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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.

Zephs prep for districts

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall head swimming coach Pete Rile believes both his girls' and boy's team can make an impact at the upcoming district meet as they both begin the latter parts of their season.

For the past few season, the girls' unit has been gaining momentum as a major threat in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC). This season, they have battled some of the LVC's perennial power and gained and established a budding reputation.

Bonshak reaches 100 wins

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

It's evident that Matt Bonshak's talent on the wrestling mat is remarkable, but his skills as a cartographer are equally impressive.

As soon as Bonshak stepped onto the mat to begin his varsity wrestling career at Whitehall High School, his journey to excellence was mapped out in his mind. He had a clear goal and he knew from the start where he wanted to go, the road map clearly etched in his mind.

Getting from point A to point B was a journey he was determined to accomplish, a mission he fulfilled when he earned his 100th win this season. The map was complete.

Girls fall on senior night

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

The Zephyr girls basketball team said good-bye to its seniors last Friday, hosting Northampton Area High School in the send-off game.

It was a game in which the Kids bolted out to an early lead, taking the steam out the Zephs in the first quarter. However, Whitehall fought back to cut it to two late in the game, but the Kids sank their foul shots in crunch time to cement the victory, 59-53.

The Zephs comeback was sparked by their core of seniors as Madison Kelly pumped in 18 points. Head coach Rick Worman said his point guard ignited the rally, helping them close the gap.

Zephs prep for postseason

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With one more match on the docket, the Zephyr wrestling team is poised to enter the postseason on a high note.

Winners of their last four of five matches, the Zephs will be looking to build on that success. They've been steadily improving with each meet, and that was evident when they tangled with William Allen High School last week. They dropped their Lehigh Valley Conference counterparts, 48-30 to get their league record to 4-3.

Boys get big win

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Say hello to the cardiac kids again.

Trailing by nine leading into the fourth quarter, those cardiac kids, otherwise known as the Zephyr boys basketball team, mounted a furious comeback, finally overtaking William Allen High School with an 18-point onslaught in that final frame for a 51-50 victory on Tuesday.

It was their ninth win of the season and gets them one step closer to a playoff berth. Needing two more wins to get into the district playoffs, that journey became a little more urgent after losing to Allentown Central Catholic High School last Thursday.