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EPC releases second top performance list

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its second edition of track and field top performances last week before the Easter holiday.

Whitehall is well-represented on the list, including a couple of first place performances.

For the boys, that includes Lucas Souders, whose throw of 185-8 is tops in the EPC. Izak Bright is fifth in the discus while the boys 400 relay is tied for fifth and made up of Jaiden Lee, Allen Negrate, Kresstoph Whittick and Ryan Kovalchick.

On the girls...

Rohn still alive in District 11 tennis

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Nick Rohn had a productive first day at the District XI AAA boys singles tennis championships, advancing to the quarterfinals where he’s among eight players remaining who are looking to claim the title.

On a chilly Monday at Lehigh University, Rohn and Nick Demjan, who also earned a berth to the district singles championship, began their journey through the brackets on the opening day of the tourney.

Rohn’s first opponent was Bangor’s Evan Gordon. He defeated the Slater 6-2, 6-...

Phils, Pigs already see plenty of moves

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a perfect world, a player like Phil Gosselin would have likely spent the entire season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, a perfect world doesn’t exist and Gosselin had to be added to the 40-man roster before the first month of the season was even complete.

Injuries to starting Phillies shortstop Jean Segura and his backup, Scott Kingery, made the Phillies consider who was next up to make the trip down the turnpike to join the Phillies.

Gosselin, who was signed...

Tryouts approaching

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With summer around the corner, Legion and Carpenter Cup tryouts are on the horizon.

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team will hold its first tryout from 8:30 a.m.-noon on May 12 at Limeport Stadium. The second and third tryouts will take place on May 19 and May 26 at the same times and location.

The LV squad is set to play their opening game of the tournament on June 12 against Suburban One American/Continental.

In order to try out, each player will need a signed waiver...

Outdoors: Spring turkey season to begin

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

There will be lots of clucks and gobbles emanating from Penn’s Woods on Saturday, April 27, when the spring turkey season opens statewide.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), there is a turkey population of about 215,000-225,000 turkeys in the state. Last year, an estimated 174,500 hunters pursued them and took 40,303 of them. This was up from 38,101 in 2017. The PGC claims it set the highest hunter success rate in years. And this year’s forecast looks promising,...

Jablonski leaves big impact on swim team

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In his final appearance as a varsity swimmer at Whitehall, Daniel Jablonski made sure it was a memorable one.

Jablonski established four new school records at the District XI AAA Swimming and Diving Championships, cementing his legacy as the best boy swimmer in school history. He finished third in the 500 yard freestyle in 4:48.25 to set one of those marks. He also finished fifth in the 200 yard freestyle, touching in 1:46 for another record. He completed his historic accomplishment...

Steel fall 3-0

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC played its eighth match of the 2019 USL Championship regular season against Indy Eleven. The Steel fell 0-3 in this one, after a back and forth battle at Talen Energy Stadium.

The match started slowly as neither team was able to establish an offensive presence. Steel FC pushed forward through left back Matt Real, on loan from Philadelphia Union, who whipped in multiple crosses that tested the Indy backline.

Indy Eleven broke up the slow first half in the 26th...

Zeph tennis falls to Konkrete Kids tennis

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The match between the Northampton and Whitehall boys tennis last Thursday featured two teams with identical records in a battle to see who would climb up the standings in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Both teams entered the match 7-4, and were right in the middle of the pack in the EPC standings.

Whitehall struggled, however, and the Konkrete Kids emerged with the 5-1 victory to currently put themselves in the eighth spot in the standings. Whitehall (7-5) now occupies...

Zephyrs victim of another big inning

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team has been victimized by the big inning in a number of games this season, and that was the case when they hosted Liberty on a blustery Monday.

The Hurricanes, who came into the game with the league’s best record, hit that big inning in their first at-bat, scoring five runs. However, the Zephyrs responded by putting up their own big inning in their half of the first as the first five batters reached base en route to a four-run outburst.

But the ‘Canes...

Outdoors: An update on local fishing action

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Trout fishing is tops on the local fishing menu, but following a close second and third are shad and stripers.

Chris’ Bait & Tackle in Mertztown reports good trout action in all area streams thanks to recent stockings. At Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County, the crappie action died down and the overall bite is slow. At Blue Marsh Lake, anglers are doing really good on catch-and-release bass using large shiners. Crappie guys are also doing well there and picking up quite a...