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Thursday, January 23, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 34 17 .657

Dryland 31 17 .646

Light of Christ 29 22 .569

Salem UCC 27 24 .529

Bath Luth 25 23 .521

Emmanuel 23 22 .511

Christ UCC 22 26 .458

St. Stephen’s 23 28 .451

Farmersville 21 30 .412

St. Paul’s 20 31 .392

Ebenezer 15 30 .333

Light of Christ at

St. Stephen’s 1-3, 7-4, 6-4 (11)

LC - Buzz Highdecker 7-15, Dan Halteman 6-14, Rich Hasonich 5-14, Andy Mickelson 4-12 HR, Aaron Yetter 4-13, Todd Jones 4-15

Winter Classic set for January 25

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The annual Lehigh Valley Winter Classic will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Bethlehem Municipal rink located at 345 Illick’s Mill Rd, Bethlehem.

The Winter Classic is an all day ice hockey celebration with all the proceeds going to the SPHL (Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley) Polar Bears team. The event started back in 2014 and continues to grow, raising $3,000 its first year to a record $44,000-plus in 2019.

Former Phantoms playing well for the Flyers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The NHL trading deadline is just over a month away on Feb. 24. This year’s deadline finds the Flyers in somewhat of a precarious position; they definitely need some help for their lineup, but they’re also up against the salary cap so they don’t have much wiggle room financially. Injuries – especially ones to Oskar Lindblom (bone cancer) and Nolan Patrick (chronic migraines) - have left a couple of holes in the lineup.

Zephyr swimmers get a win

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall swim team’s depth rose to the surface once again, proving to be the difference in their sweep of East Stroudsburg South last Thursday.

While ESS had some strong individual performances, the Zephyrs depth was too much to overcome for the Cavaliers, with the girls winning 112-55, and the boys prevailing 99-71.

Whitehall’s ability to counteract 11 first-place finishes by the Cavaliers showcased just how valuable that depth is, allowing them to secure points by finishing second and third in a majority of those races. That held true is the races they won as well.

Wrestlers take first at Lehighton Duals

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team’s recent trip proved to be a fruitful endeavor as they placed first at the Lehighton Indian Duals last weekend.

The Zephyrs went 5-0 at the tournament, culminating in a 42-25 victory over Tunkhannock to win the championship.

The Indian Duals featured eight area teams as William Allen, Scranton, East Stroudsburg North, Jim Thorpe, Panther Valley, Tunkhannok and Lehighton participated in the tourney.

WHS HOF class named

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Whitehall-Coplay School District announced their latest Hall of Fame class for 2020, which will be honored on January 17.

The event will take place at 6:45pm, just before the varsity boys basketball home game against Pocono Mountain East.

The 2020 class includes Mike Deutsch, Ed Hawrylo, Nick Kurtz, Dennis Laub and Kara Perkoski.

Below is a brief bio on each athlete:

Whitehall girls basketball falls to Allen

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Last Friday’s game began on a strong note for the Whitehall girls basketball team, but some missed opportunities gave Allen the opening they needed to seize the victory.

After ending the first quarter tied 10-10, the second quarter began with promise as Olivia Hines made a pretty inside feed to Cassie Due who was fouled on her layup attempt. The senior point guard sank both shots to give the Zephs a two-point lead.

However, the Zephs managed to score just six more points in that pivotal second quarter as the Canaries reeled off 19 points to take a 29-18 lead at the break.

Zephs win at Jamfest

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Eight area boys basketball teams gathered at Parkland High School for a good cause last Sunday, and in turn the setting also proved beneficial for the Zephyrs who got back on track with a victory over Pocono Mountain West.

The teams were part of the annual Lehigh Valley Parkinson’s Jamfest which raises awareness of the disease. Now in its fourth year, the afternoon of hoops is in honor of former Northampton Athletic Director and coach Mike Schneider who’s currently battling the disease.

Boys top Eastburg North

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball team rang in the new year with a victory, keeping their foot on the gas with a decisive win over East Stroudsburg North last Friday.

The win 67-46 win marked the fifth win in a row for the Zephyrs who climbed to 6-3 on the season. However, that streak was snapped by Liberty who beat them in overtime on Saturday.

It was a wire-to-wire win for the Zephyrs who led by 11 points after the first quarter against the Timberwolves, and then steadily increased that lead, taking a 18-point lead into the break.