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LVC officials hold emergency meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools...

Staying hot Zephs survive CCHS rally and hold on to win

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyrs baseball team withstood a seventh-inning rally to record another victory this season, keeping them well positioned for a shot at a league title.

With runners on first and second, Allentown Central Catholic's Zach Tobash strolled to the plate. He had all ready launched two balls over the fence, and was looking to make it one more which would have tied the game.

That didn't faze reliever Elliot Mortimer who got the last out with a whiff, preserving the win for the...

Super conference formation Becahi, Central Catholic are left off invitation list

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

LVC track and field top performances

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.


100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.

200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.

400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1...

Track prepares for postseason at Shippensburg

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyrs recent trek to Shippensburg University to compete among some of the best track and field male athletes in the state, yielded some strong results while providing experience for everyone.

The Zephs were part of the Shippensburg Jack Roddick High School Invitational held April 20. The AAA bracket featured 60 teams, with Whitehall earning 10.5 points to finish in the 25th spot.

The event was won by Cumberland Valley High School who amassed 59 points, four ahead of...

Carpenter Cup tryouts begin this weekend

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner. The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 a.m.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F....

Girls battle for berth

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With Tuesday's win over William Allen High School, the Zephyr softball team climbed back to .500, and is ready for a final playoff push.

Using a barrage of hits, the Zephs toppled the Canaries, 10-3. They tallied nine hits in getting their eighth win of the season. It was their third consecutive win, and puts them on much firmer ground within the district playoff picture with four games remaining.

Senior Lauren Mortimer said that is was extremely important to get back to .500...

LVC wildcard race heating up

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's coming down to crunch time in the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball season and the wildcard spot for the LVC playoffs is a hot item. Both Whitehall and Northampton are fighting for that final spot, as well as Bethlehem Catholic, as teams enter their final four games of league play into the next week.

Northampton (11-3, 6-3), Whitehall (6-5, 6-3) and Bethlehem Catholic (7-3, 6-3) all share identical league records at the moment, but their fates will come into focus as key...

Pennsylvania Game Commission makes announcements

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has announced seasons, bag limits plus elk and antlerless deer license allocations for the 2013-14 license year.

In addition, Wildlife Management Unit 2G has been subdivided into two WMUs (2G and 2H).

On the local scene, the PGC eliminated the extended regular firearms season in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, except in Special Regulations Area counties of Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

As for the always-controversial...

Baseball team stays hot

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr baseball team continues its torrid season, visiting Bethlehem Catholic High School on Tuesday in their latest demonstration of blazing versatility.

The bat rack was once again sizzling as they slammed 15 hits en route to the 14-1 win.

On the mound, things were just as bleak for the Golden Hawks who had to deal with Elliot Mortimer who only allowed three hits in the win. He also fanned six and didn't allow a walk.

It was another combination of superb pitching...