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Brader hosts football camp featuring Liberty stars

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.

Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.

The camp is open to football players from ninth grade up until incoming seniors. It's also specifically for...

Wloczewski helps blank EHS

Friday, May 17, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note - Wednesday's LVC final game against Parkland comes after Press deadlines. Look for coverage of the game in next week's edition.

When pitcher Jacob Wloczewski drew the opening round game of the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships, he knew that the adrenaline would be pumping on both benches.

He used that knowledge to his advantage as he tossed a shutout against Emmaus High School at Hackett Park in Easton, sending the Zephyrs into the championship game on...

Girls soccer visits Antigua

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

A trip to the Caribbean is always a nice jaunt away from the daily mundane of work or school. Throw in some soccer and community service and the Whitehall girls' soccer team enjoyed one of their most memorable trips ever.

Whitehall girls' coach George Romano had 14 players join him, along with parents and Athletic Director Bob Hartman, from April 26-29 that saw them play against Antigua's U-17 and U-20 women's national teams, as well as do some charity work at the Willkies Primary...

Zephs battle to the end vs. PHS

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Even though their last league game was a loss to Parkland High School, it reinforced the notion that the Zephyr softball team will battle to the end.

Trailing 5-0 as the final inning got under way, head coach Alexis Berg-Townsend said they mounted a rally, loading the bases in an effort to get on the scoreboard. While they failed to get a run across, they still battled until that final out.

"They never gave up and they continued fighting for the whole game," said Berg-Townsend...

New species of bass found

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're an avid bass fisherman, did you know there's a new species of black bass swimming in southeast waters according to the Outdoor Pressroom.

Scientists from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have discovered these new species while DNA testing a species found in Florida's Chipola River in 2007. The accompanying photo of the bass, that is destined to be called the "Choctaw bass" (more on that later), was collected from Florida's Holmes Creek in February 2012....

Girls make districts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall softball coach Alexis Berg-Townsend always has a theme to galvanize the team as they embark on a new season, but as their fortunes changed this year, she changed that message to fit the situation.

"Our team word has always been consistency, and now the last couple of games it's been urgency," said Berg-Townsend whose team was in danger of missing the playoffs before their late-season turnaround. "That's what we're taking in with us to each game and each practice."

The...

Outdoorsmen should be aware of tick bites

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With anglers casting for trout along grassy-banked streams and woodlots, and spring gobbler hunters sitting in front of tree's, this makes them all susceptible to the dreaded tick bite.

Since we had a mild winter snow wise, ticks are already active and abundant and will readily attach themselves to sportsmen and sports ladies traipsing these areas.

Ticks, according to the Center for Disease Control, are often classified as either hard or soft ticks. Hard ticks are often found...

Whitehall in LVC playoff for first time

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With prom season officially here, the Whitehall baseball team has an engagement later this month that could see them getting some early dance lessons.

While it remains to be seen whether or not they'll be celebrating a Lehigh Valley Conference championship - which may include a few impromptu moves on the diamond - the mere fact that they're earned a spot is an historic feat for the Whitehall baseball program. It marks the first time a team has qualified for the LVC playoffs since the...

Girls fall to EHS, PHS

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr girls track team had some strong performances when they met Emmaus and Parkland High Schools last week, but it wasn't enough to overtake them in the final stretch.

The girls dropped the two meets by identical scores, losing 90-60 to their Lehigh Valley Conference rivals.

While it was a tough way to close out the season, head coach Jim Sebesta said that it was a valiant effort considering both the Trojans and Green Hornets were undefeated in Lehigh Valley Conference...

Boys beat EHS

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr boys track team split their engagements with the Trojans and the Green Hornets last week, relying on a jet burst from the sprints to get the one win.

The loss came at the hands of Parkland High School who tripped up the Zephs, winning 105-45. That same meet they dealt Emmaus High School a blow, bolting to a 88-62 win.

Sprinter John Johnson helped to lay the foundation for the victory against Emmaus High School, taking first in the 200 meters with a 23.2 mark, and...