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Wrestlers get ready for postseason

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As the Zephyr wrestling team preps for the district tournament, they can look back on another successful year that will guide them into the postseason.

The Zephs ended their season with a win over Jim Thorpe Area High School, capping a 10-9 season that saw them get steadily better as the year progressed.

Right now the team is busy preparing for the second half, honing their skills inside the wrestling room at Whitehall High School. Head coach Tim Cunningham said it's a time...

Girls end year

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With two tough losses to close out the season, the Zephyr girls basketball team experienced a little déjá vu that seems to have embodied their year.

The girls lost their final game to Pocono Mountain East in overtime, losing 49-45 to their Mountain Valley Conference rival. That loss served as a microcosm of their season, said head coach Rick Worman as he watched another team shoot well against them despite sinking more field goals than the Cardinals.

"We face a team that didn't...

Raising the Bar Romanyshyn is one swimmer helping to get Zephyrs noticed

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Four years ago, Rudy Romanyshyn joined the Whitehall High School swimming team as a way to get some exercise and get in shape.

Now, four year later, Romanyshyn is on the verge of becoming a district qualifier.

The senior has emerged among a budding group of male swimmers in the Zephyrs' program this winter. As a result, both the boy's and girls' programs have been raised their bars among their competitors in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

"It seems like our team (boys')...

Girls earn silver

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School's varsity cheerleading squad won the silver medal in the small division at the District XI cheerleading competition on Jan. 26 at Easton Area Middle School.

The Zephyrs' second-place victory earned them the right to compete at the PIAA State Cheerleading Championships in Hershey.

Whitehall cheerleading head coach Jean Marsteller said, " I am so excited to be a part of the first state competition. This team is so worthy of the honor because it is one of the...

Girls fall on senior night

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr girls basketball team said good-bye to its seniors last Friday, hosting Northampton Area High School in the send-off game.

It was a game in which the Kids bolted out to an early lead, taking the steam out the Zephs in the first quarter. However, Whitehall fought back to cut it to two late in the game, but the Kids sank their foul shots in crunch time to cement the victory, 59-53.

The Zephs comeback was sparked by their core of seniors as Madison Kelly pumped in 18...

Bonshak reaches 100 wins

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's evident that Matt Bonshak's talent on the wrestling mat is remarkable, but his skills as a cartographer are equally impressive.

As soon as Bonshak stepped onto the mat to begin his varsity wrestling career at Whitehall High School, his journey to excellence was mapped out in his mind. He had a clear goal and he knew from the start where he wanted to go, the road map clearly etched in his mind.

Getting from point A to point B was a journey he was determined to accomplish, a...

Zephs prep for districts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall head swimming coach Pete Rile believes both his girls' and boy's team can make an impact at the upcoming district meet as they both begin the latter parts of their season.

For the past few season, the girls' unit has been gaining momentum as a major threat in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC). This season, they have battled some of the LVC's perennial power and gained and established a budding reputation.

Whitehall's girls' team soundly defeated Salisbury, 115-50, as...

Boys make the dance

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Whether it's a shiny pair of patent leather oxfords, or a worn out pair of Chuck Taylors, the important thing is wearing a pair of dancing shoes.


Because the Zephyrs boys basketball team is heading to the big postseason dance again.

They clinched a spot when they dismantled visiting Pocono Mountain West 56-34 last Saturday, paving the way for another postseason run.

The night before they turned in a torrid fourth quarter performance against Northampton Area...

Boys get big win

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Say hello to the cardiac kids again.

Trailing by nine leading into the fourth quarter, those cardiac kids, otherwise known as the Zephyr boys basketball team, mounted a furious comeback, finally overtaking William Allen High School with an 18-point onslaught in that final frame for a 51-50 victory on Tuesday.

It was their ninth win of the season and gets them one step closer to a playoff berth. Needing two more wins to get into the district playoffs, that journey became a...

Girls roll as swimmers earn split with SHS

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Whitehall swimming team earned a split against Salisbury Tuesday evening.

The girls cruised to a 115-50 victory while the boys fell to the Falcons 129-40.

The girls won all but one event and were paced by Brooke Gilson and Mina Feyrer who were both double winners for the Zephs.

Gilson won the 200 free in 2:03.13 and the 500 free in 5:15.30. Feyrer took the 200 IM in 2:18.58 and the 100 back in 1:03.27.

Vicky Ceasar, Alexus Merkert, Allison Emick and Jess...