Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Winning vs. development

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The IronPigs limped out of town a week ago having had the last game on their six-game homestand rained out, which may have been a good thing since they lost the first five games, coming on the heels of a loss in Buffalo to end their last road trip.

They went down to Durham and lost two more before a win over the Bulls and then won the middle game of a three-game series in Charlotte over the weekend. If you’re doing the math, that’s 10 losses in their last 12 games.

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SteelStacks soccer clinic June 16

Wednesday, May 22, 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.

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WHS volleyball wins EPC title

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall defeated Freedom 25-19, 26-24, 25-18 to capture the East Penn Conference title Wednesday night at Allen.

Recently-named league MVP Joseph Herman helped to lead the way 21 kills, 2 blocks, 13 digs and 2 aces. Dylan McGinley added 11 kills and 2 blocks while Alex Khouri had 9 kills, Aziz Atiyeh had 14 digs and Ricky Melosky chipped in with 3 kills and 41 assists.

So far this season, Whitehall is 8-0 in the division, 16-0 in the league and 20-0 this season overall.

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Zeph relay team wins gold medal

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Judging by what was written prior to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships, Whitehall’s 4x100 girls relay team was merely an afterthought.

Both Emmaus and East Stroudsburg South were being touted as teams to watch leading up the EPC/Colonial League Championships at the Zephyr Sports Complex last week. And even though the Zephyrs were the defending EPC champs, setting a new school record in the process, they were overlooked by local scribes.

But the...

Barkley stops by EPC track meet

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In his line of work, Saquon Barkley is accustomed to drawing a crowd.

It’s usually opposing defenders with the intent of bringing down the elusive running back as he looks to pick up yardage as a New York Giants running back.

On Wednesday those crowds turned into EPC and Colonial League student-athletes who swarmed the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year as he returned to the Zephyrs Sports Complex to cheer on his sister as she competed in the 2019 EPC Track & Field...

Whitehall moves on to the EPC finals

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Monday’s semifinal match of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Boys Volleyball Championships represented a big hurdle, one in which the Zephyrs decidedly overcame in their attempt to claim a league title.

They defeated their nemesis Emmaus, a team that’s stood in the way of their pursuit of both league and district titles the last couple of years. They took the match in straight sets, knocking off the Hornets 27-25, 25-16, 27-25 to set up a championship match against Freedom on...

Herman is EPC MVP

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced the 2019 volleyball all-stars this week with Whitehall’s outside hitter Joseph Herman taking home MVP honors. Five Zephyrs were named to the three teams on the list, as they finished the regular season undefeated at 18-0.

The complete list of all-stars are below.

First Team

Joseph Herman OH Whitehall MVP, Stephen Reynolds OH Emmaus, Michael Vargas S Liberty, Luis Roman L Northampton, Brad Turocy OH Freedom, Richard Melosky S Whitehall,...

EPC Track and Field Results

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports

EPC

TRACK AND FIELD

CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Whitehall High School Sporting Complex

Legend: Allen (All), Allentown Central Catholic (ACC), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Dieruff (Die), Easton (East), Emmaus (Emm), East Stroudsburg North (ESN), East Stroudsburg South (ESS), Freedom (Free), Liberty (Lib), Nazareth (Naz), Northampton (Nor), Parkland (Park), Pleasant Valley (PV), Pocono Mountain East (PME), Pocono Mountain West (PMW), Stroudsburg (Str), Whitehall (Whi).

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Girls edged by PHS Parkland

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Logan Bortz stepped to the plate in the top seventh of a tie game in the quarterfinal round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Softball Championships, she was looking for something to drive to put them ahead by a run in a tough pitcher’s duel.

She had blasted a double to deep center in her previous trip to the plate, and the senior was now looking to duplicate that prior at-bat with Abby Reese on first in a 1-1 tie.

Trojan starting pitcher Kelly Dulaney had been...

Boys edged by Liberty in EPC playoffs

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

This article about Whitehall’s EPC baseball playoff game against Liberty was supposed to begin by telling readers about the best catch of the year, and how it saved a potential big inning, sparking the Zephs to victory.

When first baseman Ben Hudak drifted into foul ground to go after a pop up, the bases were loaded in the bottom of the third of a scoreless game. Hudak kept tracking the ball as it started to reach the fence where spectators had gathered to watch the game. Hudak stuck...