In Thursday’s opener against Lincoln Leadership Academy, the Whitehall boys showed that they can get up and down the court, cruising to a double-digit victory to get the Bash at the Beach off on the right foot.
Whitehall boys went 3-2 for the tournament, beginning with that 71-41 victory over Lincoln Leadership Academy in one of the tip-off games during the Bash at the Beach, the annual scholastic basketball tournament held at Cedar Beach in Allentown that attracts teams from across the northeast.
The girls basketball summer schedule is in full swing, and a new face will be overseeing all their activities during the offseason as they gear up for the 2018-19 campaign.
Josh Madas was recently named as the new girls head basketball coach at Whitehall. He succeeds Dwight Repsher who guided the program the last five seasons.
With the Lehigh Valley Legion season staring to heat up, Coplay finds itself looking to stay among the top teams in this year’s league championship race.
Salisbury has a commanding lead for top honors, flying out of the gate at 8-0. Coplay currently sits at 4-4, tied with North Parkland which is 5-5. North Parkland occupies the fourth spot in the standings as of June 19, while Coplay is in fifth.
Dwight Repsher walked off the court last winter with a win, a come-from-behind victory that it many ways reflected the resiliency of his Zephyr teams the last five years.
The Zephyrs win over Emmaus to end the season was the last game he would coach, resigning as the girls head basketball leader in March.
In his final assessment of that February win over the Green Hornets, Repsher said that they “ … hung in there, and hung in there, and kept cutting it down until we got over the hump.”
In the Connie Mack League, both Coplay (4-5-1) and the Balliet Vikes (5-5) sit in the middle of the 23-team league.
The Balliet Vikes defeated Palmerton 19-7 and dropped a contest to Moore Township 5-2. Results for Coplay’s contests were unavailable at press time.
The Balliet Vikes will host Lehigh-Bethlehem, and Coplay will travel to Becahi on Friday, June 22.
The Coplay Legion baseball team enjoyed an offensive explosion last week, lifting its record to 5-4 on the season.
While the 2018 Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League season is still in its early stages, Coplay had a nice bounce back win to put them over .500 after Saturday’s doubleheader against North Parkland.
After dropping the first game 10-0 to the Buffaloes, they evened the twin bill with a 10-6 victory that currently puts them at 3-2 on the young season.
Head coach Jack Lisicky said that Alex Bruneio allowed just two eared runs during his six innings of work, giving Coplay an opportunity to showcase its potent offense to get the win.
With school just about ready to recess for the summer, the Whitehall girls volleyball program will use the offseason for the players and their new coach to get acquainted with one another.
The Zephyrs announced in April that Eric Budge will be their new girls head volleyball coach. He replaces Paul Abi-Daher who spent one season at the helm of the program.
For twenty years, the Whitehall football team has staged an epic battle among teammates that features amazing feats of strength and endurance.
This competition isn’t for the faint of heart. No sirree!
They were out competing in the blazing sun to see who could claim the coveted title of World’s Strongest Zephyr.
It was another record-breaking performance for the Whitehall girls 4x100 relay team during Friday’s preliminaries at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 3A Track and Field Championships two weeks ago.
For the third week in a row, the girls established a new school record, this time setting the mark at 48.80. The foursome who accomplished the feat varied slightly from the prior two teams as Monica Manu, Helen Davis, Kate Bonshak and Amanda Crooks blazed that new time in their Friday heat.
The Whitehall boys volleyball season ended in Nazareth last week after getting bounced in the opening round of the state playoffs by Central York.
The Zephyrs found themselves locked in another grueling, five-set match, their third this postseason. The Panthers got out to a 1-0 lead, but Whitehall quickly erased that deficit by winning the next two sets.