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Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The accomplishments of two powerlifting Michaels from Whitehall may allow them to to be called Iron Mike from on...

Competing in his first sanctioned meet, Mike Tsamutalis, a 16-year-old Zephyr sophomore, took first place in the teen 15-16-year-old division, 181-pound class at the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Northeastern USA Regional Championships in Oaks last Saturday, Dec. 1.

Speed is key for girls

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the Whitehall girls basketball team hits the floor this season, speed will be the operative word as they look to make it back to the playoffs.

Last year the Zephs went they went 16-10 and made both the Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 playoffs, the former the first ever for a girls team at Whitehall. They also made it to the consolation round of the D-11 postseason, missing the PIAA playoffs with a loss to Pleasant Valley High School.

Boys aim for playoffs

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's the dawn of a new basketball season, and the Zephyr boys will once again look to rise above the competition and get back into the postseason.

The Zephs finished last season 12-12 and made it to the district playoffs. With no margin for error, that team responded to the challenge of winning tough games down the stretch to secure a D-11 berth. This year's team will also need to find that same mental reserve since it's a fairly inexperienced team that's going to need to rely on heart as well as talent.

Wloczewski, Kelly sign letters

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Even though winter is fast approaching, two Whitehall athletes thoughts turned toward spring as they made their plans official for the next four years.

With pens in hand instead of the their preferred bats, Madison Kelly and Jacob Wloczewski, signed their National Letters of Intent on November 14 at a ceremony in the high school.

Wloczewski will attend Binghamton University in the fall, a Division I school that rests in a valley at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers in New York. He will play baseball and lean toward a degree in health or science.

Scoring a buck could be tougher

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

After Monday's general deer season opener when 750,000 orange clad hunters took to Penn's Woods, there will have been some successful hunters and not so successful ones. If the former, hunter numbers will decline somewhat, however, so will buck numbers, which makes scoring on one a lot tougher.

Deer have a way to become scarce when hunters invade their home turf. They'll either go underground or move elsewhere when the going gets tough.

Hockey team falls to Green Hornets

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Gavin Carey (Salisbury) tapped in a centered pass from his brother Ian to put the Whitehall/Salisbury hockey team in front late in the first period. There wasn't much time to celebrate, however, as four second period goals from Emmaus shifted the momentum towards a 5-2 Green Hornets win.

"We were feeling pretty confident," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We know we're not a high scoring team, so we get one goal and a bit of momentum."

Whitehall, Northampton football programs help Hurricane Sandy victims

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Who said that watching television isn't good for you?

The father and son duo of Tim and Dan Caffrey obviously used the television to spark an idea to help people that were ravaged from Hurricane Sandy.

As coaches at Northampton and Whitehall's freshman football teams, the Caffrey's decided to team up their high school allegiances for a greater cause by collecting donated goods to help people in the town of Union Bay, NJ earlier this month.

Zephs had a good season

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The 2012 football season proved to be a year of pulling out the Sharpie and making bold check marks for the Zephyrs.

Coming into the season, new head coach Brian Gilbert enumerated their goals, beginning with winning a Lehigh Valley Conference Championship. Under his guidance, the team fulfilled that mission, earning a share of the LVC crown, and losing only one conference game in the process. That was the check mark with the fattest stroke, winning a league title for the first time since 2005.

A look back at Week 11 of the high school season

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Sports

District 11 notes provided by Duke Helm

Pleasant Valley-Parkland

Pleasant Valley's Brandon Leap became the first Bear to throw for over 2,000 yards in a season. In doing so, he broke Derrik Walling's 2-year-old school record of 1,978 yards that he set in 2010. Leap now has 2,035 yards passing with 22 TD passes. Walling still holds the school record for TD passes in a season with 23.