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Scoreboard Dedication

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Sports

A scoreboard was recently donated to the Northampton Athletic Association by both the Coplay and Whitehall Giant Food Stores. Giant associates David Snyder, Alison Snyder, John Leitzell and Deb Thomas were on hand to present to Gary Winkle, NAA softball commissioner, and Jeremy Reph, baseball coach and fundraiser chairman, as well as boys and girls of the NAA. The NAA would like to thank Giant for the donation and what they do for the community.

Fullerton battling the weather, too

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It seems the weatherman isn't fond of baseball this summer.

The Fullerton Legion baseball team is well aware of that fact. They had two games scheduled for Monday, one of which was the continuation of a suspended game with Emmaus, while the other was a full game against the same team. However, the weatherman threatened more rain over an already waterlogged Henry Glasser Field, forcing the cancellation.

That weather interruption followed Sunday's day-night double header, another forced scheduling adjustment due to the rains.

Signing Day

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

13 commit to continue careers

Editor's Note: This is part two of Whitehall's signing day. Part one ran in the June 20 edition.

For Michael Leonhardt, the decision to attend Lehigh University this fall rested squarely on what the school offered academically for the track and field standout. Having investigated other schools that had engineering departments, most had single four-year degree programs.

Local volleyball players named all-state

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Seven local seniors were named to the PIAA 3A and 2A all-state volleyball teams last week for the boys' season.

Bethlehem Catholic's Evan Blair (OH) and Bryan Brown (setter) both were named to the 2A team, while Emmaus' Gabe Shankweiler (OH), Collin Stanton (OH), Nazareth's Galin Swigart (OH), Parkland's Michael Lewis (setter) and Whitehall's Nick Kuti (OH) rounded out the 3A contingent.

Egypt falls in Biddy title game

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Egypt Green shocked once beaten Bowmanstown Big Red Machine in the semifinals playoff pounding them by seven runs, something Catty didn't even do, but the Roughies rose to the occasion in a game that was closer than the final score appears, an 11-5 victory to capture the Central Whitehall League Biddy title.

The game was played at Stoney Ridge Park in Bowmanstown on Saturday, June 29.

Reunited Coplay Legion benefits from having full squad

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Don't look now, but the Coplay Legion baseball team is rocketing up the standings.

Winners of three consecutive games, the lads from Coplay are now 5-7, and are looking to secure a playoff spot now that the season is in the back stretch.

The launching pad proved to be a full complement of baseball players, a happy turn of events for Coplay manager Louis Falco. "The key is having people back," said Falco. "It's nice to have, two or three extra guys off the bench."

Young Coplay finding its way

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Coplay head coach Scott Rodriguez hasn't been afraid to honestly evaluate his club's performance in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack season.

"It has been a rough season for us so far," said Rodriguez of his team's 4-10 mark to begin this week's play. "We're a very young team that has been learning along the way. We have a number of guys who played on the Whitehall JV team last year. But we also have a number of first-year players here. This has been a real learning process for us so far this season."