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Track team sweeps Freedom

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Zephyr track team burst out of the gates in their first dual meet, leaving Freedom High School in their wake.

Both the boys and girls won, with the boys earning a 113-38.5 victory, while the girls handed the Patriots a 107-43 loss.

Sebesta said he was a bit surprised at the margin of victory, believing that Freedom would present a bigger challenge, but they were able to sweep many of the events en route to both wins.

"I think things kind of fell our way," said Sebesta. "We had a lot of good things happen. The kids really ran and jumped well."

Zephs rally for win

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With the baseball season just under way, the Zephyrs have all ready demonstrated the ability to come through in the clutch.

That was the case in their league opener against Northampton Area High School as they found themselves trailing by two runs heading into the top of the sixth. That's when the Zephs put their crunch time heroics to use, coming up with a bases-loaded double by Tyler Sweeney to give them a 5-4 lead. A balk closed out the scoring in the frame, allowing the Zephs to post a 6-4 victory over their division rivals.

LVC teams win

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference against each other.

On the girls side, the Lehigh Valley West all-stars, comprised of players from Allen, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Emmaus, Parkland and Whitehall high schools took on a team of stars from the Colonial League, with players from Bangor, Palisades, Palmerton, Northwestern, Notre Dame Green Pond, Salisbury, Southern Lehigh and Wilson, with the LVC stars coming away with a 63-61 win.

Berg to continue to build program

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall head boys' tennis coach Austin Berg can compare his program to the empire of ancient Rome.

He knows it won't be built in a day or likely even this year, but he is confident it is on its way.

The second-year head coach didn't win a match last season, but it certainly wasn't a discouragement. Instead, Berg continued to plug away with any method he could find to enhance the program.

This season, the Zephyrs have a victory over Allen through their first six matches (1-5) and have also instilled a sense of self-belonging that will continue to shape their future.

Volleyball wins 2

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Whitehall volleyball team swept Nazareth Tuesday night.

The Zephs won 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19.

Tony Hanna had 25 assists, Nicholas Kuti had 10 kills and Elias Azar added six more kills.

Whitehall is now 2-1.

Back on March 28, Whitehall defeated Northampton in five sets 15-25, 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 15-9.

Kuti had 20 kills, 13 digs and four blocks. Bobby Deobil had 19 kills and three blocks and Brandon Yazji had 22 digs. Hanna had 52 assists.

Whitehall JV won 2-0 over Nazareth but fell 2-1 to the Kids.

Stella, Brand back to lead girls track and field team

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When the Whitehall girls hit the track this season, they'll have a couple of record breakers who will anchor a strong team that has talent across the field.

Angela Stella, who broke the school record in the 800 meters last year, and Emily Brand who accomplished that feat in the 1,600, are back and poised to make another run at those marks. Head coach Jim Sebesta said that both runners are capable of shattering their records and looks forward to this season of possibilities.

"Hopefully, they can break their own records this year," said Sebesta.

Girls off to slow start

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It's been a bit of a bumpy start for the Whitehall girls softball team as they begin the 2013 campaign.

After dropping their league opener to Northampton Area High School 2-1, they won their next non-conference game against Pocono Mountain West 17-0, but that was quickly erased by a staggering 15-3 loss to Nazareth Area High School on Tuesday.

They currently sit at 1-3, the other loss coming at the hands of Chartiers-Houston High School as part of the Cal Ripken Experience held at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in March.

Boys look to keep winning

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

As the Whitehall boys track team embarks on another season, they'll look to continue a winning tradition that has defined the team the last few years.

The Zephyr boys finished 5-4 last year, marking another successful campaign under head coach Jim Sebesta. They've become accustomed the plus side of the ledger, posting winning seasons seven out of the last eight years.

High hopes for girls

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When looking at the Whitehall softball team, an objective observer might conclude that they have the potential to be one of the best teams in the conference this season.

That conclusion is bolstered by a number of facts, primarily their experience and talent. The Zephyrs return seven starters from a team that went 13-8 last year and made it to the district playoffs. Of those seven, four of those players have been four-year starters.