Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

Coplay ousted in Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs

Friday, July 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The season ended last week for the Coplay Senior Legion baseball team, bowing out of the league playoffs against Salisbury.

Coplay dropped out of the playoffs, according to the league, prior to their game with Salisbury, giving Salisbury the victory.

Prior to that game, they faced the Carbon Monarchs in the opening round and lost 11-1 behind Brad Buzzard’s six-RBI performance. With the two losses, Coplay was eliminated from the playoffs. Austin Miller went 2-3 in the loss....

Stiles summer basketball league still going strong

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

While most summer basketball leagues have struggled or fallen by the wayside, the Stiles League continues to be a viable option.

The 10-team league, which plays on Mondays and Wednesdays, is winding down it season toward the beginning of its postseason July 24.

“We are doing well,” said league director Robbie Roberts, who is in sixth year at the helm. “Since I have been here, we have been as high as 11 (teams) and been as low as eight. We have been at 10 teams the last three...

Checking out where some former Pigs have landed

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Are you going through ‘Pig withdrawal yet?

The IronPigs haven’t played a home game since July 7 and they won’t be back home for another week yet, leaving Coca-Cola Park empty for 15 straight days. The current 11-game road trip saw the ‘Pigs fly from Rochester to Gwinnett Sunday night to start a four-game series against the Stripers.

With the gang out of town, it’s a good time to take a look at some former IronPigs who have also flown out of town, only on a more permanent basis...

Outdoors: Best fishing could be lakes, ponds

Friday, July 19, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With all the heavy rain we’ve been having, stream and river fishing has been curtailed. During these times, anglers are best advised to fish lakes and ponds that aren’t affected as severely. As such, selected local waters are fishing fairly productively.

Willie Marx of Willie’s Bait & Tackle in Cementon, says the Lehigh River has surprisingly receded quickly. “I have a Hollywood block placed vertically on the shoreline below my shop, it’s my water level measurement device. There...

Zephs had a strong second half

Friday, July 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s 2019 baseball season was marked by a strong second half, culminating in appearances in both the league and district playoffs.

The Zephyrs postseason saw them contending for a district title this season, marking the second time in the last three years that they’ve been in the District XI 5A finals. After mounting a late rally, they fell to Blue Mountain in the D-11 Championships, losing 6-4.

It was quite an accomplishment for a team that was staring at a 4-7 record...

Coplay set for playoffs

Friday, July 12, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Coplay will be among the eight Lehigh Valley Senior Legion baseball teams vying for the league title when the playoffs get underway this Wednesday.

The double-elimination tournament may have a distinct favorite on paper with South Parkland sporting an undefeated 14-0 record, but Coplay could play spoiler once they take the field.

Coplay ended the regular season 5-9-1, finishing in the fifth spot in the standings. They head into the playoffs off a resounding 15-5 victory over...

Coplay set for playoffs

Friday, July 12, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Coplay will be among the eight Lehigh Valley Senior Legion baseball teams vying for the league title when the playoffs get underway this Wednesday.

The double-elimination tournament may have a distinct favorite on paper with South Parkland sporting an undefeated 14-0 record, but Coplay could play spoiler once they take the field.

Coplay ended the regular season 5-9-1, finishing in the fifth spot in the standings. They head into the playoffs off a resounding 15-5 victory over...

Zephs had strong season

Friday, July 12, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was another strong season for the Whitehall boys tennis team, highlighted by a deep singles championship run my senior Nick Rohn in the district tournament.

The season officially ended for Whitehall on May 6 when both of their doubles entries weren’t able to make it to the next round in the District XI 3A Doubles Championships Rohn and Nick Demjan were ousted by Southern Lehigh’s Zach Lebby and Jacob Nelson, 7-5, 6-1, while Daniel Jablonski and Daniel Lim were defeated by Liberty’s...

Tennis scholar athletes honored recently

Friday, July 12, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet held recently at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.

Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu.

“When they started saying the...