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Zephyr football to host a mother's clinic

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Whether it's a dive play off right tackle, or a bubble screen executed from a spread formation, the game and its attendant vernacular will be part of an effort by the Varsity W Club and the Whitehall coaching staff to immerse moms in everything football.

This Saturday kicks off the inaugural Whitehall Zephyrs Football Mom's Clinic. It will be held at the football stadium, beginning at 9 a.m. It will be Football 101 for those who wish to attend the session so they can get acquainted...

A lesson in knees and life

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jonathan Bender was emailing Mark Cuban back and forth about his ideas. Bender, the fifth overall draft pick of the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 NBA Draft, was emailing the Dallas Mavericks owner about a product he had developed.

Cuban was looking for a product himself, a seven-foot, big-man, instead of what Bender was trying to pitch him.

"I told him about my product and he told me I needed a big man," said Bender. "It's tough to get owners to look at you as more than just...

LV Hunting & Fishing show set for Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

In two weeks, Pennsylvania's only true outdoor show opens where many of the exhibits and attractions are, where else, outdoors.

The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza will again set up shop Aug. 23-25 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa. This year marks the shows 8th season of the show whose motto and philosophy is to maintain the fishing and hunting tradition in Pennsylvania.

Show co-directors Bob Danenhower of Orefield and Rick Weaknecht of Kutztown, have...

Getting to know you

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

For the Whitehall varsity girls basketball team, this summer has been more about getting to know one another than wins or losses.

Even though they won four games in the Allentown Central Catholic Summer League, newly hired coach Dwight Repsher said the focus has been on getting to know his players.

"Winning games hasn't been the emphasis," said Repsher. "It's more about seeing what we have, seeing their personalities, working together."

Through that process, Repsher said...

Jones, boys look for senior leadership

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With the Stellar High School Summer Basketball League winding down, the Whitehall boys varsity team still has an opportunity to make the playoffs.

They're currently 7-3, clumped together with Liberty and Muhlenberg who share the same record. These three are currently slotted 6-7-8 in the standings. The top eight teams advance.

While making the postseason would mean a few additional games, head coach Jeff Jones is more concerned about what emerges from their time at Cedar Beach...

Lehigh Valley United 93 wins title; Sonic lose chance at championship

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

One local soccer team lost out on a chance to play for a national title, while another actually won a national title.

Lehigh Valley United 93 brought home the clubs first-ever national title last weekend, outlasting the Chicago Fire academy 1-0 in the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-19 boys national championship game.

Shane Campbell scored the games only goal for LVU in the 34th minute, while the Fire missed a penalty kick wide left in the 80th minute.


Allentown's Oswald wins BASS sweepstakes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

According to the popular BASS, a bass fishing organization, a local Allentown angler won its recent "Fish With Skeet" sweepstakes.

Douglas Oswald of Allentown entered the fishing sweepstakes close to 40 times when his name was recently drawn. When he got a call from BASS Membership Director Mitch Frank, he knew something was up.

"I was hoping that was what the call was about," said Oswald. "There aren't too many times when the membership director calls and asks you to call back...

PIAA Notebook Wrestling notes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in Sports

Two of Pennsylvania's biggest names in high school wrestling have made bombshell announcements recently regarding Penn State's national championship program, albeit for different reasons.

Chance Marsteller, a senior at Kennard-Dale High School in York County, and Thomas Haines, a senior at Solanco High School in Lancaster County, are among the top-ranked wrestlers in the nation.

Last week, Marsteller announced that he will attend Penn State University, ending years of...

Shafnisky wonders where time went

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

As Nick Shafnisky readies for his freshman season at Lehigh University, the standout signal caller at Whitehall High School wonders where the time went.

Shafnisky remembers sitting at a graduation ceremony watching his older sister, Jess, receive her diploma, and for him that moment standing on stage in a cap and gown seemed a lifetime away. Now, he can't believe that he's the one who recently stepped off the stage, document in hand, signaling the end of his high school career.


Fullerton Connie Mack ends 12-win season

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Fullerton's Connie Mack team had a tale of two seasons this past year.

First, there was the regular season in which it made a late-season rush to the playoffs and eliminated Lehigh Township in two consecutive games. Second, there was a disappointing showing in the Connie Mack state playoffs.

Overall, Fullerton finished with an overall 12-8-1 mark and gained some satisfaction along the way.

"I am very pleased about the entire season," said head coach Jeff Scheuren. "This...