Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Balliet Vikes head to states

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

For the second-straight season of their existence, the Balliet Vikings are headed to the Connie Mack state tournament.

The Vikes finished 17-4, tied with Salisbury for the best record but had to settle for the second seed, however the top-four teams earned automatic state bids. The Vikings are now in the middle of the league tournament, earning a first-round bye before a Tuesday night win opened up their league playoff schedule. The Vikes are hoping to capture the league title before states on July 21.

Coplay-Fullerton look for push

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Like they did in Lehigh Valley Legion, Coplay and Fullerton are combining efforts in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League as well.

The team currently sits at 7-7 and is in the middle of the pack, hoping to make a playoff run.

Lately, it’s been a bit of an up-and-down ride for the team. Right before dropping a couple of recent games, the team had won four of five including wins over Freemansburg, South Parkland and Wilson, which was an 18-0 blowout.

Balliet Vikings eyeing strong season

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Balliet Vikings made quite an impression during their first year in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League.

The team went 16-6 and advanced to the state tourney only to lose two, heartbreaking, 1-0 games in the bottom of the seventh inning.

With a nice group of returning players, the team started 3-0 this season as of late last week. However head coach Ed Roman wants to keep things in perspective.

“Because it’s a long season, we’re focusing on the fundamentals game after game,” Roman said. “If we do that well, the rest will fall into place.”

Schneck wins gold; softball is top seed

Friday, May 13, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The spring sports regular season is quickly coming to an end which means it’s playoff time.

The EPC track meet took place this past week at Whitehall and the Zephs Calvin Schneck took first in the 800.

The EPC softball tournament is set to get under way next week and the Zephyrs have earned the top seed and a home game against Pocono Mountain at 5 p.m. Monday.

Be sure to check out the May 18 edition for how the girls team did as well as a complete recap from the track meet.

Winter Classic set for Feb. 6

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Winter Classic scheduled for February 6

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Swimmers split vs. NHS

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall swim teams split a meet last week with Nazareth.

The girls were 115-55 winners while the boys fell to the Eagles 97-73.

Steph Setar and Mairead Doyle were both doubles winners for the girls, who are 6-1 on the season. Setar took the 200 IM in 2:20.21 as well as the 100 back in 1:02.97. Setar is leading the team in points, according to head coach Pete Rile, but the team is also helped with depth.

Swimmers split meet with Pottsville

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall swimming teams split with Pottsville in a meet from last week.

The girls won 98-72 while the boys were edged 87-83.

On the girls side, the Zephs captured all but three events on the day. Steph Setar was the lone double winner for the girls taking the 200 IM in 2:22.69 and the 100 back in 1:03.29.

Grace Sullivan won the 50 free for Whitehall touching in 27.51. Alexus Merkert was also a winner taking the 100 fly in 1:05.82. Mairead Doyle won the 100 free in 58.77 and Katie Lutterschmidt captured the 500 free in 6:17.73.

WHS swim teams off to 2-0 start

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall swim teams beat up on Allen in a meet from last week.

Not only is the team winning matches, but also qualifying swimmers for districts.

“We have been able to establish a District 11 qualifier in every event so far,” head coach Pete Rile said. “We have been able to produce a combined district qualifier list of three boys and three girls to date, and have come close to breaking a number of the boys school records.”

The boys were 98-64 winners over the Canaries.

Girl harriers win one

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Central Catholic hosted a cross country meet with Becahi, Freedom, Liberty, Emmaus and Whitehall at the Lehigh Parkway.

The Zephyr girls fell to Becahi 24-32, Liberty 19-36 and beat Freedom 21-34.

Liberty’s Raisa Kochmaruk won the race with a time of 18:54, over a full minute ahead of Becahi’s Kassi Yocco who was second.

The Zephs had two in the top-20, Autumn Dragouits was 14th with a time of 21:54. Hannah Gill was 20th with a time of 22:12.