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Gilson sets school record

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Brooke Gilson knew she had a very good chance at breaking the record and it would likely happen this season. Still, she enjoyed the limelight of the moment.

Gilson, a senior in the Whitehall swimming program, recently broke the all-time career points total in the program when she passed the previous mark set of 872. 5 set by Val Nordquist in 1995.

With her regular season total of 220 points, Gilson accumulated a career total of 891.5 points through the regular meet season that recently ended.

Wagner will miss swimming family

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Sara Wagner hasn't been overly concerned whether or not she finishes among the top three competitors in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. She also isn't that concerned about not having qualified for the upcoming district meet.

Instead when the swimming season officially ends for the Whitehall senior, Wagner will be concerned about missing her family away from home.

"It will be tough leaving here," she said. "We have been a tight-knit group, a true family. Sure, we have our fights and disagreements, but we all have been very supportive of each other over the years.

Nine Zephyr athletes honored

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It could have been a baseball team that Whitehall High School assembled when announcing the future plans of their student athletes during the National Letter of Intent ceremony held February 6.

Those nine seniors represented the latest class to sign on the dotted line, fulfilling dreams and stoking expectations as they prepare for the next phase of their lives.

That group included Kayla Cunningham, Aaron Genevese, Brooke Gilson, Kara Parvel, Cassie Schmidt, Nick Shafnisky, Nick Sommer, James Wah and Jake Wygant.

Raising the Bar Romanyshyn is one swimmer helping to get Zephyrs noticed

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Four years ago, Rudy Romanyshyn joined the Whitehall High School swimming team as a way to get some exercise and get in shape.

Now, four year later, Romanyshyn is on the verge of becoming a district qualifier.

The senior has emerged among a budding group of male swimmers in the Zephyrs' program this winter. As a result, both the boy's and girls' programs have been raised their bars among their competitors in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Girls end year

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With two tough losses to close out the season, the Zephyr girls basketball team experienced a little déjá vu that seems to have embodied their year.

The girls lost their final game to Pocono Mountain East in overtime, losing 49-45 to their Mountain Valley Conference rival. That loss served as a microcosm of their season, said head coach Rick Worman as he watched another team shoot well against them despite sinking more field goals than the Cardinals.

Commitment to defense

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr boys basketball team wrapped up another season, using a late-season winning streak to once again gain entry into the District 11 tourney.

They won four out of their last five games, finishing second in the North Division of the Lehigh Valley Conference with a 12-9 record. (7-6, LVC).

At one point they were 4-6, and while nobody was throwing dirt on them quite yet, it was a big hole that would require some steep climbing. It was at this time that head coach Jeff Jones did some evaluation and made a decision.

Whitehall/Salisbury falls to Parkland

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Heart has been the one word that head coach Rich Crowley reiterates about his team. The Salisbury/Whitehall hockey team never quits and always plays to the final whistle, even with the challenge of facing some of the top teams.

Last Monday night Salisbury/Whitehall stayed with the number 1 team in the league Parkland for a majority of the game, and came away with a late goal for their efforts in a 5-1 loss at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

Boys make the dance

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Whether it's a shiny pair of patent leather oxfords, or a worn out pair of Chuck Taylors, the important thing is wearing a pair of dancing shoes.


Because the Zephyrs boys basketball team is heading to the big postseason dance again.

They clinched a spot when they dismantled visiting Pocono Mountain West 56-34 last Saturday, paving the way for another postseason run.

The night before they turned in a torrid fourth quarter performance against Northampton Area High School to inch closer to the playoffs.