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To the finals! Whitehall upsets Liberty in the district semis; will face Emmaus

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Emmaus walked into Whitehall's gymnasium Tuesday night sporting Hawaiian outfits. Whitehall came into their home gym equipped with confidence.

No matter how they entered the District 11 3A volleyball semifinals, both came out on top.

The Zephyrs and Green Hornets each pulled off upset victories to set up a scrappy district championship tonight, back at Whitehall, for a 7 p.m. tip.

Emmaus shocked top-seeded, LVC champion, Parkland in four games (23-25, 29-27, 25-22, 25-18...

Stella to states

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's a destination they strive for as soon as they step onto the track to start the season, and for a few Zephyrs that journey has turned into a reality.

The place is Shippensburg University, site of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. It will be the next stop for Angela Stella who qualified for the state tourney after posting a 2:18.30 mark in the 800 at last week's District XI AAA Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain...

Landowners now protected from liability

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

For landowners who are reluctant to allow hunting on their property, Senate Bill 648 sponsored by Pennsylvania Senator Alloway, now protects them from liability for actions of others.

The Bill received final passage on May 8 by a vote of 49-0. It amends the Game and Wildlife Code (Title 34) to ensure landowners who allow hunting on their property to not be subject to prosecution for Code violations committed by the hunters whom the landowner has allowed to hunt. The Bill also states...

Girls fall to Mounties

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Alexis Berg-Townsend has always contended that a team wants to be playing its best softball at the end of the season.

That was certainly the case this year when the Zephyrs posted six wins in their last seven games to assure themselves a spot in the district playoffs. It was an outcome that hinged on them rising to the occasion after a rocky start.

However, the Zephs couldn't sustain that momentum when they hosted Stroudsburg High School to open the District 11 4A playoffs....

Wloczewski helps blank EHS

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note - Wednesday's LVC final game against Parkland comes after Press deadlines. Look for coverage of the game in next week's edition.

When pitcher Jacob Wloczewski drew the opening round game of the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships, he knew that the adrenaline would be pumping on both benches.

He used that knowledge to his advantage as he tossed a shutout against Emmaus High School at Hackett Park in Easton, sending the Zephyrs into the championship game on...

WHS strong at LVC meet

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Lightning may have hampered the second day of the Lehigh Valley Conference /Colonial League Track and Field Championships, but it didn't dampen the effort by the Zephyrs who were able to put together a strong performance.

The boys finished in fifth place with 65 points, while the girls earned the eighth spot with 46.50 points. The Championships were won on the boys side by Parkland High School, and by Emmaus High School for the girls.

Head coach Jim Sebesta said that the boys...

Zephs battle to the end vs. PHS

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Even though their last league game was a loss to Parkland High School, it reinforced the notion that the Zephyr softball team will battle to the end.

Trailing 5-0 as the final inning got under way, head coach Alexis Berg-Townsend said they mounted a rally, loading the bases in an effort to get on the scoreboard. While they failed to get a run across, they still battled until that final out.

"They never gave up and they continued fighting for the whole game," said Berg-Townsend...

New species of bass found

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're an avid bass fisherman, did you know there's a new species of black bass swimming in southeast waters according to the Outdoor Pressroom.

Scientists from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have discovered these new species while DNA testing a species found in Florida's Chipola River in 2007. The accompanying photo of the bass, that is destined to be called the "Choctaw bass" (more on that later), was collected from Florida's Holmes Creek in February 2012....

LVC likely to stay together

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference officials had a chance to meet last week to discuss the future of the league and some clarity is now coming into focus. The league met on Monday in an emergency meeting to discuss the Mountain Valley Conference invitation of 10 of the league's schools, while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Principal's and athletic directors met last Wednesday as well in a regularly scheduled meeting and all indicators point to the LVC staying intact with all...