Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Zephs compete at state track meet

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s track and field season ended at Shippensburg last Saturday with some fine performances from all their PIAA participants.

The AAA field events were held on day two, and Lucas Souders was among those athletes competing. He was competing in the javelin and uncorked a 173-5 toss that landed him just out of the top-10 finishers. He wound up 11th among the 28 competitors.

The junior will have one more year to try and make it among the top-eight in the state.

In the...

Hammer time doesn’t last long in Valley

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One thing after another has come up for J.D. Hammer in his baseball career and he’s conquered them all.

First, he envisioned himself being a major league shortstop, but the coaches at Navarro Community College in Texas didn’t see enough offensive skills to keep him on the team. His choices were to pitch or redshirt; he learned to pitch.

After junior college, Hammer transferred to Marshall University and wound up showing enough pitching skill that the Rockies took a chance on...

Outdoors: a look at the top boat names

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With Memorial Day traditionally kicking off the pleasure boating season, and if you own a boat or watercraft, this list, prepared by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS), tallies the most popular boat names.

The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. And the list is entertaining to say the least.

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SteelStacks soccer clinic set for June 16

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.

Lehigh Valley...

Steel draw 2-2

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports

A brace from Chavany Willis was enough to earn a nine-man Bethlehem Steel FC side an impressive come-from-behind draw against reigning USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC Sunday afternoon. Louisville finished with ten on the pitch after Napo Matsoso and Faris were show red cards in the 37th minute of the match.

Steel FC came out unafraid of the visiting two-time defending champs and determined to show well at home. The club started the game on the front foot and had two really good...

Whitehall captures league volleyball crown

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVEN ANDRES in Sports

Art teacher Danny Moyer better start getting his paint brush ready since he’ll have to decorate a volleyball proclaiming Whitehall as the 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Boys Volleyball champs.

It’ll be adorned with splash of maroon, a swath of gold, and filled with a lot of heart and desire.

The Zephyrs swept Freedom for the title at a crowded J. Milo Seward Gymnasium last Wednesday. They won 25-19, 26-24, 25-18 over Freedom for the EPC crown.

And the championship...

Zephs head to Ship

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It will be a packed vehicle when the Whitehall track team heads to the state championships this weekend.

Heading on that trip to the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University will be Lucas Souders, Chad Hussett, Aspen Schache, Helen Davis, Aliyah Barkley and Kate Bonshak.

That group earned two silvers and a bronze at last week’s District XI 3A Track and Field Championships at the Zephyr Sports Complex.

The PIAA Championships are set to begin this...

Girls reach semifinals

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall softball team is heading to Pates Park, defeating Nazareth in Tuesday’s second round of the District XI 6A softball playoffs, setting up another meeting against Northampton for a chance to play for a title.

They defeated the Blue Eagles 7-6 at Nazareth Intermediate School, overcoming a five-run deficit to get into the semifinals. The game is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Head coach Blake Morgan said that the best compliment he can give his team after that victory is...

Barkley plaque displayed

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Sports

The response has been overwhelming since the original plaque of Saquon Barkley was permanently mounted and displayed at the corner of the borough plaza and gazebo on North 2nd Street in Coplay.

Over a year ago on March 14, Barkley was presented a replica of the original plaque presented by the Barkley Day Committee which hosted Saquon Barkley Day and attracted thousands of people and media to Coplay.

After a few minor delays, the committee decided it was time to get the plaque...

Outdoors: avoid disturbing newborn wildlife

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, wildlife is blooming with newborns - be it songbirds, geese, ducks, foxes and deer fawns. The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up, especially deer fawns.

Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to the PGC. During this time, it’s best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it...