Whitehall’s depth in the sprints and middle distance relays was on display at the Zephyr Relays, claiming a number of first-place finishes with a mixture of younger runners and established vets.
The Zephyr Relays, now in its 12th year, brought together 11 teams from both the Colonial League and Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on April 13.
With summer around the corner, Legion and Carpenter Cup tryouts are on the horizon.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team will hold its first tryout from 8:30 a.m.-noon on May 12 at Limeport Stadium. The second and third tryouts will take place on May 19 and May 26 at the same times and location.
The LV squad is set to play their opening game of the tournament on June 12 against Suburban One American/Continental.
In a perfect world, a player like Phil Gosselin would have likely spent the entire season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, a perfect world doesn’t exist and Gosselin had to be added to the 40-man roster before the first month of the season was even complete.
Injuries to starting Phillies shortstop Jean Segura and his backup, Scott Kingery, made the Phillies consider who was next up to make the trip down the turnpike to join the Phillies.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team has continued its perfect march toward the postseason, picking up two more league wins as they head down the back stretch.
They resumed action Tuesday against Nazareth, toppling the Blue Eagles in three, 25-14, 27-25, 25-16. It was their first action in nearly a week, having taken the court six days ago against Liberty.
But the team didn’t lose its edge in maintaining their winning streak.
Nick Rohn had a productive first day at the District XI AAA boys singles tennis championships, advancing to the quarterfinals where he’s among eight players remaining who are looking to claim the title.
On a chilly Monday at Lehigh University, Rohn and Nick Demjan, who also earned a berth to the district singles championship, began their journey through the brackets on the opening day of the tourney.
Rohn’s first opponent was Bangor’s Evan Gordon. He defeated the Slater 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the next round.
The East Penn Conference released its second edition of track and field top performances last week before the Easter holiday.
Whitehall is well-represented on the list, including a couple of first place performances.
For the boys, that includes Lucas Souders, whose throw of 185-8 is tops in the EPC. Izak Bright is fifth in the discus while the boys 400 relay is tied for fifth and made up of Jaiden Lee, Allen Negrate, Kresstoph Whittick and Ryan Kovalchick.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces.
Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers. Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.
The Whitehall baseball team has been victimized by the big inning in a number of games this season, and that was the case when they hosted Liberty on a blustery Monday.
The Hurricanes, who came into the game with the league’s best record, hit that big inning in their first at-bat, scoring five runs. However, the Zephyrs responded by putting up their own big inning in their half of the first as the first five batters reached base en route to a four-run outburst.
Led by Philadelphia Union players Kacper Przybylko and Fabinho, Bethlehem Steel FC handed Charleston Battery their first loss of 2019 with a 3-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday evening.
The home side made their presence known at the beginning of the first half when midfielder Michee Ngalina played in Zach Zandi who had his shot blocked by a Battery defender.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced more exciting promotional packages for the upcoming 2019 season. Princess Tea Party, Fortnite, Star Wars Jedi Training and Harry Potter Quidditch Training packages will each be available for $35. Fans can purchase packages by going online to ironpigsbaseball.com/themenights.
On Saturday, May 11 at 6:35 p.m., the IronPigs will host Star Wars Night that features Star Wars Fireworks! The Jedi package will include a field level ticket, light saber and on-the-field Jedi training from 5:35-6:15 p.m.
Princess Tea Party