Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Girls end summer season

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the conclusion of the A-town Throwdown last weekend at Cedar Beach, the Whitehall girls have finished their summer tournament schedule.

First year coach Josh Madas said that it was a tough weekend for the Zephyrs who finished 0-3. Still, he said that each game was really close, and was encouraged by how well they improved in their second meeting against Nazareth this summer. Madas said they were leading at the half, but couldn’t sustain their first half momentum.

“I think...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel fights back for tie

Trailing by a goal, Bethlehem Steel FC fought back with a second-half strike to extend its unbeaten streak at home to eight, drawing North Carolina FC, 1-1.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem provided the equalizing strike, offsetting a first half goal from North Carolina FC’s Marcel Kandziora. The goal was Najem’s second as a member of Steel FC and the fourth of his USL career. On the tying goal, Steel FC rookie Drew Skundrich collected his...

Zephs win recent lifting meet

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Palmerton football team hosted its 14th annual Blue Bombers Invitational Weightlifting Meet in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, April 29.

A record 152 football players representing Palmerton, Tamaqua, Palisades, Souderton, William Allen, Marian Catholic, Northwest Area, Whitehall and Panther Valley high schools, along with their family members, friends, and coaches, packed the Palmerton High School gymnasium.

Whitehall captured the team championship with 48 team points...

Outdoors: PF&BC deliver over 15,000 fingerlings

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission transported 15,800 brown and brook trout fingerlings from their Bellefonte Hatchery to the Lil’ Le-Hi Trout Nursery, located on Fish Hatchery Road in Allentown.

The latter is often referred to by many as the Lil’ Le-Hi fish hatchery, but it’s really not. A hatchery, by definition, hatches baby trout from eggs while a nursery receives the baby fish, feeds them and takes care of them while they grow to legal size to be stocked...

A-town event sees 16 teams

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School’s girls’ basketball team won the A-town Throwdown Divaz Varsity Tournament this past weekend after defeating Bethlehem Catholic in the final, 38-29.

The tournament included 16 girls’ varsity teams, some from the Lehigh Valley, others from the Poconos, New Jersey, and even Harrisburg.

“We’ve got some diversity, and it’s been competitive so far,” said girls’ games coordinator Terrence Bomar. “Everything is on schedule. That first year of changing an event...

Lehigh Valley Keystone baseball team announced

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Keystone State games are slated to start next week from July 25-30.

It will be another summer installment for the Lehigh Valley baseball entry, as they look to continue their success at the tournament over recent memory after taking the silver medal in the Scholastic Division a year ago.

The complete schedule for the tournament will be released later this week, but listed below is the complete roster for this year’s team.

Note: there are no Junior Division teams in...

Coplay falls to Salisbury

Sunday, July 15, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion baseball team had a good postseason run, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before being ousted by Salisbury last Sunday evening.

Coplay had to play a single elimination game against Southern Lehigh to start the Leigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoffs. The 7-3 victory opened the gate to their second round game versus Lower Macungie where they were now facing double elimination. That was advantageous since they lost to Lower Macungie 10-4.

However...

Kondikoff to coach Zephs this year

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With August marking the time when the Zephyr football team will officially reconvene to prepare for the upcoming fall season, a familiar face will occupy a new role when the pads start popping being the field house.

Justin Kondikoff was named as the head football coach in a June 11 press release, and will become the 17th person to lead the program since they began playing football in 1928.

Kondikoff was named as the head coach on an interim basis given the time frame...

Steel loses unbeaten streak

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC saw its season-long five-match unbeaten streak come to an end on the road, falling on the road at rival Penn FC, 3-2.

Bethlehem jumped out to the early lead with a strike from Philadelphia Union midfielder Fabian Herbers in the 17th minute of play. The German international collected a pass from Santi Moar, spinning to his left and taking four touches before firing a right-footed shot pass Penn FC’s Romu Peiser. The assist was Moar’s 11th of his career, becoming the...

Outdoors: Fireflies lighting up the Valley

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Three weeks ago there was one, two and three. The next week there were five to ten. This week, yards are aglow with their yellow flashes from whence they got their nickname.

As robins signal the beginning of spring, fireflies (or lightning bugs) signal summer is upon us. These inch-long bugs are actually beetles, or nocturnal members of the family Lampyridae. Most fireflies are winged, which distinguishes them from other luminescent insects of the same family, commonly known as...