Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.


The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.


Girls still in a good spot

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall has relied on a stingy back line and an opportunistic offense to position themselves as the top girls soccer team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference so far this season, even after suffering their first loss of the season Monday to Nazareth, 1-0.

Before that, after Emmaus dealt Parkland their first league loss in 70 matches, Whitehall made sure the Trojans weren’t going to reel off another 70, by defeating them 3-1 when the two met a few weeks ago.


Tennis falls short of team districts

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s bid for a girls team tennis district playoff berth took a hit when they lost a tough match to Emmaus last week, a team that they were jockeying with for one of the final tournament spots.

With the 2-5 loss to the host Green Hornets, they enter the last week of regular season competition with a 6-7 record. While they still have a match remaining with Nazareth (12-2), they’ll now turn their attention to the District XI AAA Girls Singles Tournament which got underway Monday...

Volleyball eyes playoffs

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team finds itself in a nice stretch right now, and that will help lay the foundation for a district playoff push as the season heads into the final two weeks.

The Zephyrs have won three games in a row, their latest a four-set victory over Easton. It comes in the midst of the team reeling off five wins in their last six games.

With that win over the Red Rovers, they sit at 6-6 with six games remaining. Of those six teams, four have winning records...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS & trapshooting


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 10 2 .833

Bath Luth 6 3 .667

St. Paul’s 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 6 6 .500

Christ UCC 6 6 .500

Salem UCC 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Dryland 5 7 .417

Ebenezer 5 7 .417

Emmanuel 4 8 .333

Farmersville 3 6 .333

Salem UCC (2-1) at

St. Paul’s (4-3, 3-0)

SP - Kevin Gross 5-12, Paul Slimmon 4-11, Amber...

Parkland next for WHS

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s not the season that both Whitehall and Parkland envisioned heading into the 2018 football season, but records never matter when these two rivals meet, and that’ll be true this Friday when they clash in Orefield.

Parkland and Whitehall are usually accustomed to being part of the mix of contenders vying for an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title, but this season has both teams on the outside of that title talk. Parkland won the EPC South Championship last year, but their two...

Boys eyeing District 11 playoff berth

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Whitehall’s boys’ soccer season certainly has been an adventurous one.

Throughout the season, the Zephyrs have hovered around the .500 mark and still have a district playoff berth within their sights.

Ironically, they have a 6-6-1 mark to begin play this week with five games remaining in the regular season.

The Zephyrs suffered a tough, 1-0 loss at Nazareth Monday night and had Northampton Wednesday and Allentown Central Catholic Friday to round out a challenging, and...

Whitehall football falls to Becahi

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall is still looking to string four good quarters of good football together, a blueprint that laid the groundwork for their win against Allentown Central Catholic earlier this season, but something that eluded them again last Friday as they fell to Bethlehem Catholic.

Their 56-21 loss to the visiting Golden Hawks followed much of the same script as their losses to Easton and Emmaus. In the first half against the Hawks, just like their games against the Red Rovers and Green...

Outdoors: Large numbers of Chinook, coho salmon

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

According to The Fishing Wire service, the white water release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River (Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.

Salmon numbers typically increase through the month of September. The run usually peaks in mid-October when most of the spawning occurs. Although Chinook and Coho salmon...

Pete’s Top-10: Showdown weekend in the Valley

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week’s results were par for the course, as none of the top-10 teams suffered a loss, but that could change this week as Freedom, Easton, Northwestern and Stroudsburg all face threats looking to knock them off.

The Patriots and Rovers are this week’s marquee showdown, while the back end of the poll features Stroudsburg taking on Northampton in the biggest home game the K-Kids have had in close to 10 years.

It’s coming down to crunchtime for area teams, so let’s see which...