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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The 2013 Hokendauqua Park & Playground - Bob Warke/Dale Horn Memorial Scholarships were recently awarded to Kelly Erie along with Connor Bydlon and Matthew Bonshak.

These two $1000 scholarships are awarded to male and female HPPA sports participants who have graduated from high school and will continue their education at a university, college or trade school.

Criteria for scholarship selection include high school academic performance, extracurricular activities and...

NY/NJ Comets to kick off season at Coca-Cola Park

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The NY/NJ Comets are kicking off their inaugural season this month as the newest member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), and the only member of NPF in the entire Northeast. A special outreach series will be played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. and Thursday June 20 at 7 p.m.

"I am excited to bring women's pro fastpitch to the Coca-Cola Park," stated Owner/GM, Michael Neuwirth, who recently brought three Comets players to meet fans at an IronPigs game...

FC LVU Sonic off to a slow start this season

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't been the type of start that FC LVU Sonic were hoping for to kick off their 2013 NPSL season, but it's also not the end of the world.

The Sonic ended an 0-2 start to the season to the season last week when they knocked off the Pocono Snow 3-0.

The win was overdue for a club that missed six penalty kicks in league play and in open competitions thus far this season. Head coach Dave Weitzman hopes to iron out all the details as his team looks to defend their league crown...

Zephs fall to PHS in finals

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Baseball has a way of tearing your heart out.

When Jacob Meyers laced a single to right, the Whitehall faithful at Coca-Cola Park stood in anticipation, holding onto that glimmer of hope that their title hopes were still alive.

His hit was delivered in the bottom of the seventh with Whitehall trailing 5-2. It was the Zephyr's last chance to rally against Parkland High School in the District 11 4A finals, but after two quick outs their prospects looked dim.

But Meyers,...

Cunningham shines at Lions Classic

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

With both the boys and girls soccer seasons in the fall for the first time this year, the 32nd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was played nearly six months after the final kick for many of these local high school area players.

The Mountain Valley Conference/Colonial League boys gave up three goals in losing 3-0 to the Lehigh Valley Conference all-stars. The girls teams tied 2-2 in a rain shortened game. Both games were played last Sunday afternoon at Whitehall High School.


LVIAC scholar athletes announced

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes last month at Moravian College.

Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Bethlehem Catholic's Bridget Smith was the only representative to take home two awards during the morning ceremony, as she won honors in girls' soccer and girls' basketball.


Stella gains experience at states

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The chance for the Zephyr qualifiers to make the finals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's Track and Field Championships was derailed May 24, ending their season for 2013.

Both the boys 4x800 relay team and 800 participant, Angela Stella, missed the cut for the final round, closing the chapter on an excellent season for the Whitehall contingent.

During Friday's preliminaries, Stella competed in the second heat of the 800 meters, finishing in 2:25.18....

Despite early exit, girls battled

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr softball team's hopes for advancing in the district tournament got scuttled by some lumber-packing Mountaineers last week, ending the 2013 campaign for Whitehall.

Stroudsburg High School won the opening round game, 9-2 in the District XI softball tournament held at Whitehall High School. It marks the second consecutive year the Zephs weren't able to win their initial game in the AAAA tourney.

Head coach Alexis Berg-Townsend said that experiencing a layoff for a week...

Win over SHS sets up showdown

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyrs boys baseball team's quest for a district championship stayed on track as they leveled the Mountaineers last Saturday at Hackett Park.

The 11-3 win over Stroudsburg High School in the semifinals propels them into the championship game, and sets up another title rematch with Parkland High School on May 29 at Coca-Cola Park.

Editor's note: The game takes place after Press deadlines.

The win against Stroudsburg reflected another aspect of their game, one in...

Quick work of FHS

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by BY STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It was a ping and pop extravaganza as the Zephyr baseball team opened district play last week.

The ping was the sound of the Whitehall bats as they pounded out 14 hits en route to a 14-0 win over visiting Freedom High School to advance to the semifinals of the District 11 4A tournament. The pop was provided by starting pitcher Jake Wloczewski who mowed down the Patriots, surrendering just three hits during his five innings of work. He also struck out nine, his fastball continuously...