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Track prepares for postseason at Shippensburg

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyrs recent trek to Shippensburg University to compete among some of the best track and field male athletes in the state, yielded some strong results while providing experience for everyone.

The Zephs were part of the Shippensburg Jack Roddick High School Invitational held April 20. The AAA bracket featured 60 teams, with Whitehall earning 10.5 points to finish in the 25th spot.

The event was won by Cumberland Valley High School who amassed 59 points, four ahead of...

Carpenter Cup tryouts begin this weekend

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner. The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 a.m.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F....

Girls battle for berth

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With Tuesday's win over William Allen High School, the Zephyr softball team climbed back to .500, and is ready for a final playoff push.

Using a barrage of hits, the Zephs toppled the Canaries, 10-3. They tallied nine hits in getting their eighth win of the season. It was their third consecutive win, and puts them on much firmer ground within the district playoff picture with four games remaining.

Senior Lauren Mortimer said that is was extremely important to get back to .500...

LVC wildcard race heating up

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's coming down to crunch time in the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball season and the wildcard spot for the LVC playoffs is a hot item. Both Whitehall and Northampton are fighting for that final spot, as well as Bethlehem Catholic, as teams enter their final four games of league play into the next week.

Northampton (11-3, 6-3), Whitehall (6-5, 6-3) and Bethlehem Catholic (7-3, 6-3) all share identical league records at the moment, but their fates will come into focus as key...

Pennsylvania Game Commission makes announcements

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has announced seasons, bag limits plus elk and antlerless deer license allocations for the 2013-14 license year.

In addition, Wildlife Management Unit 2G has been subdivided into two WMUs (2G and 2H).

On the local scene, the PGC eliminated the extended regular firearms season in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, except in Special Regulations Area counties of Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

As for the always-controversial...

Super conference formation Becahi, Central Catholic are left off invitation list

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

Baseball team stays hot

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr baseball team continues its torrid season, visiting Bethlehem Catholic High School on Tuesday in their latest demonstration of blazing versatility.

The bat rack was once again sizzling as they slammed 15 hits en route to the 14-1 win.

On the mound, things were just as bleak for the Golden Hawks who had to deal with Elliot Mortimer who only allowed three hits in the win. He also fanned six and didn't allow a walk.

It was another combination of superb pitching...

Tennis team still getting better

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall tennis team took part in the Lehigh Valley Conference tennis tournament at Freedom on Monday.

Clement Mei and Rohit Gangapantulu came away with a win in their opening round of action at number-four doubles. They knocked off the team of Nick Melendez and Charles Albright of Dieruff 8-6. It marked the first win in the tournament for head coach Austin Berg. Mei and Gangapantulu would end up losing 8-0 to Parkland's Donovan Snyder and Peter Sohn, who went on to win the...

Eagles down Zephs

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall track team took a little spill against Nazareth Area High School last week, dropping both the boys and girls meets for their first losses of the season.

Both meets were close, but the Blue Eagles managed to fend off the charging Zephs, defeating the boys 87.5-62.5, while the girls were upended, 81-69.

Head coach Jim Sebesta said that it was a close meet, applauding his team's endeavor against a well-balanced Blue Eagle squad.

"They're very competitive kids...

Girls are running out of time

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall softball team is still battling that inconsistent bug, losing to Bethlehem Catholic High School on Monday, a loss that leaves them little margin for error in their quest for a playoff berth.

After winning consecutive games against Dieruff and Pocono Mountain East High Schools, the Zephs fell to the Golden Hawks, losing 9-1 to their Lehigh Valley Conference counterparts.

The loss drops them to 5-8, adding weight to the remaining games on their schedule since two...