Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Wrestlers 2nd at Donegal Tourney

Monday, January 7, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Whitehall wrestling team as they’ve spent the holiday break participating in a couple of tournaments that will get them ready for the heart of their conference schedule in the new year.

The first of those was the Donegal Invitational, a familiar venue for the maroon and gold who’ve spent the last four years trekking to Mount Joy, Pennsylvania to compete in the individual tourney.

Whitehall placed second in the tourney which featured nine...

Outdoors: a look at stats from AnglerSurvey

Monday, January 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With spring fishing season upcoming, anglers may be interested in some statistics gathered by AnglerSurvey.com who do bimonthly and yearly surveys of anglers and hunters and their various mediums. The surveys also help equipment manufacturers tailor and market their products to sportsmen’s trends and needs. his report presents the results of the bibimonthlyglerSurvey.com© online consumer panel survey. The panel, composed of anglers across the U.S. who volunteer to participate, tracks angler...

District 11 cheering competition to take place

Monday, January 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Nineteen area cheerleading squads will compete in the 2019 District XI Competitive Spirit Championships beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

Bethlehem Catholic, which won the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Championships, will compete in the Small Division. Performing positions were assigned by random draw, and as with the EPC competition, the Hawks will perform last in their division at approximately 10:20 a.m.

Freedom will also compete in the Small...

Outdoors: Deer, small game hunting seasons continue

Monday, January 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For those of you who struck out on getting a buck or doe over the past archery, muzzleloader and rifle deer seasons, you get another chance when the season reopens for archery and flintlock muzzleloader statewide on the traditional post Christmas seasons. Those seasons run Dec. 26-Jan. 12. If you hunt in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, that season runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 26, 2019.

The extended firearms season also kicks off Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 26, 2019, but only for antlerless deer and in...

Girls give Eagles a battle

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Nazareth learned that you better not sleep on this year’s edition of the Whitehall girls basketball team as they scraped out a come-from-behind victory last Friday.

Whitehall had the lead heading into the fourth quarter, and then trailed by just three points with under three minutes left to play.

Grace Clary’s layup, part of her team-high 18 points, brought the Zephs within a possession at roughly the 2:50 mark of the fourth quarter. With the score now 36-33, Whitehall couldn’t...

WHS boys fall to 1-4 to start the season

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the Whitehall boys basketball team closing the gap to six points twice in the second quarter against Pocono Mountain West, part of a four-game docket at Liberty’s Memorial Gym on Sunday, the Zephyrs seemed poised to settle into a tight back-and-forth battle against their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference foe.

That stretch had some productive possessions with Shyhiem Foster getting fouled on a fast break opportunity, converting one at the line; Dylan McGinley serving up a nice dish...

Swimmers lose to Emmaus

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall swim team faced another tough opponent when Emmaus plunged into their pool last week, and even though victory escaped them, the meet offered glimpses of just how good this year’s squad can be.

Head coach Pete Rile is well versed in their history against the Hornets, a team they’ve never defeated in his 30 years at poolside. It’s always a herculean task and this year was no different. The girls lost 89-67, while the boys were defeated 97-47.

However, what was most...

Wrestlers win opening bout on the road

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team trekked up to the frosty north to begin the season and came away with a warm feeling as they won their opener against Pocono Mountain West High School.

They took down the Panthers 54-19 in the season opener, winning 10 bouts en route to the victory. Of those victories, five cam via pins as the Zephs recovered from an early deficit to record wins in the last eight bouts to seal the victory.

At 152, Kai Clark started them rolling with a fall over...

Outdoors: ice fishing season approaching

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Driving along Mauch Chunk Road last week, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the harvested corn and soybean fields on both sides of the road had small ponds of skim ice on them from the below freezing temperatures we had. That brought to mind that the ice fishing season is forthcoming.

For those who never tried walking-on-water, ice fishing can be fun if dressed properly. Cold weather and time spent standing on ice requires insulated waterproof boots, layered coats and pants, or...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

darts, trapshooting

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 29 13 .690

St. Paul’s 23 13 .639

Bath Luth 24 15 .615

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Emmanuel 20 22 .476

Dryland 20 22 .476

St. Stephen’s 19 23 .452

Farmersville 17 22 .436

Ebenezer 18 24 .429

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Salem UCC 13 26 .333

Dryland (5-2, 4-2) at Ebenezer (6-5)

D - Nathan Phares 7-13, Larry Golick 7-14, Earl Sigley 7-...