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Trojans roll past WHS

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Success on the football field invariably breeds keen interest, and judging by the throng of media crowded in then press box, Zephyr Stadium was the place to be last Friday.

On hand were two local television stations, four newspapers and a blogger to watch the 3-1 Zephyrs tackle the 2-2 Trojans in an eagerly anticipated Lehigh Valley Conference showdown that's usually reserved for the end of the year. It was the center of the football universe in the Lehigh Valley for that moment, and everyone expected a tough, close game.

Girls start 'second season'

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

It wasn't the kind of "second season" Whitehall head coach George Romano exactly had in mind.

After his team dropped its first game of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Allentown Central Catholic that snapped a 10-game opening-season winning streak last Thursday, Romano decided to begin a "second season" in which his team could possibly begin another winning streak en route back to another invitational to the state title game later this fall.

Article By: STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Senior golfer Mark Roth took a swing at qualifying for the District 11 Championships, but came up a bit short to reach the tourney.

Roth qualified for a spot by averaging 78 this season. On Monday's round at the Woodstone Golf Course, Roth shot a 96, missing the cut. The AAA tourney takes the top 20 golfers, plus the conference champions, and Roth missed the mark.

While Roth was unable to extend his Whitehall golfing career, head coach Curt Beer said that he left behind a strong work ethic and commitment to the game. That was evident in how well he played this season.

Girls try to turn things around

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall volleyball team is still trying to find some firm footing as they negotiate the hardwoods of the Lehigh Valley Conference.

The Zephs had another up and down week, winning one match while losing two, dropping their record to 3-8.

It's been that type of year so far for the netters, and they'll have to make a strong push if they want to make the playoffs.

The win came against Dieruff High School, sweeping the Huskies in three games, 31-29, 25-16, 25-10.

Field hockey falls to EHS

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

It was another lesson for the Zephyrs in their battle with Emmaus High School as they try to unseat the reigning champs who still sit in LVC field hockey's top perch.

Their 4-0 loss came last Wednesday in a game where the Zephs couldn't muster enough offense, and were hampered by the loss of the some key players due a scheduling conflict.

They've been knocking on the door the last few seasons, meeting the Green Hornets in the league and district finals last year, with the latter game decided by two goals.

Girls trying to convert

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners can probably identify with the Zephyr girls volleyball team as both are looking to make the most of a little open space.

That was the case in Whitehall's match versus Pleasant Valley High School last week as the Zephs had trouble putting the ball down against the Bears, losing in four games 25-16, 17-25, 19-25, 16-25.

District 11 football Notes: Week 3 Liberty's KJ Williams breaks school's receiving TD mark

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Editor's Note: Duke Helm, the District 11 statistician provides the District 11 Football Notes. These note are after week 3 of the high school season.

Liberty's KJ Williams caught three TD passes against Nazareth to become the all-time school leader in TD catches. Williams now has 17 for his career, breaking Joe Donaher's record of 15 TD catches set from 1965-67. Williams now has 1,046 yards receiving in his career to become the fifth Hurricane to accomplish that.

Girls get through tough schedule

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Whitehall head girls' tennis coach Meredith Kester admitted her team recently experienced their most difficult part of their schedule as they begin to conclude their 2012 campaign. The stint left them with an overall 6-8 mark beginning this week.

Yet, Kester is both optimistic and patient the program can soon return to the same level when they captured the District 11 Class AAA title two years ago.

"We definitely went through the hardest part of our schedule," Kester said. "We had some of those matches back-to-back, and it was a real challenge for us.