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Tennis keeps on winning

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The wins keep piling up for the Whitehall boys tennis team.

Their latest victory came against Easton as they defeated the Red Rovers 5-2 last week.

That win puts them at 5-0 this season, matching last year’s start in the same number of games. They have a chance to extend that streak to 6-0 when they met Northampton on Monday, and they did just that with a 5-2 victory.

The highlight of their match against Easton happened at No. 1 singles. Berg said that it embodied...

Zephs top Panthers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Saturday’s match against Quakertown served as a good test for the Whitehall boys volleyball team who had to dig deep in order to come up with the win to stay undefeated.

It took them five sets to defeat the Panthers, the first time they’ve been stretched that long this season. It probably shouldn’t have gone that many sets considering the Zephs had little trouble disposing of the Panthers in the first two sets, winning by 12 points, and nine points, respectively.


Baseball falls to Emmaus at Coca-Cola

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The game started well for the Whitehall baseball team at Coca-Cola Park on Monday, but then it fizzled out, leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, they held Emmaus scoreless over the first three innings, but the Green Hornets exploded with four runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. That barrage invoked the 10-run rule as the lead ballooned to 12-2, ending the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Coca-Cola Park hasn’t...

Softball beats Pine Grove

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Pine Grove softball team ran into a thorny adversary when they visited Whitehall last Saturday.

One player in particular was extremely prickly, her presence a constant source of irritation throughout the game. That player was Ashlee Brosky who vexed the Cardinals while on the mound and at the plate.

Brosky was a one-girl wrecking crew, getting the complete game victory, allowing just five hits and three runs. She was also 4-4 at the dish, smacking a triple and double with...

Munion, Gilson part of NCAA swim meet

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School graduate Brooke Munion and Whitehall High School graduate Brooke Gilson have been both opponents and teammates over the years, swimming separately at their respective high schools and together at Parkland Aquatic Club.

They met again, this time as seniors attending different colleges, at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships held back on March 8-11 at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.

Munion attends Nova Southeastern...

Meant to Move aims to help reduce injuries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.

“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general...

Whitehall track falls to Becahi, Liberty

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team is still trying to find its footing as they head into the heart of their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule.

Last week they had a tri-meet against Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic High schools. The boys were swept by the Hurricanes and Golden Hawks, while the girls managed to defeat Bethlehem Catholic, 77-73.

Head coach James Sebesta said that the effort was really good, but the boys were hurt by the absence of Andrew Hawk, who is a points...

Pigs show off their new HD scoreboard

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs unveiled an impressive array of new video boards around the stadium on Thursday, with Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller flipping the switch to turn on the new displays. Every video board in the ballpark has been upgraded to HD technology, with many of the boards also being upgraded in size.

The main display board in left-center field is now over 3,000 square feet and is the largest video board in all of Minor League Baseball. The board will have the...

Local umps get the call

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every year, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils play an exhibition game for charity. Among all of the planning that goes into putting the game together is finding umpires to work the game. Minor League umpires aren’t allowed to work the game, so the teams generally turn to PIAA umpires. This year’s game was played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and when there is anything to do with umpiring, the IronPigs turn to Marty Ondrovic for help. This year, Ondrovic called on some...

Track teams defeat PME

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team got out of the blocks quickly with a win over visiting Pocono Mountain East last week.

The girls defeated the Cardinals 83-67, while the boys won 94.33-49.67 at the first dual meet of the season.

With a young squad still feeling their way through a lot of events, head coach Jim Sebesta was focused more on the big picture in their first meet of the season.

“Just give me a good effort,” said Sebesta.

The boys responded by getting...