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Girls on eight-game win streak

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

In conjunction with the heat wave that settled into the Lehigh Valley last week, the Zephyr field hockey team is also certifiably hot.

Winners of their last eight consecutive games, the Zephyrs keep building on the momentum that was initiated after their loss to Emmaus High School. They have won the close games, as well as those by comfortable margins, to extend their record to 11-5.

After losing 2-1 to Northampton Area High School in their initial meeting to begin Lehigh Valley Conference action, the Zephs had a chance for a little revenge on Saturday.

Zephs qualify for districts

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Monday's volleyball match with Northampton Area High School had some major implications for the Zephyrs.

A win meant that they would qualify for the district tournament, according to head coach Rob Gardner. Heading into the season Gardner knew they were going to be good, and a postseason appearance affirms that belief.

As they prepared for the match against the Kids, Gardner said that the critical factor to winning was making sure they didn't beat themselves.

Pete's Top-10 Not many changes to this week's poll

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by BY PETER CAR in Sports

Hey, it's 80 degrees in October. I'm still wearing Sperrys and have been tempted to put on the AC.

I could take this weather for another month, but I can also keep taking easy picks that the poll has generated for the past two weeks.

Not much will change this week, but there is a big game in the MVC, that has power point ramifications all over it.

So, go lay on your hammock and find your own beach as you read this week's top-10.

1. Parkland (5-1)

Last week's rank: 1

Trojans look cemented here for awhile.

The Pick: Parkland 42- Freedom 13

MVC set to join Lehigh Valley Conference

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference officially has some new friends.

LVIAC president Chris Schiffert and Mountain Valley Conference president Jeff Sodl held a conference call last week to announce that the six current members of the MVC are set to join the LVC, beginning the 2014-2015 calendar year.

The six schools that will join the already 12-team LVC include Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg South, East Stroudsburg North, Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and Pleasant Valley.

Davis looks to lead Zephyrs

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

As a senior captain, Jen Davis has had her share of experiences in the Whitehall girls' soccer program and easily can relate and equate them and their effects through the years. In fact, Davis believes she can see a reflection of recent success in this year's club.

Two years ago, Davis, along with her sister, Emily, both proved to be integral players on the Zephyrs' run to the state final game in which they were defeated.

Since then, she has seen her sister and other notable players leave and has also watched the program take a different revolution.

outdoors

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

Girls fight for a berth

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall head girls' soccer coach George Romano knew this would different season. For the most part, it has for the veteran head coach and his players.

Yet, there have been lingering signs of a new culture that was established by Romano that eventually led his program to the state title game two seasons ago.

This year, the Zephyrs began with a new tweed of fabric woven from the same cloth from two seasons ago. Gone was a core of the nucleus that was a state runner-up team, but a smaller unit of veterans returned to help extend the existing foundation.

LVC-MVC merger official

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Sports

By PETER CAR

pcar@tnonline.com

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference officially has some new friends.

LVIAC president Chris Schiffert and Mountain Valley Conference president Jeff Sodl held a conference call Wednesday morning to announce that the six current members of the MVC are set to join the LVC, beginning the 2014-2015 calendar year.

The six schools that will join the already 12-team LVC include Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg South, East Stroudsburg North, Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and Pleasant Valley.

Saquon Barkley commits to Rutgers

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

When Rutgers University head football coach Kyle Flood brought in Saquon Barkley and Brian Gilbert into his office after one of their preseason practices, the Zephyr head coach thought it was just to say something like have a good year and stay healthy.

What it turned out to be was a scholarship offer, one that Barkley accepted earlier this month.

Changes produce thought, debate

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Change always comes with a breath of contention and wrestling coaches have their opinions on and off the record of the latest news regarding the newly formatted District 11 3A and 2A team tournaments.

With 12-teams qualifying in both brackets, nobody has an issue with a larger wrestling party to give more teams an opportunity to compete for postseason opportunities.

Where those teams get seeded and "the ultimate qualifier" bout is where there is room for debate.