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EPC standings

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

BASEBALL

Skyline Division

Team Conf Over

Parkland 9-1 10-1

Emmaus 8-2 11-2

Central 6-4 8-5

Nazareth 5-4 5-8

Whitehall 3-5 5-6

Northampton 3-7 6-8

Steel

Easton 10-1 10-1

Freedom 7-3 9-5

Liberty 6-3 9-3

Becahi 4-6 6-6

Dieruff 2-8 2-11

Allen 1-9 2-10

Mountain

Stroudsburg 7-2 8-5

Pleasant Vy. 5-4 7-5

PM East 4-3 6-4

ES South 2-7 3-10

PM West 1-7 2-9...

For Quinn ‘it’s just going to be a matter of time’

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

His small stature should not evoke fear from opposing pitcher, but Roman Quinn has put the pitchers in the International League on notice.

The Phillies #15 prospect owns the base paths as a leadoff hitter who appears to do it all.

This past Friday night, the IronPigs had just returned home from a 2-4 road trip and were facing their division rival in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. They had just taken a 1-0 lead when leadoff speedster extraordinaire approached the plate with the bases...

Outdoors: antlerless deer licenses to increase

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At their recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to the 2018-19 hunting/trapping seasons, and a lot more.

The first bit of news is that the agency increased the antlerless deer allocation from 804,000 licenses last season, to 838,000 for the upcoming seasons.

Locally, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 5C remained the same at 70,000. Other local WMUs include: 5B, 58,000 (57,000); 5D, 28,000 (30,000).

The board also voted to issue 125...

Softball gets win over ESS

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall softball team scored early and often against East Stroudsburg South on Monday as they rolled to another win that keeps them in the hunt for a conference playoff berth.

The Zephyrs are vying for one of the eight spots, and currently 10 teams have legitimate chances to be in that playoff mix. Whitehall sits in the fourth spot of the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference at 9-5, while Emmaus is right behind them at 8-7 as of May 1. Whitehall also holds the...

NY Giants draft Saquon Barkley

Friday, April 27, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The wait was over pretty early on Thursday night all throughout Whitehall - Saquon Barkley is headed to the New York Giants.

The Giants used their first round pick, second overall, to draft the former Zephyr and Penn State running back. The Giants love of Barkley was probably one of the worst-kept secrets in the National Football League heading into draft night. The only question was what were the Browns going to do with the first overall selection.

Once Cleveland announced...

Yadush earns state skiing title

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While most people were bemoaning the fact that Old Man Winter dumped a foot of snow across the Lehigh Valley on the first full day of spring, Kate Yadush was excited to take advantage of some late-season skiing.

“I love the powder,” said Yadush about the chance to ski on the newly-fallen snow.

And as people dug out from the fourth Nor-Easter, Kate and her family hit the slopes, a place where the Whitehall middle schooler feels at home.

That affinity for the sport...

Lim makes it to quarters

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Jeremy Lim was in familiar territory during his appearance in the quarterfinals of the District XI AAA Boys Singles tournament on Tuesday at Saucon Valley High School.

He was playing a postseason match against Parkland’s Alex Son, his opponent in the second round of last year’s district singles tournament. The pair also met recently when Whitehall hosted the Trojans on April 14. In both those matches, Son emerged victorious in grueling three-set battles.

This season Lim has...

Volleyball tops Pocono Mt. East

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It appears no one is safe from an Alex Khouri spike so anyone inside the gym when his arm swings forward better be on high alert.

Pocono Mountain East head coach Nate Becker found that out firsthand when a Khouri howitzer careened off his leg, sending him hopping backward toward their bench from the ball’s furious impact. He had been standing on the sideline, the same side where Khouri was positioned on the left side of the court when the blast bounced off him. Khouri’s quick arm...

Whitehall softball falls to the Trojans

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Blake Morgan could look up at Saturday’s scoreboard to see that his team won an inning, lost an inning, and tied another as they walked off the field in their game versus Parkland.

The inning they won, they scored three runs, putting up that crooked number in the bottom of the third off Parkland pitcher Kelly Dulaney.

The inning they tied, they got a sacrifice fly off the bat of Amanda Mortimer, matching Parkland’s total which resulted from an RBI single in the top of the sixth...