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PHS tops Zephyrs

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

When Whitehall scored its first touchdown against Parkland High School, a 44-yard burst by Saquon Barkley on their opening play from scrimmage, it seemed to portend a big night for the maroon and gold.

But after getting the extra point blocked, the Zephs fortunes were altered, forcing them to chase that point the rest of the game.

In reality, the real chasing they did was in pursuit of running back Kareem Williams who torched them for 219 yards on 23 carries, including three...

Girls fight for a berth

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall head girls' soccer coach George Romano knew this would different season. For the most part, it has for the veteran head coach and his players.

Yet, there have been lingering signs of a new culture that was established by Romano that eventually led his program to the state title game two seasons ago.

This year, the Zephyrs began with a new tweed of fabric woven from the same cloth from two seasons ago. Gone was a core of the nucleus that was a state runner-up team, but...

Asmar, Yenser take silver

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Sophomore Celine Asmar and Freshman Emily Yenser may be two of the younger players on the Whitehall girls' tennis team, but you wouldn't necessarily guess it based on their performance this season.

During Monday's LVC Girls' Tennis Tournament at Parkland High School, the No. 4 doubles duo took even another step forward.

Entering the tournament with an 8-1 regular season record when pairing up together, Asmar and Yenser won their first two doubles matches en route to a finals...

Changes produce thought, debate

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Change always comes with a breath of contention and wrestling coaches have their opinions on and off the record of the latest news regarding the newly formatted District 11 3A and 2A team tournaments.

With 12-teams qualifying in both brackets, nobody has an issue with a larger wrestling party to give more teams an opportunity to compete for postseason opportunities.

Where those teams get seeded and "the ultimate qualifier" bout is where there is room for debate.

In years...

Saquon Barkley commits to Rutgers

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

When Rutgers University head football coach Kyle Flood brought in Saquon Barkley and Brian Gilbert into his office after one of their preseason practices, the Zephyr head coach thought it was just to say something like have a good year and stay healthy.

What it turned out to be was a scholarship offer, one that Barkley accepted earlier this month.

Barkley is making a habit of turning heads, especially those he runs past on defense, gaining 609 yards through four games this...

LVC-MVC merger official

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports



The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference officially has some new friends.

LVIAC president Chris Schiffert and Mountain Valley Conference president Jeff Sodl held a conference call Wednesday morning to announce that the six current members of the MVC are set to join the LVC, beginning the 2014-2015 calendar year.

The six schools that will join the already 12-team LVC include...


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center...

Pritchard preps for districts, Glasgow just short

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

With match play over and leagues behind them, the Whitehall golf program now focuses its attention on next week's District 11 Championships.

Monday's qualifier, held at Mahoning Valley Country Club, featured Patrick Glasgow for the Zephyr boys. Head coach John Conrad said that junior battled all day, but his round wasn't up to his expectations, finishing with a 100.

"I guess you have those days sometimes," said Conrad.

Conrad said the cut line was 86, and Glasgow wasn't...

Pete's Top-10: Parkland on top

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.

That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.

Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six...

Cunningham, girls knock off Allen

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

When the Zephyr field hockey team met the Allen Canaries under the lights Monday evening, Kourtney Cunningham put a little extra charge in the game, unleashing some power of her own to win it in overtime.

With barely one minute gone in the extra session, the Zephs battled a Canary rush that had the ball deep in their territory. And when Erin Everett cleared the ball, the result was a perfect pass to Kourtney Cunningham who raced with the ball toward the goal, eluding an Allen defender...