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Girls get win over Allen

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr girls basketball team sprang into the win column Tuesday, clipping the Canaries for their fourth win of the year.

Head coach Rick Worman has been looking for offensive consistency all year, and Tuesday's win over Allen provided some of that oomph, winning 46-32 in their Lehigh Valley Conference tilt.

It was a close game heading into the fourth quarter, with the Zephs leading by five. Like their brethren who were hosting the Canaries at Zephyr Gymnasium, the girls...

Zephs prep for postseason

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With one more match on the docket, the Zephyr wrestling team is poised to enter the postseason on a high note.

Winners of their last four of five matches, the Zephs will be looking to build on that success. They've been steadily improving with each meet, and that was evident when they tangled with William Allen High School last week. They dropped their Lehigh Valley Conference counterparts, 48-30 to get their league record to 4-3.

It was their fourth consecutive victory, and...

WHS wrestlers hope to be hitting their stride

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team is rounding into shape, placing first at a recent tournament, and winning another match as they gear up for the postseason.

The Zephs fared well at the Lackawanna Trail Invitational wrestling tournament last Saturday, capturing first place with 206 points, easily outdistancing second-place finisher Valley View High School who ended with 161.

Head coach Tim Cunningham said the team had four wrestlers who claimed the top spot, with Matt Bonshak, Brad...

Patriots top Whitehall boys

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr boys basketball team was in need of a little boost when they clashed with the Patriots on Tuesday.

It wasn't an energy drink, or a protein bar they were grasping for, but a way to close the gap against a talented Freedom team that bolted out to an early lead. However, they managed to keep it close, staying within striking distance for most of the game.

"For a good portion of the game, it was a five-point game, and it just didn't seem like we could get over that hump...

Girls fall to BC, Freedom

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Before the Whitehall girls basketball team stepped on then floor to play a league rival, they paused to remember someone who meant a lot to their program.

That moment was reserved for teammate Hannah Bankos who lost her battle with cancer in February, 2012. Bankos, who would have been a senior this year, retains a prominent place in their collective memory, and they celebrated that relationship before Tuesday's game against Freedom High School.

Senior Madison Kelly said the pre...

Dziedzic looking for D-11 berth

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This year, Whitehall's Jason Dziedzic will likely achieve Eagle Scout status, a lifetime achievement mark for a dedication of service for more than 10 years of involvement.

Every year, Dziedzic is active in a number of camp activities and other related ones to help other enjoy and grow in one of the legendary service organizations around.

Also this year, Dziedzic also has aspirations of qualifying for districts and placing among the top competitors in his divisions as a member...

Boys knock off EHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As one of the leading authorities on stinginess, Ebenezer Scrooge would be extremely proud of the Whitehall boys basketball team.

Granted, it's a bit late to be hauling out a Christmas reference, but their back-to-back wins over the weekend was a direct result of a defense that was downright parsimonious. Just the way Scrooge likes it.

In Friday's 54-41 win over Emmaus High School, head coach Jeff Jones said they met the Green Hornets with a full-court press, extending their...

Zephs top Dieruff

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's been a back and forth tussle between the Husky and Zephyr wrestling programs the last few years, and this season found Whitehall emerging on top.

The Zephs upended Dieruff High School 42-27 to claim their first Lehigh Valley Conference Victory.

Head coach Tim Cunningham knew they would be in for a hotly contested match since their history indicated the outcome could hinge on a few close bouts.

"Dieruff is a very tough team and that match could have gone either way...

Smith, Talsania are soccer scholar athletes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by TIM GILMAN Special to the Press in Sports

Scholar athletes from Bethlehem high schools dominated the 2012 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet Sunday.

Winning the top female and male awards were Bridget M. Smith of Becahi and Alec J. Talsania of Moravian Academy.

Smith played at center midfield for the Becahi girls and recorded a remarkable 71 goals and 40 assists in her career. She is also outstanding in the classroom with a number-one ranking in her senior class of 208 students with a 4.15 GPA out of 4...

Zephs fall to Parkland, girls get split with Saucon Vy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Powerful Parkland came to town and swept Whitehall in swimming. The girls won 113-57 while the boys won 127-41.

Two pool records were set by the Trojans in the win. Erin Jordan had a time of 5:09.26 in the 500 free for the girls while Chris Strauss set the boys mark also in the 500 free with a time of 4:45.79.

Jess Marselles was the lone Whitehall winner, taking the 100 breast in 1:15.30. The Zephs 200 medley relay team of Mina Feyrer, Marselles, Alexus Merkert and Brooke...