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Smith, Talsania are soccer scholar athletes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by TIM GILMAN Special to the Press in Sports

Scholar athletes from Bethlehem high schools dominated the 2012 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet Sunday.

Winning the top female and male awards were Bridget M. Smith of Becahi and Alec J. Talsania of Moravian Academy.

Smith played at center midfield for the Becahi girls and recorded a remarkable 71 goals and 40 assists in her career. She is also outstanding in the classroom with a number-one ranking in her senior class of 208 students with a 4.15 GPA out of 4...

Zephs fall to Parkland, girls get split with Saucon Vy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Powerful Parkland came to town and swept Whitehall in swimming. The girls won 113-57 while the boys won 127-41.

Two pool records were set by the Trojans in the win. Erin Jordan had a time of 5:09.26 in the 500 free for the girls while Chris Strauss set the boys mark also in the 500 free with a time of 4:45.79.

Jess Marselles was the lone Whitehall winner, taking the 100 breast in 1:15.30. The Zephs 200 medley relay team of Mina Feyrer, Marselles, Alexus Merkert and Brooke...

Boys fall to Liberty

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the Zephyrs boys basketball team went into halftime down four points to visiting Liberty High School, it was a tempo that could possibly unlock a victory.

Considering that the Hurricanes (6-2) were averaging a little over 61 points per game and wanted to push the ball up the floor and take advantage of their size and experience, the 20-16 score at the break was a reason for optimism.

"The first half we did exactly what we wanted to do," said head coach Jeff Jones. "We...

Stroudsburg takes home Zephyr Duals title

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The latest installment of the Zephyr Duals found a new king of the hill, a team that has been knocking on the door at the annual wrestling tournament at Whitehall High School.

After coming in second and third the last two years, respectively, Stroudsburg High School ascended to the top of the heap, beating Paramus (N.J.) High School 38-30 in the finals.

In all, 15 teams participated at Zephyr Gymnasium on Dec. 5, ringing in the new year with some intense competition.


Girls lose to Rovers

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

After losing a tough game to Liberty High School in overtime last week, the Whitehall girls basketball team was looking to bounce back against the Red Rovers.

Entertaining Easton Area High School inside their gym on Tuesday, the Zephs found themselves in a relatively tight contest in the first half, trailing only by three points.

But a familiar problem struck again in the second half as the Zephs struggled to put the ball in the basket, eventually losing 45-31.

The loss...

Hockey falls to Emmaus

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

On the eve of the National Hockey League finally ending the lockout, the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League returned to action after the holiday break.

Jeremy Hoffer staked the Emmaus ice hockey team to an early lead with two first period goals, and Michael Smoker nearly held a shutout, as the Green Hornets beat Bethlehem/Central Catholic 5-1 last Monday night in their first game after the long holiday break.

Emmaus entered the break 8-2-1, and in second place behind...

Swimmers split with Allen

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Whitehall swim team split against Allen. The girls rolled to a 117-53 victory while the boys fell 89-78.

The girls won all but one event in their meet and didn't have a multiple winner as eight different girls took home victories as well as all three relay teams.

Rachel Cuti won the 200 free in 2:21.35, Vicky Ceasar took the 200 IM in 2:42.89 and Melissa Holihan won the 50 free in 27.60. Maireed Doyle won the 100 fly in 1:09.15, Allison Emick touched first in the 100 free...

Scholar athlete nominees

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.


Kareem K. Green is a midfielder with two career goals and three career assists. He ranks 89th with a 3.68 GPA out of 4.

He was a captain of the soccer team as well as a kicker in football.

Other activities include: volleyball, wrestling, Math Honor...

Class of 2013 to get inducted Friday night

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee in the Whitehall-Coplay School District is proud to announce its hall of fame class of 2013.

Four individuals will be honored at the induction ceremony, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, at Whitehall High School. The ceremony will be prior to the varsity boys basketball game between Emmaus and Whitehall, at approximately 6:45 p.m. The varsity game versus Emmaus will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2013...

Boys get a win over PV

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With visions of three pointers dancing in their head, the Zephyrs boys basketball team settled in for a savory victory over Pleasant Valley High School last week.

The Zephs unleashed a wellspring of offense on the Bears, ringing in a 65-33 win. They kept their foot on the accelerator for most of the game, applying both offensive and defensive pressure to record their third win. The win also helped ease the memory of a disappointing loss to Parkland High School the previous evening, as...