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Girls are running out of time

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall softball team is still battling that inconsistent bug, losing to Bethlehem Catholic High School on Monday, a loss that leaves them little margin for error in their quest for a playoff berth.

After winning consecutive games against Dieruff and Pocono Mountain East High Schools, the Zephs fell to the Golden Hawks, losing 9-1 to their Lehigh Valley Conference counterparts.

The loss drops them to 5-8, adding weight to the remaining games on their schedule since two...

Zephyrs fall to Becahi

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's tough to lose any competitive game, but it's even more difficult when you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn't for your mistakes.

That was essentially the case for Whitehall Tuesday night as they traveled to Bethlehem Catholic in a Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball matchup.

A night that saw Becahi unveil their state championship banner from a year ago, the Hawks took care of business on the court as well, racking up a hard fought three game sweep over the...

Zephs blank Parkland

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

WANTED: A baseball team that can win the tight games with pitching and defense, as well as the slugfests utilizing their bats.

POSITION FILLED: The Zephyr baseball team has the ability to do both, winning the close games (see Parkland and Easton results), and the games where runs come in bunches (note Nazareth and Bethlehem Catholic wins).

As a testament to those job skills, the game against the Trojans would be at the top of their 2013 resumé. They won the game 1-0 on the arm...

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 hope to turn it around

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As the 2013 season is unfolding, the Whitehall softball team is still trying to get some solid footing and maintain some consistency to help them steer a course toward the postseason.

They've shown the ability to put together some wins as evidenced by their victories over Catasauqua and Easton Area High Schools last week, but then they dip into another valley, losing to Bethlehem Catholic and Emmaus their last two games to fall to 3-7 on the season.

Head coach Alexis Berg-...

District 11 baseball gets sponsors

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

For the past three seasons, District 11 has held their baseball championships at Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It's return for 2013 was in jeopardy after the district had to pick up the full $8,000.00 cost for the use of the stadium last season when their previous sponsorship from Coca-Cola ended following the 2011 tournament. Fortunately, two new sponsors have stepped up to pick up half of the tab for this year's cost, allowing District 11 to return to the premier...

Whitehall track and field sweeps K-Kids

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Once again, the Whitehall boys and girls track teams pulled off a sweep, capturing their second win with a strong showing in nearly every event.

The Zephs took the bull by the horns in demolishing the Kids, starting with the sprints. They maintained that level of consistency throughout the meet as the boys won 80-70, while the girls earned a 82-68 win.

In the boys 100, they nailed down then top three spots as James Wah led the way, finishing in 11.3. That was followed by John...

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...

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...