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Outdoors: show gets new location

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For avid saltwater anglers who are anxious to hit the surf and waves for really big fish, the annual mid-Atlantic saltwater fishing show returns to New Jersey, albeit at a different location.

The Saltwater Fishing Expo, now in its 12th year, is moving to a brand-new location, delivering an even bigger and better event for consumers, said Tod Alberto, show director.

The Progressive “Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo,” as it’s now called, will be held at the New Jersey Convention...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Salem Luth 43 17 .717

Christ UCC 38 22 .633

St. Paul’s 35 25 .583

Dryland 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 30 30 .500

Emmanuel 28 32 .467

St. Stephen’s 26 31 .456

Farmersville 24 36 .400

Ebenezer 21 33 .389

Salem UCC 22 35 .386

Messiah 22 35 .386

Christ UCC at

Ebenezer (4-1, 7-3, 5-4)

Eb - Jim Voortman, Paul Yoder 5-12, Carol Voortman 5-13 cycle, Dean Frear...

BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round...

Wrestling season comes to end

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s hope for extending their wrestling season didn’t materialize last weekend at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, closing the book on the 2017-18 season.

Area wrestling teams competed at the District XI AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament which saw Bethlehem Catholic place nine wrestlers into the finals, allowing them to emerge as the champs with 246.5 points. The Zephyrs finished 16th with 32 points.

On Friday, a number of Zephyrs won their bouts, including Julio Diaz. He...

Girls end season with win over Emmaus

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While the Whitehall girls basketball team had to endure some disappointing developments that hampered their roster in their push for a playoff spot, they still managed to end the season with some impressive play.

They defeated Emmaus 46-44 in their final game of the season. It was a win in which they had to come from behind, trailing by eight points at the break. But they persevered and head coach Dwight Repsher said that it was a testament to their fighting spirit.

“We hung in...

Zephs Lyle set for busy swimming weekend

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the District 11 swimming championships approaching this weekend, Whitehall’s Kallie Lyle is looking forward to sharing that experience with her teammates.

Lyle will be participating in the District XI AAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at Parkland and Emmaus High Schools this weekend. She’s part of a Whitehall contingent that features eight girls swimmers, along with four boys swimmers, who will be competing at the D-11 tourney.

The junior will be swimming four...

Outdoors: Snow geese are back in the area

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a snow goose hunter, or just a wildlife photographer, you both can shoot thousands of snow geese by trekking on down to upper Berks County.

There’s a large field behind Sittler’s Golf Center and Haldeman Ford on Route 222 outside Kutztown and on Kutztown Road. As I drove past there at 12:20 p.m. last week, the field behind these two businesses was a sea of white, that on first view took on the appearance of snow. But instead, was a few thousand snow geese feeding there with...

Phantoms see shake-up with NHL trade deadline passing

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You’ve heard of trickle-down economics.

On Monday, it was trickle-down transactions for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The day brought with it the NHL trading deadline, which also brings the rule that states any player on the NHL roster when the deadline passes is not eligible to be returned to the AHL for the rest of the season. That put all eyes squarely on Flyers GM Ron Hextall to see just what he was going to do in an effort to improve the NHL team and how any moves would affect the...

D-11 wrestling set to begin

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

As the Whitehall wrestling team prepares for the individual tournament this weekend, they’ll be leaning on their experienced wrestlers to guide them through the busy event that features some of the best grapplers in the state.

Whitehall, along with the rest of the District XI 3A schools, will gather at Liberty High School’s Memorial Gymnasium for the individual tournament that commences Friday evening. That’s when the wrestlers who have been through the grind can let their teammates...

Junior varsity wrestlers compete at tourney

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Junior varsity wrestlers across the region took the spotlight last weekend as they competed in their annual tournament that showcases the talent throughout the wrestling-rich Lehigh Valley.

The scene was East Stroudsburg High School as 30 teams competed last weekend in the Ray Nunamaker District XI Coaches association Wrestling Tournament.

The junior varsity tourney features schools who compete in the AA and AAA classifications. The tournament was won by Northampton who...