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CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and...

Boys reach 7-7 mark

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With their victory over Stroudsburg last Friday night, the Whitehall boys basketball team has positioned themselves for a postseason berth heading down the home stretch.

While the win lifts their record to 7-7 on the season, their remaining schedule requires a lot of heaving lifting, beginning with Tuesday’s clash against William Allen. Each of the seven teams remaining on their schedule currently have winning records. Moreover, those teams have combined for 63 wins versus 28 losses...

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

Zephs name Senneca head coach

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Whitehall High School is proud to announce the hiring of Matt Senneca as its next head coach in football.

Coach Senneca is no stranger to the Lehigh Valley high school football scene. For the past three seasons Senneca has been the offensive coordinator at Emmaus High School, helping to lead them to two EPC Championships.

He had a two-year stint as head coach at Wilson Area High School after being an assistant coach at Moravian College, Parkland High School and Liberty High...

Whitehall HOF class is named announced

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee in the Whitehall-Coplay School District is proud to announce its Athletic Hall of Fame for the Class of 2019.

Five individuals will be honored at the induction ceremony, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, at Whitehall High School. The ceremony will be prior to the varsity boys’ basketball game between Bethlehem Catholic and Whitehall, at approximately 6:45 p.m. The varsity game versus Bethlehem Catholic will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m....

Swimmers beat SHS

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Both the Whitehall’s boys and girls swim teams registered wins on Tuesday against visiting Salisbury, strengthening their conference standings as they head into the final quarter of their season.

The win raised the girls mark to 7-3 on the season, while the boys currently sit at 4-6 after the victory.

The girls defeated the Falcons 95- 71, with Martha Giletto claiming two first-place finishes, her initial victory coming in the 50-yard freestyle (26.96), and the second in the...

Outdoors: Survey shows population of 8-pointers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the major portion of the deer hunting seasons about over, our annual deer-take survey from local deer processors and a taxidermy shop shows a healthy population of 8-point bucks, a favorable accomplishment since antler restrictions went into effect in Pennsylvania.

At Hartman’s Butcher shop in New Tripoli, Mr. Hartman said they no longer take deer in for processing, but merely process the boneless meat into specialty cuts. But he did add that some local hunters told him that...

Girls get hoops victory over Stroudsburg

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

A second half surge powered the Whitehall girls basketball team to a double-digit win over visiting Stroudsburg, strengthening their hopes for a run that will put them into the postseason.

The two teams went into the intermission knotted at 13-13. But once the second half got underway, the Zephyrs rode the dynamic end-to-end play of Grace Clary who scored the bulk of her game-high 20 points in the final two quarters to lead them to the 39-28 victory over the Mountaineers.

The...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DARTS and TRAP

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Bethlehem 33 15 .688

St. Paul’s 28 14 .667

Bath Lutheran 27 18 .600

Dryland 25 23 .521

Christ UCC 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Ebenezer 22 26 .458

Farmersville 20 25 .444

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 17 28 .378

Salem UCC 16 29 .356

After losing 6-5 to 1st place Star of Bethlehem, Bath Lutheran came back to win 5-3,...

Clark helps to lead wrestlers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With his headphones firmly in place, Kai Clark was in perpetual motion as he prepared for his 152-pound bout against Pleasant Valley to begin.

To watch him pace, like a tiger ready to be sprung from its cage, the observer may wonder if he’s expending too much energy before his match gets underway.

But Clark, who is 12-3 on the season, said that it’s simply part of his prematch routine.

“I just like to pace myself to get myself in the mood so I can go out there and just...