Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Next year, boys soccer looks to take next step

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After a season in which they just missed districts, Whitehall’s boys’ soccer team will be looking to take the next step.

The Zephyrs finished the year with a 7-10-1 overall record and will graduate six seniors from their current allotment.

Their next transition will be about tightening their defensive play after they tallied the most goals in school history the past two seasons.

“We have been very good at scoring the past two years,” said head coach Chris Bastidas. “We...

Phantoms see high scoring games this year

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms offense has been hot early in the season. Hot enough that they are tied for second in the AHL in goals, just two behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who lead the league with 57 goals. The Phantoms, Chicago Wolves and Toronto Marlies all have 55 goals on the season following weekend action.

Defensively, Lehigh Valley has allowed 49 goals, ranking 11th in the league for the most goals allowed.

Those two statistics could explain why the team has been involved in a...

Pete’s Top-10: More D-11 titles on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.

Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.

It’s only...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 22 5 .815

St. Paul’s 16 8 .667

Bath Luth 15 12 .556

Christ UCC 15 12 .556

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

Light of Christ 12 15 .444

Ebenezer 12 15 .444

Dryland 11 16 .407

St. Stephens 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Salem UCC 10 17 .370

St. Stephens (4-0) at

Dryland (7-5, 9-0)

D - Earl Sigley, Bernie Yurko 6-14, Larry Golick 4...

Black bear season starts soon

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The third part of the big game season kicks off Nov. 17 when the black bear season opens in Pennsylvania for its four-day run.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), our state has a bear population of around 20,000 over the past three years. And with good mast crops all over, the agency says bears have spread out making them harder to find.

This season opener could overtake 2011’s state record harvest of 4,350 bears. But if the rainy weather we’ve been...

Girls look to build momentum

Friday, November 9, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a challenging season for the Whitehall field hockey team as they endured a tough early schedule, ultimately gathering some momentum that will benefit the younger players as they move forward.

They finished 6-12 for the 2018 campaign, most of those losses coming at the beginning of the season as they went 1-6 out of the gate. Of those six losses to either conference or division opponents, each of those six teams made the District XI playoffs.

After that rough period, they...

Yacoub, Pedraza end season

Friday, November 9, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls tennis season ended in the district quarterfinals as Natalia Pedraza and Noel Yacoub took a big swing at the doubles title, falling a little short in their quest to claim the championship.

The pair made it all the way to the District XI AAA Girls Doubles quarterfinals before being ousted by Nazareth’s tandem of Halle DeNardo and Jennifer Soika. They lost 6-0, 6-1, ending the 2018 season for the Whitehall squad.

It was the second consecutive year that the...

Girls had positive year

Friday, November 9, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team recently finished a spirited 2018 campaign that featured the steady growth of a program on the rise.

As the season began, they were trying to fit all the pieces together, and that led to some early rough patches. Through their first six games they were 1-5. Over their next nine games they were 7-2. The final stretch of the season competing against fellow Skyline Division opponents was another rocky patch, but their earlier work laid the groundwork...

Pete’s Top-10: Getting to be crunchtime

Friday, November 9, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

We had a predictable first week of the postseason, but things spice up a bit this week in all classes as the cream rises to the top.

Freedom and Parkland highlight the big boy affair in 6A, while Becahi should keep pounding their way in 4A. Notre Dame is looking for a 3A title, but the second most interesting game of the weekend takes place in Saucon Valley with a Colonial League showdown with Northwestern.

Who will come out on top this week? Check out this week’s picks below...

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Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Tickets for the 96th Thanksgiving Day football game between Catasauqua and Northampton will be sale in the Catasauqua High School Athletic Office and Northampton Area High School Athletic Office beginning on Thursday, Nov. 8.

The tickets will be on sale daily from 8:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The last day to purchase

advance tickets is Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. All tickets sold at the...