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EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th –...

Zephyrs fall to K-Kids

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball team is finding the right formula for success, but it’s been a matter of sustaining it for thirty-two minutes that’s plagued them most of the season.

It happened again Tuesday night as they traveled to Northampton to face the Konkrete Kids. They started out the game playing as well as head coach Jeff Jones had hoped, and were leading by 10 points early in the second quarter.

They had stormed out to that early lead thanks to a good defensive effort...

Valley soccer scholar athletes named announced

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The 2017 top male and female Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes will be announced during the annual awards banquet on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

The winners will come from the 44 schools which nominated their top male and female players.

Also, longtime soccer referee and assignor, Harold Grahn, will be inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame.

The keynote speaker will be Rob Berkowitz, head...

Whitehall girls hoops tops Dieruff

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls basketball team extended their winning streak with a victory over Dieruff last Friday evening, helping to solidify their push for a postseason appearance.

Once again balanced scoring was the key to the league win as they got points from six different players en route to the 46-26 victory.

Their winning streak was interrupted on Saturday when they traveled to Hazleton to face the Cougars. They lost a tight game as they lost by four to the denizens of the...

Whitehall loses to Northampton

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team found themselves in a tight grip when they traveled to Northampton to face the Kids on Monday night.

The Konkrete Kids racked up bonus points in eight bouts, paving the way for the 65-4 victory over the Zephyrs.

The match began with a promising start as Dez Boykin dominated Northampton’s Shaun Miller at 185, earning an 11-2 major decision.

With the Zephs ahead 4-0, their upper weights took the stage. After surrendering a fall at 195, Izak...

EPC wrestling day set for Saturday

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference Wrestling Championship Day will take place this Saturday at Easton Area Middle School headlined by the 7 p.m. showdown between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth for the EPC crown.

The Golden Hawks (7-1, 7-0) knocked off the Blue Eagles (10-0, 5-0) last year 40-20 to win the league title and will be favorites to do so again.

Wrestling begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the bottom three teams from Division A and B squaring off.

The next round takes...

Great American Outdoors Show approaching

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark your calendar for Feb. 3-11, the dates for the largest consumer outdoors show in the world.

The Great American Outdoor Show rolls into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and it’s the most comprehensive outdoor show you’ll ever attend. For us folks here in the Southeast, we refer to this extravaganza as “the Harrisburg show” because it’s been well known over the years and there’s none like it or even comes close to it.

The show covers 650,000 square feet of...

Phantoms beat Hershey Bears outdoors

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Years ago, the great John Facenda, the voice of NFL Films, used his legendary voice to refer to “the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field,” as he talked about the Green Bay Packers and their historic field. It wasn’t quite that dramatic, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Hershey Bears took to the ‘frozen tundra of Hersheypark Stadium’ recently, with Lehigh Valley skating to a 5-2 win over Hershey.

The temperature at game time was 40-degrees, making life at least tolerable for the 13,091...

Boys hoops facing key games

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Pocono Mountain West Basketball team’s nickname is the Panthers, but last Friday against Whitehall, they could have been known at the Second Chancers.

They were demons on the glass, collecting almost every offensive board and turning them into put backs. While they had a host of players who filled that role, the main force behind all those second chance points was Lee Mosley who set up shop under the basket, collecting rebounds and buckets, finishing with 22 for the game.

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Whitehall wins Indian Duals

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a good week for the Whitehall wrestling team as they won a dual meet and an area tournament as they get ready to face one of the top teams in the state.

The Zephyrs posted a 48-25 victory over Pleasant Valley last Wednesday, winning nine matches. That was followed by a Saturday trip to Lehighton High School where they came in first place at the Indian Duals.

In the win against the Bears, the Zephyrs got bonus points in five matches as Ali Barkley (195), Izak Bright (220...