Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Juliano commits to Sacred Heart

Friday, November 30, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Senior Erica Juliano likes a little chill in the air. It goes along with the feeling she puts down the spines of opposing forwards who venture into her turf on the soccer field.

Both Juliano and her Northeast Conference counterparts will be experiencing a lot of chills next fall as the senior begins her freshman season at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Phantoms split pair of recent games

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms continued their up-and-down play this season by splitting two road games over the weekend.

On Friday, they beat Providence 5-4 but followed that up with a 3-2 loss to Springfield the following night. After 16 games, the Phantoms are 9-5-1-1, but are 4-3-1-0 over their last eight games. It’s worth noting that four of those games have been against Springfield (9-4-0-2) and Charlotte (13-3-1-0), who are two of the three teams ahead of the Phantoms in the Atlantic Division. They’ve also played two games against Binghamton (8-7-3-0), who are third in the North Division.

Outdoors: Buck season set to begin Monday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Monday’s Nov. 26 antlered deer hunting season will have up to a million orange clad hunters invading Penn’s Woods in pursuit of a buck. The season runs until Dec. 8 in most areas of the state.

According to Pennsylvania Game Commission, about 45 percent of the season’s buck harvest was taken on the opener last year. But last season, hunters took more deer on the first Saturday of the season — a first in Pennsylvania’s deer-management history. “These really are two of the best times to be deer hunting,” said Chris Rosenberry, PGC deer and elk biologist.

Barkley helps lead NYG to victory

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Former Whitehall head football coach Brian Gilbert read the movements of the Giants’ Saquon Barkley who nearly rushed for 4,000 career yards as a Zephyr.

Gilbert also had a good read on Barkley when the rookie ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three overall touchdowns in his team’s 38-35 victory over Tampa Bay at Met Life Stadium Sunday afternoon.

2018 EPC soccer all-stars

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by The Press in Sports

2018 EPC

Girls Soccer

All-Stars 1st Team

Nazareth, Allison Hoff, Defender, 12; Easton, Leslie Echevarria, Defender 12; Whitehall, Erica Juliano, Defender 12; Stroudsburg, Emily Banashefski, Midfield, 12; PM West, Caroline Weirich, Midfield, 11; Whitehall, Kylie Saliby, Midfield, 12; Whitehall, Kate Bonshak, Forward, 11, MVP; Easton, Ashley Lucas, Forward, 12; Freedom, Haley Gschrey, Forward, 10; Beth. Cath., Brooke Bisko, Forward, 11; Nazareth, Caitlyn Lazzarini, Goalie, 12.

2nd Team

Next year, boys soccer looks to take next step

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After a season in which they just missed districts, Whitehall’s boys’ soccer team will be looking to take the next step.

The Zephyrs finished the year with a 7-10-1 overall record and will graduate six seniors from their current allotment.

Their next transition will be about tightening their defensive play after they tallied the most goals in school history the past two seasons.

“We have been very good at scoring the past two years,” said head coach Chris Bastidas. “We have to defend better.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 22 5 .815

St. Paul’s 16 8 .667

Bath Luth 15 12 .556

Christ UCC 15 12 .556

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

Light of Christ 12 15 .444

Ebenezer 12 15 .444

Dryland 11 16 .407

St. Stephens 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Salem UCC 10 17 .370

St. Stephens (4-0) at

Dryland (7-5, 9-0)

D - Earl Sigley, Bernie Yurko 6-14, Larry Golick 4-9, Rich Dern 4-10, Nathan Phares 3-7.

Pete’s Top-10: More D-11 titles on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.

Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.

It’s only fitting that a gold medal is on the line.