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Four teams battle in tourney to benefit breast cancer

Friday, October 25, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Becky Tyson didn't hesitate in reference to her reaction to being a participant in the third annual Football for a Cure Powder Puff Football game that is a fundraiser for breast cancer.

"Absolutely," boasted the Hokendauqua player, who has played all three years of the contests. "Heck, yeah, I love it! We all played hard and it is very intense. It is for a great cause and a terrific fundraiser.

"We all want to win, but we're really playing to help stop breast cancer."


LVC-MVC merger picture becoming clearer

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The new-look, 18-team Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference got some clarity last week when initial reports of potential scheduling and divisional alignment surfaced.

Athletic directors from all schools met recently to hash out what the future of the LVC would look like and the rumored talks of Bethlehem Catholic moving up north for football appear to be in order.

Football will feature two divisions of nine teams, as Bethlehem Catholic, Dieruff and Allen will join...

Volleyball set for districts

Friday, October 25, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the Whitehall girls volleyball team opens district play this week, expect to see an aggressive team that wants to get its offense in gear from the jump.

The Zephs enter the District 11 AAA playoffs as the eighth seed, drawing Parkland High School, the top seed, in the opening round. These two familiar foes will face one another on Oct. 24 at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium to begin the march to Hershey.

The two teams just faced one another, with the Trojans winning the final...

Squirrel season begins

Friday, October 25, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

This past weekend (Oct. 19) marked the opening of squirrel hunting season, the one-week muzzleloader season for antlerless deer, plus the ruffed grouse and woodcock season. These all coincide with the ongoing archery deer-hunting season throughout the Pennsylvania.

These multiple seasons pose a situation for all hunters in that muzzleloader hunters need to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange at all times while hunting. And this requirement, says the PGC, applies...

Pete's Top-10 Whitehall vs. Easton this week

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

A season full of minimal twists finally brings some intrigue this week with perhaps the most evenly matched up games in the poll this year.

Can Whitehall steal a win at Easton?

Has Nazareth hit their full stride heading into the final two weeks?

Will a reeling Bethlehem Catholic wake up from their slump?

And who earns the right to say they play second fiddle in the Colonial League?

All things are answered in this week's top ten.

1. Parkland (7-1)...

Lamm, Stella pace Zephs

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall's boys cross country team took fifth place with 120 points, and Whitehall's girls cross country team took sixth place with 168 points at the Lehigh Valley Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal.

Whitehall junior Gabe Lamm finished the race in sixth place in 17:13, coming in first for the Zephyrs.

"The start was fast. I got up to second, and was there from the mile to the one-and-a-half mile. The pack I was with in the beginning caught...

Zephs win, but also miss opportunities

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

While the Zephyrs walked out of J. Birney Crum Stadium with a win last Friday night, head coach Brian Gilbert felt the game served as a cautionary tale.

"It was a lot of missed opportunities, that's the headline," said Gilbert after their 28-19 win over Allentown Central Catholic High School. "We didn't capitalize on the opportunities we had."

One of those missed opportunities looked like a surefire touchdown when Saquon Barkley caught a short pass and raced 76 yards through...

Whitehall preps for postseason

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Unlike the previous two seasons, Whitehall's girls' soccer team recently ended its regular season with little fanfare. However, there are a handful of players who remember when the end of the regular season two years ago was just the igniter for a run to the state championship game.

Last season, the Zephyrs didn't make the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs and were eventually eliminated in the district playoffs.

This season, Whitehall split their final four regular season games...

Pete's Top-10 Hornets begin to climb the poll

Friday, October 18, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Tough lessons were learned last week for the likes of Bethlehem Catholic, who have fallen from the top five. Emmaus keeps teaching us to not overlook their workmanlike approach to the game, while the top three teams in the poll seemed to have taken their feet off the gas pedals last week.

Let's see if teams can turn up the heat as week eight approaches.

1. Parkland (6-1)

Last week's rank: 1

Could be the game of the week.

The Pick: Parkland 28- Becahi 21...

Girls get ready for playoffs

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The regular season came to a close last Wednesday for the Whitehall girls volleyball team, ending their 2013 campaign that featured a return to the postseason.

With that berth secure, it's now just a waiting game as they prepare for the District XI tourney that begins Oct. 24.

Their final game was against Parkland High School who entered the match undefeated. The Trojans retained their unblemished status, sweeping the Zephs 25-12, 25-11, 25-16.

It was a match in which...