The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.
Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.
Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th – Stroudsburg vs. Parkland.
The Whitehall girls basketball team extended their winning streak with a victory over Dieruff last Friday evening, helping to solidify their push for a postseason appearance.
Once again balanced scoring was the key to the league win as they got points from six different players en route to the 46-26 victory.
Their winning streak was interrupted on Saturday when they traveled to Hazleton to face the Cougars. They lost a tight game as they lost by four to the denizens of the Wyoming Valley Conference.
The East Penn Conference Wrestling Championship Day will take place this Saturday at Easton Area Middle School headlined by the 7 p.m. showdown between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth for the EPC crown.
The Golden Hawks (7-1, 7-0) knocked off the Blue Eagles (10-0, 5-0) last year 40-20 to win the league title and will be favorites to do so again.
Wrestling begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the bottom three teams from Division A and B squaring off.
The next round takes place at 3:15 p.m. with the 7th, 9th and 11th place bouts taking place.
The 2017 top male and female Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes will be announced during the annual awards banquet on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton.
The winners will come from the 44 schools which nominated their top male and female players.
Also, longtime soccer referee and assignor, Harold Grahn, will be inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame.
Years ago, the great John Facenda, the voice of NFL Films, used his legendary voice to refer to “the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field,” as he talked about the Green Bay Packers and their historic field. It wasn’t quite that dramatic, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Hershey Bears took to the ‘frozen tundra of Hersheypark Stadium’ recently, with Lehigh Valley skating to a 5-2 win over Hershey.
The Whitehall boys basketball team is finding the right formula for success, but it’s been a matter of sustaining it for thirty-two minutes that’s plagued them most of the season.
It happened again Tuesday night as they traveled to Northampton to face the Konkrete Kids. They started out the game playing as well as head coach Jeff Jones had hoped, and were leading by 10 points early in the second quarter.
Mark your calendar for Feb. 3-11, the dates for the largest consumer outdoors show in the world.
The Great American Outdoor Show rolls into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and it’s the most comprehensive outdoor show you’ll ever attend. For us folks here in the Southeast, we refer to this extravaganza as “the Harrisburg show” because it’s been well known over the years and there’s none like it or even comes close to it.
The Whitehall wrestling team found themselves in a tight grip when they traveled to Northampton to face the Kids on Monday night.
The Konkrete Kids racked up bonus points in eight bouts, paving the way for the 65-4 victory over the Zephyrs.
The match began with a promising start as Dez Boykin dominated Northampton’s Shaun Miller at 185, earning an 11-2 major decision.
It was a raucous atmosphere inside Northampton’s Natatorium as the Zephyrs and Kids swim teams were locked in a tight league battle last Saturday.
The loud cheering was in full voice during the 100 yard backstroke as Stephanie Setar and Brynne Rockovits were virtually in a dead heat heading into the final lap. As both teams exhorted on their respective swimmers, Setar pulled ahead and won by a 13/100 of a second.
According to Chris Mohry, owner of Chris’s Outdoor Sports Shop in Mertztown, this is the best early ice fishing season he’s seen in many years.
Said Mohry, “I cannot remember any year that has been better than this, thanks to the early frigid temps we’ve had.” And his ice fishing report is enthusiastic.