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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...

Zephs had a good season

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The 2012 football season proved to be a year of pulling out the Sharpie and making bold check marks for the Zephyrs.

Coming into the season, new head coach Brian Gilbert enumerated their goals, beginning with winning a Lehigh Valley Conference Championship. Under his guidance, the team fulfilled that mission, earning a share of the LVC crown, and losing only one conference game in the process. That was the check mark with the fattest stroke, winning a league title for the first time...

Hockey team falls to Green Hornets

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Gavin Carey (Salisbury) tapped in a centered pass from his brother Ian to put the Whitehall/Salisbury hockey team in front late in the first period. There wasn't much time to celebrate, however, as four second period goals from Emmaus shifted the momentum towards a 5-2 Green Hornets win.

"We were feeling pretty confident," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We know we're not a high scoring team, so we get one goal and a bit of momentum."

Whitehall/Salisbury (1-5-2) was again kept...

Scoring a buck could be tougher

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

After Monday's general deer season opener when 750,000 orange clad hunters took to Penn's Woods, there will have been some successful hunters and not so successful ones. If the former, hunter numbers will decline somewhat, however, so will buck numbers, which makes scoring on one a lot tougher.

Deer have a way to become scarce when hunters invade their home turf. They'll either go underground or move elsewhere when the going gets tough.

Case in point, most Lehigh County deer...

Shafnisky co-MVP

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Success on the football field for the 2012 Zephyr football team paved the way for postseason honors for a number of players.

The Zephs placed five players on the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Conference all-star team, a direct reflection of posting eight wins and winning a share of the league title.

The league's highest honor went to quarterback Nick Shafnisky who was named the Most Valuable Player. He shared that distinction with Allentown Central Catholic running back Colin...