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Zephs to take on Spring-Ford to open season

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As the Zephyr football team heads into the 2013 season, they'll have an early test to see where they stand right out of the chute.

They'll be facing Spring-Ford High School once again to kick off the year, a tough nonconference opponent who went 12-3 last year before being bounced out of the PIAA AAAA playoffs by Coatesville High School in the second round.

Whitehall head coach Brian Gilbert said that the Zephs will start senior Jeff Charles under center, while junior Chad Rex...

Polony finds himself in new role this year

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Nearly a year ago, Chris Polony opened the season as Villanova's starting quarterback in their season opener.

The former Whitehall standout had laid a solid foundation the previous year when he strung together a series of impressive showing as a starter and reliever down the stretch for the Wildcats as they waded through a 2-9 season. He finished the year by completing 69 of 110 attempts for 713 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions.

But when Polony struggled during...

PBR honors Mortimer

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Social media can reveal some surprises, some embarrassing, others troubling, but in Elliot Mortimer's case, his revelation was welcome news.

Mortimer learned he was selected the District 11 pitcher of the year from a high school baseball website via Twitter.

"No one ever came to me and said I won the award," said Mortimer who is preparing for his freshman season at York College. "I found out on Twitter."

The website, Prep Baseball Report (PBR), frequently had scouts at...

Valley takes silver at Keystone State Games

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2013 Lehigh Valley Keystone State Games Junior Division baseball team won the silver medal by going 3-1 in the KSG pool play last weekend. That 3-1 mark qualified the LV squad for the gold medal game against an undefeated West team, which proved to be the end of the road for the LV, as the West team proved to be the tournament champion with an 8-2 win over LV to claim the gold medal.

Despite the finish, LV assistant coach Ted Plessl was happy about the end result for the LV team...

LVC extends invite to MVC

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.

During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion.

It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.

Stroudsburg principal and MVC president...

Allentown's Oswald wins BASS sweepstakes

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

According to the popular BASS, a bass fishing organization, a local Allentown angler won its recent "Fish With Skeet" sweepstakes.

Douglas Oswald of Allentown entered the fishing sweepstakes close to 40 times when his name was recently drawn. When he got a call from BASS Membership Director Mitch Frank, he knew something was up.

"I was hoping that was what the call was about," said Oswald. "There aren't too many times when the membership director calls and asks you to call back...

Cruz gets back to winning ways

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When he is at the top of his game, Ronald Cruz doesn't like to waste time.

He is optimistic any medical issues won't slow him don't either.

Cruz proved it once again when he knocked out Rondolfo Armenta in the second round of their scheduled 10-round welterweight fight Saturday night, Aug. 10, at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem.

With the knockout, the Freedom High graduate and Bethlehem native raised his overall record to 18-2 with 13 knockouts. It was a welcome...

Whitehall moms are Ready for some football!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Sherry Rex launched her body in the air, aiming for a spot a few feet in front of Whitehall Special Teams coach Mike Yadush who was teaching the assembled crowd the art of blocking a punt.

Rex was a quick study, successfully connecting with the football before landing in a pile of blocking dummies.

It was one of many activities that the women participated in as part of the Premier Annual Whitehall Zephyr Football Mom's Clinic last Saturday.

The clinic was created by Rex...

Penn State Coaches Caravan visits Valley

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Sports

Week two of the Penn State Coaches Caravan left the Bryce Jordan Center in State College around 9:30 a.m. on its way to the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport for a sold out luncheon program and later rolled into the Lehigh Valley for a dinner buffet tailgate program with over 350 fans in attendance at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville, recently.

Head football coach Bill O'brien, women's field hockey coach, Charlene Morett and Men's Volleyball coach, Mark...