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Feyrer makes states

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Junior Mina Feyrer earned a trip to the PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University next week with a first place finish in the girls 100 Yard Butterfly at the District 11 Championships this past weekend at Parkland High School.

Sophomore Alexus Merkert finished second in the event, but only the top finisher is guaranteed a trip to states. Merkert could still earn a trip once all of the scores from around the state are tabulated.

"We're doing very well. We're holding our...

Boys conclude another hoop year

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With winter giving way to spring … er …. maybe, it's time to say good-bye to another year of boys basketball at Whitehall High School.

Heading into the season head coach Jeff Jones had a squad that was returning a number of players with varsity experience, giving promise to a season that was still filled with a number of question marks. Even with their contingent of returnees, their roster was replete with new additions.

But when the bell rang, the Zephs served notice they...

Zephs hope indoor track sets stage for spring

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The winter indoor track season spotlighted a number of Whitehall athletes, hopefully setting the stage for a successful 2014 outdoor campaign.

With the indoor season now complete, the Zephs are just about ready to spring into action. That is, if the weather cooperates. The team began its first practice this week, and will now build on the work accomplished during the indoor season.

Head coach Jim Sebesta said that the team competed in four events, including The William H. Emery...

Kids give their all in loss to Parkland

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head hockey coach Brian Ruff and his club recently walked away from a 5-4 loss to Parkland in a Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) playoff game from Feb. 21, without any regrets.

"What a great hockey game," boasted Ruff. "It was the best losing game I have ever been involved with. It was just back and forth all night, and it truly was a game that neither team deserved to lose."

The Kids, who entered the contest on a five-game winning streak, rallied back...

Del Priore wins scholar athlete award

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When all was said and done, Southern Lehigh's Jacob Del Priore's résumé stood above everyone else's.

During Sunday's Lehigh Valley National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 54th Annual Awards Dinner at Northampton Community Center, Del Priore was named the scholar athlete amongst 34 high school student-athletes.

Del Priore, a wide receiver and safety on the Spartans' football team, put together a track record that was as impressive as any candidate. He ranked 12 out...

Beil edged out of states

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

For the first half of the District 11 Diving Championships this past Saturday, it looked like Whitehall's Kailyn Beil wouldn't only medal, but would be heading to the state competition at Bucknell University. Unfortunately for Beil, Parkland's Maddy Hain and Emmaus' Anna Overholts put on a late charge and squeezed Beil out of the PIAA Championships and into a fourth place finish.

Beil, who is the only diver in the Whitehall program and trains at Lafayette College, nailed her third...

Boys season ends to LHS

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

As the Zephyrs began climbing back into the basketball game, a critical third quarter possession ended when Liberty's Jaevan Dobbins turned an offensive rebound into a bucket, eliciting a frustrating clap from head coach Jeff Jones.

He had seen his team cut the deficit to three points after being down 11 at halftime, thanks to the hot hand of Aaron Keglovits who sparked the Zephs comeback, but their inability to grab a rebound at that crucial juncture threw a damper on their comeback...

No one advances as Zephs continue to build

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

It was sixes wild for the Zephyrs when the dust cleared after the District 11 Individual Wrestling Tournament.

The Zephyrs had five wrestlers place at the AAA tourney held at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium last weekend, and all of them had one thing in common. Each wrestler finished sixth, as the Zephs placed in the bottom four of the team standings in 17th place with 42.5 points.

"Overall, the team wrestled well," said head coach Tim Cunningham, indicating that a number of the...

LV Sportsmen's Show now three-day event

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

While it doesn't have the enormity of the Harrisburg sportsman show now run by the NRA, the resurrected Lehigh Valley Sportsmen's Show (historically called the Allentown show) has changed its two-day format of its inaugural year last year to a three-day show this year.

This year's show kicks off Friday, Feb. 28 and runs through Sunday, March 2 at the Agri-Plex building in the Allentown Fairgrounds.

According to Dennis Brozey of PBM Productions in Fogelsville, the show will have...

Football banquet to be held

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter is holding the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

The main speaker this year is Lehigh coach Andy Coen. Ticket price is $30.

Nicholas R. Nejad

A 6-2, 210-pound tight end and defensive end, he ranks 25 out of 349 students. He is a high honor roll student, National Honor Society member and earned first team all-conference...