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Outdoors: Potential for buck harvest increase again

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The traditional after Thanksgiving firearms deer hunting season opener (Monday, Nov. 27) has, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), the largest turnout of hunters who harvest about a quarter of the season’s bucks. But the agency says this season has the potential of seeing a buck harvest increase for the third straight year.

The reasoning behind this, says PGC Executive Director Bryan Burhans, is due to last year’s massive acorn crop and mild winter that paved the way for big bucks to get bigger and for more young bucks to grow into legal racks.

Zephs set for WVW to open up states

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The next step for Whitehall on their journey to win a state football title will be against a team that’s riding a hot streak when they come into Zephyr Stadium this Friday.

While Wyoming Valley West is only .500 for the season (6-6), the Spartans are now on a roll. They’ve won five out of their last six games, manhandling both district opponents en route to the title, outscoring Abington Heights and Wallenpaupack by a 98-21 margin.

Medical staffs save NFL player’s leg

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Whether you are a fan of the National Football League or not these days, one thing that can’t be denied is the league has a lot of issues.

On top of the whole anthem debate, concussions are a big topic of conversation, and as much as my family and I love to watch the sport every Sunday, it’s a scary enough concern that my wife and I don’t plan to let our twin, 6-year-old boys ever take to a football field.

Pedraza and Yacoub win two districts matches

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It turned into an exceptional district tournament for Natalia Pedraza and Noel Yacoub as they won two matches en route to the best finish for a Whitehall doubles team in a number of years.

The pair made it all the way to the quarterfinals in the District 11 AAA bracket before being ousted by the eventual champs from Freedom, Natalie Sinai and Rebecca Packo.

Solehi next in finals

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It will be round two when Whitehall and Southern Lehigh meet for the District 11 5A football championship this Friday.

The same two teams met in the inaugural championship last year at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium as Whitehall won 35-15 to claim the district prize.

The Spartans come into the game at 10-1, their ticket punched into the finals with a 48-19 win over East Stroudsburg South in the semifinals. Whitehall, who is now 8-3, earned its berth by defeating East Stroudsburg North 56-7 last Friday.

Pete’s Top-10: Can Colonial teams take titles from the EPC? teams?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not many surprises occurred in last week’s opening round of the playoffs outside of Pocono Mountain West back handing second-seeded Stroudsburg. However, what else would you expect from an all MVC showdown?

Parkland got pushed farther than they would have liked, while Easton made a statement with their thumping over Nazareth.

Palisades should keep rolling, but what will their Colonial League counterparts Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley do in their title matches with EPC foes?

League bragging rights are on the line this week, so let’s see who can keep talking.

Girls soccer sees season end vs. Emmaus

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Football and baseball are often referred to as “games of inches.”

Unfortunately for the Whitehall girls soccer team, the Zephyr Sports Complex became a field of inches in their District 11 playoff game against Emmaus recently.

The Green Hornets defeated Whitehall 1-0 on Thursday, Oct. 26. The Zephyrs ended their season with a record of 11-6-1.

Outdoors: Suggestions for winter boating

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With colder weather oncoming many boaters and paddlers pack it in for the winter. But there are those who don’t let the cold bother them and continue to fish and paddle throughout the winter months. For those die-hards, BoatUS, the organization representing the boating sports, has these suggestions if going on-water during cold times, or even on warm winter days.

Girls fall in quarters

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall field hockey season ended in the district quarterfinals, marking another successful season for the maroon and gold.

The season ended that way it started with a loss to Easton. They were shut out by the Red Rovers in their opener, but managed to score a goal in the district playoffs, losing 6-1 to the third-seeded Red Rovers in the AAA quarterfinals.

Easton rode that victory into the finals, defeating Liberty 1-0 in the semis, setting up a date against Emmaus for the District 11 championship.