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District duals to begin this week

Friday, January 31, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 wrestling tournaments kick off this week with Thursday’s 3A action taking place at Liberty and Northampton.

Top-seeded Nazareth will wrestle at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Northampton against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Emmaus. At the bottom of the bracket, second-seeded Northampton will kick off at the same time as Nazareth, where they’ll meet the winner of seventh-seeded Stroudsburg and tenth-seeded Blue Mountain.

At Liberty,...

EPC wrestling championship set for Jan. 25

Friday, January 24, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced the pairings for the wrestling championships.

The event will take place at Easton Area Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Cost for admission is as follows: adults $6, students $3, senior citizens $3.

Introductions will take place before the championship match.

Championship awards will take place after the championship match.


Round 1 (2 p.m.)

Weigh-ins: 1 p.m.

13th Place – PM East...

EPC wrestling title up for grabs Saturday

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference wrestling championship is slated to take place on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The official pairings for the Saturday full slate of competition between each team in the conference won’t be decided until Thursday, but one matchup that appears to be a near certainty before pairings are released is the 7 p.m. championship bout between Bethlehem Catholic (8-0, 7-0) and Nazareth (11-1, 6-0).

Last year, Becahi was forced into the third place match,...

Boys head down the stretch

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Tyler Holubowski’s dribble took him into the paint just below the foul line where he quickly rose up and sank the jumper, prompting a reaction from the opposing coach.

“Too easy,” yelled Pocono Mountain East head coach Mark Dudley from the sideline. It was just three minutes into the game and Holubowski already had six points.

It’s an understandable reaction since Holubowski can carve up an opposing defense and make it look easy. He was getting to the basket for layups, and his...

Zephyrs give Stroudsburg a battle

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It wasn’t going to be an easy task, but the Whitehall wrestling team looked to takedown Stroudsburg last Thursday night.

Stroudsburg is a team that sits a notch below Eastern Pennsylvania Conference powerhouses Bethlehem Catholic, Nazareth and Northampton. They were 11-5 heading into the match against the Zephs, and had recently defeated Emmaus by three points.

The Zephyrs managed to earn bonus points in all their wins, but lost some tough tossup matches as the Mounties took 10...

WHS girls top Pocono East

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With their win against Pocono Mountain East last week, the Whitehall girls basketball team looks to make one final push toward the playoffs in their remaining six games.

Heading into Tuesday’s game against Northampton, the Zephyrs are 6-10. The game against the Kids represents the first five games against Skyline Division opponents, the lone exception a meeting with Hazelton Area High School on Jan. 25.

It will be a tough hill to climb considering every one of those teams...

Outdoors: Blue Mountain Winter Fest Jan. 25-26

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If cabin fever is beginning to set it, you can enjoy and sample a taste of the great outdoors by attending Blue Mountain Resort’s 11th annual Winter Fest on Jan. 25-26.

Even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder, the event will cater to all, including youngsters.

The two-day event will take place at the Summit Lodge at the top of Pennsylvania’s highest vertical on School Hill on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Winter...

Former Phantoms playing well for the Flyers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The NHL trading deadline is just over a month away on Feb. 24. This year’s deadline finds the Flyers in somewhat of a precarious position; they definitely need some help for their lineup, but they’re also up against the salary cap so they don’t have much wiggle room financially. Injuries – especially ones to Oskar Lindblom (bone cancer) and Nolan Patrick (chronic migraines) - have left a couple of holes in the lineup.

A saving grace for Philadelphia has been the play of a couple of...

Winter Classic set for January 25

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The annual Lehigh Valley Winter Classic will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Bethlehem Municipal rink located at 345 Illick’s Mill Rd, Bethlehem.

The Winter Classic is an all day ice hockey celebration with all the proceeds going to the SPHL (Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley) Polar Bears team. The event started back in 2014 and continues to grow, raising $3,000 its first year to a record $44,000-plus in 2019.

The event includes full regulation hockey games...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by The Press in Sports


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