Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Mertz takes fourth

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Day one of the Colonial League and East Penn Conference championship track meet took place on Tuesday at Whitehall with day two scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

For Whitehall, Madelyn Mertz took fourth in the 300 hurdles. Look for a recap of both days in next week’s edition.

Colonial League Championships

Legend

Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of GP (ND), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (P), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (S...

Kratz returns to Lehigh Valley

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Erik Kratz is a guy who has come to accept his baseball life for what it is. In each of the last eight seasons, the Telford, Pennsylvania product has played at least a couple of games in the majors and has done so with six different major league teams, including the Phillies. He continued the streak last season when he played in four games with the Yankees and he’s returned to the organization this season and is playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

As one of the more popular...

Phantoms, Checkers series getting rough

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Generally, you think of rivalries as being between teams in close proximity to each other.

Sometimes though, rivalries can develop because of circumstances, including a big playoff series. Such is the case for the budding rivalry between the Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers. The two teams played each other very evenly during the regular season and are matched up in the Atlantic Division finals on their quest for an AHL Calder Cup trophy.

The Phantoms came into the series with...

Girls fall to Northampton

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall softball team ran into a Konkrete barrier last week as Northampton blanked the Zephyrs last week, clinching the Cement Belt Championship.

Northampton pitcher Maddie Biechy put up a huge roadblock against Whitehall’s offense, going the distance for the 3-0 win. The sophomore surrendered just four hits, and allowed just one base runner to reach third base the entire game.

The victory gave Northampton the head-to-head series win over Whitehall, claiming the Cement...

Outdoors: With warmth comes the threat of ticks

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the weather finally warming up to normal temperatures for this time of year, folks will be out and about after suffering from cabin fever.

While the much needed warming trend is upon us, so are ticks. Both wood ticks and deer ticks, the latter being more difficult to spot because of their tiny size. Experts are expecting a potential tick explosion with the warm weather and the bloodthirsty critters will be in abundance this summer. The exports say ticks will be looking for a host...

Rohn 4th at EPC tourney

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tennis Championships got underway last week at Freedom High School where Nick Rohn found himself on the brink of securing a spot in the No. 2 singles championships.

At the EPC tourney, Jeremy Lim received the fifth seed at No. 1 singles, coming into the tournament at 10-1. Alex Rohn captured the sixth seed at No. 2, with an 8-3 mark, while Nick Demjan was seeded fifth, finishing the year at 9-2.

Rohn made it to the semifinals of the EPC...

Volleyball falls short vs. Emmaus

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whenever the Whitehall boys volleyball team got close to capturing the lead against Emmaus last Friday, the Green Hornets always had an answer.

In the second set of their match that featured the two best teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Zephyrs were within a point of tying the Hornets on seven occasions, the latest of those coming at 21-22, but Emmaus never relinquished their grip on the lead, demonstrating why they’ve been able to remain undefeated this season.

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Track and field honors its seniors

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team acknowledged their senior cast as they said good-bye prior to Monday’s meet against Parkland to close out their regular season.

The Zephyrs saluted boys Muhammad Azim, Michael Bogucki, Dez Boykin, Darwin Cofield, Zachary Hricak, Martin Labib, Zahir Linton, Galal Mohamed, Jhodari Reid and Johan Williams.

The senior girls who were recognized included Angel Bacon, Amanda Crooks, Kassidy Cunningham, Cameryn Evans, Makenzie Irelan, Jennifer Kromer...

Zephyrs reach .500

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

On Tuesday afternoon, the Whitehall baseball team turned to Robbie Lamm, and the senior delivered with a strong outing on the mound to help the Zephyrs notch their sixth win of the season.

It was the first start of his career, and he went three scoreless innings against East Stroudsburg South without yielding a hit to get the win. The Zephs won the rule-shortened game 17-6 to reach the .500 mark for the season.

Lamm, who has pitched in relief this season, said that taking the...

Outdoors: antlerless deer licenses to increase

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At their recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to the 2018-19 hunting/trapping seasons, and a lot more.

The first bit of news is that the agency increased the antlerless deer allocation from 804,000 licenses last season, to 838,000 for the upcoming seasons.

Locally, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 5C remained the same at 70,000. Other local WMUs include: 5B, 58,000 (57,000); 5D, 28,000 (30,000).

The board also voted to issue 125...