Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Outdoors: archery season kicks off in PA

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The statewide archery hunting season kicked off this past Saturday (Sept. 30) for antlered and antlerless deer for the season that continues until Nov. 11. Then there’s the late archery season that starts up again Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 13.

For sportsmen who hunt in WMU’s 2B, 5C and 5D, they can hunt both buck and doe from Dec. 26 through Jan. 28.

Girls top the K-Kids

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Tuesday’s win saw the Whitehall girls volleyball team get back to that balanced scoring which allowed them to reel off some early wins at the beginning of the year.

They swept visiting Northampton as Alyson Peters asserted herself in the first set, while Kristin Spengler was nearly unstoppable in the second set, and Alix Buskirk was knocking down winners in the third set.

Those three helped the Zephyrs get back on the winning track as the win pushed their record to 7-6.

District holds annual meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.

The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.

Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork submitted.

Girls soccer extend streak

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s been quite a ride for the Whitehall girls soccer team during the last two weeks, and the hope now is that they can carry that momentum heading into division play which heats up later this week.

The girls are in midst of a seven-game winning streak, their latest victory a 2-0 shutout over Northampton on Monday night. During that stretch, the girls have scored 40 goals while only surrendering five.

SoccerFest back at SteelStacks

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.

And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.

Pete’s Top-10: Hawks look to steal Parkland’s reign

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.

In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season continues to reel.

Zephyrs fall to PHS

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While turnovers may have led to Whitehall’s defeat last Friday against Parkland, what head coach Brian Gilbert will take away from the game is how they fought tooth and nail to deliver a win against the undefeated Trojans and end their Joe Gerencser series on a high note.

“Our guys played with a lot of emotion,” said Gilbert. “That’s what we were looking for and they played with a lot of passion.”

WHS boys soccer finds itself on a run

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The freshmen are growing up fast for the Whitehall boys soccer team.

Since a 5-0 defeat to Parkland on Sept. 11, the young Zephyr defense has guided Chris Bastidas’ squad to a 6-2 run.

Whitehall has out-scored opponents 28-10 during this eight-game streak.

After winning just two games in 2016, the Zephyrs are one win away from clinching a district playoff berth.

Whitehall defeated Northampton for the second time this season, 3-1 on Oct. 2. Aziz Atiyeh, Zahir Linton, and Kresstoph Whittick each recorded a goal. Alexander Khouri made eight saves.

Mounties edge WHS 1-0

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While it wasn’t the outcome they wanted, the Whitehall field hockey team’s game against Stroudsburg last Friday afternoon yielded a lot of positive signs.

They lost to the visiting Mounties 1-0, but they controlled the action throughout the game. They were relentless around the cage in the second half as they unleashed a multitude of shots, with one shot careening off the post, a goalkeeper’s best friend.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Salem Luth 10 2 .833

Christ UCC 8 4 .667

Salem UCC 6 3 .667

Messiah 5 4 .556

St. Paul’s 6 6 .500

Farmersville 6 6 .500

Dryland 4 5 .444

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 5 7 .417

St. Stephens 2 7 .222

Bath Lutheran 1 8 .111

Christ UCC (8-1, 5-4, 5-3 10in) at Dryland

C - Ed Yost 7-13, Ron Wagner 6-14, Garry Hunsicker 6-14, Dave Shaver 5-14, Eric Yocum HR.

D - Bernie Yurko 6-13, Al Gilbert 5-14, Paul Jacoby 3-8.

Salem Luth (5-4, 4-3) at