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PIAA suspends winter postseason

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of...

Outdoors: Whitewater release March 21-22

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid paddler and itching for some whitewater boating action, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is promoting a whitewater release for your enjoyment.

The DCNR will release water from Lake Nockamixon into Tohickon Creek in Bucks County on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.

According to the DCNR, water releases are historically scheduled on a semiannual basis, usually occurring on the third weekend in March and first weekend in November. The...

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan...

Arner sees run end at regionals

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Last weekend saw the completion of the Northeast Region 3A Wrestling Tournament, and with it came the end of the wrestling season for the Zephyrs.

Whitehall’s Xavier Arner was trying to become the first Whitehall wrestler to advance to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Individual Wrestling Championships since 2012. He gave it a good run, finishing sixth among the 13 competitors in the 132 lb. class. He won two bouts, ultimately losing to Delaware Valley’s Preston...

Swim season ends at district meet

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Looking at his team as a whole, Whitehall head swimming coach Pete Rile believed his squad could compete with any team in the East Penn Conference.

When it came to individual performances in the recent District 11 meet, Rile realized it might be a different story.

“When we matched up head-to-head, it was a good situation for us,” said Rile. “But we didn’t have the individual strength you need at districts.

“Overall, though, we did swim well. In our relays, both the boys...

Outdoors: Tips for getting a boat loan

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you visited the recent Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, or traveled to Atlantic City for the gigantic Atlantic City Boat Show, and spied a boat rig you’d like to have, perhaps you may need to start shopping for a loan to finance it.

The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group, urges boaters to be smart when it comes to financing a new or used boat. They offer three tips to help you avoid common...

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 42 21 .667

Star of Beth 40 23 .634

Light of Christ 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 35 28 .556

Salem UCC 32 31 .508

St. Stephen’s 31 32 .492

Emmanuel 27 33 .450

Christ UCC 28 .35 .444

Farmersville 26 37 .413

Ebenezer 24 36 .400

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

St. Paul’s at St. Stephen’s 0-5, 1-5, 1-2 (12)

SS - Ed Wychock 6-14, Allan Beahm 6-14, Bryant Conner 4-12,...

Eyes still on young Phantom players

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While the Phantoms have basically no hopes of playing in the postseason, the players have to be aware that they are always on the stage and seeking to open eyes. Times like these are when players can stand apart somewhat by putting out strong efforts even though they know the team won’t really benefit by gaining a spot in the postseason. The Phantoms have a couple guys who are looking to show off what they can do as the AHL season heads into the home stretch.

Phantoms goalie Kirill...

Arner advances to regionals

Friday, February 28, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Sophomore Xavier Arner has the opportunity to extend his wrestling season into March, and that’s the place where he hopes to lead the rest of his teammates in the coming years.

Arner advanced to the 3A Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament by defeating Parkland’s Bryan Diaz 3-2 to earn fifth place during last weekend’s District XI 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium.

He was among four Whitehall wrestlers who were in the 5-6 matches as Wilfred...

Boys fall to PMW in districts

Friday, February 28, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The end of the season is a bitter pill to swallow for any student-athlete associated with scholastic sports, and the Whitehall boys basketball team felt all those emotions once the final horn sounded in the opening game of the district playoffs.

After finishing the season with consecutive victories to catapult them into the District XI playoffs, the Zephyrs were halted by visiting Pocono Mountain West in their quest to advance through the 6A brackets in search of a championship.