Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

WHS girls searching

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Right now the Whitehall field hockey team is searching, searching for some offense, searching for some leadership, and most important, searching for an identity.

After getting shut out for the fourth time this season, the latest blanking at the hands of Northampton on Saturday, head coach Jenn Bodnar is also searching for some answers.

“We can’t win games when we don’t come out and play,” said Bodnar. “Right now we’re trying to find our identity, and we’re still looking for a...

Pete’s Top-10: Parkland stands firm on top

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Heading into week five, it appears that the dust is settling and the EPC title race will come down to the top three teams in the poll.

In the Colonial League, Palisades has clearly taken the lead position after last week’s major win over Southern Lehigh.

With the regular season entering its second half, which teams will continue to stand their ground and which ones will fall off the edge?

This week’s results will make things a bit more clear.

1. Parkland (4-0)...

Outdoors: archery deer hunting season kicks off

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The archery deer hunting season for antlered and antlerless deer kicked off Saturday, Sept. 16, in Wildlife Management Units 2B and local 5C and 5D. The season statewide gets underway Sept. 30 and runs until Nov. 11.

In their deer population report, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said deer numbers in WMU 5C and 5D is stable. As such, the agency allocated 79,000 antlerless hunting permits for 5C and 24,000 for 5D. Perhaps the reason for the wide spread between the two, wherein 5D...

Zephs girls win 3

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall hosted a cross country meet at the Whitehall Parkway 5K course on Tuesday afternoon.

The Zephyr girls came away with three wins on the day while the boys won one meet.

The girls beat Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West by identical scores of 15-46.

Emmaus’ Abi Dalton won the race with a time of 21:06 and teammate Keira Reinhard was second almost a full minute back with a time of 22:18. Whitehall’s Juanita Flores was the third overall...

Northampton gets by Zephyrs in tennis

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Senior day took center stage when the Whitehall girls tennis team hosted Northampton on Monday, but in the end they lost a close match to their league rivals.

The Zephs recognized seniors Catherine Chen, Shaniyah Colon, Jacky Mansour and Teresa Nappo as the regular season enters its final week. Whitehall has a final match with Parkland remaining on its schedule before the postseason begins.

The Zephyrs are currently 6-7 overall and 5-7 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference....

Volleyball hopes to learn from losses

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With Whitehall’s recent volleyball matches against two Bethlehem schools going to five sets, resulting in a pair of tough losses, the hope is that they will serve as learning lessons for future tight contests.

Head coach Paul Abi-Daher firmly believes his team needs to find a way to win those close matches. They lost 3-2 to Liberty last week, and then dropped a match to Bethlehem Catholic by the same score on Tuesday. Sandwiched in between was a win against William Allen.


Zephyrs now 3-2-1 on year

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Friday’s pop-up shower — make that pop-up downpour — made for some sloppy conditions even on turf, preventing the Whitehall girls soccer team from controlling the action against Nazareth as the ball just died on the drenched surface, leading to a game that ended scoreless after two overtime sessions.

By the time the field began to recover late in the second half, Whitehall began to put on the pressure, but Blue Eagle keeper Caitlyn Lazzarini kept the ball from getting behind her,...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.


The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.

Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to...

Bodnar gets 100th win

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With Whitehall’s win over Pocono Mountain West last Friday, head coach Jenn Bodnar reached a lofty plateau that firmly establishes her as the most successful field hockey coach in school history.

With Friday’s win over PMW, Bodnar earned her 100th victory as the head coach of the Zephyrs. She achieved that milestone as her squad blanked the visiting Panthers 12-0 to get their first victory of the season. Her team marked the occasion by unfurling a banner honoring that milestone after...

Zephs win shootout over Nazareth

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

A double rainbow arched over Andrew S. Leh Stadium before Whitehall’s game against Nazareth, and while no pots of gold were to be found, the Blue Eagles did run into the man with the golden legs.

Zephyr quarterback Ethan Parvel rushed for 115 yards on 19 carries in the 51-49 win over Nazareth last Friday. He also ran for three TDs, but it was his final carry (not counting their victory formation) for eight yards that proved to be the biggest of the evening. Facing a third-and-seven at...