Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Coplay Legion sitting at 4-4

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the Lehigh Valley Legion season staring to heat up, Coplay finds itself looking to stay among the top teams in this year’s league championship race.

Salisbury has a commanding lead for top honors, flying out of the gate at 8-0. Coplay currently sits at 4-4, tied with North Parkland which is 5-5. North Parkland occupies the fourth spot in the standings as of June 19, while Coplay is in fifth.

Girls hoops coach steps down

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Dwight Repsher walked off the court last winter with a win, a come-from-behind victory that it many ways reflected the resiliency of his Zephyr teams the last five years.

The Zephyrs win over Emmaus to end the season was the last game he would coach, resigning as the girls head basketball leader in March.

In his final assessment of that February win over the Green Hornets, Repsher said that they “ … hung in there, and hung in there, and kept cutting it down until we got over the hump.”

Lehigh Valley falls in Carpenter Cup play

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup run ended Monday afternoon in Philadelphia at the hands of a Delaware North in the quarterfinal round.

Delaware North was in control from the beginning taking a three-run lead in the first inning and then never looked back en route to a 26-9 victory.

After taking care of SOL National/Bicentennial 10-7 in the opening round of the tournament, LV was no match for their Delaware counterparts at FDR Park.

Outdoors: Bear spotted in Upper Mac

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark Rabenold, a friend of mine from Allentown, took his mother for a ride last Tuesday afternoon to visit his grandparents’ grave site at Jordan Lutheran Church’s cemetery in Upper Macungie Township. When he pulled up into the cemetery he couldn’t believe what his eyes saw.

No, it wasn’t a ghost like something you’d see in a horror movie. But a more realistic figure.

Coplay, Balliet sit in middle of CM standings

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In the Connie Mack League, both Coplay (4-5-1) and the Balliet Vikes (5-5) sit in the middle of the 23-team league.

The Balliet Vikes defeated Palmerton 19-7 and dropped a contest to Moore Township 5-2. Results for Coplay’s contests were unavailable at press time.

The Balliet Vikes will host Lehigh-Bethlehem, and Coplay will travel to Becahi on Friday, June 22.

The Coplay Legion baseball team enjoyed an offensive explosion last week, lifting its record to 5-4 on the season.

Lehigh Valley Cup softball team gets in practice before tourney

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic right around the corner, the Lehigh Valley team played five innings of a tuneup game against the PA Threat on Monday night at Pates Park before lightning struck, literally.

“We looked good,” said second baseman Rachel Arner, who also plays for Whitehall High School. “There are a lot of different teammates, so we have to adjust to everyone, but it’s still fun, and we just need to work on the little things.”

Gold team defeats Red

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It wasn’t a typical night of high school football. Instead, it was a night of camaraderie and memories for all those who participated and watched.

The 48th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic football game at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium wasn’t your average September game as it was dotted with errors from the players and referees alike who all struggled to get in sync.