According to The Fishing Wire service, the white water release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River (Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.
The Whitehall girls volleyball team finds itself in a nice stretch right now, and that will help lay the foundation for a district playoff push as the season heads into the final two weeks.
The Zephyrs have won three games in a row, their latest a four-set victory over Easton. It comes in the midst of the team reeling off five wins in their last six games.
SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE
Star of Beth 7 2 .778
St. Stephen’s 6 3 .667
St. Paul’s 2 1 .667
Bath Luth 3 3 .500
Salem UCC 3 3 .500
Emmanuel 4 5 .444
Light of Christ 4 5 .444
Ebenezer 4 5 .444
Christ UCC 4 5 .444
Dryland 3 6 .333
Farmersville 2 4 .333
St. Stephen’s (7-1, 3-2) at Farmersville (3-1)
SS - Gary Buczynski 7-13, Dave Blaukovitch 5-12, Jim Blaukovitch 5-13.
F - Gene Grim 4-10, HRs - Ben Kerbaugh, Wade Chilmonik.
Light of Christ (4-0) at Emmanuel (1-0, 5-0)
Through five weeks of the season, I’m not sure we’ve had many more clear cut number one team in the area than Freedom this year. In a year of parody in the EPC, the top three teams in the poll have solidified their footing, but only Freedom has asserted themselves as the top dog.
That all could certainly change in the second half of the season, but Freedom and Saucon Valley are looking like league champs in their respective conferences.
Here’s a breakdown of this week’s poll.
1. Freedom (5-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
With last Thursday’s win over Pocono Mountain West, the Whitehall girls volleyball team continues to take steps in the right direction as they approach the midway point of the season.
They earned their second victory of the season with a straight set win over the visiting Panthers, 25-11, 25-18 and 25-11.
Head coach Eric Budge has been reinforcing the notion that they’re still learning how to close out games, and during the second set after PMW cut the led to two points on two separate occasions, they were able to withstand those rallies and complete the seven-point victory.
The Whitehall cross country season is inching closer to the post season races, and recently the team took part in their first EPC meet, which was at the Allentown Lehigh Parkway back on Sept. 11.
The girls lost three of the meets with two very close losses to Nazareth, 27-30, and Northampton 27-28.
Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend as of late for the Zephs.
“Seems like the last couple years the girls have close scores or ties with these two teams,” said head coach Mike Lelko.
The girls also lost to Easton 21-39.
Friday’s win over Pleasant Valley demonstrated once again that the Whitehall girls soccer team is finding ways to win, and that’s enabled them to stay undefeated so far this season.
It took two overtimes, but the Zephyrs connected for the winning goal around four minutes into the second extra session, giving them their ninth win of the season. The Zephyrs have played three overtime matches to date, prevailing in each one to keep their record unblemished.
Emmaus volleyball trio named all-state
By PETER CAR
The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association named their All-State teams last week with several members from District 11 named to the 3A team.
The Emmaus trio of James Haag, Cameron Parsons and Matt Swanson earned honors, while Whitehall’s Joseph Herman and Nazareth’s Michael Dougherty also made the squad.
The complete 3A list is below.
PIAA DISTRICT I
Nick Baniewicz Council Rock North S 6’-4” 12
2 Charlie Bluestein Pennsbury LIB 6’-1” 12
With the regular season winding down, the Whitehall girls tennis team is targeting a few more wins that could propel them into the district playoffs.
It was a welcome sign of progress for the Whitehall girls volleyball team as they prevailed in a tough battle with Saucon Valley for their first win of the season.
The girls won in five sets, winning 21-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 15-10 on Monday night. With the win they were 1-4 on the year, and it also marked the first win for new coach Eric Budge.
In that victory, Alyson Peters collected 22 kills and 5 blocks, while Lexi Crum had 43 assists. Additionally, Taylor Levan tallied 11 digs and 8 aces, and Olivia Ballard registered 10 digs.