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WHS represented in top performance list

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its list of top performances in track and field so far this season. The list was released last meet and included meets to that point.

The Zephs Lucas Souders is tops in the javelin with a throw of 185-08.

For the girls, Kate Bonshak is tied third in the 100, along with teammate Helen Davis. Hope Millets is third in the high jump.

Whitehall’s 400 relay has the best time so far with a 50.60. The team is made up of Davis, Rebecca Ganthier,...

Rivalry series honor local teams

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be celebrating local school districts and communities in the all-new St. Luke’s Rivalry Series.

Multiple schools will be celebrating their pride with classmates, alumni and friends throughout the opening month at Coca-Cola Park.

These communities will be able to show off their school pride as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play each of their scheduled games.

Tickets start at $8 and the first 250 purchasers from each school will receive a T-...

IronPigs announce packages for 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced more exciting promotional packages for the upcoming 2019 season. Princess Tea Party, Fortnite, Star Wars Jedi Training and Harry Potter Quidditch Training packages will each be available for $35. Fans can purchase packages by going online to ironpigsbaseball.com/themenights.

Fortnite Day

On Saturday, May 11 at 6:35 p.m., the IronPigs will host Star Wars Night that features Star Wars Fireworks! The Jedi package will include a field level...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel win

Led by Philadelphia Union players Kacper Przybylko and Fabinho, Bethlehem Steel FC handed Charleston Battery their first loss of 2019 with a 3-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday evening.

The home side made their presence known at the beginning of the first half when midfielder Michee Ngalina played in Zach Zandi who had his shot blocked by a Battery defender.

Steel FC continued to apply pressure on the visitors as Zandi sent Faris down the left side,...

Pigs start off the 2019 season strong

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces.

Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers. Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

The success of the team seems to be...

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...

Roberts hopes to find out it really is lonely at the top

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Published long before Devon Roberts was born, the short story, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,” is somewhat representative of her current situation on the Whitehall girls track team.

While the circumstances surrounding their desire to run long distances are vastly different, the junior can identify with the loneliness aspect of the sport. During a few meets this year, Roberts was the only runner competing in the distance races for Whitehall. In their meet against Emmaus,...

Volleyball pulls away to beat Northampton

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s match against Northampton on Friday served as a reminder that toppling one of the area’s best volleyball teams is still a tall task for any Zephyr opponent.

While the Konkrete Kids managed to win the second set, tying the match at 1-1, the Zephyrs dropped the hammer in the third set and dispelled any notion that a win was in store for the visitors.

Whitehall won that pivotal third set 25-9, with Joseph Herman firing a couple of emphatic kills down the stretch to...

Trojans knock off Zephs

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With Whitehall and Parkland locked in a pitcher’s duel, the Trojans finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh, stringing together a pair of doubles to edge the visiting Zephyrs.

Parkland won 1-0 when Olivia Ondrejca connected with a deep drive that sailed into the right/center gap, scoring Kelly Dulaney who had earlier doubled down the left field line.

The hit sent the Zephyrs home with their third loss of the year.

Whitehall had wriggled out of a jam the...

Souders throwing well for Zephyrs

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Among Whitehall’s strong stable of throwers, Lucas Souders has emerged as one of the best javelin competitors in the league.

He was tops in the event Monday against Freedom with a 179-07 mark. It was his fourth consecutive victory in the event. Souders was part of a unit that nabbed 16 points in the throwing events, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Patriots who defeated the boys 82-68.

Whitehall would split the meet against Freedom, with the girls winning 91-59. The girls...