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Boys soccer tops Northampton

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Whitehall boys soccer team opened its 2017 season with an important victory over Cement Belt rivals, Northampton.

The Zephyrs erased an early two-goal deficit to defeat the K-Kids 4-2 on Sept. 1 at the Zephyr Athletic Complex. Sophomore Kresstoph Whittick scored two goals and added an assist to give head coach Chris Bastidas a big early-season win over his brother Adam on the opposing sideline.

Sophomore Anthony Snyder and senior Jason Santos each scored to give Northampton...

Girls soccer gets win over Kids

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the soccer season barely a minute old, the Whitehall girls struck for their first goal of the season, a tally which stood up the rest of the way as they defeated Northampton in the opener.

That goal wouldn’t have been possible without the diving save of goalkeeper Grace Clary. A Northampton player was barreling down the field on a breakaway, and Clary came out to challenge the play, sprawling onto the ground to make the save.

That turn of events left the Northampton...

Top-10: Trojans on top

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say defense wins championships and Emmaus showed they have a lot of things to clean up on that side of the ballfollowing last week’s 42-35 loss to Whitehall.

Meanwhile, teams like Parkland and Easton continued to throttle teams on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 13 combined points last week.

As we enter week three, we have a new team at the top, as the top five has shuffled too, but how long will the pecking order last?

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week’s...

Golf team sits at 5-6

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall golf team has managed to win one match each time they’ve stepped onto the course this season, making a bid to become one of the better teams in the league this year.

With their win over Stroudsburg last week, they’re now 5-6 on the year which puts them in the middle of the pack within the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The Zephyrs have all ready eclipsed last season’s win total, and head coach John Conrad said that before the year started he gathered his team...

Whitehall tennis team faced difficult challenge vs. Freedom

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With each successive match, the Whitehall girls tennis team is learning what it takes to become successful against fierce competition within the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

One of the difficult tests they faced was against Freedom in a match last week at their home court. Freedom is one of the best teams in the EPC and head coach Alex Green knew it would be a big challenge to win any of their matches against a team that is strong up and down their lineup.

While they lost 0...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.


The Zephyrs...

Saquon Barkley poised for a big year at Penn State

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

Speed, power and agility.

All great running backs possess at least one of those qualities.

Penn State running back and Coplay native Saquon Barkley has proved that he possesses all three.

The Nittany Lions College Football Playoff hopes rest squarely on the legs and shoulders of the junior, as he will try to cement himself as the top running back in the country in 2017.

Penn State has a ton of offensive firepower returning this season, but the team will go as...

Football team wins opener on road

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall head coach Brian Gilbert has always stressed fast starts as a recipe for success, and Friday’s opener against Pocono Mountain East was a textbook example of that philosophy.

Braxton Marrero and the running game took center stage against the Cardinals as the Zephyrs scored 35 points in the first quarter. Their running attack proved too much for PME as the Zephs racked up 437 yards en route to the 55-12 win.

The Zephs are now 1-0, notching their first conference win of...

Outdoors: check out reborn Firing Line shooting range

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you were a former member or used the Firing Line indoor shooting range on Roosevelt Street on the border of Whitehall and North Whitehall townships that closed a few years ago upon the passing of its owner, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Firing Line.

The Firing Line has been reborn and has transformed into a first class indoor shooting facility that sports a vastly improved and state-of-the-art air filtration system, exceptional sound proofing, classrooms, lounge area...

Tennis team begins season

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s been a good start for the Whitehall girls tennis team, getting out of the gate early with a couple of league wins.

They began the season by defeating Pocono Mountain West, 7-0. Pleasant Valley was the next stop on their schedule, losing to the Bears 0-7 to knot their record at 1-1.

With two matches under their belt, they Zephs hosted East Stroudsburg South High School last week and won a tough match against the Cavaliers, 5-2.

It was a quality win for head coach...