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Peters heads to Clarion

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Alyson Peters decided she wanted a career tending to people in need, and that’s how a lot of opposing players felt as they hopelessly watched the ball rocket to the floor during one of her many kills over her volleyball career.

Maybe their pride was hurt more than anything else as Peters struck for 281 kills this season. The senior will now be making college players experience that same sense of helplessness as she’ll travel west to attend Clarion University next fall, announcing it...

Saliby to Shippensburg

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Kylie Saliby will be kickin’ it at the Ship, revealing her college choice during the National Letter of Intent early singing period held at Whitehall High School recently.

The senior will be heading to Shippensburg University next fall to play soccer after finishing an all-star campaign at Whitehall this season. Saliby was among three Zephyrs who were chosen for Eastern Pennsylvania Conference first team honors, with Saliby getting the nod as a midfielder.

Saliby said that upon...

Girls are ready for another season

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s the dawn of another swimming season, and the Whitehall girls will be primed for another strong year as they return a number of district participants.

That roster of returning district swimmers includes Trish Bartosh, Madelyn Kutney, Kallie Lyle, Rachel Alulis and Martha Giletto. They’re part of a team that will have 30 swimmers among their ranks this season.

Head coach Pete Rile, who begins his 30th season at the helm, said that they’ll have a lot of girls to pull from,...

Boys looking to fill up swimming roster

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys swimming season will get set to splash down next week as they look to build off last year’s success that produced a number of district participants.

Head coach Pete Rile said that as it stands right now, they have 11 swimmers currently on the roster. He’s hopeful that number bumps up to 12 so that they can field a swimmer in each event.

Numbers are a crucial aspect of any program, and with the boys swim team it becomes critical. It gives them the opportunity...

Phantoms have success on road trip

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms spent this past weekend in Canada, and boy, did they have fun.

The Phantoms swept their three-game road trip through Canada with an overtime win in Laval and two regulation wins in Belleville and Toronto. Nicolas Aube-Kubel had an especially good time on the trip, picking up two, game-winning goals.

Chris Conner came up big in a 4-2 win in Belleville on Saturday night. With 13.5 seconds left in regulation and the score tied 2-2, Conner had a breakaway...

Outdoors: Snow geese back in Valley area

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The snows are back. No, not the slippery white stuff, but snow geese. And they substantially outnumber local Canada geese.

Local farmers detest snow geese because they can devour an entire winter wheat field, one of their favorite delicacies followed by corn.

Last week while driving on Mauch Chunk Road in South Whitehall Township, I couldn’t help but see several huge flocks of snows circling the cut crop fields owned by Jeras Corporation (Trojan Powder Co.) in Meyersville. But...

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 28 8 ,778

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 21 15 .583

Bath Luth 19 14 .576

Emmanuel 18 18 .500

Ebenezer 16 20 .444

St. Stephen’s 16 20 .444

Dryland 15 21 .417

Light of Christ 15 21 .417

Salem UCC 12 21 .364

Farmersville 12 21 .364

Dryland (12-8 11in, 6-3) at

Light of Christ (5-3)

D - Butch Silfies 9-13, Earl Sigley 7-14, Larry...

Zephyrs look to continue to build their program

Friday, November 30, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Every season brings a new set of challenges, and the Whitehall football team had a number of them thrown their way this season as they looked to defend their district title.

Even before the season began, they knew they had to replace a substantial portion of their offense when quarterback Ethan Parvel left for Emmaus. They also had to overcome the loss of last year’s leading tackler when Josh Novak was lost for the year in their preseason scrimmage.

Injuries took another toll...

Juliano commits to Sacred Heart

Friday, November 30, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Senior Erica Juliano likes a little chill in the air. It goes along with the feeling she puts down the spines of opposing forwards who venture into her turf on the soccer field.

Both Juliano and her Northeast Conference counterparts will be experiencing a lot of chills next fall as the senior begins her freshman season at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Juliano was on hand for the recent National Letter of Intent day at Whitehall High School, disclosing her...

Gordon, Lyon hope to get back to NHL

Friday, November 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

There’s a close connection between goalie Alex Lyon and Phantoms coach Scott Gordon. The two can relate well to each other because they have gone through much of the same trials as hockey players. Both went undrafted as goalies, Gordon out of Boston University in the 1980s and Lyon out of Yale. Both also experienced some lean times in the minors.

For Gordon, his minor league days included time in the ECHL after being demoted from the Quebec Nordiques AHL team. In fact, Gordon even...