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Fullerton eyes a playoff berth

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When lightning interrupted the Lehigh Valley Legion game between Fullerton and South Parkland, the Ramblers were leading 3-1.

But Mother Nature decided to erase the game from the record books. Gone are the hits, runs, strikeouts and walks since the game only lasted four innings before streaks of electrostatic discharge pierced the night sky.

That means they'll have to start fresh and General Manager Jim Hein knows that they'll have to stay on an even keel if they want to make...

Young Coplay finding its way

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Coplay head coach Scott Rodriguez hasn't been afraid to honestly evaluate his club's performance in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack season.

"It has been a rough season for us so far," said Rodriguez of his team's 4-10 mark to begin this week's play. "We're a very young team that has been learning along the way. We have a number of guys who played on the Whitehall JV team last year. But we also have a number of first-year players here. This has been a real learning process for us so far...

Great year for Zephs

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team reached the finish line in 2013 with another solid performance from both the boys and girls.

The boys proved to be one of the better teams in the conference, posting a 6-3 record, one of those wins coming against a deep Easton Area High School team. The girls finished the season 4-5, and were just a handful of points from a winning record, according to head coach James Sebesta.

Their effort throughout the year kept them competitive in every...

Fullerton waiting to see its full potential

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Just like his Coplay counterpart, Fullerton Legion manager Daniel Delp has yet to reap the consistent benefits of a full complement of players.

"We've had only one game this year when we had our entire roster on hand," said Delp.

That means they've had to adjust, sometimes putting players in unfamiliar spots which has been a challenge this season. Still, Delp said he's been fortunate since a few of his players, including Ryan Bonshak, Matt Bonshak, Zach Delp, Tyler Correll and...

Coplay off to slow start

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's fair to say that the start of the 2013 Lehigh Valley Legion season for manager Louis Falco has been very frustrating.

The team is currently 2-7, placing them firmly in the ninth spot of the 10-team league.

"It's very disappointing," said Falco who is getting ready for a hectic week with his team scheduled to play four games in the next six days.

The source of that disappointment stems from a number of areas. Falco said the team is suffering from too many mental...

Volleyball will move forward with loss of 10 seniors

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall's volleyball season came to an end before it would have liked, but the Zephyrs have plenty to look back on as they concluded their 2013 campaign.

Finishing up with a 13-6 record, along with an appearance in the district finals and the state tournament, gave Whitehall a season to be proud of, but the Zephyrs may always look back on the season and ask, "what if," in regards to letting a fifth game slip away from them against Emmaus in the District 11 3A championship.


McDonald's game a seniors' final road

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The McDonald's All-Star Football Classic is set to kickoff again this Thursday night at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium. For the 43rd season, the annual charity event brings together players and coaches from across the Lehigh Valley to play one final high school contest for a good cause.

It also brings players together to compete for one last victory.

That's the case for everyone involved in Thursday's encounter, as the charity contest is built upon the foundation for a good...

Signing Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note: This is part one is a series of stories about the recent spring signees at Whitehall.

With pens firmly in their hands, another group of Whitehall High School student-athletes inked their intentions to continue their athletic careers at area colleges.

This group represented the final collection of Whitehall student-athletes to formalize their future plans. It was also the biggest group since the signing period began, with 13 students adding their names to the...

Lehigh Valley rolls over Delaware South

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a torrid start for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team Monday afternoon, as they torched Delaware South 11-3 in the opener of the 16-team tournament at Richie Ashburn Field in Philadelphia.

The Lehigh Valley blew things open with a four-run third inning, helping them take a 5-0 lead into the fourth, which only ballooned following a two-run double by Tyler Buskirk to help build a 7-0 lead for the Lehigh Valley.

In total, the Lehigh Valley pelted Delaware South's pitching...

Great season! But pitching staff takes a hit next year due to graduation

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It was a remarkable season for the Zephyr baseball team, claiming a piece of history and getting to the district finals.

For manager Shaun O'Boyle, coming to the field every day and watching his players perform was an experience he'll never forget.

"It was fantastic," said O'Boyle who just completed his third year as skipper. "I told them you'll go down as one of the best teams ever at Whitehall."

The numbers certainly back that up.

The Zephs were 22-3 and won a...