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.
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.
Whitehall High School senior, Mina Feyrer, clinched first place in the 100 butterfly at the District XI Class AAA Swimming Championships last weekend.
"It was a little bit [of pressure], especially coming back from last year and winning. I really wanted to do it again," Feyrer said.
Feyrer also broke the school record with her time of 56.64.
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.
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.
Gabe Lamm was in, and Calvin Schneck was on the bubble, but by the end of the District XI Class AAA Boys Cross Country Championships last Thursday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, Whitehall High School would be sending both runners to the PIAA State Cross Country Championships, scheduled for this Saturday in Hershey.
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.
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.
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.
Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team was eliminated from the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic after falling to Berks County, 2-0, and Delaware South, 6-1, on June 23.
Whitehall High School infielder, Karly Klein, who played on the tournament team, said, "The first pitcher just really put us in a ditch. Then they switched pitchers, and we got a couple hits off her."