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EPC standings

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

BASEBALL

Skyline Division

Team Conf Over

Parkland 9-1 10-1

Emmaus 8-2 11-2

Central 6-4 8-5

Nazareth 5-4 5-8

Whitehall 3-5 5-6

Northampton 3-7 6-8

Steel

Easton 10-1 10-1

Freedom 7-3 9-5

Liberty 6-3 9-3

Becahi 4-6 6-6

Dieruff 2-8 2-11

Allen 1-9 2-10

Mountain

Stroudsburg 7-2 8-5

Pleasant Vy. 5-4 7-5

PM East 4-3 6-4

ES South 2-7 3-10

PM West 1-7 2-9

ES North 0-7 0-8

BOYS LACROSSE

East

Parkland 10-1 12-3

Central 9-1 11-3

Area celebrates Barkley to Giants

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Saquon Barkley will be trading in his Nittany Lion navy blue for a slightly lighter shade after the New York Giants selected the Coplay running back with the second pick in the NFL Draft.

Watch parties were set up across the area on Thursday, April 26, to see where the former Whitehall Zephyr would land. Fans would not have to wait long to hear Barkley’s name called.

In an interview with Giants.com, New York general manager Dave Gettleman said, “Once Cleveland took Baker (Mayfield) I told our guys, ‘Don’t even waste your time. We’re taking Saquon and we’re going to run’.”

Phantoms, Checkers looks to be a very even series

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The series win over Providence in the semifinals of the Atlantic Division playoffs was the first for the Phantoms franchise since their days of playing on the same ice that the Philadelphia Flyers played on at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

It came in the same year where their next-door neighbors, the Philadelphia Phillies, last won the World Series - 2008.

NY Giants draft Saquon Barkley

Friday, April 27, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The wait was over pretty early on Thursday night all throughout Whitehall - Saquon Barkley is headed to the New York Giants.

The Giants used their first round pick, second overall, to draft the former Zephyr and Penn State running back. The Giants love of Barkley was probably one of the worst-kept secrets in the National Football League heading into draft night. The only question was what were the Browns going to do with the first overall selection.

Whitehall softball falls to the Trojans

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Blake Morgan could look up at Saturday’s scoreboard to see that his team won an inning, lost an inning, and tied another as they walked off the field in their game versus Parkland.

The inning they won, they scored three runs, putting up that crooked number in the bottom of the third off Parkland pitcher Kelly Dulaney.

The inning they tied, they got a sacrifice fly off the bat of Amanda Mortimer, matching Parkland’s total which resulted from an RBI single in the top of the sixth.

Lim makes it to quarters

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Jeremy Lim was in familiar territory during his appearance in the quarterfinals of the District XI AAA Boys Singles tournament on Tuesday at Saucon Valley High School.

He was playing a postseason match against Parkland’s Alex Son, his opponent in the second round of last year’s district singles tournament. The pair also met recently when Whitehall hosted the Trojans on April 14. In both those matches, Son emerged victorious in grueling three-set battles.

Nemeth honored

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by AL RECKER in Sports

Cementon Athletic Association coach Steve Nemeth knows there is no column in the score book for emotions and surprises, only numbers and names of players and teams, wins and losses.

However, Nemeth realizes emotions of his players and surprises have a role in sports, a factor to a coach that’s as important as the Xs and Os.

So when Nemeth walked into the Cementon A.A. on Saturday afternoon, he was more than surprised he was the guest of honor, not for a birthday party for his sister like he expected.