Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

Flores takes 33rd at districts

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School cross-country runners competed in the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course.

The girls’ meet was won by Easton, and Whitehall placed eighth.

Juanita Flores placed 33rd overall and first for the Zephyr girls.

“I had a different mentality since the last race, stronger than last week. I knew I wanted to finish first for Whitehall in our last race,” said Flores.

Flores’s time was 21:45....

Districts next up for Zephs

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the district game against East Stroudsburg North set for this Friday, the Whitehall coaching staff will be tasked with making sure their players stay sharp heading into the game.

The Timberwolves are 0-10 on the season, and head coach Brian Gilbert said that they’ll be focusing more on individual coaching while making sure they don’t get distracted by their won-loss record.

“You don’t prepare like they’re 0-10,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert said that their goal is to get...

Zephyr boys soccer feels robbed after district loss to Emmaus

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a game highlighted by physical play and officiating that seemed to hurt both teams, Whitehall wound up dropping a 1-0 double-overtime game to Emmaus that ended the Zephyrs season with a loss in the district quarterfinals.

During regulation, the officials called a penalty in the box on Whitehall and awarded Emmaus a penalty-kick. Dakota Bauer took the kick, but bounced it off the crossbar, keeping the game scoreless. With 80 minutes of scoreless soccer in regulation and an...

Pete’s Top-10: PHS remains at No. 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Another week is in the books and the playoffs are upon us. For as long as the season has been, it will end for many teams this weekend.

One team that won’t see their season ending anytime soon is Parkland, who has passed every test this season and should do it again this week against Liberty.

Easton and Nazareth square off in round two of their rivalry slugfest, while Emmaus and Freedom highlight another marquee battle this week.

Things are heating up even though it’s...

Girls advance but fall to Hurricanes

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a feisty Whitehall girls volleyball team that won four games in the district playoffs, advancing to the quarterfinals before being ousted by Liberty.

They came in the 4A playoffs as the ninth seed and met Pleasant Valley, the eighth seed, in the opening round. The Bears were 11-6 heading into the tourney, and were undefeated in the Mountain Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The Zephyrs rolled out to a fast start, winning the first set 25-21. The Bears...

Outdoors: Turkey hunting season kicks off

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This past Saturday kicked off the fall turkey hunting season in most parts of the state. The exclusion is in local WMUs 5C and 5D which haven’t been opened for fall turkey in some time. And depending on where you hunt, the game commission recommends checking season dates as their lengths are different in some management units and a handful changed this year. This is due to declining population trends and the results of an agency study that showed the longer fall season, the higher the female...

Zephs head into final week of regular season

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Friday’s road to victory over visiting Stroudsburg began much earlier than the opening kickoff as quarterback Ethan Parvel was determined to erase last week’s loss as soon as they sat down to prepare for the Mounties.

After watching the film from last Friday’s loss, Parvel said that the focus shifted to their upcoming opponent.

“It definitely starts on Sunday,” said Parvel. “We all had a sour taste in our mouths from that loss, especially a loss like that to Bethlehem Catholic...

Khouri has dual role at WHS

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Alex Khouri has learned to become a quick-change artist in his dual roles as the kicker on the football team and the goalkeeper for the boys soccer squad.

The family car has literally become a changing station for the junior this season. Khouri said that after a home soccer match against Emmaus on Oct. 6, he had to quickly change into his football uniform for their game at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium later that day.

“It gets really crazy,” said Khouri who nailed a 36...

Field hockey preps for districts

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the Whitehall field hockey team steps onto the field to begin the district tournament, you can bet they’ll remember their season opener against Easton as they look to exact some revenge in the quarterfinals.

They lost 9-0 to the Red Rovers who are their opening round opponent in the District XI AAA playoffs which began on Wednesday. The Zephs, who are the sixth seed enter the tourney at 10-8-1, while Easton, the third seed, are 17-3.

Head coach Jennifer Bodnar hopes that...

A lot up for grabs for Zephs against K-Kids

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the game against Northampton on tap for this weekend, the Zephyr football team knows that they’ll be in a for a fight in their annual end-of-season grudge match.

While Northampton’s record is sub .500, the Zephyrs can’t afford to be complacent knowing that the Kids would like nothing better to end their season on a winning note.

They’ll once again be playing for the Cement Bowl Trophy, with Whitehall keeping a firm grip on the hardware since 2009.

Head coach Brian...