Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Outdoors: 1,833 bears taken on three day hunt is 12-percent increase

Friday, November 30, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

While there were no 800-pound bears taken so far during the first three days of the 2018 bear hunting season, two came close. Regardless, the harvest total over the three-day hunt resulted in a total of 1,833 bears or a 12 percent increase over the 1,628 bears taken in the first three days of the 2017 season.

As of this report, bears have been harvested in 54 counties during the statewide season. And the top 10 bears processed at check stations by last Wednesday, were either estimated...

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Sports

darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 26 7 .788

St. Paul’s 19 11 .633

Bath Lutheran 19 14 .576

Christ UCC 18 15 .545

Emmanuel 17 16 .515

Ebenezer 16 17 .485

St. Stephen’s 14 19 .424

Light of Christ 14 19 .424

Dryland 13 20 .394

Farmersville 11 19 .367

Salem UCC 10 20 .333

Week 12

Farmersville (6-2) at

St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)

SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10,...

Girls had a great season

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a strong beginning for the Whitehall girls soccer team as they rolled into October still undefeated, but they couldn’t sustain that magic toward the end of the year as they lost in the semifinals in both leagues and districts.

The Zephyrs came out of the gate rolling, chalking up 12 wins as September closed. They had scored 47 goals during that span and were tops among a strong group of teams in the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. One of those wins came...

Barkley helps lead NYG to victory

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Former Whitehall head football coach Brian Gilbert read the movements of the Giants’ Saquon Barkley who nearly rushed for 4,000 career yards as a Zephyr.

Gilbert also had a good read on Barkley when the rookie ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three overall touchdowns in his team’s 38-35 victory over Tampa Bay at Met Life Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Barkley’s 142 yards were the most by any running back in a game this season, and the rookie phenom has a team-high 586...

2018 EPC soccer all-stars

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by The Press in Sports

2018 EPC

Girls Soccer

All-Stars 1st Team

Nazareth, Allison Hoff, Defender, 12; Easton, Leslie Echevarria, Defender 12; Whitehall, Erica Juliano, Defender 12; Stroudsburg, Emily Banashefski, Midfield, 12; PM West, Caroline Weirich, Midfield, 11; Whitehall, Kylie Saliby, Midfield, 12; Whitehall, Kate Bonshak, Forward, 11, MVP; Easton, Ashley Lucas, Forward, 12; Freedom, Haley Gschrey, Forward, 10; Beth. Cath., Brooke Bisko, Forward, 11; Nazareth, Caitlyn Lazzarini, Goalie...

Outdoors: Buck season set to begin Monday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Monday’s Nov. 26 antlered deer hunting season will have up to a million orange clad hunters invading Penn’s Woods in pursuit of a buck. The season runs until Dec. 8 in most areas of the state.

According to Pennsylvania Game Commission, about 45 percent of the season’s buck harvest was taken on the opener last year. But last season, hunters took more deer on the first Saturday of the season — a first in Pennsylvania’s deer-management history. “These really are two of the best times to...

Phantoms split pair of recent games

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms continued their up-and-down play this season by splitting two road games over the weekend.

On Friday, they beat Providence 5-4 but followed that up with a 3-2 loss to Springfield the following night. After 16 games, the Phantoms are 9-5-1-1, but are 4-3-1-0 over their last eight games. It’s worth noting that four of those games have been against Springfield (9-4-0-2) and Charlotte (13-3-1-0), who are two of the three teams ahead of the Phantoms in the Atlantic Division....

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...