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Herman is EPC MVP

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced the 2019 volleyball all-stars this week with Whitehall’s outside hitter Joseph Herman taking home MVP honors. Five Zephyrs were named to the three teams on the list, as they finished the regular season undefeated at 18-0.

The complete list of all-stars are below.

First Team

Joseph Herman OH Whitehall MVP, Stephen Reynolds OH Emmaus, Michael Vargas S Liberty, Luis Roman L Northampton, Brad Turocy OH Freedom, Richard Melosky S Whitehall,...

EPC Track and Field Results

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports




At Whitehall High School Sporting Complex

Legend: Allen (All), Allentown Central Catholic (ACC), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Dieruff (Die), Easton (East), Emmaus (Emm), East Stroudsburg North (ESN), East Stroudsburg South (ESS), Freedom (Free), Liberty (Lib), Nazareth (Naz), Northampton (Nor), Parkland (Park), Pleasant Valley (PV), Pocono Mountain East (PME), Pocono Mountain West (PMW), Stroudsburg (Str), Whitehall (Whi).


Girls edged by PHS Parkland

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Logan Bortz stepped to the plate in the top seventh of a tie game in the quarterfinal round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Softball Championships, she was looking for something to drive to put them ahead by a run in a tough pitcher’s duel.

She had blasted a double to deep center in her previous trip to the plate, and the senior was now looking to duplicate that prior at-bat with Abby Reese on first in a 1-1 tie.

Trojan starting pitcher Kelly Dulaney had been...

Boys edged by Liberty in EPC playoffs

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

This article about Whitehall’s EPC baseball playoff game against Liberty was supposed to begin by telling readers about the best catch of the year, and how it saved a potential big inning, sparking the Zephs to victory.

When first baseman Ben Hudak drifted into foul ground to go after a pop up, the bases were loaded in the bottom of the third of a scoreless game. Hudak kept tracking the ball as it started to reach the fence where spectators had gathered to watch the game. Hudak stuck...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.


The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...

EPC announces playoff baseball matchups

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced baseball pairings for the playoffs.

Action gets underway on Saturday, May 11, with four games.

Liberty earned the top seed and will take on 8-seed Whitehall at 12 p.m. at Liberty High School.

Parkland takes the second seed and will host rival Emmaus, which ended as the 7-seed. That game is at 11 a.m. at Parkland.

Northampton earned the third seed and will host Pleasant Valley, the 6-seed, at 12 p.m.

The 4-seed went to...

EPC announces playoff softball pairings

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC announced pairings for the softball playoff tournament.

Play begins Thursday, May 9, moving up a day from Friday because of the threat of storms.

Parkland earned the top seed and will host 8-seed Whitehall.

Emmaus is the second seed and will host 7-seed Easton. Northampton took the third seed and will host 6-seed Nazareth.

Freedom, the 4-seed, hosts Stroudsburg which is the 5-seed.

Semifinals take place on Monday, May 13, with two games at Patriot’s...

Relay team takes fourth

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The first day of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships produced some good results for the host team, with one of their relay teams making it the medal stand.

The Zephyr Sports Complex was the scene for the combined Colonial and EPC Track and Field Championships on Tuesday afternoon. Many of the events on day one were held under a scorching sun, and that may have impacted some of the performances, especially in the distance races.

The preliminaries...

Zephs look to close regular season

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball team is moving closer to a perfect regular season.

Monday’s win over William Allen lifts their record to 16-0. They swept the Canaries, 25-9, 25-7, 25-12 to stay on track for an undefeated season, with games against Southern Lehigh and Parkland remaining on their schedule.

A big part of that success can be attributed to their strong senior class. They are the pillars on which this undefeated season rests. And they were recognized before the game...