Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Grol, Zephs ready for postseason runs

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the District XI 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament commences this weekend, senior Josh Grol and the rest of his Zephyr teammates will be looking to take that journey a step further in a tough field that boasts some of the toughest wrestlers in the state.

Grol has been a member of the varsity since his freshman season. He participated in the D-11 tourney since that time and is focused on making this postseason appearance memorable.

Soccer scholar athletes are honored

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.

Swimmers get ready for district meet

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Next weekend’s District XI Swimming and Diving Championships will be awash in a myriad of school colors, and Whitehall head coach Pete Rile would like to see a bigger concentration of maroon and gold among that group.

As it stands right now, the Whitehall girls have four guaranteed spots, while the boys will have two when the event begins on March 1. The girls also have four swimmers who are on the cusp with consideration times, while the boys have two who fall into that category.

Article By: chuck hixson Special to the Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine how frustrating this scenario would be to live through.

You’re a highly-regarded prospect in your sport and as you move closer to reaching a point where you’re truly getting an opportunity to show what you can do at the highest levels of that sport, you can’t stay healthy. It seems like every time you rehab from one injury, another one hits.

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Notre Dame-Green Pond

Girls end season with win over EHS

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls basketball team earned a division victory in their final game of the season, sending them into the offseason on a bright note.

The Zephyrs defeated Emmaus 37-24, ending the season with a 7-15 mark.

Head coach Josh Madas said that he was happy with the win, noting that is was the culmination of a strong second half that saw them win six games after the start of the new year. They finished the season 7-15.

Wrestlers get ready for postseason

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team ended their regular season with a victory, setting the stage for a postseason that has a lot of promise.

The Zephyrs closed out the 2018-19 season with a 67-7 win over Palmerton High School. The win gives them 12 victories on the year.

They won 12 bouts against the Blue Bombers, a good team win for a squad that’s now preparing for the postseason and the ultra competitive District XI AAA Individual Wrestling Championships.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports

vision soccer course

Vision Training Soccer announces its first of the year VT Level II Coaching Certification Course in Hellertown, on March 16 from 1-4 p.m.

The course will be offered at 2674 Easton Road, Hellertown, and will include a classroom presentation as well as a two-hour field session.

T.J. Kostecky, Men’s Soccer Coach at LIU Brooklyn, NCAA Division I, along with Len Bilous, former player and pro coach (MISL) will be teaching the course.

Topics presented include: Dribbling for possession; passing and receiving with vision; group and team possession.

Zephyrs fall to Emmaus

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Tyler Holubowski’s three-pointer cut Emmaus’ lead to eight points halfway through the third period, the Hornets decided that was enough and called a timeout.

In that huddle stood a 6-9 run-buster. And once they broke the huddle, the plan was to get it down low to Zach Sabol where the senior muscled his way inside; scored the hoop; got the foul.

Run over.

With Sabol completing the three-point play, the score went back up double digits and the Green Hornets went on to defeat the Zephyrs 64-35 in the last game of the season.