With anglers casting for trout along grassy-banked streams and woodlots, and spring gobbler hunters sitting in front of tree's, this makes them all susceptible to the dreaded tick bite.
Since we had a mild winter snow wise, ticks are already active and abundant and will readily attach themselves to sportsmen and sports ladies traipsing these areas.
The Zephyrs baseball team withstood a seventh-inning rally to record another victory this season, keeping them well positioned for a shot at a league title.
With runners on first and second, Allentown Central Catholic's Zach Tobash strolled to the plate. He had all ready launched two balls over the fence, and was looking to make it one more which would have tied the game.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has announced seasons, bag limits plus elk and antlerless deer license allocations for the 2013-14 license year.
In addition, Wildlife Management Unit 2G has been subdivided into two WMUs (2G and 2H).
On the local scene, the PGC eliminated the extended regular firearms season in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, except in Special Regulations Area counties of Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia.
It's coming down to crunch time in the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball season and the wildcard spot for the LVC playoffs is a hot item. Both Whitehall and Northampton are fighting for that final spot, as well as Bethlehem Catholic, as teams enter their final four games of league play into the next week.
Northampton (11-3, 6-3), Whitehall (6-5, 6-3) and Bethlehem Catholic (7-3, 6-3) all share identical league records at the moment, but their fates will come into focus as key matchups take place.
With Tuesday's win over William Allen High School, the Zephyr softball team climbed back to .500, and is ready for a final playoff push.
Using a barrage of hits, the Zephs toppled the Canaries, 10-3. They tallied nine hits in getting their eighth win of the season. It was their third consecutive win, and puts them on much firmer ground within the district playoff picture with four games remaining.
It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner. The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.
The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 a.m.
The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.
Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F. Pirro, has been involved with the team for 21 years and shows no signs of slowing down.
The Zephyrs recent trek to Shippensburg University to compete among some of the best track and field male athletes in the state, yielded some strong results while providing experience for everyone.
The Zephs were part of the Shippensburg Jack Roddick High School Invitational held April 20. The AAA bracket featured 60 teams, with Whitehall earning 10.5 points to finish in the 25th spot.
The event was won by Cumberland Valley High School who amassed 59 points, four ahead of second-place Central Dauphin High School.
The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.
100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.
200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.
400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1:01.45.
Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.
After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.
It's tough to lose any competitive game, but it's even more difficult when you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn't for your mistakes.
That was essentially the case for Whitehall Tuesday night as they traveled to Bethlehem Catholic in a Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball matchup.
A night that saw Becahi unveil their state championship banner from a year ago, the Hawks took care of business on the court as well, racking up a hard fought three game sweep over the Zephyrs27-25, 25-23, 25-23.