Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Field hockey aiming for late-season playoff push

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall field hockey team has settled into a nice groove midway through the season, putting themselves in position for a district playoff push.

They’ve won three out of their last four games, raising their season record to 4-6. They’ll look to extend that streak with four games this week. The toughest of those tests will be against Liberty who are currently 8-3 as of Sept. 21, along with Stroudsburg who sits at 6-4.

Boys go 3-0, girls 2-1 in cross country meet

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Devon Roberts took first place at a meet in the Lehigh Parkway which helped to lead the Zephyr girls to two wins Tuesday.

Whitehall beat PM West 15-50 and Pleasant Valley 24-32, but the team fell to PM East in a close, 27-29 contest.

Roberts finished with the top time of 20:56.

Lindsay Solderitch took 14th with a time of 23:14, Mackenzie Laub was 17th in 23:25 and Daisha Hamilton was 25th in 24:14 to round out the top-25 runners.

The following were girls scores from the race:

Emmaus 19, PM East 42

Emmaus 15, PM West 50

WHS soccer teams fight for playoff berths

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JACOB MELUSKY in Sports

The Whitehall boys and girls soccer teams are each battling for their spot in the playoffs past the midway point of the fall season.

The Zephyr boys team captured a thrilling overtime victory against Easton on Monday, Sept. 23. Whitehall scored first with a goal by Kresstoph Whittick. The teams went into halftime with Whitehall leading 1-0. Easton answered with a goal in the second half by Jonathan Morello to force overtime. In overtime, Whitehall’s Abdul Ojulari-Sulyman netted the game-winning goal.

Zephyrs have tough test vs. Pates Freedom

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Heading into the second half last week, Whitehall had a 15-9 lead as well as momentum against Central Catholic as they appeared poised for its first win of the season.

Unfortunately, it didn’t hold up.

The Zephyrs suffered a safety on a high snap that went into the end zone and allowed a late score that sent them to a 16-15 defeat.

“We ended up losing at the end,” said Whitehall head coach Matt Senneca. “We didn’t stop them and we didn’t score.

“We went out and battled and did some positive things out there. Our kids played hard and that’s all we can really do.”

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.

Zeph tennis team falls to Northampton

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls got some early wins from during Friday’s tennis match against Northampton, but couldn’t sustain the momentum and dropped a tough contest to their cross-river rivals.

Both Noel Yacoub and their No. 2 doubles team of Heylee Chan and Emily Tran staked them to a quick 2-0 lead against the visiting Kids.

Yacoub dusted off at Rose Sharga in straight sets at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. while Chan and Tran also won in the same fashion, defeating the Kid tandem opponents, 6-2, 6-0.

Field hockey aims to turn things around this season

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Heading into the 2019 field hockey season, head coach Jennifer Bodnar knew that the early part of the schedule would be a challenge.

For the second consecutive season, the Zephyrs faced a front-loaded schedule with three Eastern Pennsylvania Conference teams that amassed a 73-18 record the previous year.

Bodnar said that the team was well aware of the challenges that spate of games posed. They were thrust into the EPC field hockey crucible right out of the gate, with those games ultimately serving as a learning experience, illustrating the areas that they need to address.

Pete’s Top-10: Eagles soar to top

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.

It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony Harris under center.

Hozza shoots 73 for Moravian

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team held a lead through most of the first half and the majority of the fourth quarter until visiting McDaniel College scored its only touchdown of the game with 12 seconds remaining to earn a 13-10 victory over the host Greyhounds at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday in the Centennial Conference opener for each school.

The Hounds dropped their first home game of the season as the squad turned the ball over seven times and had a punt blocked while still having the lead late into the fourth.

Area players who stood out were: