Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Madas takes over as girls hoop coach

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The girls basketball summer schedule is in full swing, and a new face will be overseeing all their activities during the offseason as they gear up for the 2018-19 campaign.

Josh Madas was recently named as the new girls head basketball coach at Whitehall. He succeeds Dwight Repsher who guided the program the last five seasons.

Madas attended Mountain View Jr./Sr. High School in Kingsley, PA, graduating in 2007. As a member of the Eagles, he competed in soccer, basketball and...

Outdoors: Quietly, bass season opens in area

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last weekend (June 16) was the reopening of bass season in most Pennsylvania waters. As usual, and unlike the trout opener, bass season opens with little fanfare. But unlike trout season, very few anglers keep bass they catch as most practice catch-and-release so they can fool them into biting another day.

Without a doubt, more angler money is spent on tackle, gear and boats for bass fishing than any other Pennsylvania fish species. The largemouth bass is king on local lakes while the...

Gold team defeats Red

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It wasn’t a typical night of high school football. Instead, it was a night of camaraderie and memories for all those who participated and watched.

The 48th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic football game at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium wasn’t your average September game as it was dotted with errors from the players and referees alike who all struggled to get in sync.

It was, however, a night where players from rivaled teams joined forces and...

Lehigh Valley Cup softball team gets in practice before tourney

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic right around the corner, the Lehigh Valley team played five innings of a tuneup game against the PA Threat on Monday night at Pates Park before lightning struck, literally.

“We looked good,” said second baseman Rachel Arner, who also plays for Whitehall High School. “There are a lot of different teammates, so we have to adjust to everyone, but it’s still fun, and we just need to work on the little things.”

The game was supposed to last...

Girls hoops coach steps down

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Dwight Repsher walked off the court last winter with a win, a come-from-behind victory that it many ways reflected the resiliency of his Zephyr teams the last five years.

The Zephyrs win over Emmaus to end the season was the last game he would coach, resigning as the girls head basketball leader in March.

In his final assessment of that February win over the Green Hornets, Repsher said that they “ … hung in there, and hung in there, and kept cutting it down until we got over...

Coplay, Balliet sit in middle of CM standings

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In the Connie Mack League, both Coplay (4-5-1) and the Balliet Vikes (5-5) sit in the middle of the 23-team league.

The Balliet Vikes defeated Palmerton 19-7 and dropped a contest to Moore Township 5-2. Results for Coplay’s contests were unavailable at press time.

The Balliet Vikes will host Lehigh-Bethlehem, and Coplay will travel to Becahi on Friday, June 22.

The Coplay Legion baseball team enjoyed an offensive explosion last week, lifting its record to 5-4 on the...

Outdoors: Bear spotted in Upper Mac

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark Rabenold, a friend of mine from Allentown, took his mother for a ride last Tuesday afternoon to visit his grandparents’ grave site at Jordan Lutheran Church’s cemetery in Upper Macungie Township. When he pulled up into the cemetery he couldn’t believe what his eyes saw.

No, it wasn’t a ghost like something you’d see in a horror movie. But a more realistic figure.

There before him, and looking right at him and his mother, was a sizable black bear. Since my friend is an avid...

Lehigh Valley falls in Carpenter Cup play

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup run ended Monday afternoon in Philadelphia at the hands of a Delaware North in the quarterfinal round.

Delaware North was in control from the beginning taking a three-run lead in the first inning and then never looked back en route to a 26-9 victory.

After taking care of SOL National/Bicentennial 10-7 in the opening round of the tournament, LV was no match for their Delaware counterparts at FDR Park.

The LV squad faced a 10-1 deficit...

Coplay Legion sitting at 4-4

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the Lehigh Valley Legion season staring to heat up, Coplay finds itself looking to stay among the top teams in this year’s league championship race.

Salisbury has a commanding lead for top honors, flying out of the gate at 8-0. Coplay currently sits at 4-4, tied with North Parkland which is 5-5. North Parkland occupies the fourth spot in the standings as of June 19, while Coplay is in fifth.

One of Coplay’s wins came last Sunday when they hosted Southern Lehigh at Sam...

Steel battle back to earn a tie

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Down a man, trailing by a goal and over 22,000 fans celebrating at Nippert Stadium, Bethlehem Steel FC rallied to claim an important point on the road against Eastern Conference leaders, FC Cincinnati, 2-2.

Fabian Herbers leveled the affair that had the crowd stunned moments in the 69th minute, as the Philadelphia Union midfielder beat the keeper inside the far post to make it 2-2. The goal capped off a hectic three-goal sequence that saw Cincinnati equalize in the 66th minute and go-...