Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Soccer scholar athletes are honored

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.

Hall and Reid named soccer scholar athletes

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.

District 11 Spirit Championships take place

Friday, January 11, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cheerleaders won the Small Division and Liberty’s cheerleaders won the Medium Division at the District XI Competitive Spirit Championships on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

The Hawks had the highest overall score with 85.400. They were also the only squad that received no deductions.

Stroudsburg placed second in the Small Division with a score of 79.600. Pocono Mountain East was third with 75.083, Wilson was fourth with 70.933, Southern Lehigh was fifth with 68.183, and Pen Argyl was sixth with 67.800.

District 11 cheering competition to take place

Monday, January 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Nineteen area cheerleading squads will compete in the 2019 District XI Competitive Spirit Championships beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

Bethlehem Catholic, which won the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Championships, will compete in the Small Division. Performing positions were assigned by random draw, and as with the EPC competition, the Hawks will perform last in their division at approximately 10:20 a.m.

Freedom will also compete in the Small Division, right before Becahi at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Swim team falls to Liberty in opener

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall’s swimming team opened its season with a meet against Liberty last Saturday, and although it was not a regularly scheduled meet for either team this year, it gave the Zephyrs and Hurricanes a jump on the 2018-2019 season, and all times did count toward district qualifying times.

Whitehall senior and captain Dan Jablonski had two first place finishes, one in the 50 free with a time of 23.21, and one in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.79.

Roberts takes 18th at District 11 meet

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall junior Devon Roberts was in it to win it last week at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, finishing 18th with a time of 20:41.92.

“I felt excited after this race,” Roberts said. “I really pushed myself.”

Although Roberts did not advance to states, she has one more year to reach that goal and will know how to accomplish that.

Roberts 25th

Friday, October 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Devon Roberts was the first Whitehall Zephyr girl to cross the finish line, placing 25th overall, at the EPC Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

“We were directly in front of where we needed to be, so it was a pretty nice start to the race,” Roberts said. “I didn’t have the best race, but I’d rather do worse this week than next week. I think I’m going to try and take it a little faster and try to be a little more mentally tough because I know I could have been in the top pack if I would have stayed in it.”

Roberts’s time was 21:25.5.

Dragovits 8th in scrimmage

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom sophomore Lauren Charboneau was the winner of the Patriot girls’ first cross country scrimmage last Thursday at Freedom.

The Patriots hosted the scrimmage which included Liberty, Whitehall, and Southern Lehigh.

Charboneau’s time was 20:08.

“I was hoping for a P.R., but I died on the back stretch after the two mile,” she said.

Also, the grass had grown too high at Freedom by Thursday evening, making it difficult for anyone to P.R.

Lehigh Valley Cup team sees run end

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic came to a surprising end last week when Lehigh Valley lost a three-run lead in the seventh inning and was eliminated by Tri Cape, 8-7, on Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“They were a good team. We only beat them 1-0 the game before,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They keep coming, and you have to stop them.”

Tri Cape scored first, but Lehigh Valley took a 3-1 lead. The two teams traded runs and were tied 4-4 after five innings.