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Outdoors: Archery seasons set to begin

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The most anticipated archery deer hunting season kicks off this Saturday in Wildlife Management Areas 2B, 5C and 5D. The statewide archery deer season begins two weeks later on Sept. 29. Coincidentally, the early archery bear season also opens Sept. 15 in the same trio of WMUs.

But the primary pursuit is deer. And we do have an abundance of them. In fact, too many in certain areas.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart

League

Standings

Star of Beth 3 0 1.00

St. Stephens 2 1 .667

Bath Luth 2 1 .667

Dryland 2 1 .667

Ebenezer 2 1 .667

Emmanuel 1 2 .333

Light 1 2 .333

Farmersville 0 0 .000

St. Paul’s 0 0 .000

Salem UCC 0 0 .000

Christ UCC 0 3 .000

St. Stephen’s (6-3, 3-1) at Ebenezer (5-1)

SS - Art Oberrader 5-12, Allan Beahm, Gary Buczynski 5-13, Allen Antry 4-12, John Hoysan 4-13.

Eb - Steve Gountis 7-12, Dean Frear 5-13, Jim Voortman 4-12, Vic Pacchioni 4-13.

Field hockey continues to play tough opponents

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was another tough afternoon for the Whitehall field hockey team as the early part of their schedule has been loaded with some high-powered offenses that have left them winless after three games.

To date, the Zephyrs have played Easton, Emmaus and Pocono Mountain East. Those three teams combined for 59 wins last season. Additionally, those three teams are undefeated this year, and Whitehall found out just how potent the Cardinals’ offense is during their home game last Saturday afternoon.

Dragovits 24th at Centaur

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall competed in the 40th Annual Centaur Invitational last weekend.

Whitehall had runners in the girls and boys varsity, girls and boys sub varsity and freshman race.

Autumn Dragovits medaled in the race and took 24th place representing the Zephs. She had a time of 21:47.02. Pine Grove’s Christina Difalco won the girls varsity race with a time of 19:46.74. Devon Roberts was 26th for the Zephs in 21:59.8

For the boys, Caleb Straub led the way taking 81st with a time of 20:21.8.

Zephs fall to Emmaus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Football is a game where tight bonds are formed, a game where every player is looking to win at the point of attack, and those shared battles draw players close to one another as they sweat and toil in the quest for victory.

Senior Chad Hussett knows about those battles and those bonds. He took the field last Friday wearing the jersey of teammate Mekhi Lee who was lost for the season after suffering an injury against Easton the prior week. He decided to honor his sidelined friend by keeping his spirit alive on the gridiron where they shared so many of those battles.

Boys soccer falls to EHS in chippy game

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a game marred by heavy rain, yellow cards and ejections, Whitehall lost a 2-0 decision to Emmaus Tuesday night at Memorial Field at Emmaus High School.

Much of the game was played in varying amounts of rain that fell hard during parts of the game. Things started to get a little more physical in the second half and the refs wound up handing out five yellow cards and ejecting an Emmaus assistant coach and a Whitehall player.

Outdoors: Archery seasons are set to begin

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The most anticipated archery deer hunting season kicks off this Saturday in Wildlife Management Areas 2B, 5C and 5D. The statewide archery deer season begins two weeks later on Sept. 29. Coincidentally, the early archery bear season also opens Sept. 15 in the same trio of WMUs.

But the primary pursuit is deer. And we do have an abundance of them. In fact, too many in certain areas.

Pete’s Top-10

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Patriots proving to be area’s best

Hail Freedom!

The Patriots move to the top of the poll with their impressive win over Parkland last week and have fully cemented themselves as the area’s best team through the first three weeks of the season.

Now the question is who can beat them?

Easton still lurks in the background, while Central Catholic jumped back in the poll.

Check out this week’s picks to see where each team stands.

1. Freedom (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #2

Pates are the area’s true number one team.

The Pick: Freedom 35 - Nazareth 17

2. Parkland (2-1)

Girls soccer improves to 4-0

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the soccer game now heading into overtime at Lehigh County Fields last Friday, both Whitehall and Allentown Central Catholic were hoping for a quick ending to a game where the field was beginning to look more like a duck pond than a soccer pitch.

Both teams were drenched from the steady downpour that began just before halftime. And as the captains met at midfield, they were faced with the prospect of slogging through another 10 minutes.

Northampton edges Whitehall in soccer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

An early EPC Skyline divisional soccer meeting on Sept. 5 saw local rivals Northampton travel to Whitehall.

Only separated by a couple of miles it makes this match extra special for both teams. The two teams were going into this game with different intentions. Northampton, coming off a loss to Emmaus (3-2), wanted to get their first win of the season. While Whitehall, coming off its win against Nazareth (5-1), wanted to keep its winning ways going.