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Budge is new Zephyr volleyball coach

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With school just about ready to recess for the summer, the Whitehall girls volleyball program will use the offseason for the players and their new coach to get acquainted with one another.

The Zephyrs announced in April that Eric Budge will be their new girls head volleyball coach. He replaces Paul Abi-Daher who spent one season at the helm of the program.

Budge, a 2004 Northampton High School graduate, has a long career playing and coaching volleyball. Budge attended East...

Coplay Legion sits at 3-2

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While the 2018 Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League season is still in its early stages, Coplay had a nice bounce back win to put them over .500 after Saturday’s doubleheader against North Parkland.

After dropping the first game 10-0 to the Buffaloes, they evened the twin bill with a 10-6 victory that currently puts them at 3-2 on the young season.

Head coach Jack Lisicky said that Alex Bruneio allowed just two eared runs during his six innings of work, giving Coplay an...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel FC tie 0-0

Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the...

Valley Cup team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Carpenter Cup baseball team was announced last week as the squad looks to prepare for this year’s edition in Philadelphia.

This will be the 26th year of the franchise, as they look to buck a recent trend of being ousted from the first round in two of the last three years.

Two Northampton players made the list in Brittain Shander and Zech Lambert, as the team is led by 10 players from Parkland and Emmaus.

LV will open up the tournament on Thursday...

LV Cup softball team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan, was announced last week and includes 16 sophomores and juniors from District XI.

“Try outs went well, and we’re always excited to have kids show up,” said Morgan, who is coaching his third Carpenter Cup team.

Returning from last year’s team are Whitehall’s Rachel Arner, Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney, Emmaus’s Hannah Palinkas, and Easton’s Courtney Grundhauser.

Newcomers are Bethlehem Catholic’s...

All-star game set for Thursday Thursday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 48th edition of the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic takes place Thursday night at Nazareth-s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The Gold team, featuring players from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg will take on the Red squad, full of a contingent from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties, at 7:30 p.m.

Representing Catty is Miguel Hernandez and from Whitehall is Julio Diaz, who will both play on the Red team. From Northampton and playing on the Gold team is Zach...

Relay sets another record

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was another record-breaking performance for the Whitehall girls 4x100 relay team during Friday’s preliminaries at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 3A Track and Field Championships two weeks ago.

For the third week in a row, the girls established a new school record, this time setting the mark at 48.80. The foursome who accomplished the feat varied slightly from the prior two teams as Monica Manu, Helen Davis, Kate Bonshak and Amanda Crooks blazed that new time...

Zephs season ends at states

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball season ended in Nazareth last week after getting bounced in the opening round of the state playoffs by Central York.

The Zephyrs found themselves locked in another grueling, five-set match, their third this postseason. The Panthers got out to a 1-0 lead, but Whitehall quickly erased that deficit by winning the next two sets.

With an opportunity to move into the quarters, the Panthers prevented the Zephyrs from advancing by winning the do-or-die set...

Barkley quickly fits in at NYG camp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.

In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.

He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.

“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a...

EPC, CL split games

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.

The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.

Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of...