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Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE

Standings

Star of Beth 7 2 .778

St. Stephen’s 6 3 .667

St. Paul’s 2 1 .667

Bath Luth 3 3 .500

Salem UCC 3 3 .500

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 4 5 .444

Christ UCC 4 5 .444

Dryland 3 6 .333

Farmersville 2 4 .333

St. Stephen’s (7-1, 3-2) at Farmersville (3-1)

SS - Gary Buczynski 7-13, Dave Blaukovitch 5-12, Jim Blaukovitch 5-13.

F - Gene Grim 4-10, HRs - Ben Kerbaugh, Wade Chilmonik.

Light of Christ (4-0) at Emmanuel (1-0, 5-0)

Pete’s Top-10

Friday, September 28, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Through five weeks of the season, I’m not sure we’ve had many more clear cut number one team in the area than Freedom this year. In a year of parody in the EPC, the top three teams in the poll have solidified their footing, but only Freedom has asserted themselves as the top dog.

That all could certainly change in the second half of the season, but Freedom and Saucon Valley are looking like league champs in their respective conferences.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s poll.

1. Freedom (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Girls continue to take steps

Friday, September 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With last Thursday’s win over Pocono Mountain West, the Whitehall girls volleyball team continues to take steps in the right direction as they approach the midway point of the season.

They earned their second victory of the season with a straight set win over the visiting Panthers, 25-11, 25-18 and 25-11.

Head coach Eric Budge has been reinforcing the notion that they’re still learning how to close out games, and during the second set after PMW cut the led to two points on two separate occasions, they were able to withstand those rallies and complete the seven-point victory.

Harriers remaining busy this season

Friday, September 28, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall cross country season is inching closer to the post season races, and recently the team took part in their first EPC meet, which was at the Allentown Lehigh Parkway back on Sept. 11.

The girls lost three of the meets with two very close losses to Nazareth, 27-30, and Northampton 27-28.

Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend as of late for the Zephs.

“Seems like the last couple years the girls have close scores or ties with these two teams,” said head coach Mike Lelko.

The girls also lost to Easton 21-39.

WHS girls win

Friday, September 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Friday’s win over Pleasant Valley demonstrated once again that the Whitehall girls soccer team is finding ways to win, and that’s enabled them to stay undefeated so far this season.

It took two overtimes, but the Zephyrs connected for the winning goal around four minutes into the second extra session, giving them their ninth win of the season. The Zephyrs have played three overtime matches to date, prevailing in each one to keep their record unblemished.

Article By: Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Emmaus volleyball trio named all-state

By PETER CAR

pcar@tnonline.com

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association named their All-State teams last week with several members from District 11 named to the 3A team.

The Emmaus trio of James Haag, Cameron Parsons and Matt Swanson earned honors, while Whitehall’s Joseph Herman and Nazareth’s Michael Dougherty also made the squad.

The complete 3A list is below.

3A

PIAA DISTRICT I

Nick Baniewicz Council Rock North S 6’-4” 12

2 Charlie Bluestein Pennsbury LIB 6’-1” 12

Volleyball gets win over Saucon Valley

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a welcome sign of progress for the Whitehall girls volleyball team as they prevailed in a tough battle with Saucon Valley for their first win of the season.

The girls won in five sets, winning 21-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 15-10 on Monday night. With the win they were 1-4 on the year, and it also marked the first win for new coach Eric Budge.

In that victory, Alyson Peters collected 22 kills and 5 blocks, while Lexi Crum had 43 assists. Additionally, Taylor Levan tallied 11 digs and 8 aces, and Olivia Ballard registered 10 digs.

Fourteen to see induction in D-11 HOF

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall athletic director Bob Hartman announced the inaugural class for the District 11 Hall of Fame recently.

The inaugural class includes 14 inductees selected from nominations made by member schools, officials’ chapters, and media membership.

All inductees were selected based on their high school accomplishments solely.

This year’s class will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Upper Macungie Township at 4 p.m.

Outdoors: crickets a sound of summer time

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

A sound of late summer customarily starts at dusk and continues through the night hours. And the sound emanates from a source not often seen unless flushed from a hiding place in flower beds, high grasses, under rocks or under trash cans.

What we speak of are crickets. The little black (or brown) crawlers that some anglers use as bait when fishing for bass. Others enjoy hearing their constant chirping when their home windows are open at night. Others wished they’d go away as their constant chirping irritates them and prevents them from sleeping.