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Lamm leads way in 12th

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Whitehall placed three boys in the top-20 at last weekend's 34th Annual Centaur Invitational at DeSales University.

Gabe Lamm placed 12th with a time of 17:13.94 while Brian Plucinsky was 16th in 17:26.07. Calvin Schneck was 19th in 17:28.11. Quakertown's Alex Balla won the race with a time of 16:38.18. Parkland's Dan Kyvelos was second in 16:51.64.

Jean Carlos Falcon was 53rd with a time of 18:19.19. Elliot Miller was 87th in 18:58.24. Andrew Sassaman was 103rd in 19:19.17....

Koehler looks to turn it around

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Kurt Koehler is all about soccer.

Since he began playing the sport at the age of six, Koehler has had an admitted love affair with the sport.

In fact, he plans to continue being associated with his passion when he graduates from Whitehall in June.

Until then, Koehler plans to help his club rebound from a 2-5 start and get back to districts.

"We're off to rough start," said Koehler. "To be honest, we should have a better record. But we have been coming around more...

Ups, downs for girls

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster so far this year for the Whitehall field hockey team.

After dropping four games in a row, the Zephs climbed back up the track, winning two consecutive games last week to get their record to 3-4. Their ability to rebound after some close games can prove valuable as they fight for a playoff berth in the tough Lehigh Valley Conference.

Their first win was a 1-0 blanking of Easton Area High School. The game winner came off the stick of Kourtney...

Girls rally but fall to Easton

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team staged a furious comeback to extend the match to a deciding fifth game against Easton Area High School Tuesday night at Zephyr Gymnasium.

In the hole 0-2 to their Lehigh Valley Conference foes, the Zephs rallied to win the next two games, sending the match to the pivotal game five tiebreaker.

However, the Red Rovers got their mojo back, bolting out to an early lead from which Whitehall could never recover, winning 15-7 to earn the victory....

Zephs down Liberty

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Watching Saquon Barkley burst through the Liberty High School defense without anyone able to bring him down, let alone get a hand on him, it seemed he could have made it look easy even if they trotted out their 291-strong Grenadier band to help them.

The junior tailback finished with 211 yards on 14 carries, accounting for all of the Zephyrs' scores en route to their 28-19 win over the Hurricanes at Frank Banko field last Friday.

He scored on runs of 33, 41, 50 and 57 yards,...

Boys sit at 2-3

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Through their first four games, Whitehall's boys' soccer program had some mixed emotions and feeling about their performance.

The Zephyrs, who qualified for the district playoffs for the first time last season after a long drought, will expect to make a return visit. In the early going, Whitehall had a 2-3 record, winning their first two games against Blue Mountain (4-0) and Saucon Valley (4-3) before they dropped consecutive contests against Northampton (2-1), Nazareth (3-0) and...

Girls start 2-2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the past three seasons, Whitehall's girls' soccer program has raised its awareness and respectability to rise from the ranks of pretender to contender. Two seasons ago, the Zephyrs rode some early season momentum all the way to the state Class AAA championship game.

As a result, Whitehall has found itself with a target on its back. That target was tarnished slightly when the Zephyrs didn't receive an invite to the state tournament.

This season, Whitehall lost key players...

Volleyball tops NHS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's still thwack city for the Whitehall girls volleyball team.

They won their second game of the season, defeating Northampton Area High School in four games, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15.

They've been hot out of the gate, confirming head coach Robert Gardner's prediction that they'll be really good.

Even with this small sample size, the Zephs have demonstrated that they may be one of the big surprises in the LVC. They played a spirited game against Freedom High School to...

Pete's Top-10

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a poor second week for myself as Parkland and Emmaus laid major eggs in the weekly picks.

However, it's a feel good story for Bethlehem Catholic garnering a major win for the program, as well as Palisades showing they won't be run over this year.

East Stroudsburg South makes an appearance as well, as the bottom half of the poll is up for grabs.

Here goes this week's picks!

1. Easton (2-0)

Last week's rank: 2

Rovers seem to have cemented...

Girls look to make push

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall tennis team sits at 5-5 this season and they continue to try and make a push toward the postseason.

With a .500 mark, it's expected there are some things head coach Meredith Kester would like to seem improve.

"We're struggling with match play consistency," Kester said. "But have showed overall improvement since the beginning of the season."

However, there is also plenty to build on according to Kester. The coach said the number-three and four doubles teams...