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Lots of changes for Flyers, Phantoms

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Remember in Batman how Commissioner Gordon used to shine that big bat signal in the sky to summon Batman to his office? In this case, it wasn’t a bat signal, it was a Phantoms logo and it wasn’t Commissioner Gordon doing the summoning, it was coach Gordon – Scott Gordon – being alerted to trouble in Philadelphia. And oh dear, Gordon brought his sidekick Carter Hart (too bad his first name isn’t Robin) with him for the trip down the turnpike to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

darts, trapshooting

Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 29 13 .690

St. Paul’s 23 13 .639

Bath Luth 24 15 .615

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Emmanuel 20 22 .476

Dryland 20 22 .476

St. Stephen’s 19 23 .452

Farmersville 17 22 .436

Ebenezer 18 24 .429

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Salem UCC 13 26 .333

Dryland (5-2, 4-2) at Ebenezer (6-5)

D - Nathan Phares 7-13, Larry Golick 7-14, Earl Sigley 7-15 HR, Lou Dervarics 6-12, Shawn Sigley 5-13, Butch Silfies 5-14.

Swimmers lose to Emmaus

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall swim team faced another tough opponent when Emmaus plunged into their pool last week, and even though victory escaped them, the meet offered glimpses of just how good this year’s squad can be.

Head coach Pete Rile is well versed in their history against the Hornets, a team they’ve never defeated in his 30 years at poolside. It’s always a herculean task and this year was no different. The girls lost 89-67, while the boys were defeated 97-47.

Wrestlers win opening bout on the road

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team trekked up to the frosty north to begin the season and came away with a warm feeling as they won their opener against Pocono Mountain West High School.

They took down the Panthers 54-19 in the season opener, winning 10 bouts en route to the victory. Of those victories, five cam via pins as the Zephs recovered from an early deficit to record wins in the last eight bouts to seal the victory.

At 152, Kai Clark started them rolling with a fall over Stephen Weirich, pinning him in 2:32.

Swim team falls to Liberty in opener

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall’s swimming team opened its season with a meet against Liberty last Saturday, and although it was not a regularly scheduled meet for either team this year, it gave the Zephyrs and Hurricanes a jump on the 2018-2019 season, and all times did count toward district qualifying times.

Whitehall senior and captain Dan Jablonski had two first place finishes, one in the 50 free with a time of 23.21, and one in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.79.

Phantoms win 4-2

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the grand scheme of things, Connor Bunnaman’s second goal of the season wasn’t one that will be extremely memorable. His goal put the Phantoms up 1-0 in a game that they would wind up losing 4-2 to the Cleveland Monsters. What “Bunny” did with his goal though was launch an avalanche of stuffed teddy bears and other assorted animals onto the ice as part of the Phantoms annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 28 11 .718

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 23 16 .590

Bath Luth 21 15 .583

Emmanuel 20 19 .513

Dryland 18 21 .462

Ebenezer 17 22 .436

St. Stephen’s 17 22 .436

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Farmersville 14 22 .389

Salem UCC 13 23 .361

Salem UCC (4-1) at

Christ UCC (6-4, 6-0)

C - Dave Shaver 6-12, Garry Hunsicker 5-12, Eric Yocum 5-12.

S - Larry Fehnel 5-11, Bob Krause 4-12.

Farmersville (6-5, 4-2) at

St. Stephen’s (2-1)


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

A slow start doomed the Whitehall girls basketball team in their season opener last Friday, but their ability to rebound from those early struggles shows promise as they begin league action this week.

The girls traveled to Northwestern Lehigh High School to play the Tigers to tip-off the 2018-19 season. The Tigers jumped out to a 16-4 lead and head coach Josh Madas said that a little opening night jitters may have contributed to that early deficit. He said that they committed a lot of unforced turnovers in that first quarter.