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Girls look for more wins

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

After winning their first game, the Whitehall field hockey team found some bumpy terrain once league play started.

The Zephs thundered out of the gate, unleashing a powerful offensive attack against Pocono Mountain West High School that netted 12 goals. But since that time, Whitehall has dropped three division games, and also lost to nonconference foe Stroudsburg High School as well.

While their 1-4 record indicates they'll have an uphill battle to get into the postseason,...

LV Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza a success

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Now that the 2013 Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is history, the show's co-director, Bob Danenhower of Orefield, looks forward to next year's show that will be held Aug. 22-24 at Kempton Fairgrounds.

As for this year, Danenhower says the shows' great weather attributed to an excellent attendance over its three-day run. Said Danenhower, "Friday started out with a pretty good crowd that I call "Pappy Day," as it's always been a day for grandparents to bring the grandkids...

Pritchard looking to qualify

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As the Whitehall golf season heads down the back stretch, they're looking to qualify as many players as possible for the district playoffs.

Right now senior Loran Pritchard has the inside track among the Zephyr players, averaging an 86 so far this season.

"Loran is in a good position to qualify for districts," said head coach John Conrad who is in the middle of his first season as the golf coach.

Conrad said that right now she's looking to improve that average, polishing...

Volleyball tops NHS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's still thwack city for the Whitehall girls volleyball team.

They won their second game of the season, defeating Northampton Area High School in four games, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15.

They've been hot out of the gate, confirming head coach Robert Gardner's prediction that they'll be really good.

Even with this small sample size, the Zephs have demonstrated that they may be one of the big surprises in the LVC. They played a spirited game against Freedom High School to...

Pete's Top-10

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a poor second week for myself as Parkland and Emmaus laid major eggs in the weekly picks.

However, it's a feel good story for Bethlehem Catholic garnering a major win for the program, as well as Palisades showing they won't be run over this year.

East Stroudsburg South makes an appearance as well, as the bottom half of the poll is up for grabs.

Here goes this week's picks!

1. Easton (2-0)

Last week's rank: 2

Rovers seem to have cemented...

Girls look to make push

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall tennis team sits at 5-5 this season and they continue to try and make a push toward the postseason.

With a .500 mark, it's expected there are some things head coach Meredith Kester would like to seem improve.

"We're struggling with match play consistency," Kester said. "But have showed overall improvement since the beginning of the season."

However, there is also plenty to build on according to Kester. The coach said the number-three and four doubles teams...

Zephyrs strike early

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

After generating 402 yards of total offense in their opener against Spring-Ford High School, a critical question surrounding the Zephyr football team was met with a resounding answer.

That prolific output was a testament to the effectiveness of their line play, one of the main concerns heading into the 2013 campaign.

However, when the bell rang to kickoff the season, the line made their presence felt in helping to guide the Zephs to a 37-21 victory over the visiting Rams.


Girls rout Pocono West

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall field hockey team roared out of the gate with sticks a-blazin' as they blanked Pocono Mountain West High School to begin the season.

The Zephs erupted for 12 goals, as six players found the back of the cage en route to the 12-0 win.

That offensive surge was led by Taylor George who had five goals against the Panthers. Tianna Rivers rattled the ball home twice, while Kourtney Cunningham duplicated that feat. Additionally, Erin Everett, Brianna Peacock and Kylee...

Boys cross country team wins at Lion Invitational

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall cross country teams opened the season by taking part in the Lion Invitational at Moravian Academy on Friday, Aug. 30.

The Zephyr boys started with a bang as they captured first overall with a score of 99 points. They finished ahead of second-place Northwestern, which had 144 points. Jim Thorpe was third with 145 points.

Gabe Lamm was the first overall boy to cross, coming in first with a time of 16:59. He just edged out Liberty's Alex Fitch who ran a 17:00....

Pete's Top-10 Parkland is number-one

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

So, what did we learn from week one of football. Well, one thing for sure is that there are a lot of bad teams out there. On the bright side, Dieruff has actually improved and that should give everyone on the East Side a feel good story. Whitehall came away with the most surprising win last week, while Liberty kicked off the John Truby era with a big win.

Major showdowns across the board in the LVC and Colonial League this week, which makes for an interesting poll.

1. Parkland...