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Boys get key victory

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was just what the doctor ordered, or in this case, what head coach George Cowitch was hoping for when Whitehall took on Emmaus Tuesday night.

The Zephyrs earned their most vital win of the season in a five game triumph over the Hornets25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 30-32, 15-8.

Nick Kuti had 25 kills for the Zephyrs, while Tony Hanna had an astounding 46 assists. Brandon Yazji chipped in 18 digs, as Whitehall (4-4, 4-2) won their second straight match after a two-game skid with losses...

Girls get much-needed win

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

After suffering three consecutive division losses, the Zephyr softball team was able to thaw out their bats last Saturday in a win over Catasauqua High School.

Indeed, the bats came alive in a big way, pounding out 11 hits en route to a 13-7 victory over the Rough Riders.

It was a welcome sign from a team that was scuffling a bit at the plate, scoring just four runs in those three games against Lehigh Valley Conference opponents. Head coach Alexis Berg-Townsend has been...

Boys off to fast start

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's been a blazing start for the Zephyr baseball team as they were undefeated heading into action this week.

Whitehall was 6-0 , getting a mix of solid pitching and timely hitting until they ran into Liberty Tuesday afternoon and suffered their first defeat of the season, 6-5.

It's a team that can do a lot of things well: pitch, play defense and hit. Head coach Shaun O'Boyle said that they also excel in another area that's sometimes overlooked, and that's been a prime reason...

Tennis drops 2

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team dropped a pair of recent matches.

On Tuesday, April 9, they fell to Central at the West End Racquet Club, 6-1.

The number-one doubles team of Izzy Ahmed and Alex Rohn picked up the lone victory. The defeated Austin Grace and Jason Jiang 8-3.

The Zephs lost to Freedom 7-0 on Monday, April 8, at home.

Volleyball drops two

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Whitehall volleyball team has dropped two recent matches to league powerhouses.

Last Thursday, April 4, the boys lost to Parkland at home in four sets, 3-1.

One Tuesday night, Whitehall fell to red-hot Liberty team 3-1. After falling 25-20 in the first set, the Zephs won set two 25-16. Unfortunately, they would fall in two very close sets in three a four, 25-23 and 27-25.

Track team sweeps Freedom

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr track team burst out of the gates in their first dual meet, leaving Freedom High School in their wake.

Both the boys and girls won, with the boys earning a 113-38.5 victory, while the girls handed the Patriots a 107-43 loss.

Sebesta said he was a bit surprised at the margin of victory, believing that Freedom would present a bigger challenge, but they were able to sweep many of the events en route to both wins.

"I think things kind of fell our way," said...

WHS comes in sixth at Zephyr Relays

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Number seven proved to be lucky when local track teams descended on the Zephyr Sports Complex to compete in the annual Zephyr Relays.

After enduring a number of years of inclement weather more indicative of December football than spring track, the relays actually had dry and fair conditions last Saturday as nine teams participated in 14 events that encompass running, jumping and throwing.

Whitehall head track coach Jim Sebesta said the conditions were favorable and that it was...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

During their recent annual spring training trip to Myrtle Beach, the Whitehall Zephyr Varsity Baseball and Softball teams presented Robert Lammi, VP of The Miracle League of Northampton County, with a $1000 check to help those in need to have the opportunity to play ball this spring and summer. The money was raised during a recent bowl a thon sponsored by the baseball and softball booster clubs. GREAT JOB ZEPHYRS !!

Zephs rally for win

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With the baseball season just under way, the Zephyrs have all ready demonstrated the ability to come through in the clutch.

That was the case in their league opener against Northampton Area High School as they found themselves trailing by two runs heading into the top of the sixth. That's when the Zephs put their crunch time heroics to use, coming up with a bases-loaded double by Tyler Sweeney to give them a 5-4 lead. A balk closed out the scoring in the frame, allowing the Zephs to...

Girls off to slow start

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's been a bit of a bumpy start for the Whitehall girls softball team as they begin the 2013 campaign.

After dropping their league opener to Northampton Area High School 2-1, they won their next non-conference game against Pocono Mountain West 17-0, but that was quickly erased by a staggering 15-3 loss to Nazareth Area High School on Tuesday.

They currently sit at 1-3, the other loss coming at the hands of Chartiers-Houston High School as part of the Cal Ripken Experience held...