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Volleyball team sweeps Saucon Valley

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It was a matter of finding their comfort zone that allowed the Zephyr girls volleyball team to get back into the win column.

That win came Monday against Saucon Valley High School, sweeping the Panthers 25-23, 25-16, 25-17.

The win was a result of being composed, something head coach Rob Gardner has been looking for in his young team as they battle their way through a tough schedule.

"The girls were relaxed," said Gardner. "They were playing their game. They were...

Boys look to clinch berth

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

One more win.

That's can be the key to the Whitehall boys' soccer team season this week as the Zephyrs look to capture a possible district berth. Beginning Tuesday, they need to defeat either Nazareth or Parkland both on the road to achieve a top team priority this season.

"It has been our main goal coming into this season," said head coach Gus Garcia whose club began the week with an overall 8-7-1 mark in quest of capturing club's a district playoff spot. "We have been working...

Girls start 'second season'

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

It wasn't the kind of "second season" Whitehall head coach George Romano exactly had in mind.

After his team dropped its first game of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Allentown Central Catholic that snapped a 10-game opening-season winning streak last Thursday, Romano decided to begin a "second season" in which his team could possibly begin another winning streak en route back to another invitational to the state title game later this fall.

The Zephyrs quickly responded with a 1-...

Trojans roll past WHS

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Success on the football field invariably breeds keen interest, and judging by the throng of media crowded in then press box, Zephyr Stadium was the place to be last Friday.

On hand were two local television stations, four newspapers and a blogger to watch the 3-1 Zephyrs tackle the 2-2 Trojans in an eagerly anticipated Lehigh Valley Conference showdown that's usually reserved for the end of the year. It was the center of the football universe in the Lehigh Valley for that moment, and...

District 11 Football Notes: Week 4 Quarterbacks continue to put up the yardage

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Editor's Note: These are week 4 notes from the high school football season. The notes are provided by District 11 statistician Duke Helm.

Pocono Mountain West QB Jeff Krisiak threw his 10th TD pass of the season and 30th of his career in a loss to Stroudsburg.

Brandon Leap of Pleasant Valley threw another 4 TDs against Lehighton and has 10 for the season.

Freedom's Brian Uliana went over 2,000 yards passing for his career.

Northampton's junior QB Nick Cook threw...

WHS looking to rebound

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

After a tough, physical game against William Allen High School, the Zephyr field hockey team will try and bounce back against a Liberty squad that made headlines last week.

The Zephs 2-1 overtime loss to the Canaries last week was a game in which their physicality may have cost them, according to head coach Emily Repsher.

"We were a little bit too physical," said Repsher. "We ended up getting [penalty] cards late in the second half and into overtime which set us back."


Girls try to turn things around

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall volleyball team is still trying to find some firm footing as they negotiate the hardwoods of the Lehigh Valley Conference.

The Zephs had another up and down week, winning one match while losing two, dropping their record to 3-8.

It's been that type of year so far for the netters, and they'll have to make a strong push if they want to make the playoffs.

The win came against Dieruff High School, sweeping the Huskies in three games, 31-29, 25-16, 25-10.


Article By: STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Senior golfer Mark Roth took a swing at qualifying for the District 11 Championships, but came up a bit short to reach the tourney.

Roth qualified for a spot by averaging 78 this season. On Monday's round at the Woodstone Golf Course, Roth shot a 96, missing the cut. The AAA tourney takes the top 20 golfers, plus the conference champions, and Roth missed the mark.

While Roth was unable to extend his Whitehall golfing career, head coach Curt Beer said that he left behind a...

Roth finishes 22nd at LVC

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Tournament was held Monday at Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

Whitehall's Mark Roth led the Zephyr contingent with an 85, tying for 22nd place in a field of 73 boys players.

Roth, a senior who averaged a team-low 77 this season, was hoping to shoot a mid-70s round, which would have put him in medal contention.

"It could have been a bit better," he said after his round. "I had some errant shots out there. I could have made a few more...

Zephs get by Eagles

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Defense may have been the story when the Zephyrs and Blue Eagles clashed at Andrew S. Leh Stadium last Friday, but it was a Nick Shafnisky touchdown scamper that ultimately was the backbreaker in their 28-21 win.

With both Nazareth and Whitehall undefeated in league play, and their offenses averaging 54 and 33 points respectively, the expectation was that those in attendance would be watching the scoreboard light up like a pinball machine. However, that power output went largely...