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Zephyr harriers building toward postseason

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a young team, Whitehall head cross country coach Mike Lelko didn’t mince his words about the state of his team.

“This is a rebuilding year for us,” said Lelko. “We have 20 freshmen out of the 38 boys runners on our roster.

“We expect them to get stronger as the year goes on. They already are gaining valuable experience and they should be improved at the end of the season.”

Sophomores Gavin Hagley and Sean Connolly have helped set the pace in the early going. Hagley...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Bath Luth 5 1 .833

Salem UCC 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667

Star of Beth 2 1 .667

Farmersville 3 3 .500

Dryland 3 3 .500

Ebenezer 3 3 .500

Emmanuel 3 3 .500

Light of Christ 2 4 .333

St. Paul’s 2 4 .333

Christ UCC 1 5 .167

St. Paul’s (5-4) at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS - Dave Blaukovitch 6-12, Jon Hoysan 4-12 HR, Gary Buczynski 4-12, Nathan Naprava HR...

WHS volleyball searching for a win

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team continues to search for their elusive first win of the 2019 season after dropping their match to Freedom on Thursday, 25-19, 25-5, 25-9.

The Zephyrs were as close as 21-19 in the first set, but after the Patriots ran off the last 4 points, the wind left their sails.

Head coach Victoria Bobyak spoke about the difficulty of reversing the momentum of a match.

“Once we get down and miss a few passes then we get into a funk and we can’t get...

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...

Zeph field hockey falls to Parkland

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

In the first half of the field hockey game between Whitehall and Parkland on Tuesday, it looked like the Trojans were going to overwhelm the Zephyrs with offensive pressure.

It seemed that goalkeeper Mackenzie Holubowski was constantly surrounded by a sea of gray and red as Parkland sent 18 shots in the direction of her goal.

The Trojans scored the opening goal on a penalty stroke just a minute and a half into the contest.

They had a second goal disallowed seven minutes...

Tennis rebounds for 4-3 win over Easton

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Resiliency has been the hallmark of this year’s girls tennis team, and Monday’s win over Easton was further evidence of that fact.

After dropping a tough 4-2 loss to Freedom last week, the girls rebounded with a hard fought 4-3 win over Easton on Monday.

The win raised their record to 6-3, and places them sixth among the 19 District XI 3A teams based on power rankings.

The Zephs got the ball rolling with a win at No. 1 singles as Natalia Pedraza defeated Sadie Jacobs 3-6...

Zephyrs fall to Emmaus

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Whitehall football team dropped its third game of the season 49-21 to the visiting Emmaus Green Hornets on Friday night.

The Zephyr defense continued to struggle, allowing their opponents to breach the 40-point barrier for the third time.

Things got off to a bad start when Emmaus QB Jake Moyer hit Jameel Sanders on a slant on the Hornet’s first play of the game and Sanders took it 48 yards to the house.

Emmaus had built a 14-0 lead before Ali Barkley bulled over the...

Whitehall falls to Patriots in tennis

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Freedom is one of those tennis teams that Whitehall is trying to emulate, and while last week’s match resulted in a loss, the gap is closing between the two schools.

After losing 7-0 to the Patriots last year, the Zephyrs tried to see if they could turn 2019’s encounter into a more favorable outcome. It wouldn’t be easy. A deeper look inside last year’s match reveals that the Pates won every match in straight sets.

This year, Whitehall won two of the three singles matches to...