It’s here. It’s deer - the firearms deer hunting season that is.
The much awaited rifle deer season gets underway statewide Saturday, Nov. 30, when the majority of sportsmen go afield in hopes of bagging a buck. And this year, the season opens on a Saturday after Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after the holiday as it has traditionally been.
From the midway point of last year’s basketball season, the Whitehall girls basketball team began laying the foundation for what could be a very bright upcoming season.
Every season writes its own script, and this year’s boys basketball team with its mix of talent and experience, could offer an intriguing tale that features a possible postseason run.
In any story a protagonist is needed, and the Zephyrs have plenty of returning players to fill that role led by senior Dylan McGinley who can play both inside and out, displaying a feathery touch from the perimeter and strong post skills as well. He averaged 12.5 points per game last season to lead the team.
Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league
Standings Week 1-10
East Hills 18 9 .667
Holy Trinity 18 9 .667
Holy Cross 18 9 .667
First UCC 16 11 .593
Christ Luth 17 13 .567
Bethany UCC 17 13 .567
Schoenersville 14 13 .519
WS/Edgeboro 14 13 .519
St. Peters 11 16 .407
College Hill 12 18 .400
Fritz Wesleyan 10 17 .370
Trinity UCC 8 19 .296
Christ UCC 8 19 .296
Christ UCC at
St. Peters 4-1, 9-2, 3-4
The Phantoms clicked their skates together three times and said “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.”
With that, the team that had lost four straight returned to winning form with back-to-back wins taking two of the three games on their recent homestand.
The good news for the team is that three of its next five games are also on home ice, giving the team some momentum.
It’s finally the end of the football season and for our viewing area, this is an earlier exit for Lehigh Valley teams than we’ve been accustomed to in recent memory. Bethlehem Catholic’s run to the state semifinals over the past couple of years helped prolong the season after Thanksgiving, but with Nazareth falling to St. Joe’s Prep and Southern Lehigh getting bounced by Archbishop Wood, that leaves us with only Turkey day games this week.
So, enjoy the start of the holiday season and thanks for following throughout the year.
Here’s a look at our final poll.
The local District 11 postseason is over.
The Catasauqua-Northampton Thanksgiving Day clash will formally pull down the curtain on the overall season.
Except for Tamaqua, both Nazareth and Southern Lehigh had its seasons end at the hands of District 1 suburban Philadelphia powerhouses last weekend.
Last December, the Phantoms lost top goalie prospect Carter Hart to the Flyers when goalie Anthony Stolarz went on injured reserve. This season, they were blessed with another top prospect on the roster, but he didn’t even last as long as Hart.
The Flyers recalled Morgan Frost Monday and it’s likely that he will see his first NHL action with the team immediately.
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 20 7 .741
Dryland 21 9 .700
Salem UCC 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 16 14 .533
Bath Luth 16 14 .533
Emmanuel 14 16 .467
St. Paul’s 14 16 .467
St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444
Christ UCC 13 17 .433
Farmersville 11 19 .367
Ebenezer 9 21 .300
St. Stephen’s 2-4, 1-7, 5-1
SS - Ed Wychock 6-13, John Hoysan 5-12 2HR, Allan Beahm HR.
Eb - Steve Gountis 5-12, Vick Pacchioni 5-13, Robert McDonald HR.
For Devon Roberts, these are the trying times.
The Whitehall senior is admittedly antsy to begin the winter track season. Her recent cross country year didn’t end the way she anticipated.
Roberts battled with an ear infection and later an allergic reaction to her medication that dealt a severe blow to her league and district performances, both seen as a springboard to the state tournament.