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Zephs move to 3-0

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team’s fast start is powered by their front court prowess as they’ve taken control at the net in both their wins this season.

That hitting prowess was on display as they swept Pocono Mountain East last Thursday (25-8, 25-13, 25-14), raising their record to 2-0 on the young season. Outside hitter Kristin Spengler and middle hitter Alyson Peters combined for 30 kills, each walloping 15 apiece to pace the Zephs.

“I thought we dominated; I thought we...

WHS tennis team looking to make a push

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the Whitehall girls tennis season just past the midway point, the Zephyrs are making a strong push for the playoffs.

They’re continuing to wrack up wins, and currently sit at 5-5 (4-5, EPC) with their most recent wins over Pen Argyl and East Stroudsburg North.

That puts them in the middle of the pack in the EPC with fives matches left on their schedule.

Head coach Alex Green believes if they can reach eight or nine wins, they’ll qualify for the district playoffs....

Pete’s Top-10: Easton looks to play spoiler

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

We head into week four of the football season and the top four teams in the EPC have clearly been cemented, with each of the teams taking on formidable tests this week.

In Colonial League action, the battle between Palisades and Southern Lehigh will prove to be huge for the league title race.

How will it all shake down? Check out this week’s Top 10.

1. Parkland (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Major test for two of the conferences best teams this week. Trojans...

Blake Morgan new Zephyrs softball coach

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Playing a sport like softball shouldn’t be drudgery, and new head coach Blake Morgan is determined to strike a balance between hard work and fun.

Morgan was recently hired as the new softball coach. He comes with a hefty résumé that includes serving as the head coach of the Lehigh Valley entry in the Softball Carpenter Cup the last two years.

The team finished fourth this summer. He’s also spent time coaching scholastic softball, the last four years as an assistant varsity...

Outdoors: Rain puts a halt on productive fishing

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With all the recent rain, productive fishing came to a halt as fishermen had to wait for local streams to clear and recede. When that happens most die-hard anglers hit the lakes as they’re generally not as affected by rain.

But with cooling temperatures, fishing picked up over the weekend and may continue barring any hurricane remnants. Our fishing reporters have this to say:

Willie from Willie’s Bait and Tackle in Cementon says the Lehigh River cleared quickly but is still on...

Girls soccer team playing well early on

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls soccer team is looking to gain some traction as their young corps is looking to establish a strong identity early in the season.

They’ve played close games so far this season, defeating Northampton by a goal in the opener, and then defeating Allentown Central Catholic in overtime for their two wins. They’ve also played Emmaus and Parkland, losing to the Green Hornets by a goal, and to the Trojans by two tallies.

They lost 1-0 to Emmaus last Thursday, but had...

Flores takes 39th at DeSales

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Before the Whitehall cross country team embarked on its EPC season this week, the Zephyr runners took the course at the 39th DeSales Centaur Invitational over the weekend. And a number of runners had impressive showings on the tough course.

Juanita Flores led all Whitehall runners with a 39th-place finish on Saturday afternoon, clocking a time of 22:19.46 in the team’s first race of the season. A number of other Zephyr girls followed close behind, beginning with Devon Roberts (55th)...

Whitehall golf squad picks up another victory

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall golf team keeps churning out victories this season, their latest win coming Tuesday against East Stroudsburg North as they look toward the postseason in a couple of weeks.

Their win against the Timberwolves raises their record to 6-8 overall and 6-7 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

It’s quite a turnaround for a team that’s seen some lean times recently. But this year it’s been a different story. Head coach John Conrad said it’s especially gratifying for...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a...

Zephyrs get big victory over EHS

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s Braxton Marrero and Emmaus’ Sone Ntoh can attest to the redemptive power of sport as they both responded to adversity with big plays that helped make last Friday’s EPC South matchup an early candidate for the high school football game of the year.

Ntoh had his moment of misfortune midway through the fourth quarter when he fumbled the ball as the Green Hornets were driving for the tying score. Whitehall had just forged ahead on a pass from Ethan Parvel to wideout Dez Boykin...