Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, February 28, 2020

Boys fall to Parkland

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Zephyrs’ bid to topple Parkland in the opening round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys soccer playoffs gained some early steam, but the Trojans took control in the second half to earn the victory.

It didn’t take too long for forward Jacob Gier to stake the visiting team to a 1-0 lead, and that held up through most of the first half until the Trojans were awarded a penalty kick at the 3:53 mark as Bryce Shalbert’s low shot slid past Justin Mattison for the equalizer....

Zephs season comes to end

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a positive end to an otherwise challenging year for the Whitehall girls volleyball team as they defeated Saucon Valley in their final game of the season.

The Zephyrs swept the Panthers on their home court, showcasing a well-balanced attack that had them winning points at the net and the service line.

One of those players who played a big role in helping them net their third win of the year was senior Olivia Ballard. Ballard’s fingerprints were all over the match. She...

Field hockey prepping for districts

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

As the Whitehall field hockey team heads into the postseason, they’ll be relying on the strength of a strong senior class to help them advance through a tough field of competitors.

Two of those seniors who will help them hopefully navigate upward through the brackets in pursuit of a district championship are Joyce Lu and Hallie Kern. The two defenders have been paired together since seventh grade. I guess it’s safe to say that they’re joined at the stick.

Lu, who co-captains...

Outdoors: Small game

Friday, October 18, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The second part of the small game season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 19) when squirrel, rabbit and grouse become legal game.

Of the trio, squirrels are the most plentiful and their sweet meat makes for excellent table fare be it in a stew, creamed or as a primary meat with mashed or sweet potatoes and a green vegetable or two.

As for rabbits, there are more of them in the city of Allentown and suburbs, than there are in area farmland fields and woodlots. And the reason...

WHS football team looking to get a win

Friday, October 18, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Regarded as one of the top receivers in the Lehigh Valley, Whitehall’s Allen Negrete has been living up to his reputation all season.

Through eight games, Negrete leads all receivers with 51 catches for 611 yards for a 11.9 average per catch with seven touchdowns. He also tied the school record for receptions (10) in one game.

Yet, his success among some other’s has not been able to equate into success for the Zephyrs this season.

Whitehall (0-8) has allowed 40 or more...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Sports

darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 10 5 .667

Salem UCC 8 4 .667

Star of Beth 8 4 .667

Emmanuel 11 7 .611

Light of Christ 11 7 .611

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 5 7 .417

St. Paul’s 6 9 .400

Ebenezer 5 13 .278

Farmersville 5 13 .278

Bath Luth at

Light of Christ 2-0, 0-10, 2-3

LC - Dan Halteman 7-13, Andy Mickelson 5-12, Charlie Mann 4-10, Rich...

Valley’s young guns starting to stand out

Friday, October 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In their season opener, the Phantoms had a bunch of near-misses when it came to shots. The team’s chemistry looked a little off as a number of new faces, many of them young, inexperienced pro players, tried to fit together into a cohesive unit.

They quickly put the opening 3-0 shutout to Providence aside and came out firing against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The result was a 4-1 win, which they followed up with an overtime loss to another rival, the Hershey Bears.

“I don’t think we...

Whitehall’s tennis team ends season

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls tennis season ended at Lehigh University on Monday after both doubles teams weren’t able to advance past the first round in the district tournament.

The Zephyrs qualified two teams this season for the District XI 3A Girls Doubles Championship as Natalia Pedraza and Noel Yacoub comprised one team, while Heylee Chan and Emily Tran were the other entrants.

Pedraza and Yacoub drew Southern Lehigh’s Michelle Li and Kayla Lebby.

Head coach Alex Green said...

Harriers look to get healthy

Friday, October 18, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After his team participated in the East Penn Conference (EPC) cross country meet at DeSales University Tuesday, Whitehall head coach Mike Lelko was having all of his runners take ice baths the following day.

Some may have been for rewards, while others may have been for the injuries. They were as a result of the current state of both teams.

Overall, the girls finished 12th out of 14 teams, and the boys were 13th in the 18-team field.

“We did about what I expected,” said...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates keep status quo on top

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week seven didn’t bring many surprises to the table, outside of Easton continuing to crumble with the real part of their schedule in tow.

Freedom stays on top after a record passing night by quarterback Jared Jenkins, as the top three teams seem to be cemented now until the end of the regular season, barring upsets.

Central Catholic preps for the postseason, while Northwestern looks to continue its quest for the Colonial League crown.

With Week 9 on the horizon, here are...