Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

He’s back! After a major injury, Logan Kreglow will compete on American Ninja Warrior

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Logan Kreglow isn’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines.

He wants to be in the athletic arena, something that was in jeopardy a few years ago, and that experience has led him to seize the opportunity to test his skills against other athletes from across the country.

Phantoms set to start the playoffs on Friday night

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms wrapped up a season that saw them not only qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, but also win their first Atlantic Division title since moving to the Lehigh Valley. They’ve got home ice advantage throughout the divisional playoffs and would only lose that advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they were to face the Toronto Marlies, the AHL’s top team.

Dylan Cozens aiming to get back to form

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

Dylan Cozens is feeling it again.

After an abysmal 2017 campaign, the right-fielder is looking confident at the plate and making contact. Monday night’s three-run blast in the sixth inning proved to be the clinching runs to seal another IronPig victory.

It may be early, but the confidence is a refreshing presence at the plate and reminiscent of his 2016 season in Reading.

Zephyr volleyball team hits 7-1 mark

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball team had a busy weekend, traveling north to tackle a couple of District 2 denizens.

They played a tri-match against Tunkhannok and Delaware Valley, emerging victorious in both matches. Those two victories raised their record to 7-1 this season.

Their first match was against Tunkhannock and head coach George Cowitch said that they handled the Tigers in three sets. In that match, Dylan McGinley had 10 kills and three blocks, while Alex Khouri had eight kills and four blocks.

Baseball tops NHS

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

For a brief moment, the sun broke through the clouds at Northampton’s baseball field, showcasing the home run trot of Ben Antonchak as he crossed home plate.

Before that inning, the snow had been falling, the wind was whipping, and conditions didn’t seem favorable for a ball to leave the yard. But Antonchak took an outside pitch and drove it to right, sending the Whitehall bench into a frenzy once it sailed over the fence. His grand slam in the top of the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie, helping lead the Zephyrs to a 8-1 win over the Kids.

Outdoors: Youth spring turkey season starts April 21

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For properly licensed junior hunters, Saturday, April 21 marks the annual youth spring turkey hunt in Pennsylvania. It’s a special opportunity for youth to get a shot at a gobbler before the regular statewide season opens April 28.

And when junior and adult hunters go afield for the spring gobbler season that ends May 31, the prospects of connecting with a long-beard are good according to Mary Jo Casalena, PGC wild turkey biologist.

Arner paces softball team

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Rachel Arner probably wouldn’t feel she was doing her job unless her uniform was dirty after every game.

That was the case on a hot Saturday afternoon as she reached base four times, swiped multiple bases, and scored the winning run in her team’s 6-4 victory over visiting Tamaqua.

“If your uniform is dirty that means you’re working hard,” said Arner who leads the team in runs scored with 11. “I just try my best to get on base, and if I want to steal, I try to dive, because I feel that diving makes me faster.”

Phantoms set for a playoff run

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With their playoff spot and home ice advantage secured throughout the Atlantic Division, the Phantoms are going to have a couple extra players on hand for the final two games of the regular season this weekend. With junior leagues done, teams are bringing some of their young draft picks into the AHL for an abbreviated audition and the Phantoms will have two of those young players on their roster.

Forwards Pascal Laberge and Isaac Ratcliffe have joined the team from their respective Canadian Hockey League teams following the end of their seasons.