Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tennis eyeing D11 run

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With a strong body of work behind them, Jeremy Lim, Gavin Meyers and Nick Rohn will try to advance as far as possible when the District 11 boys singles championships got underway Monday at Lehigh University.

Those three represented Whitehall when the tourney kicked off to determine who will be crowned the 2017 singles champ.

Lim, the team’s No. 1 singles player, headed into the tournament as a seven seed. He’s paired against Ian Absalom from Bangor. Lim recently met Absalom and won handily.

Zephs looking for a break

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team can’t seem to catch a break, and manager Shaun O’Boyle knows there’s little room for error if they want to qualify for the postseason tournaments.

Last week’s game against Nazareth was a prime example of how one pitch, one inning, or one miscue has them at the bottom of the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

“It’s a very frustrating thing we’re going through,” said O’Boyle whose team is currently 4-7 after Monday’s win against the same Blue Eagles.

Track defeats Eagles

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team celebrated senior night with a convincing win over visiting Nazareth, giving them some momentum as the regular season winds down on Monday.

The girls scored points in every event, winning 90-60, while the boys tallied points in everything but the distance races for the 88-62 win. The victory over the Blue Eagles lifts the girls record to 5-4, while the boys are now 4-5.

Zephs top Panthers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Saturday’s match against Quakertown served as a good test for the Whitehall boys volleyball team who had to dig deep in order to come up with the win to stay undefeated.

It took them five sets to defeat the Panthers, the first time they’ve been stretched that long this season. It probably shouldn’t have gone that many sets considering the Zephs had little trouble disposing of the Panthers in the first two sets, winning by 12 points, and nine points, respectively.

Softball beats Pine Grove

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Pine Grove softball team ran into a thorny adversary when they visited Whitehall last Saturday.

One player in particular was extremely prickly, her presence a constant source of irritation throughout the game. That player was Ashlee Brosky who vexed the Cardinals while on the mound and at the plate.

Brosky was a one-girl wrecking crew, getting the complete game victory, allowing just five hits and three runs. She was also 4-4 at the dish, smacking a triple and double with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Whitehall track falls to Becahi, Liberty

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team is still trying to find its footing as they head into the heart of their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule.

Last week they had a tri-meet against Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic High schools. The boys were swept by the Hurricanes and Golden Hawks, while the girls managed to defeat Bethlehem Catholic, 77-73.

Head coach James Sebesta said that the effort was really good, but the boys were hurt by the absence of Andrew Hawk, who is a points machine in the 800 and relay races.

Baseball falls to Emmaus at Coca-Cola

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The game started well for the Whitehall baseball team at Coca-Cola Park on Monday, but then it fizzled out, leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, they held Emmaus scoreless over the first three innings, but the Green Hornets exploded with four runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. That barrage invoked the 10-run rule as the lead ballooned to 12-2, ending the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Tennis tops Pates

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team is at it again this season, turning the beginning of the year into a court of misery for their opponents.

Their latest victim was Freedom High School, defeating the Patriots 5-2. Freedom, who won a District 11 Championship in 2015, couldn’t break through in any of the singles matches as the Zephyrs swept all three spots.

Track teams defeat PME

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team got out of the blocks quickly with a win over visiting Pocono Mountain East last week.

The girls defeated the Cardinals 83-67, while the boys won 94.33-49.67 at the first dual meet of the season.

With a young squad still feeling their way through a lot of events, head coach Jim Sebesta was focused more on the big picture in their first meet of the season.

“Just give me a good effort,” said Sebesta.

The boys responded by getting points in every event, while the girls were just shut out in the high jump and discus.