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Zephs fall in district final

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a shocking victory that left Whitehall rattled, but one that made everyone supporting Emmaus feel young again.

The Green Hornets made a miraculous comeback in the fifth game of the District 11 3A volleyball finals last Thursday, to shock everyone in Whitehall's gymnasium for the district crown.

Emmaus stared down the barrel of a 13-6 deficit in the fifth and final game and didn't blink, as the Hornets finished the game on a 9-0 run to steal the fifth game by a 15-13...

Deppe all-star game slated for Saturday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic will be held Saturday, June 1 at Limeport Stadium.

The game, which benefits the American Cancer Society, matches up the top senior high school players from the Lehigh Valley in one final game. There is also a hitting competition before the game.

This year's Frank Yelinko Hitting Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the game following at 12:30 p.m.

The Classic has raises over $100,000 since it's beginning.

Lions All-Star Classic announces schedule, players

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game...

Breaking: Zephs win LVC title

Friday, May 17, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Whitehall's baseball team captured their first-ever LVC title with a 5-2 victory over Parkland at Hackett Park on Wednesday night.

For the second-straight day, the Zephs got a strong pitching performance, this time from Elliot Mortimer. Mortimer allowed nine hits over seven innings while fanning six and not allowing a walk. It came a day after Jeff Wloczewski blanked Emmaus 2-0 in the semifinals. (See story in this week's edition of the Whitehall-Coplay Press)

Matt Bonshak,...

Breaking: Zephs win LVC title

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Whitehall's baseball team captured their first-ever LVC title with a 5-2 victory over Parkland at Hackett Park on Wednesday night.

For the second-straight day, the Zephs got a strong pitching performance, this time from Elliot Mortimer. Mortimer allowed nine hits over seven innings while fanning six and not allowing a walk. It came a day after Jeff Wloczewski blanked Emmaus 2-0 in the semifinals. (See story in this week's edition of the Whitehall-Coplay Press)

Matt Bonshak,...

LVC Champions!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When Elliot Mortimer made a leaping stab of the baseball to begin the game-ending double play at last week's Lehigh Valley Conference Baseball Championships, his immediate intention was to revel in the moment with battery mate Ryan Bonshak.

However, the senior pitcher never made it that far, getting tackled by another jubilant teammate.

"Before I got there, I got hit from behind by Jeff Charles and that started the dog pile," said Mortimer.

Buried underneath this...

To the finals! Whitehall upsets Liberty in the district semis; will face Emmaus

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Emmaus walked into Whitehall's gymnasium Tuesday night sporting Hawaiian outfits. Whitehall came into their home gym equipped with confidence.

No matter how they entered the District 11 3A volleyball semifinals, both came out on top.

The Zephyrs and Green Hornets each pulled off upset victories to set up a scrappy district championship tonight, back at Whitehall, for a 7 p.m. tip.

Emmaus shocked top-seeded, LVC champion, Parkland in four games (23-25, 29-27, 25-22, 25-18...

Stella to states

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's a destination they strive for as soon as they step onto the track to start the season, and for a few Zephyrs that journey has turned into a reality.

The place is Shippensburg University, site of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. It will be the next stop for Angela Stella who qualified for the state tourney after posting a 2:18.30 mark in the 800 at last week's District XI AAA Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain...

Districts next for Zephyrs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Fresh off a league championship, the Zephyr baseball team will try to build on history by adding a district championship to their 2013 résumé.

The district playoffs get under way May 22 for the Zephyrs (19-2), who enter the tourney as the number-one seed, hosting Freedom High School (13-8) in pursuit of a second title.

While a Lehigh Valley Conference Baseball Championship was a first, they won a District 11 4A title in 2008, defeating Liberty 11-10 to claim that crown.

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Girls fall to Mounties

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Alexis Berg-Townsend has always contended that a team wants to be playing its best softball at the end of the season.

That was certainly the case this year when the Zephyrs posted six wins in their last seven games to assure themselves a spot in the district playoffs. It was an outcome that hinged on them rising to the occasion after a rocky start.

However, the Zephs couldn't sustain that momentum when they hosted Stroudsburg High School to open the District 11 4A playoffs....