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Swim team ends year

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall swimmers took aim at securing spots on the podium during the district championships last weekend, putting up some impressive times as they looked to advance to the state tournament.

Senior Stephanie Setar was one of those who accomplished that feat, making an appearance at the podium on Saturday as she finished fourth in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 59.53.

BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round Consolations

2 p.m. – 2nd Round Consolations

3:30 p.m. – Semifinals / 3rd Round Consolations

Zephs Lyle set for busy swimming weekend

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the District 11 swimming championships approaching this weekend, Whitehall’s Kallie Lyle is looking forward to sharing that experience with her teammates.

Lyle will be participating in the District XI AAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at Parkland and Emmaus High Schools this weekend. She’s part of a Whitehall contingent that features eight girls swimmers, along with four boys swimmers, who will be competing at the D-11 tourney.

Phantoms see shake-up with NHL trade deadline passing

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You’ve heard of trickle-down economics.

On Monday, it was trickle-down transactions for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The day brought with it the NHL trading deadline, which also brings the rule that states any player on the NHL roster when the deadline passes is not eligible to be returned to the AHL for the rest of the season. That put all eyes squarely on Flyers GM Ron Hextall to see just what he was going to do in an effort to improve the NHL team and how any moves would affect the Phantoms.

Wrestling season comes to end

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s hope for extending their wrestling season didn’t materialize last weekend at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, closing the book on the 2017-18 season.

Area wrestling teams competed at the District XI AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament which saw Bethlehem Catholic place nine wrestlers into the finals, allowing them to emerge as the champs with 246.5 points. The Zephyrs finished 16th with 32 points.

Outdoors: Snow geese are back in the area

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a snow goose hunter, or just a wildlife photographer, you both can shoot thousands of snow geese by trekking on down to upper Berks County.

There’s a large field behind Sittler’s Golf Center and Haldeman Ford on Route 222 outside Kutztown and on Kutztown Road. As I drove past there at 12:20 p.m. last week, the field behind these two businesses was a sea of white, that on first view took on the appearance of snow. But instead, was a few thousand snow geese feeding there with smaller flocks continuing to come in from the East to join them.

Girls end season with win over Emmaus

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While the Whitehall girls basketball team had to endure some disappointing developments that hampered their roster in their push for a playoff spot, they still managed to end the season with some impressive play.

They defeated Emmaus 46-44 in their final game of the season. It was a win in which they had to come from behind, trailing by eight points at the break. But they persevered and head coach Dwight Repsher said that it was a testament to their fighting spirit.

D-11 wrestling set to begin

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

As the Whitehall wrestling team prepares for the individual tournament this weekend, they’ll be leaning on their experienced wrestlers to guide them through the busy event that features some of the best grapplers in the state.

Whitehall, along with the rest of the District XI 3A schools, will gather at Liberty High School’s Memorial Gymnasium for the individual tournament that commences Friday evening. That’s when the wrestlers who have been through the grind can let their teammates know what to expect.

Four Zephs to continue careers

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Four Whitehall student-athletes recently revealed where the next chapter in their lives will take them, with local universities benefiting from those decisions.

Bret Legath, Markes Cruz, Dez Boykin and Braxton Marrero all announced that they will be playing collegiate football in Pennsylvania as part of the National Letter of Intent Press Conference at Whitehall High School on Feb. 8.

All four seniors were integral parts of two district championship teams, and they hope to bring that winning tradition with them to their respective schools of choice.