Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Tennis scholar athletes named

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School senior and number one singles tennis player Andrew Sinai was named the 2014-2015 District XI Boys' Tennis Scholar-Athlete winner on May 27 at the 16th annual District XI Tennis Scholar-Athlete Banquet held at the Best Western in Bethlehem. Moravian Academy's Kara Chyung was the girls winner.

"It's really, really cool to receive this honor. I know a lot of people on the committee, and to recognize me like that in a group of people like this, I was just really surprised," Sinai said.

LV Cup team named

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School softball players, Rachel Spanitz, Julia Solderitch, Kay Solderitch, and Mackenzie Guzy were named to the 2015 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Tournament Softball Team.

Lehigh Valley is a tournament team comprised of softball players from the East Penn Conference and the Colonial League who just completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. The tournament itself is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, providing these players the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

Fullerton cheerleading squads look to raise money for U.S. Finals

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Three cheerleading squads from Fullerton Rec Co-ed Cheerleading are raising money to compete at U.S. Finals after winning first place at Nationals during the Garden State Championships competition last month in Toms River, N.J.

Coach and commissioner Nadia Duran Mullen and team manager Karin Cardenas are organizing coin tosses and bake sales at Redner's Warehouse Markets and Wal-Mart as part of their fundraising efforts.

Cheerleaders make states

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Tears of joy overwhelmed Whitehall High School's cheerleaders, coaches, and fans when the Zephyrs medaled in the small division of the District XI Competitive Spirit Championships on Jan. 10 at Shawnee Middle School, Easton.

Whitehall scored 196.6 points and was runner-up to first place winner Wilson High School, with 212 points, both qualifying for the PIAA State Cheerleading Championships scheduled for this weekend at Hershey Giant Arena.

Lamm 5th at leagues

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School senior, Gabe Lamm, took fifth place with a time of 16:52 at the East Penn Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

"I was feeling great [at the start]. I was trying to break away from the other guys as soon as I could," said Lamm. "I could have done better on the hills, but I pushed as hard as I could. I was with the chase pack after the last hill."

Soon after, Lamm set his sights on Michael Geiger from Parkland.

Duo makes quarters

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School's Eiman Nazif and Emily Yenser made it to the quarterfinals of the District XI Class AAA Girls Doubles Tennis Tournament before being eliminated last week at Parkland High School.

Yenser said, "I'm happy about the level we reached and how we played in the last two games."

The Zephyrs' quarterfinal match resulted in a 2-6, 3-6 loss to Freedom's Flannery Johnston and Elizabeth McCarthy.

"They just came out to play. There were a lot of unforced errors on our end," said Yenser.

Nazif makes it to semis

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall High School's number one singles player, Eiman Nazif, made it to the semifinal round of the District XI Girls Singles Tennis Tournament last week at Saucon Valley High School.

"I had no expectations. I was just going in for fun. I was in it last year, but I lost in the first round," Nazif said.

This year's first round match resulted in a 6-0, 6-1 victory for Nazif over Southern Lehigh's Naomi Li.