mother Nature has not been kind to ice fishermen this season. With up and down temperatures and weekly rain, ice thickness is dangerously thin in certain local waters.

According to local bait and tackle shops, the best bet is to head north to the Poconos.

Mike, from Mike’s Bait & Tackle in Nazareth, said Promised Land Lake was fishing pretty good for panfish. Over at Shohola Lake, tip-ups were working on sizable bass and pickerel. Mike said the water there has been...

Article By: chuck hixson Special to the Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine how frustrating this scenario would be to live through.

You’re a highly-regarded prospect in your sport and as you move closer to reaching a point where you’re truly getting an opportunity to show what you can do at the highest levels of that sport, you can’t stay healthy. It seems like every time you rehab from one injury, another one hits.

That’s what Sam Morin has experienced for over a year now. The Flyers drafted him in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, with...

Wrestlers get ready for postseason

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team ended their regular season with a victory, setting the stage for a postseason that has a lot of promise.

The Zephyrs closed out the 2018-19 season with a 67-7 win over Palmerton High School. The win gives them 12 victories on the year.

They won 12 bouts against the Blue Bombers, a good team win for a squad that’s now preparing for the postseason and the ultra competitive District XI AAA Individual Wrestling Championships.

Their lightweights...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

Zephyrs fall to Emmaus

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Tyler Holubowski’s three-pointer cut Emmaus’ lead to eight points halfway through the third period, the Hornets decided that was enough and called a timeout.

In that huddle stood a 6-9 run-buster. And once they broke the huddle, the plan was to get it down low to Zach Sabol where the senior muscled his way inside; scored the hoop; got the foul.

Run over.

With Sabol completing the three-point play, the score went back up double digits and the Green Hornets went on to...

Girls end season with win over EHS

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls basketball team earned a division victory in their final game of the season, sending them into the offseason on a bright note.

The Zephyrs defeated Emmaus 37-24, ending the season with a 7-15 mark.

Head coach Josh Madas said that he was happy with the win, noting that is was the culmination of a strong second half that saw them win six games after the start of the new year. They finished the season 7-15.

The win against Emmaus was spurred by a strong...

Flyers, Phantoms see more moves made this season

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

On Saturday, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher pulled off his third trade since taking over for Ron Hextall earlier this season.

The trade sent Dale Weise and Christian Folin to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman David Schlemko and forward Byron Froese.

Fletcher, had been trying to trade Weise – one of the bigger blunders made by Hextall, when he signed him to a four-year, $9.4-million free agent deal in July of 2016 – but until this past weekend, didn’t find any takers.

By...