Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Saquon Barkley Day set for March 24

Friday, March 16, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Borough of Coplay is proud to announce Saquon Barkley Day to be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

The presenting sponsor of the day is St. Luke’s University Health Network, the official sports medicine provider of the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

The festivities will begin with a parade down Chestnut Street in Coplay.

The parade will begin at 12 p.m. at the intersection of 9th Street and Chestnut Street and proceed east on Chestnut Street, making a left on Second Street, and culminating at Saylor Park.

Soccer scholar athletes named

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet held recently at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates that were absolutely amazing and I’m very happy to be named with any of those guys.”

Girls continued learning process

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While the 2017-18 Whitehall girls basketball season was filled with a number of what-ifs, head coach Dwight Repsher was proud with the team’s response of no excuses.

The what-ifs arose after they were on a roll, winning three consecutive games about midway through the season. But that momentum was interrupted by bad weather that led to a weeklong layoff. Shortly thereafter their bench was thinned after players left the program, and then two starters were sidelined with injuries that kept them out of the lineup the remainder of the season as they tried to make a playoff push.

Boys look to continue to build

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the boys basketball season now part of the historical record, the challenge moving forward will be to build on the experience their young squad gained as they prepare for a busy spring and summer.

They finished the year 6-16, integrating a young lineup that returned just three percent of their points from the previous season. That led to some growing pains as head coach Jeff Jones expected. It was a team that had to get production from many players who were new to varsity competition.

Phantoms remain busy down the stretch

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you think your weekends are busy, consider the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

This past weekend, they wrapped up the middle portion of three-straight, three-game weekends on their schedule. While it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Phantoms will be playing playoff hockey this spring, nothing is official just yet. With 13 games left to play in the regular season, the Phantoms have dropped their magic number down to 12 after a productive weekend.

Outdoors: Despite snow, stocking goes on

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Despite the snow we had, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s fleet of trout stocking trucks are on a roll. They’ve been planting trout in area streams and lakes for the regional season opener March 31. There’s also the Mentored Youth Trout Opener March 24 where kids get a chance to catch a trout or two before the crowds of opening day take over.

Four players to continue careers

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Braxton Marrero decided that Lock Haven University would be the place where he would continue his football career.

Marrero echoed his fellow signees when it came down to his decision to play for the Bald Eagles in the fall.

“I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the campus,” said Marrero. “It really was a family atmosphere, and better than I’d seen anywhere else.”

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Salem Luth 43 17 .717

Christ UCC 38 22 .633

St. Paul’s 35 25 .583

Dryland 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 30 30 .500

Emmanuel 28 32 .467

St. Stephen’s 26 31 .456

Farmersville 24 36 .400

Ebenezer 21 33 .389

Salem UCC 22 35 .386

Messiah 22 35 .386

Christ UCC at

Ebenezer (4-1, 7-3, 5-4)

Eb - Jim Voortman, Paul Yoder 5-12, Carol Voortman 5-13 cycle, Dean Frear 4-13 HR, Vic Pacchioni 4-13, HRs - Charlie Costanza, Ken Stanley, Carl Fraley.

Outdoors: show gets new location

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For avid saltwater anglers who are anxious to hit the surf and waves for really big fish, the annual mid-Atlantic saltwater fishing show returns to New Jersey, albeit at a different location.

The Saltwater Fishing Expo, now in its 12th year, is moving to a brand-new location, delivering an even bigger and better event for consumers, said Tod Alberto, show director.

Don’t leave a Phantoms game early

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine if you will this scenario.

Before the AHL season begins, you scour the Phantoms schedule and pick out a game to see against their rival, the Hershey Bears. It’s an early March game, so you figure the weather isn’t likely to be too bad and it could be a big game for both teams. As the season goes on, you notice that the Bears aren’t very good and the Phantoms are kicking their butts in head-to-head meetings. No problem, because you figure at least you’ll see a Phantoms win.