Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Roberts takes 18th at District 11 meet

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall junior Devon Roberts was in it to win it last week at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, finishing 18th with a time of 20:41.92.

“I felt excited after this race,” Roberts said. “I really pushed myself.”

Although Roberts did not advance to states, she has one more year to reach that goal and will know how to accomplish that.

“I was more mentally tough this week, especially when people told me...

Football squad knocks off Konkrete Kids

Friday, November 2, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Senior Chad Hussett shook of some early week soreness, and then shook off a host of would-be Northampton tacklers last Friday to help the Zephyrs end the football season on a strong note.

Hussett made Al Erdosy Stadium his personal running track as he rushed for 299 yards, his biggest output of his season and career. He scored two touchdowns and left a trail of exasperated, air-grabbing Kids in his wake.

Even with his effort on the ground, the Zephyrs still needed a clutch...

Volleyball gives top-seeded Emmaus a scare

Friday, November 2, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

News flash: Don’t tell the Whitehall girls volleyball team that they can’t compete with the top seed in the district tournament.

So don’t tell them that they have a zero chance of winning a set against an Emmaus squad that won 18 games in the regular season. I mean, history will tell you that the Zephyrs didn’t win a set against the Hornets in their two matches this season.

Yes, all is safe in Macungie.

But there they were last Thursday night in the D-11 4A playoffs,...

Zephyrs blank Bears

Friday, November 2, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

WHITEHALL — Day after day.

Week after week.

Month after month,

Year after year.

Like clockwork, Derek Strohl has watched his players give their all - win, lose or draw.

It was no different for the Pleasant Valley head coach in a 3-0 loss to Whitehall in the District 11 Class 4A quarterfinals on Thursday night.

“They’re a great group of girls,” said Strohl. “They listen, they work hard, we just have to move the ball faster. But I’m super proud of, one...

Outdoors: A look at fall turkey hunting season

Friday, November 2, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This past Saturday marked the opening of fall turkey hunting season in most Pennsylvania Wildlife Management Units (WMU). But the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) reminds hunters that season lengths vary by WMUs. Added to that, fall turkey season is closed in local WMUs 5C and 5D.

Otherwise, the seasons are as follows: WMU 1B from Oct. 27-Nov. 3; WMU 2B, (shotgun and archery gear only) Oct. 27 & Nov. 22-24; WMUs 1A, 2A (shotgun and archery gear only in Allegheny County); 4A and...

Pete’s Top-10: It’s District 11 playoff time

Friday, November 2, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s playoff time and this week features plenty of interesting matchups as we head into the first week of November.

Most of the eyes will be on Bethlehem Friday night, as Freedom takes on Liberty for a second-straight week after the Pates shocking defeat to the Hurricanes last weekend.

Emmaus and Nazareth square off in a rematch of their regular season thriller and Northampton makes their first appearance in print this late in the year in close to a decade.

1. Freedom (9...

Girls prep for D-11 soccer tournament

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Nazareth goalkeeper Caitlyn Lazzarini stood in the way of Whitehall advancing to the finals of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Girls Soccer Championships, using her hands, and ultimately her feet, to knock the Zephyrs from the playoffs.

Lazzarini scored the winning penalty kick, propelling the Blue Eagles to a 1-1 (4-2) win over Whitehall, putting them in the finals against Parkland.

The senior may have been officially credited for five saves, but the EPC’s first team all-...

Doubles team looks to keep advancing

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the postseason in full swing, a couple of Whitehall tennis players are looking to extend their seasons as long as they can.

On a chilly Tuesday afternoon at Lehigh University’s tennis courts, Natalia Pedraza and Noel Yacoub began District XI AAA Girls Doubles Tournament competition. The two drew Dieruff’s Vivian Soto and Ashley Balbuena in the first round.

They advanced with a win over the Husky pair 6-0, 6-1, setting up a second round match against Northampton’s Liz Hozza...

Zephs fall to Hurricanes

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was the last home football game for twenty Whitehall seniors, and while they lost to Liberty, they still played every down as if a championship was on the line.

No one embodies that spirit more than senior Joe Herman. Herman had four receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns. He also showed that never-say-die attitude on defense as he chased down a Liberty back from the opposite side of the field to prevent a touchdown late in the second half.

While it wasn’t the senior...


Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The rivalry is back and as good as ever.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (3-2-0-1) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (4-2-0-0) started the 2018-2019 version of their rivalry at the PPL Center last Friday and then took it north for the second game of the series. The teams split the two games, ironically, with each winning on the other team’s home ice.

In the game at home, Lehigh Valley had a crucial goal waved off on what coach Scott Gordon described as a “Wrong. Wrongfully, too [...