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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center...

Pritchard preps for districts, Glasgow just short

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With match play over and leagues behind them, the Whitehall golf program now focuses its attention on next week's District 11 Championships.

Monday's qualifier, held at Mahoning Valley Country Club, featured Patrick Glasgow for the Zephyr boys. Head coach John Conrad said that junior battled all day, but his round wasn't up to his expectations, finishing with a 100.

"I guess you have those days sometimes," said Conrad.

Conrad said the cut line was 86, and Glasgow wasn't...

Pete's Top-10: Parkland on top

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.

That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.

Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six...

Cunningham, girls knock off Allen

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the Zephyr field hockey team met the Allen Canaries under the lights Monday evening, Kourtney Cunningham put a little extra charge in the game, unleashing some power of her own to win it in overtime.

With barely one minute gone in the extra session, the Zephs battled a Canary rush that had the ball deep in their territory. And when Erin Everett cleared the ball, the result was a perfect pass to Kourtney Cunningham who raced with the ball toward the goal, eluding an Allen defender...

Zephs beat NHS

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As they prepared for the Nazareth Area High School, Whitehall head football coach Brian Gilbert said that the Blue Eagles had a habit of trying to get under your skin.

Well, it was the Zephyrs who caused most of the irritation, especially for the Eagles defense as they rolled over Nazareth 27-7 last Friday to stay unbeaten as they head into their annual grudge match against Parkland High School.

They hit the Eagles with a some big plays (Saquon Barkley's 52-yard run for a...

Boys running well

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall recently competed in the 7th Annual PIAA Foundation Cross Country Invitational.

The boys took 19th overall in the event.

Junior Gabe Lamm took 32nd in the event with a time of 17:27. Brian Plucinsky took 82nd in 18:34.

Jean Carlos Falcon was 123rd in 19:13 and Calvin Schneck was right behind in 124th in 19:14. Elliot Miller was 139th in 19:35. Andrew Sassaman was 158th in 19:53 while Kevin Thomas was 166th in 20:02.

Head coach Mike Lelko has been pleased...

Pritchard leads Zephyrs with 87

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

In the game of golf, small mistakes here or there can have a lasting impact on one's final score.

That was the case for two of Whitehall's top golfers during Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Championships at Bethlehem Golf Club.

Loran Pritchard shot an 87 during the tournament, and finished in 5th place for the girls division. Despite a subpar day on the course in her eyes, she's aware that a few miscues had an effect on her final position.

"I was missing greens a...

Pete's Top-10: Big WHS-PHS matchup

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, we get to the point of the season where we see some rivalry games. It starts with the cornfield battle with Whitehall traveling to Parkland on Friday night and the start of the city battle in Bethlehem, as Becahi hosts Liberty on Saturday afternoon.

It's the time of year where games mean more and playoff races heat up.

So check out the poll as we reach week five.

1. Easton (4-0)

Last week's rank:1

Just another walk in the park for the Rovers this...

Girls continue playoff push

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team got back on the winning track, shutting down the Huskies as they continue their march toward the postseason.

After dropping three consecutive matches, the Zephs found some home cooking to their liking, toppling Dieruff High School 25-9, 25-10, 25-17 at Zephyr Gymnasium on Monday night. Their season record now stands at 4-6.

The win signified a return to form for the Zephs who have been steadily improving throughout the season. Head coach Rob...

Wrestling changes coming at districts

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 announced that changes to the team wrestling tournament will be under way for the upcoming season. Instead of having 10-team formats in both 3A and 2A, 12-team tournaments will now be used moving forward.

The qualified teams and seeds will no longer be determined by a committee, rather through the power point system that the district has used in most sports over the past two years.

The tournaments will also change from a single-elimination standpoint, to double-...