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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The accomplishments of two powerlifting Michaels from Whitehall may allow them to to be called Iron Mike from on...

Competing in his first sanctioned meet, Mike Tsamutalis, a 16-year-old Zephyr sophomore, took first place in the teen 15-16-year-old division, 181-pound class at the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Northeastern USA Regional Championships in Oaks last Saturday, Dec. 1.

Weighing in at 171 pounds, a full 10 pounds under the class limit, young Mike squatted 352 pounds,...

Hoop season kicks off

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Whitehall basketball teams opened up their seasons this past weekend in different ways.

The boys went 1-1, opening with a win over Becahi in the Yasso-Rothrock Classic before falling to Hazleton on the road Tuesday night.

Against the Hawks, the boys started out fast, taking an 18-8 advantage into the second quarter. But from there, the team had to try and hold off the Hawk comeback. Becahi used a 20-point second quarter to cut Whitehall's lead to just two points, 30-28, at...

Hockey falls to FHS

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

In a battle of two of the top goalies in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League, Tristen Collins (Salisbury) had a hard time of stopping shot after shot. Ben Wykosky of Freedom had one blemish to an other wise flawless night, as the Patriots handled Salisbury/Whitehall 6-1 at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem last Monday night.

Three first period goals, one of which came on the shorthanded end, put Salisbury/Whitehall (1-5-2) in a hole they could not dig out of.

"They [...

Article By: NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With our recent scant snowfall, it was just the incentive skiers and snowboarders needed to hit the slopes. But then came temperatures close to the 60s followed by below freezing temps on Thursday with temps rising again into the high 50s over the weekend. This seesawing of temperatures makes it difficult to not only make snow, but keep snow on the ground. What's a ski resort to do?

Well a few local ski areas did open with limited trails and limited weekend hours. And all ski areas...

Present and future Swim team has an interesting mix

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This season, Whitehall head swimming coach Pete Rile will be experience a part of the present, and he will also have a good look at the future.

No, the veteran coach hasn't abandoned his pool-side manor for a fortune teller's role, but he does have a roster that can resemble the aspects of one. Rile began the 2012-13 season with nine seniors and 11 freshmen from his girls' squad of 25 swimmers.

"It's an interesting mix," said Rile, who recently began his 24th season with the...

Wloczewski, Kelly sign letters

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Even though winter is fast approaching, two Whitehall athletes thoughts turned toward spring as they made their plans official for the next four years.

With pens in hand instead of the their preferred bats, Madison Kelly and Jacob Wloczewski, signed their National Letters of Intent on November 14 at a ceremony in the high school.

Wloczewski will attend Binghamton University in the fall, a Division I school that rests in a valley at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango...

Zephs fall to Easton

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Tim Drevitch scored two goals, the first of the game, and the game winner, to lead Easton past Salisbury/Whitehall 4-2 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

Salisbury/Whitehall had good looks on net seemingly all game, but could not take advantage of the chances. They outshot the Red Rovers 32-28, and created more chances in open play.

"We had our opportunities, we just didn't finish," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We're not a great offensive team for...

Boys aim for playoffs

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's the dawn of a new basketball season, and the Zephyr boys will once again look to rise above the competition and get back into the postseason.

The Zephs finished last season 12-12 and made it to the district playoffs. With no margin for error, that team responded to the challenge of winning tough games down the stretch to secure a D-11 berth. This year's team will also need to find that same mental reserve since it's a fairly inexperienced team that's going to need to rely on...

Speed is key for girls

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the Whitehall girls basketball team hits the floor this season, speed will be the operative word as they look to make it back to the playoffs.

Last year the Zephs went they went 16-10 and made both the Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 playoffs, the former the first ever for a girls team at Whitehall. They also made it to the consolation round of the D-11 postseason, missing the PIAA playoffs with a loss to Pleasant Valley High School.

The question facing head coach...

Whitehall, Northampton football programs help Hurricane Sandy victims

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Who said that watching television isn't good for you?

The father and son duo of Tim and Dan Caffrey obviously used the television to spark an idea to help people that were ravaged from Hurricane Sandy.

As coaches at Northampton and Whitehall's freshman football teams, the Caffrey's decided to team up their high school allegiances for a greater cause by collecting donated goods to help people in the town of Union Bay, NJ earlier this month.

"We were just watching the...