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Zephs head into final week of regular season

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Friday’s road to victory over visiting Stroudsburg began much earlier than the opening kickoff as quarterback Ethan Parvel was determined to erase last week’s loss as soon as they sat down to prepare for the Mounties.

After watching the film from last Friday’s loss, Parvel said that the focus shifted to their upcoming opponent.

“It definitely starts on Sunday,” said Parvel. “We all had a sour taste in our mouths from that loss, especially a loss like that to Bethlehem Catholic. We all said on Sunday that we don’t want to lose any more like that, and that’s what we did.”

D-11 playoffs: Roughs still alive in 2A bracket

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s the final week of the football season and playoff spots are on the line. District 11 held a conference call to hash out scenarios Monday afternoon. Listed below are what each of the six classes are shaping up to look like.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (9-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-3)

3. *Nativity (6-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-5)

Williams Valley heads into the tournament as the top seed.

2A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Palmerton (6-3)

2. *Schuylkill Haven (5-4)

3. Mahanoy Area (5-4)

4. Panther Valley (3-6)

A lot up for grabs for Zephs against K-Kids

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the game against Northampton on tap for this weekend, the Zephyr football team knows that they’ll be in a for a fight in their annual end-of-season grudge match.

While Northampton’s record is sub .500, the Zephyrs can’t afford to be complacent knowing that the Kids would like nothing better to end their season on a winning note.

They’ll once again be playing for the Cement Bowl Trophy, with Whitehall keeping a firm grip on the hardware since 2009.

Pete’s Top 10: EHS, FHS move forward

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s finally come to the last week of the regular season and with Halloween this week, which teams will provide their fans treats heading into playoff stretch?

It’s also rivalry week for the top seven teams in the poll with plenty of intriguing matchups.

Sit back, relax and eat some candy on this week’s edition of the top 10.

1. Parkland (9-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Is Parkland the only consistent big school team?

The Pick: Parkland 28- Emmaus 17

2. Beth. Cath. (7-2)

Last week’s rank: #2

Bounce back week for the Hawks again.

Field hockey preps for districts

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the Whitehall field hockey team steps onto the field to begin the district tournament, you can bet they’ll remember their season opener against Easton as they look to exact some revenge in the quarterfinals.

They lost 9-0 to the Red Rovers who are their opening round opponent in the District XI AAA playoffs which began on Wednesday. The Zephs, who are the sixth seed enter the tourney at 10-8-1, while Easton, the third seed, are 17-3.

Khouri has dual role at WHS

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Alex Khouri has learned to become a quick-change artist in his dual roles as the kicker on the football team and the goalkeeper for the boys soccer squad.

The family car has literally become a changing station for the junior this season. Khouri said that after a home soccer match against Emmaus on Oct. 6, he had to quickly change into his football uniform for their game at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium later that day.

D-11 playoff pictures are becoming clear

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon aimed to provide clarity for the football postseason with two weeks left on the calendar.

Below you’ll find teams that have already clinched playoff berths heading into week nine and potential scenarios heading down the stretch.

All teams listed with * have clinched playoff berths.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (8-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-2)

3. *Nativity (5-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-4)

Zephyrs fall to Becahi

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Zephyrs returned to a familiar sideline, having been at Frank Banko Field two weeks ago to play Freedom, but last week’s trip to the Christmas City didn’t produce the same results against grinchy Bethlehem Catholic.

The Golden Hawks struck for big plays throughout the game as they scored on three plays that covered 60 yards or more. Of those three, Daizhun Rhodes 66-yard TD run on their opening drive of the second half was probably the most damaging in sealing Whitehall’s fate.