Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, March 30, 2020

Outdoors: Tips for getting a boat loan

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you visited the recent Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, or traveled to Atlantic City for the gigantic Atlantic City Boat Show, and spied a boat rig you’d like to have, perhaps you may need to start shopping for a loan to finance it.

The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group, urges boaters to be smart when it comes to financing a new or used boat. They offer three tips to help you avoid common problems when applying for a loan.

Arner advances to regionals

Friday, February 28, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Sophomore Xavier Arner has the opportunity to extend his wrestling season into March, and that’s the place where he hopes to lead the rest of his teammates in the coming years.

Arner advanced to the 3A Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament by defeating Parkland’s Bryan Diaz 3-2 to earn fifth place during last weekend’s District XI 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium.

Boys fall to PMW in districts

Friday, February 28, 2020 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The end of the season is a bitter pill to swallow for any student-athlete associated with scholastic sports, and the Whitehall boys basketball team felt all those emotions once the final horn sounded in the opening game of the district playoffs.

After finishing the season with consecutive victories to catapult them into the District XI playoffs, the Zephyrs were halted by visiting Pocono Mountain West in their quest to advance through the 6A brackets in search of a championship.

Outdoors: Trout stockings scheduled for March 3

Friday, February 28, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Perhaps it’s because we’ve had a mild winter so far, but trout anglers are getting the itch to fish. And if the weather holds, preseason trout stockings will get underway March 3 in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

As for the latter, Minsi Lake in Northampton County, is also on the schedule to be stocked since it was closed and drained for dam repairs in 2017. The dam work is completed and the lake is scheduled to be stocked with trout on March 24 ahead of the Regional Mentored Youth Day, according to the PF&BC.

Trades could impact LV

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The NHL trade deadline arrives on Monday. So, what does that have to do with the Phantoms? Possibly a lot.

When you make an addition via trade in sports, there’s a subtraction that goes with it and the subtraction could conceivably come from among the Phantoms roster. Of course, trades in the real sports world aren’t like the trades pulled off in the world of fantasy sports where “owners” just talk to a friend and work out some zillion-player blockbuster trade. In the real world, there are things like salary caps, player contracts and locker room chemistry.

Outdoors: A look at recent survey results

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates, the folks who do yearly surveys on hunting and fishing preferences, has released their recent Fall Hunter/Shooter Survey showing the most popular hunting, shooting equipment purchases by sportsmen and sports gals, and the species they pursued.

The panel, composed of hunters and shooters from across the country who volunteer to participate, track hunter/shooter participation and purchases.