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Zephyrs fall to Becahi

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Zephyrs returned to a familiar sideline, having been at Frank Banko Field two weeks ago to play Freedom, but last week’s trip to the Christmas City didn’t produce the same results against grinchy Bethlehem Catholic.

The Golden Hawks struck for big plays throughout the game as they scored on three plays that covered 60 yards or more. Of those three, Daizhun Rhodes 66-yard TD run on their opening drive of the second half was probably the most damaging in sealing Whitehall’s fate....

D-11 playoff pictures are becoming clear

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon aimed to provide clarity for the football postseason with two weeks left on the calendar.

Below you’ll find teams that have already clinched playoff berths heading into week nine and potential scenarios heading down the stretch.

All teams listed with * have clinched playoff berths.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (8-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-2)

3. *Nativity (5-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-4...

Coleman in D-11 golf tourney

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Leah Coleman made sure she was going to make it to the District 11 Golf Championship, topping the field among the AAA participants.

The junior fired a 96 at Olde Homestead Golf Club on Oct. 2. It was the top qualifying score among the District 11 AAA girls playing in the event.

As a result of her winning score, Coleman moved to the D-ll Championship at Lehigh Country Club which was set for Oct. 9 but was postponed until Oct. 11, which subsequently moved back to Olde Homestead....

Outdoors: grouse season opens in Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Grouse season opened Saturday to little fanfare. Unlike pheasant season, with stocked birds that are essentially a put and take situation, our state bird remains a truly wild game bird and are the toughest to hunt.

Of late, their numbers are diminishing primarily because of a loss of habitat and disease promoted by West Nile virus. They’re not over-hunted because these beautiful birds inhabit rugged terrain that some hunters don’t relish trekking through. And those who do, a good...

Girls fall to Emmaus

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s rousing win over Northampton catapulted them into the league playoffs, guaranteeing them a shot at an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference field hockey crown.

It was a busy final week for the Zephyrs who also clinched a district playoff spot in that final stretch of games as they went 3-0 to close out the regular season. But it was their victory over the Konkrete Kids that was especially gratifying given their first encounter with their league rivals.

Northampton shut...

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth making moves up poll

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not much change in this week’s poll but Nazareth is one of the climbers this week after their win over Freedom. Emmaus can take a leap and boost their confidence heading into the postseason with a win over Easton this week, while Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic look to keep their supremacy at the top of the poll.

It’s week nine of football and it’s still in the 70s outside. Let’s see how things heat up in this week’s picks.

1. Parkland (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

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Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Zephyrs down Freedom

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s victory over Freedom last Friday night was due in large measure to the work of the guys up front who spearheaded a robust running game that flattened the Patriots.

Yes, this night belonged to the Hogs, that collection of unsung heroes who opened holes for Whitehall’s stable of backs who rushed for 412 yards in their 45-37 win over the Pates at Frank Banko Field. That’s the most yards gained on the ground this season for the Zephyrs, surpassing their previous high by 59...

Boys get two, big scoring efforts

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall boys soccer team got a couple of huge scoring efforts which produced victories.

The Zephs beat Lehighton 9-0 as well as Nazareth 6-0 in a couple of recently games. The team also fell to Emmaus 3-0.

Whitehall scored five goals in the first half on the road against Lehighton, then added four more in the second half.

Kresstoph Whittick scored first on an assist from Aziz Atiyeh. Atiyeh then found the back of the net on the next two goals for the Zephs. Atiyeh...

Girls fall to EHS 2-0

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s late flurry of opportunities against Emmaus in last Friday’s girls soccer game demonstrated how staying determined throughout the match will benefit them as they finish out their remaining schedule en route to the postseason.

They lost 2-0 to the Green Hornets, but they played well in the second half, generating a number of scoring chances, most notably Kassidy Cunningham’s acrobatic boot that looked like it would tuck high inside the right hand corner of the goal, but a...