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Tennis falls to Becahi

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Bright spots highlighted the start of the boys tennis season, with Whitehall trying to score some crosscourt winners to get into the win column.

While the team dropped their first two league matches to open the season, the Zephs are looking to rebound with a good showing against Bangor Area High School later this week.

They began the season with a loss to Bethlehem Catholic High School as the Golden Hawks won 7-0.

In their match against Freedom High School last Thursday...

Don't forget the Zephs WHS earned respect last year, wants to continue

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With the advent of a new baseball campaign, Whitehall manager Shaun O'Boyle knows that recapturing last year's magical season will be hard to replicate having lost nine key contributors.

But he's not about to accede anything, especially since he has a strong nucleus ready to defend their league title. He said that last year's goal was to earn respect among their peers in the conference, and they did that with resounding success. Now they will look to make sure everyone still remembers...

Boys want to build off 2013

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The track and field season is just about at the starting blocks, and the Whitehall boys look to race toward another successful season.

Last season the boys finished 6-3, tied with Emmaus High School for fourth in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

They'll have a lot to overcome heading into 2014, losing a number of athletes to graduation, especially in the field events.

Still, they have abundant talent in this year's crop of athletes. Head coach Jim Sebesta is reassured by a...

Boys tennis looks for continued improvement

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Doubles is a term associated with tennis, and for Whitehall boys tennis head coach Austin Berg the word has added significance.

When he took over the program three years ago, he only had eight players on the roster, barely able to field a team.

They didn't win a match all season, but he was determined to build a program and get Whitehall pointed in the right direction.

He has now doubled that enrollment as 16 players will make up the 2014 boys tennis team. Within those...

Remembering Dakota

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Sixth Annual Dakota Galusha Memorial Basketball Tournament, held Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at Northampton Area High School. Dakota, a Northampton Middle School seventh-grader at the time, was killed in 2009 when he was struck by a school bus. Coplay had two teams take first place, the Cadet boys and the Junior Cadet boys. Members of the Cadets (top photo) were: front row - Adin Hoderewski, Aziz Atiyeh, Ryan Schmidt, Ian Frankenfield; back row - Ethan Parvel, Tyler Holubowski,...

Last Greene off the court

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Matt Greene isn't used to having free time after class. After playing four years as point guard for Misericordia, Greene's playing days are over.

The former Whitehall star saw his season end on March 1 following a 73-64 overtime defeat at DeSales in the Freedom Conference Championship.

The loss prohibited the Cougars (16-11) from gaining an automatic berth to the NCAA Division-III tournament, which has left Greene and his family with a lot more time on his hands.

"At...

Two advance to states

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall's recent performance at the PIAA District 11 Class AAA swimming championships proved to be a continuous sign for the present, as well as the future.

Junior Mina Feyrer, and sophomore Alexus Merkert, both earned the right to represent the Zephyrs at the PIAA State meet next week after their performances at the district meet.

Feyrer, who finished sixth in the 100 fly at states last year, took top honors in the same event at the district meet with a time of 57.14. Feyrer...

Future bright for program

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The 2013-14 wrestling season is now in the rearview mirror, and the Zephyrs will look toward creating a new landscape with some solid building blocks returning next season.

The Zephs finished the year 16-9. They were also a young team that improved along the way, building toward a postseason that saw them develop as they gained more experience.

They were also buttressed by a strong senior class, many of whom were among the place-winners at the District XI AAA Individual...

Whitehall softball field gets a fence

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the baseball and softball teams finally take the field this spring, some new amenities will greet player and spectator alike.

First, the softball field was outfitted with a fence. It's six-feet high and spans from dugout to dugout. The fence cost approximately $14,000, according to Whitehall Athletic Director Robert Hartman. He said it was erected to protect the players from a swale in the outfield.

The boys field will showcase a new scoreboard. This new feature was...

Same as usual in Hershey

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by The Press in Sports

As I checked into the Giant Center Thursday afternoon for the PIAA wrestling championships, one of the ushers that provided me with a wrist bracelet said, "Everything is the same as last year."

I thought to myself, "that's just great."

Thankfully, I only have to deal with the PIAA once a year during their mecca sporting events in Hershey. And to be fair to them, I'm sure their team of people try really hard to do a good job and generate as much revenue as possible, but when it...