Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Zephs head to Ship

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It will be a packed vehicle when the Whitehall track team heads to the state championships this weekend.

Heading on that trip to the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University will be Lucas Souders, Chad Hussett, Aspen Schache, Helen Davis, Aliyah Barkley and Kate Bonshak.

That group earned two silvers and a bronze at last week’s District XI 3A Track and Field Championships at the Zephyr Sports Complex.

The PIAA Championships are set to begin this...

Girls reach semifinals

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall softball team is heading to Pates Park, defeating Nazareth in Tuesday’s second round of the District XI 6A softball playoffs, setting up another meeting against Northampton for a chance to play for a title.

They defeated the Blue Eagles 7-6 at Nazareth Intermediate School, overcoming a five-run deficit to get into the semifinals. The game is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Head coach Blake Morgan said that the best compliment he can give his team after that victory is...

Barkley plaque displayed

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Sports

The response has been overwhelming since the original plaque of Saquon Barkley was permanently mounted and displayed at the corner of the borough plaza and gazebo on North 2nd Street in Coplay.

Over a year ago on March 14, Barkley was presented a replica of the original plaque presented by the Barkley Day Committee which hosted Saquon Barkley Day and attracted thousands of people and media to Coplay.

After a few minor delays, the committee decided it was time to get the plaque...

Outdoors: avoid disturbing newborn wildlife

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, wildlife is blooming with newborns - be it songbirds, geese, ducks, foxes and deer fawns. The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up, especially deer fawns.

Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to the PGC. During this time, it’s best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it...

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.

You can...

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.


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...