Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Zephs part of title-winning swim team

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Cedar Crest College women’s swim team left the North Eastern Athletic Conference championships a bit disappointed, but still somewhat satisfied to have finished in the top three at this year’s conference meet.

Then things changed on the way home from the meet, which was held SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, NY.

Cedar Crest head coach Kaitlyn Rockwell got the results via email and looked at them during the ride back to Allentown. She noticed her team was listed as the first-place finisher by one point.

Cedar Beach league canceled this year

Thursday, June 11, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

If this was like a normal summer, the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League would be about half over by now. Fans would be flocking to the Allentown park Tuesday and Thursday nights to see the games. And the amateur prognosticators would be deep into arguments about which teams will go on to success in the winter season.

Unfortunately 2020 is not a normal summer. Sports at every level, indoors and outdoors, have been put on hold while the nation tries to figure out how to navigate its way through the first pandemic of most of people’s lifetime.

Legion season latest to fall victim

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After the spring high school sports season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, baseball players surely looked to the American Legion season as their only chance to get on a field this summer.

That chance ended last Monday when the Pennsylvania American Legion canceled the season in the state. That came days just after the American Legion announced the cancellation of regional and national tournament.

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and schedules for the first two seasons were handed out at the event.

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a perfect system, but we’re getting closer,” said Northwestern Lehigh athletic director Jason Zimmerman.

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

Parkland-Freedom

Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came out on top, handing the six-time defending district champs a 21-20 loss.

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.

Easton-Whitehall

The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback Nate Nimeh completed 11 of 18 passes for 176 yards and a score.