Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pete’s Top-10: Poll looks clearer this week

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

A month into the season, clarity has been bestowed upon us to a certain degree.

The top-three teams have solidified their spots in the upper echelon of the pecking order to date, but Bethlehem Catholic looks eager to crash the party after last week’s win over Parkland.

The Colonial League takes a step forward with the removal of Nazareth and Central Catholic from the poll, while an outsider from the north makes a rare appearance.

Let’s see what comes to fruition this...

ArtsQuest to host Penn State football viewing parties

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.

The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos...

Outdoors: crickets a sound of summer time

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

A sound of late summer customarily starts at dusk and continues through the night hours. And the sound emanates from a source not often seen unless flushed from a hiding place in flower beds, high grasses, under rocks or under trash cans.

What we speak of are crickets. The little black (or brown) crawlers that some anglers use as bait when fishing for bass. Others enjoy hearing their constant chirping when their home windows are open at night. Others wished they’d go away as their...

Fourteen to see induction in D-11 HOF

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall athletic director Bob Hartman announced the inaugural class for the District 11 Hall of Fame recently.

The inaugural class includes 14 inductees selected from nominations made by member schools, officials’ chapters, and media membership.

All inductees were selected based on their high school accomplishments solely.

This year’s class will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Upper Macungie Township at 4 p.m....

Volleyball gets win over Saucon Valley

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a welcome sign of progress for the Whitehall girls volleyball team as they prevailed in a tough battle with Saucon Valley for their first win of the season.

The girls won in five sets, winning 21-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 15-10 on Monday night. With the win they were 1-4 on the year, and it also marked the first win for new coach Eric Budge.

In that victory, Alyson Peters collected 22 kills and 5 blocks, while Lexi Crum had 43 assists. Additionally, Taylor Levan tallied...

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for...

Girls soccer improves to 4-0

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the soccer game now heading into overtime at Lehigh County Fields last Friday, both Whitehall and Allentown Central Catholic were hoping for a quick ending to a game where the field was beginning to look more like a duck pond than a soccer pitch.

Both teams were drenched from the steady downpour that began just before halftime. And as the captains met at midfield, they were faced with the prospect of slogging through another 10 minutes.

But early in the overtime, Kylie...

Boys soccer falls to EHS in chippy game

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a game marred by heavy rain, yellow cards and ejections, Whitehall lost a 2-0 decision to Emmaus Tuesday night at Memorial Field at Emmaus High School.

Much of the game was played in varying amounts of rain that fell hard during parts of the game. Things started to get a little more physical in the second half and the refs wound up handing out five yellow cards and ejecting an Emmaus assistant coach and a Whitehall player.

With 30:05 left in the first half, Thomas Hanvey...

Zephs fall to Emmaus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Football is a game where tight bonds are formed, a game where every player is looking to win at the point of attack, and those shared battles draw players close to one another as they sweat and toil in the quest for victory.

Senior Chad Hussett knows about those battles and those bonds. He took the field last Friday wearing the jersey of teammate Mekhi Lee who was lost for the season after suffering an injury against Easton the prior week. He decided to honor his sidelined friend by...

Northampton edges Whitehall in soccer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

An early EPC Skyline divisional soccer meeting on Sept. 5 saw local rivals Northampton travel to Whitehall.

Only separated by a couple of miles it makes this match extra special for both teams. The two teams were going into this game with different intentions. Northampton, coming off a loss to Emmaus (3-2), wanted to get their first win of the season. While Whitehall, coming off its win against Nazareth (5-1), wanted to keep its winning ways going.

Under the lights at Whitehall...