Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 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.

Kreglow’s entrée into that arena comes as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior. Kreglow, a 2012 Whitehall graduate, wasn’t satisfied with a strictly 9-5 life and longed to get back into competition. Having that...

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.

Said Casalena, “Turkey’s are coming through...

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...

Trojans hand tennis its first loss of year

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team tried to flip the script against Parkland on Saturday, but the Trojans retained the upper hand, knocking the Zephyrs from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Parkland won the match 5-1, sweeping all singles matches as they extended their winning streak over the Zephyrs. With the loss, Whitehall is now 11-1.

While Parkland’s depth at every spot is the primary source of their power, the Zephyrs have chipped away at their dominance. Last year the Zephyrs won...

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.

Last season, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs were loaded with talent and there were eyes on the tandem...

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.

For the team, there’s a bit of a break now as they await the opening of the Calder Cup...

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...

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...

Volleyball sits at 4-0

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the Whitehall boys volleyball team found themselves facing elimination during a tough match with a determined Golden Hawks squad last Friday, they needed to dig deep in order to remain undefeated.

The Zephyrs rose to the occasion, winning the final two sets to earn the five-set victory. With the win, they improve to 4-0 on the season.

Middle hitter Alex Khouri said they weren’t sure what to expect coming into Bethlehem Catholic’s gym, and once the whistle blew they didn’t...

Tennis rolling

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Don’t look now, but the Whitehall boys tennis team has reeled off eight consecutive wins to start the season.

With those eight wins, they’ve now established their best start in the program’s history. For the last few years they’ve been having early success, winning six consecutive games last year and five the previous year. That demonstrates the incredible ascendancy of a program that had just three wins four years ago.

That rise is a testament of the talent of the players who’...