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EPC releases top performance list

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released another edition of the league’s top track and field performances.

For the boys, Whitehall’s 400 relay team is fifth with a time of 43.90. The team is made up of Allen Negrate, Jaiden Lee, Chad Hussett and Kresstoph Whittick.

Lucas Souders fell to second in the javelin with a toss of 185-8.

On the girls side, Kate Bonshak is tied for fifth in the 200 with a time of 26.30.

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

Zephyrs, K-Kids split track meet

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall ended its track and field dual meet season against Northampton, and will now enter the postseason with the potential of their sprinters and throwers medaling at both the league and district championships.

The sprints have been a big source of production for both the boys and girls. They accounted for 14 points for the girls, and 10 for the boys against Northampton.

One of those sprinters is senior Chad Hussett. He was among the many seniors honored at the final home meet against the Konkrete Kids on Monday.

Volleyball heads down final stretch

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball team is charging toward the regular season finish line, picking up another win last Thursday against Pocono Mountain West.

They swept the Panthers 25-5, 25-9, 25-15 to improve their record to 12-0. They’re currently two games ahead of Emmaus (as of April 29) in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings, and sit atop the District XI AAA power rankings among the 15 schools profiled.

Steel fall 3-0

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC played its eighth match of the 2019 USL Championship regular season against Indy Eleven. The Steel fell 0-3 in this one, after a back and forth battle at Talen Energy Stadium.

The match started slowly as neither team was able to establish an offensive presence. Steel FC pushed forward through left back Matt Real, on loan from Philadelphia Union, who whipped in multiple crosses that tested the Indy backline.

Outdoors: Spring turkey season to begin

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

There will be lots of clucks and gobbles emanating from Penn’s Woods on Saturday, April 27, when the spring turkey season opens statewide.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), there is a turkey population of about 215,000-225,000 turkeys in the state. Last year, an estimated 174,500 hunters pursued them and took 40,303 of them. This was up from 38,101 in 2017. The PGC claims it set the highest hunter success rate in years. And this year’s forecast looks promising, despite a low fall turkey harvest and a rainy spring season in 2018.

Girls fall to PG in slugfest

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Pine Grove’s power prevented the Whitehall softball team from ending the Cardinals unbeaten streak when the two squads met on Monday.

Pine Grove entered the game 11-0, leaders of the Schuylkill Conference, and Whitehall had them on the ropes with one out in the top of the sixth inning. The Zephs were leading 8-6, but the heart of the Cardinal batting order was up, and catcher Trish Kopinetz, who had parked a ball over the center field wall in the fourth to stake them to a 4-2 lead, was at the plate.