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Coplay looks to stay in hunt

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Connie Mack team remains in the hunt for a state championship, splitting a pair of games in the opening round of the playoffs.

When the state playoffs began on July 20 at Limeport Stadium, Coplay drew Hatfield-Towamencin from the Bux-Mont Connie Mack Baseball League. Hatfield-Towamencin, the third seed, handed Coplay, the eighth seed, a 10-2 loss.

That put them in a must-win game against Nazareth. Coplay responded with a 12-2 win, earning them another game which is set for Tuesday against Catasauqua.

Article By: steve andres Special to the Press

Friday, July 21, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The word consummate is often linked to professional, or pro, but in the case of seniors Cara Bonshak and Kylee Cunningham, that word can also be associated with student-athlete.

Yes, Bonshak and Cunningham are the consummate student-athletes who give total effort both on and off the field. They’re the embodiment of that credo that hangs on their gymnasium wall, commonly known as the PRIDE banner: Prepared Respect Involved Dependable Empathetic. They’ve maintained those four principles throughout their athletic careers at Whitehall.

Gilbert

Friday, July 21, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s hard to imagine a better senior year than the one Zach Gilbert just recently completed at Whitehall.

Not many seniors can claim two district championships in one season. Moreover, his résumé reads that he was the starting quarterback and starting pitcher for both those titles.

After stepping in as the starting quarterback, he led the team to a 9-5 record and a District XI Championship. He also helped them win a PIAA game over Abington Heights, riddling their vaunted defense for 310 yards and four touchdowns.