Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kyle Haas back for McDonald’s game

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

For this year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic participants, Thursday’s outing is undoubtedly the last time all of them will suit up for one last high school football game.

For Gold head coach Kyle Haas, it’s also one last game to lead after serving as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic last season on an interim basis.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) takes on the...

Coplay Connie Mack off to good start

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Connie Mack season is under way already and Coplay’s entry in the league is off to a nice start at 5-2 thus far.

Coplay dropped a 7-5 game to Catty to open the season but then won three-straight contests and sit in a pretty good spot with only seven games played.

The team will be led by several key players who return from last season’s team. Those include: Andrew Snyder (SS), Jake Paachus (pitcher, 3rd), Joe Lisicky, (pitcher, third), Shane Fillman (2nd),...

Outdoors: Black bass season set to open

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Second only to trout, black bass is the most popular sport fish that Pennsylvania anglers fish for. And beginning June 17, the season for them opens with a creel limit of six and a size limit of at least 12 inches.

Despite this, most bass anglers wisely practice catch-and-release. It’s not because largemouth and smallmouth bass aren’t good eating, because they are. It’s because they’re more fun to catch-and-release as they can be caught again another day.

While smallmouth bass...

Cup team to open Thurs.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2017 Carpenter Cup baseball rosters were announced last week, as the team opens up their 25th season in the event taking place at Philadelphia’s FDR and Citizen’s Bank Park.

The team’s opening round contest takes place on June 15 at 12:30 p.m. against Jersey Shore (NJ) at FDR Park.

The complete roster for the team is below.

Among the Kids who made the squad are Brittain Shander and Mike Ettl.

Brittain Shander (11) INF R-R Northampton

Michael Jenkins (12...

Zephs take down Southern Lehigh in final

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team’s road to a District XI 5A title was filled with a lot of moments where they had to seize the day since a loss in any of their last three games would have ejected them from the playoffs.

Call it Carpe Adamantem.

And that’s precisely what they did when they met Southern Lehigh in the title game, seizing the game in the top of the sixth as they exploded for seven runs to break the contest wide open, paving the way for the championship.

In...

Whitehall tennis team concludes a great year

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis season ended with Jeremy Lim making a strong bid as one of the best singles players in the area.

Lim was participating in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Singles Tournament which recently resumed after a two-week break. He was paired against Parkland’s Aneesh Kapoor in the consolation round at Winning Touch Tennis in Allentown.

Head coach Austin Berg said that Lim’s play in that match demonstrated his resolve and why he’s a rising star in the EPC....

Baseball wins state playoff opener, 7-0

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

If it’s Juneio, it’s time for Bruneio.

Whitehall starting pitcher Alex Bruneio has simply been en fuego in his last two outings, one on the last day of May, the other on Monday against Daniel Boone. The southpaw has posted two victories in the postseason, his latest a shutout victory over the Blazers in the PIAA playoffs.

The senior has now tossed 14 innings in the postseason, allowing just one run on 10 hits, while striking out nine and only walking four. That includes a three...

Koenig does it again

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Doug Koenig, former Alburtis now Hamburg resident and professional handgun shooting competitor who shoots for Team Smith & Wesson, has won another prestigious Bianchi Cup. This makes it 18 for Koenig, a title that is unprecedented in the Cup’s history that began back in 1979.

And it’s considered the first of the triple crown with the others being the IPSC U.S. Nationals and Steel Challenge.

The three-day event, held before Memorial Day, is held at the Green Valley Rifle and...

Zephs fall in finals

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Already down a set, the Whitehall boys volleyball team needed something positive to build upon if they wanted to become district champions in the title match against Emmaus.

A second set win would tie the match, with the championship now whittled down to a best-of-three scenario to see who would hoist the trophy. Whitehall took an early lead thanks to kills from Nicholas Herman and Joseph Herman, and then the match seesawed back and forth until the Green Hornets began to pull away...

States doesn’t go as planned for Whitehall

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Amanda Crooks could not finish her heat in the 100 meter preliminaries last Friday, the whole weekend suddenly turned dark for the Whitehall track and field team.

Crooks was competing at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, racing in an event where she had earned a fourth-place medal last year. Head coach James Sebesta said that she pulled up after 80 meters, ending her shot at a sprint title.

The junior has been battling a nagging quadriceps injury sustained during...