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Tennis scholar athletes honored

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.

Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this...

District champions!

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Once Hunter Pinkey’s kill bounded on the floor for the final point in the district finals against Parkland, the celebration erupted, leaving no doubt that Whitehall was the best boys volleyball team in the area.

They had met every challenge, and now stood inside Catasauqua High School’s gymnasium wearing gold medals that were placed around their necks by head coach George Cowitch.

If anyone harbored any skepticism about Whitehall’s ability to climb the mountain after falling...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:

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Finals, Thursday, May 30

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Zephyrs in finals

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Editor’s note: Whitehall District 11 finals game was moved from Tuesday to Thursday because of weather. However at Press deadline time, no date or location was official yet.

Owen Fischl’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Whitehall over Southern Lehigh, sending them into the 5A finals against Blue Mountain for the district title.

In a play that will live in Zephyr baseball lore for a long time to come, Adin Hoderewski made the impossible possible with his...

Zephs compete at state track meet

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s track and field season ended at Shippensburg last Saturday with some fine performances from all their PIAA participants.

The AAA field events were held on day two, and Lucas Souders was among those athletes competing. He was competing in the javelin and uncorked a 173-5 toss that landed him just out of the top-10 finishers. He wound up 11th among the 28 competitors.

The junior will have one more year to try and make it among the top-eight in the state.

In the...

Hammer time doesn’t last long in Valley

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One thing after another has come up for J.D. Hammer in his baseball career and he’s conquered them all.

First, he envisioned himself being a major league shortstop, but the coaches at Navarro Community College in Texas didn’t see enough offensive skills to keep him on the team. His choices were to pitch or redshirt; he learned to pitch.

After junior college, Hammer transferred to Marshall University and wound up showing enough pitching skill that the Rockies took a chance on...

Outdoors: a look at the top boat names

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With Memorial Day traditionally kicking off the pleasure boating season, and if you own a boat or watercraft, this list, prepared by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS), tallies the most popular boat names.

The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. And the list is entertaining to say the least.

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SteelStacks soccer clinic set for June 16

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.

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Steel draw 2-2

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports

A brace from Chavany Willis was enough to earn a nine-man Bethlehem Steel FC side an impressive come-from-behind draw against reigning USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC Sunday afternoon. Louisville finished with ten on the pitch after Napo Matsoso and Faris were show red cards in the 37th minute of the match.

Steel FC came out unafraid of the visiting two-time defending champs and determined to show well at home. The club started the game on the front foot and had two really good...

Whitehall captures league volleyball crown

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVEN ANDRES in Sports

Art teacher Danny Moyer better start getting his paint brush ready since he’ll have to decorate a volleyball proclaiming Whitehall as the 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Boys Volleyball champs.

It’ll be adorned with splash of maroon, a swath of gold, and filled with a lot of heart and desire.

The Zephyrs swept Freedom for the title at a crowded J. Milo Seward Gymnasium last Wednesday. They won 25-19, 26-24, 25-18 over Freedom for the EPC crown.

And the championship...