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Outdoors: a look at the top boat names

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With Memorial Day traditionally kicking off the pleasure boating season, and if you own a boat or watercraft, this list, prepared by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS), tallies the most popular boat names.

The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. And the list is entertaining to say the least.

The 2019 BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names:

Zephyrs in finals

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Editor’s note: Whitehall District 11 finals game was moved from Tuesday to Thursday because of weather. However at Press deadline time, no date or location was official yet.

Owen Fischl’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Whitehall over Southern Lehigh, sending them into the 5A finals against Blue Mountain for the district title.

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:



Finals, Thursday, May 30

No. 8 Emmaus vs. No. 2 Liberty at Coca-Cola Park, 4:30 p.m.


Finals, Thursday, May 30

SteelStacks soccer clinic June 16

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.

Winning vs. development

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The IronPigs limped out of town a week ago having had the last game on their six-game homestand rained out, which may have been a good thing since they lost the first five games, coming on the heels of a loss in Buffalo to end their last road trip.

They went down to Durham and lost two more before a win over the Bulls and then won the middle game of a three-game series in Charlotte over the weekend. If you’re doing the math, that’s 10 losses in their last 12 games.

Outdoors: avoid disturbing newborn wildlife

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, wildlife is blooming with newborns - be it songbirds, geese, ducks, foxes and deer fawns. The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up, especially deer fawns.

Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to the PGC. During this time, it’s best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it is helpless, lost or needing to be rescued.

Whitehall captures league volleyball crown

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVEN ANDRES in Sports

Art teacher Danny Moyer better start getting his paint brush ready since he’ll have to decorate a volleyball proclaiming Whitehall as the 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Boys Volleyball champs.

It’ll be adorned with splash of maroon, a swath of gold, and filled with a lot of heart and desire.

The Zephyrs swept Freedom for the title at a crowded J. Milo Seward Gymnasium last Wednesday. They won 25-19, 26-24, 25-18 over Freedom for the EPC crown.

Barkley plaque displayed

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Sports

The response has been overwhelming since the original plaque of Saquon Barkley was permanently mounted and displayed at the corner of the borough plaza and gazebo on North 2nd Street in Coplay.

Over a year ago on March 14, Barkley was presented a replica of the original plaque presented by the Barkley Day Committee which hosted Saquon Barkley Day and attracted thousands of people and media to Coplay.

After a few minor delays, the committee decided it was time to get the plaque mounted to share with Barkley fans everywhere.

Girls reach semifinals

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall softball team is heading to Pates Park, defeating Nazareth in Tuesday’s second round of the District XI 6A softball playoffs, setting up another meeting against Northampton for a chance to play for a title.

They defeated the Blue Eagles 7-6 at Nazareth Intermediate School, overcoming a five-run deficit to get into the semifinals. The game is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Head coach Blake Morgan said that the best compliment he can give his team after that victory is “the fact that they kept on fighting.”