Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Volleyball team has senior leadership

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With three wins under their belts, the Whitehall boys volleyball team is riding a wave of good fortune, and that begins with their senior leadership.

After sweeping Pocono Mountain West, their third sweep in as many games, the Zephyrs are once again making that steady climb into the upper echelon of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Whitehall’s margin of victory over the Panthers in each set never dipped below 12 points, winning, 25-7, 25-13 and 25-11. They were dominant...

Bats start off hot for Whitehall softball team

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Zephyr softball team is bashing the ball around the yard, transforming Whitehall into Hitsville, PA.

It could be argued that the softball looks as big as a beachball since they defeated Paramus Catholic to begin their season at Myrtle Beach.

They’ve collected 39 hits and 35 runs over three games, and with all that production at the plate, they’ve burst out of the gate unbeaten.

Their latest victory was a 13-3 demolition of North Pocono.

That win was...

Zephys show off at Relays

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Zephyr Relays turned into quite the showcase for the Whitehall boys as they won a number of events at this year’s installment of the annual early season meet.

The boys won four events, taking home first place in the 800 Sprint Medley, Pole Vault, Discus and Javelin. Those wins catapulted them into third place, finishing second to perennial powerhouses North Penn and Easton Area High Schools at the Zephyr Sports Complex last Saturday.

This year 11 teams competed at the...

Bruneio helps Zephs to a win

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Sunday’s matinee at Whitehall’s baseball field featured a grand performance by senior Alex Bruneio who stole the show as the Zephyrs notched their first win of the season.

Bruneio belted a towering home run and a solid single to right, his dinger knocking in two runs in a four-run fourth inning that broke the game open. He also dominated from the mound, striking out 10 batters as the Zephs won 9-2 over visiting Crestwood High School.

Bruneio also got the win, allowing just two...

Crooks returns for girls

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The upcoming Whitehall girls track and field season will feature a lot of youth, and that inexperience may lead to some growing pains throughout the season.

One salve on that possible seasonal ache is junior Amanda Crooks. Crooks is one of the top sprinters in the league. Correct that: one of the top sprinters in the state. She recently finished 9th at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association Indoor State Championships. Head coach James Sebesta said that she shaved a full...

Boys return some key throwers

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The outlook for the Whitehall boys track and field season relies heavily on a talented group of throwers who medaled last season in the postseason.

With seniors Tyler Meyers (discus) and Jackson Buskirk (javelin) returning, the Zephyrs have a solid foundation on which to build as they prepare for the upcoming season. Meyers qualified for the PIAA Track and Field Championships last year, while Buskirk took third in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championships, a remarkable feat...

Tennis team has the ‘passion to win’ this season

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

To date, the Whitehall boys nascent tennis season has been highlighted by a will to win, and that mindset has allowed them to prevail in some close matches.

Head coach Austin Berg said that their 6-1 victory over Pleasant Valley last week demonstrated that resiliency and their desire to come out on top.

“We had that passion to win,” said Berg.

Berg said that the No. 4 doubles match featuring Trevor Girard and Jeremy Snyder was a perfect example of that keen desire to win...

Zephs fall to North Hills

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Maybe it was all that snow preventing the Zephyrs from taking their home baseball field that subconsciously thrust last Saturday’s game into extra innings when they got to Myrtle Beach to play their first game of the season.

They played for 10 innings against North Hills (PA.) at the Cal Ripken Experience, a game that was finally decided when the Indians struck for two runs in the bottom of the frame to win 5-4.

Whitehall banged out nine hits during the contest. While that was...

Via All-Star games set

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Via Basketball All-Star Classic announced their rosters recently, as they gear up for their 42nd annual year, which gets underway on March 29 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Banquet.

Matt Millen will be the keynote speaker for the night, which will introduce a new class to the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees include Mimi Griffin (Broadcaster), Brian Hunter (Emmaus, Class of 2007), Jackie (Yandrisevits)...

Softball beats Paramus

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Saturday arrived at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, the Whitehall softball team uncorked an offense that had been bubbling up all week.

That offense, which had gradually been improving every time out since they landed in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, erupted for 11 runs against Paramus High School, defeating the Spartans, 11-1.

Paramus, who made it to the the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament last season, were handcuffed by...