Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Solderitch, swimmers ready to go

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The final meet of the regular season produced a sweep for the Whitehall swim team, and now the focus will be to see if they can ride that crest into the district championships.

The Zephyrs hosted Allentown Central Catholic last Thursday in what was a “home” meet for the Vikings. The WHS girls prevailed 96-74, while the boys won 116-46.

By virtue of closing out the season with victories, both the girls and boys end the 2019-20 campaign with winning records. The girls finished 12-4; the boys ended 9-6-1.

Girls conclude season, look forward to the future

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The girls basketball season ended last week as they traveled to Emmaus for a showdown with the Green Hornets.

The Hornets were seeking to avenge an earlier loss to the Zephyrs, while Whitehall was hoping to end its season on a positive note.

The first quarter set the tone as Emmaus sprinted out to a 18-9 lead. The Hornets maintained most of that cushion during the next period and went into the break with an eight point lead.

Zephs split with MA

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With their win over Moravian Academy last Tuesday, the Whitehall girls swim team proved that their success this season is no stroke of luck.

It’s been a testament to their depth, the true embodiment of what it means to be a team. Their 89-81 victory over the visiting Lions demonstrated their continued ability to rise to every challenge, whether it’s someone setting a personal record to secure points during a meet, or another swimmer shaving valuable seconds in their leg of a relay, paving the way to victory the next meet. It’s been a combined effort that’s allowed them to

Boys knock off Trojans

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball team backing into the District XI playoffs?

Not a chance!

The Zephyrs went into Parkland’s gymnasium last Friday night and grabbed that spot on their own, defeating the Trojans for the second time this season with a 41-39 victory that punched their ticket to the postseason dance.

Jubilation erupted once Tommy Buskirk deflected the inbounds pass with 2.1 second left on the clock, ultimately grabbing it to seal the win.

WHS girls top Pocono East

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With their win against Pocono Mountain East last week, the Whitehall girls basketball team looks to make one final push toward the playoffs in their remaining six games.

Heading into Tuesday’s game against Northampton, the Zephyrs are 6-10. The game against the Kids represents the first five games against Skyline Division opponents, the lone exception a meeting with Hazelton Area High School on Jan. 25.

Zephyrs give Stroudsburg a battle

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It wasn’t going to be an easy task, but the Whitehall wrestling team looked to takedown Stroudsburg last Thursday night.

Stroudsburg is a team that sits a notch below Eastern Pennsylvania Conference powerhouses Bethlehem Catholic, Nazareth and Northampton. They were 11-5 heading into the match against the Zephs, and had recently defeated Emmaus by three points.

The Zephyrs managed to earn bonus points in all their wins, but lost some tough tossup matches as the Mounties took 10 of the 14 bouts to win 51-23.