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District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI...

EPC wrestling champtionship schedule released

Friday, January 25, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC released its schedule for the 2018-19 Wrestling Championship Day.

The event takds place Saturday, Jan. 26 at Easton Middle School. Adult admission is $6 and it’s $3 for students and senior citizens.

Round 1 kicks off at 1:30 p.m.:

13th - Pleasant Vy. vs. Dieruff

15th - Pocono Mt. West vs. Allen

17th - Central vs. Eastburg North

Round 2 starts at 3:15 p.m.:

7th - Parkland vs. Stroudsburg

9th - Emmaus vs. Eastburg South


Senneca takes over as WHS football coach

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s new head football coach Matt Senneca has been playing and coaching football for most of his life, and he believes that an important aspect of success is building a strong culture.

He wants the players to buy into that culture, and once that groundwork is laid, and players start to take ownership of the program, good things begin to happen.

A bulwark of that ownership is when players start to make sure they’re all on the same page, and that means a full commitment,...

Zephs 5-0 at Indian Duals

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team keeps building toward the postseason, and their recent performance at the Lehighton Indian Duals was another strong step in that direction.

They were among eight teams participating in the dual meet held Jan. 12 at Lehighton High School. The Zephyrs went undefeated, finishing 5-0 for the best record among the competitors which included William Allen, Central Bucks South, East Stroudsburg North, Jim Thorpe, Panther Valley, Scranton and host Lehighton.


Girls fall to Allen, BC

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Life inside the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference for most girls basketball teams is difficult, and for Whitehall, this season has been one where they’re trying to establish some consistency among their league rivals.

After three wins in the first four games to open the new year, the Zephyrs lost consecutive games last week. They dropped last Tuesday’s game against William Allen and then succumbed to Bethlehem Catholic on Friday.

The game against the Canaries was close throughout...

Zephs fall to Hawks on Hall of Fame night

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The sting of defeat is never easy, and for head coach Jeff Jones, their loss to Bethlehem Catholic last Friday night was a bit more painful than most.

The Zephyrs had played an outstanding first half of basketball, taking a 32-26 lead into the break. At one point they held a 27-26 advantage as they battled inside against a bigger Hawk frontcourt, doing yeoman’s work on the boards. A lot of teamwork went into building that lead, and Na’Mirr Boatwright’s stretch of consecutive plays in...

Great American show set to start on Feb. 2

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

It’s the largest consumer outdoor show in the country. And it gets underway Saturday, Feb. 2 and runs until Feb. 10 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. To many sportsmen in the Lehigh Valley, this show is commonly known as the Harrisburg Show, despite it’s new name of The Great American Outdoor Show.

Hosted by the NRA and Ram trucks, this year’s super show will feature over 200 seminars, 1,100 exhibits, over 400 hunting/fishing outfitters from around the world,...


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If sports teams made trades based on the popularity of their players with the fans, Taylor Leier would still be a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Instead, as the old saying goes, sports are a business and Taylor Leier is now a member of the Rochester Americans. The 24-year old left winger was dealt to Buffalo for right winger Justin Bailey.

Leier was drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2012 Draft and played 226 games - the second most all-time with the Phantoms,...

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 35 16 .686

St. Paul’s 29 16 .644

Bath Luth 29 19 .604

Christ UCC 25 23 .521

Dryland 26 25 .510

Emmanuel 24 24 .500

Ebenezer 23 28 .451

Farmersville 20 28 .417

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 19 29 .396

Salem UCC 17 31 .354

Christ UCC (4-3 10in, 4-0) at Dryland (5-2)

C - Eric Yocum 6-14, Joe Hunsicker 5-13 HR, Dave...