Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Zephs get big win vs. Freedom on the road

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

There was a certain satisfaction for the Whitehall Zephyrs in defeating the defending EPC and District XI champions when they shut out Freedom, 4-0, last Wednesday on the Patriots’ home turf.

“After a loss it’s always good to get a win, but against the defending district champions, that’s a big thing, so now we have to keep on going and keep scoring goals,” said Whitehall forward Kresstoph Whittick.

That loss was to Emmaus, also last week, by a score of 3-2.

“We were...

Zephyrs have tough test vs. Pates Freedom

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Heading into the second half last week, Whitehall had a 15-9 lead as well as momentum against Central Catholic as they appeared poised for its first win of the season.

Unfortunately, it didn’t hold up.

The Zephyrs suffered a safety on a high snap that went into the end zone and allowed a late score that sent them to a 16-15 defeat.

“We ended up losing at the end,” said Whitehall head coach Matt Senneca. “We didn’t stop them and we didn’t score.

“We went out and...

Girls soccer comes up just short at Parkland

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Looking up at the scoreboard in the second half, the Whitehall girls soccer team found themselves down by three goals and in search of a goal of their own. While they ended up getting two and were in search of just one more to tie the game, it just did not come before the final horn sounded and Whitehall’s comeback effort fell just short, losing 3-2 to Parkland Monday night at Parkland High School.

The game seemed out of hand early in the second half with the four-time defending...

Zeph tennis team falls to Northampton

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls got some early wins from during Friday’s tennis match against Northampton, but couldn’t sustain the momentum and dropped a tough contest to their cross-river rivals.

Both Noel Yacoub and their No. 2 doubles team of Heylee Chan and Emily Tran staked them to a quick 2-0 lead against the visiting Kids.

Yacoub dusted off at Rose Sharga in straight sets at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. while Chan and Tran also won in the same fashion, defeating the Kid tandem...

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem...

Zephyr harriers building toward postseason

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a young team, Whitehall head cross country coach Mike Lelko didn’t mince his words about the state of his team.

“This is a rebuilding year for us,” said Lelko. “We have 20 freshmen out of the 38 boys runners on our roster.

“We expect them to get stronger as the year goes on. They already are gaining valuable experience and they should be improved at the end of the season.”

Sophomores Gavin Hagley and Sean Connolly have helped set the pace in the early going. Hagley...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Bath Luth 5 1 .833

Salem UCC 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667

Star of Beth 2 1 .667

Farmersville 3 3 .500

Dryland 3 3 .500

Ebenezer 3 3 .500

Emmanuel 3 3 .500

Light of Christ 2 4 .333

St. Paul’s 2 4 .333

Christ UCC 1 5 .167

St. Paul’s (5-4) at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS - Dave Blaukovitch 6-12, Jon Hoysan 4-12 HR, Gary Buczynski 4-12, Nathan Naprava HR...

WHS volleyball searching for a win

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team continues to search for their elusive first win of the 2019 season after dropping their match to Freedom on Thursday, 25-19, 25-5, 25-9.

The Zephyrs were as close as 21-19 in the first set, but after the Patriots ran off the last 4 points, the wind left their sails.

Head coach Victoria Bobyak spoke about the difficulty of reversing the momentum of a match.

“Once we get down and miss a few passes then we get into a funk and we can’t get...

Outdoors: PGC taking input on CWD

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With an increasing number of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases occurring within certain areas of Pennsylvania’s deer herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is soliciting input from sportsmen on a response plan before more areas are affected.

To date the CWD has designated three CWD areas: Disease Management Area 3 (DMA3), encompasses WMU 2E and includes parts Jefferson and Indiana counties; DMA2, the largest of the affected areas, covers WMUs 4B, 4A, 5A and parts of 2G and 4D...

Hozza shoots 73 for Moravian

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team held a lead through most of the first half and the majority of the fourth quarter until visiting McDaniel College scored its only touchdown of the game with 12 seconds remaining to earn a 13-10 victory over the host Greyhounds at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday in the Centennial Conference opener for each school.

The Hounds dropped their first home game of the season as the squad turned the ball over seven times and had a punt blocked while still having...