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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)

Brader hosts football camp featuring Liberty stars

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.

Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.

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.

Districts kick off Thursday

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 3A volleyball tournament is set to kick off tonight and tomorrow with first round action with Whitehall and Delaware Valley playing in tonight's only opening match of the tournament.

The Zephyrs grabbed the sixth-seed and travel to third-seeded Delaware Valley tonight.

Head coach George Cowitch has to be happy with where his team is seeded in the tournament, despite having to travel for Thursday's tilt, as Parkland (1), Emmaus (4) and Northampton (5) are all the hottest teams in the district, as well as being on the opposite side of the bracket.

LVC likely to stay together

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Conference will explore the possibility of expanding

Lehigh Valley Conference officials had a chance to meet last week to discuss the future of the league and some clarity is now coming into focus. The league met on Monday in an emergency meeting to discuss the Mountain Valley Conference invitation of 10 of the league's schools, while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Principal's and athletic directors met last Wednesday as well in a regularly scheduled meeting and all indicators point to the LVC staying intact with all of its members.