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Stella to states

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's a destination they strive for as soon as they step onto the track to start the season, and for a few Zephyrs that journey has turned into a reality.

The place is Shippensburg University, site of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. It will be the next stop for Angela Stella who qualified for the state tourney after posting a 2:18.30 mark in the 800 at last week's District XI AAA Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain High School.

Girls fall to Mounties

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Alexis Berg-Townsend has always contended that a team wants to be playing its best softball at the end of the season.

That was certainly the case this year when the Zephyrs posted six wins in their last seven games to assure themselves a spot in the district playoffs. It was an outcome that hinged on them rising to the occasion after a rocky start.

However, the Zephs couldn't sustain that momentum when they hosted Stroudsburg High School to open the District 11 4A playoffs. They were victimized by two big innings, losing 9-2 to put an end to their 2013 season.

To the finals! Whitehall upsets Liberty in the district semis; will face Emmaus

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Emmaus walked into Whitehall's gymnasium Tuesday night sporting Hawaiian outfits. Whitehall came into their home gym equipped with confidence.

No matter how they entered the District 11 3A volleyball semifinals, both came out on top.

The Zephyrs and Green Hornets each pulled off upset victories to set up a scrappy district championship tonight, back at Whitehall, for a 7 p.m. tip.

LVC Champions!

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

First Whitehall team to accomplish feat

When Elliot Mortimer made a leaping stab of the baseball to begin the game-ending double play at last week's Lehigh Valley Conference Baseball Championships, his immediate intention was to revel in the moment with battery mate Ryan Bonshak.

However, the senior pitcher never made it that far, getting tackled by another jubilant teammate.

"Before I got there, I got hit from behind by Jeff Charles and that started the dog pile," said Mortimer.

Districts next for Zephyrs

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Fresh off a league championship, the Zephyr baseball team will try to build on history by adding a district championship to their 2013 résumé.

The district playoffs get under way May 22 for the Zephyrs (19-2), who enter the tourney as the number-one seed, hosting Freedom High School (13-8) in pursuit of a second title.

While a Lehigh Valley Conference Baseball Championship was a first, they won a District 11 4A title in 2008, defeating Liberty 11-10 to claim that crown.

Article By: PETER CAR pcar@tnonline.com ***

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by PETER CAR *** in Sports

In middle school action, the Maroon team lost to Nazareth but defeated Easton, Eyer, Lower Mac and Trexler in games from the middle to end of April. The Gold team also lost to Nazareth but beat Easton, Eyer and Trexler. Gold lost to Lower Mac.

Playing well for the middle school teams are: Joey Maamari, Logan McGinley, Ty Shafnisky and Kori Zacarias.

Breaking: Zephs win LVC title

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Whitehall's baseball team captured their first-ever LVC title with a 5-2 victory over Parkland at Hackett Park on Wednesday night.

For the second-straight day, the Zephs got a strong pitching performance, this time from Elliot Mortimer. Mortimer allowed nine hits over seven innings while fanning six and not allowing a walk. It came a day after Jeff Wloczewski blanked Emmaus 2-0 in the semifinals. (See story in this week's edition of the Whitehall-Coplay Press)

Wloczewski helps blank EHS

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note - Wednesday's LVC final game against Parkland comes after Press deadlines. Look for coverage of the game in next week's edition.

When pitcher Jacob Wloczewski drew the opening round game of the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships, he knew that the adrenaline would be pumping on both benches.

He used that knowledge to his advantage as he tossed a shutout against Emmaus High School at Hackett Park in Easton, sending the Zephyrs into the championship game on Wednesday evening.

Breaking: Zephs win LVC title

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Whitehall's baseball team captured their first-ever LVC title with a 5-2 victory over Parkland at Hackett Park on Wednesday night.

For the second-straight day, the Zephs got a strong pitching performance, this time from Elliot Mortimer. Mortimer allowed nine hits over seven innings while fanning six and not allowing a walk. It came a day after Jeff Wloczewski blanked Emmaus 2-0 in the semifinals. (See story in this week's edition of the Whitehall-Coplay Press)