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Coplay Legion needs a win

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Just like their neighbors to the south, the Coplay Legion baseball team needs a win, something positive to get back on track heading into the final two weeks of the season.

Right now they're in the midst of a nine-game losing streak, but manager Jim Murphy still believes they can turn things around and mount a playoff charge. As with Fullerton, close games have been their Achilles heel. Five of those losses have been by a run. That was the case again Monday night when they lost to Southern Lehigh, 4-3.

Whitehall Stellar hoops team gets win over Becahi

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Stellar Summer Basketball League went indoors Tuesday night as severe weather was forecasted for the Lehigh Valley, prompting the change.

While the thundershowers never materialized at least they hadn't by 8 p.m., the time Whitehall was slated to play Bethlehem Catholic the storm that actually emerged was the constant defensive pressure which came at the Hawks in waves, giving them fits on the offensive end the entire game.

Future looks promising

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

After another year in which they made the postseason, the Whitehall softball team's prospects remain extremely bright as they now turn their attention to 2016.

For a team that finished 12-11 and made both the district and league playoffs, the future is quite promising since they'll only lose two seniors heading into next season.

After a slow start in which they were winless in the first five games, the team rebounded and went 12-6 the rest of the way, including a first-round win over Emmaus in the District XI playoffs.

Fullerton stuck in middle

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Fullerton Legion baseball team has found itself in a bit of a rut, but even with their recent struggles they're still in the middle of the pack in the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League.

After beating Coplay on June 10, they lost their next two games to Emmaus and South Parkland. Additionally, they dropped a game to Salisbury prior to their win against Coplay.

Even though they've hit this snag, they're currently 2-4 in the LVLBL which puts them just percentage points out of fifth place.

Coplay Legion falls to Emmaus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion baseball team was hoping to reverse their fortunes when they took the field against Emmaus on Tuesday night.

Coplay was looking to halt a four-game losing skid when they traveled to Emmaus Community Park to meet the 3-6 Hornets. That task grew more difficult when they only had the minimum nine players in uniform, forcing them to put kids in unfamiliar roles.

Head coach Jim Murphy said that they didn't know about the game versus the Hornets until the last minute, a scheduling change that was further complicated by a number of players on vacation.

Whitehall boys' hoop team set for summer

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Part of the soundtrack of summer includes the steady beat of basketballs thumping against the concrete courts, along with the accompaniment of whistles blowing at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown.

Crowds gather along the chainlink fence to get a more intimate view of some of the players that will be playing inside high school gymnasiums this winter.

And while it's not officially summer, the off-season is in full swing as teams are looking to acclimate some new faces as they gear up for varsity competition.

Future bright for baseball team

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team completed another successful season this year, earning a trip to the postseason with a young squad which should mean that a bright future's in store for the Zephyrs.

The Zephs finished last season 9-11, qualifying for the District XI playoffs where they lost to Emmaus High School in the first round.

It was a season in which they experienced some early success, but struggled down the stretch. Manager Shaun O'Boyle said that with that early success their expectations became very big. However, baseball is a game that can humble you very quickly.

Coplay starts off 1-1

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

As the calendar flips to June, the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League season will heat up, and the Coplay team hopes they'll make another postseason appearance on the strength of its fielding.

Last year Coplay finished 10-8 and was eventually eliminated from the LVLBL playoffs by West Allentown, 9-8.

This year they'll be ready to mount another charge, and have gotten off to a 1-1 start, putting them in a five-way tie for second place early in the season.