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Boy track looks to improve

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys track and field team will feature some strong throwers and speedy sprinters, which should make them a force this season inside the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The boys, who finished 3-8 last season, come into the new campaign with a lot of talent returning in the sprints and throws. Among their returning medal winners at least year’s District XI Championships are junior Kresstoph Whittick and senior Chad Hussett, who comprised half of their 4x100 relay team...

Tennis team earns seventh victory

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team is once again rolling up the wins, earning their seventh victory of the season with a sweep of Pen Argyl last Saturday.

They defeated the Green Knights 5-0 in a nonleague match.

At No. 1 singles, Nick Rohn defeated Brendan McMahon, 6-2, 6-3. Nick Demjan kept pace at No. 2 singles, downing Aiden McMahon in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Josh Mallory prevailed in a first set tiebreaker over Jayson Corsetti, winning 7-6. He closed out the match in the...

Outdoors: Deer harvest numbers are released

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons. But the buck harvest dropped.

The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10-percent. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded this season’s total was in 2004-05.

After four years of successive annual increases in buck harvests, hunters posted a buck harvest of 147,750, which placed fourth...


Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With just three games left in the regular season and long odds on reaching the playoffs, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms don’t appear to have given up just yet. After a slow, ugly start against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, the Phantoms kicked it up a few notches and wound up with a 10-6 win, their second in as many days against the Penguins. The 10 goals were also a franchise record for the squad.

Some poor judgement on the part of the Phantoms led to the Pens getting two goals in the...

Softball off to hot start

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While it may be early, the Whitehall softball team all ready has an important victory under their belt, a type of win that can help galvanize a young team.

That win came last Thursday as they defeated Nazareth 7-3. Moreover, they beat reigning Lehigh Valley Conference MVP Samantha Gorkos, as Madison Cunningham came through in the circle and at the plate to help them notch the big win.

“Any win’s a good win, but a win against a team of that quality, is even more so,” said head...

Volleyball starts season with 4-0 mark

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball team recorded two more wins, allowing them to keep pace with Emmaus as the two teams without a conference loss so far this season.

They defeated Easton and William Allen to boost their record to 4-0. They didn’t drop a set to either opponent. In fact, the Zephyrs haven’t dropped a set to any of their league opponents so far this season.

They began the week by traveling to Allen on Monday evening to begin a slate of four games that are on tap for...

Girls 400 relay still working on form

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Senior sprinter Helen Davis admits that their 4x100 relay team doesn’t have their legs under them quite yet, but she believes it’s only a matter a time until they get where they want to be.

That was evident in their meet against Emmaus on Monday as they fell to the Hornet foursome of Madison Brown, Alanna Smith, Mackenzie Dries and Kayla Smith, who finished in 51.1. The Zephs foursome of Davis, Rebecca Ganthier, Kate Bonshak and Emily Wells crossed in 52.8.

They were out of...

A look at the Whitehall girls track team

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Heading into this season, the sprints should prove to be a really a strong suit for the girls track and field team as their season.

The Zephyrs return a number of sprinters, most notably junior Kate Bonshak and seniors Helen Davis and Rebecca Ganthier. Those three were part of Whitehall’s record-setting run in the 4x100 relay throughout the year. Bonshak, Ganthier and Davis each helped to establish school records in the event, with Ganthier and Bonshak part of the District XI record...

Phantoms continue playoff push

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, it ended their hopes of reaching the NHL playoffs.

For the Phantoms, their chase for a spot in the postseason continues on thanks to having picked up nine points in their last six games. A tough schedule over the season’s final seven games – including two games in Charlotte and two games at home against rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - could make it difficult to move from sixth in the Atlantic Division to fourth,...

Baseball team sits at 2-3 early in season

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s been a bit of a bumpy start for the Whitehall baseball team, losing two close games to division foes, and then getting blitzed by the Blazers who spoiled their home opener on Saturday.

The Zephyrs’ week began with a game was against Nazareth to kick off their league schedule. Their bats came alive early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first. The Blue Eagles clawed back, cutting the deficit to one with two runs in the third.

Whitehall responded with two more runs in the...