The NHL trade deadline arrives on Monday. So, what does that have to do with the Phantoms? Possibly a lot.
When you make an addition via trade in sports, there’s a subtraction that goes with it and the subtraction could conceivably come from among the Phantoms roster. Of course, trades in the real sports world aren’t like the trades pulled off in the world of fantasy sports where “owners” just talk to a friend and work out some zillion-player blockbuster trade. In the real world, there are things like salary caps, player contracts and locker room chemistry.
Southwick Associates, the folks who do yearly surveys on hunting and fishing preferences, has released their recent Fall Hunter/Shooter Survey showing the most popular hunting, shooting equipment purchases by sportsmen and sports gals, and the species they pursued.
The panel, composed of hunters and shooters from across the country who volunteer to participate, track hunter/shooter participation and purchases.
As the Whitehall wrestling team prepares for the District XI Individual Wrestling Tournament, they’ll be spearheaded by a roster of strong candidates who have the ability to make it to the regional round.
Editor’s note: The Whitehall boys basketball game took place Wednesday night, after Press deadlines.
A familiar face will greet the Whitehall boys basketball team as they begin the task of trying to claim a district championship as competition gets underway this week.
The final meet of the regular season produced a sweep for the Whitehall swim team, and now the focus will be to see if they can ride that crest into the district championships.
The Zephyrs hosted Allentown Central Catholic last Thursday in what was a “home” meet for the Vikings. The WHS girls prevailed 96-74, while the boys won 116-46.
By virtue of closing out the season with victories, both the girls and boys end the 2019-20 campaign with winning records. The girls finished 12-4; the boys ended 9-6-1.
Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.
In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.
Pennsylvania’s final bear harvest figures are in and have set a new state record over a 30-day season.
According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), hunters took 4,653 bears, a one-third increase over the 2018 seasons when 3,153 bears were taken. Pennsylvania’s top bear harvest was 4,350 bears in the 2011 season.
League championship basketball match ups are now finalized for both the Colonial League and East Penn Conference.
The Colonial League held girls semifinals Wednesday evening at Catasauqua High School.
Top-seeded Notre Dame (Green Pond) beat No. 4 Bangor 51-36 in a girls semifinal to advance to the championship game, while No. 3 Moravian Academy took down No. 3 Northwestern 49-45.
The Crusaders and Lions will meet Friday at 6 p.m. with the boys championship between No. 1 Southern Lehigh and No. 6 Bangor scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
It’s a different type of year for the Whitehall swim team this winter. Yet, the Zephyrs still expect the same outcome at the upcoming district meet at the end of February.
“We’re getting good times and not necessarily first places,” said Zephyrs’ head coach Pete Rile. “It’s been a different type of year where we have more overall depth and not as many qualifiers.
“But we should have some more qualifiers at the end of the season.”
Max Willman is a good hockey player, but throughout his career he’s been overlooked every time he hoped to make a step forward.
As a high school hockey player in Massachusetts, Willman wasn’t scouted by colleges, which is unusual because New England is a highly scouted area for colleges.