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Winter Classic set for Feb. 6

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Winter Classic scheduled for February 6

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Swimmers split vs. NHS

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall swim teams split a meet last week with Nazareth.

The girls were 115-55 winners while the boys fell to the Eagles 97-73.

Steph Setar and Mairead Doyle were both doubles winners for the girls, who are 6-1 on the season. Setar took the 200 IM in 2:20.21 as well as the 100 back in 1:02.97. Setar is leading the team in points, according to head coach Pete Rile, but the team is also helped with depth.

Swimmers split meet with Pottsville

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall swimming teams split with Pottsville in a meet from last week.

The girls won 98-72 while the boys were edged 87-83.

On the girls side, the Zephs captured all but three events on the day. Steph Setar was the lone double winner for the girls taking the 200 IM in 2:22.69 and the 100 back in 1:03.29.

Grace Sullivan won the 50 free for Whitehall touching in 27.51. Alexus Merkert was also a winner taking the 100 fly in 1:05.82. Mairead Doyle won the 100 free in 58.77 and Katie Lutterschmidt captured the 500 free in 6:17.73.

WHS swim teams off to 2-0 start

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall swim teams beat up on Allen in a meet from last week.

Not only is the team winning matches, but also qualifying swimmers for districts.

“We have been able to establish a District 11 qualifier in every event so far,” head coach Pete Rile said. “We have been able to produce a combined district qualifier list of three boys and three girls to date, and have come close to breaking a number of the boys school records.”

The boys were 98-64 winners over the Canaries.

Girl harriers win one

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Central Catholic hosted a cross country meet with Becahi, Freedom, Liberty, Emmaus and Whitehall at the Lehigh Parkway.

The Zephyr girls fell to Becahi 24-32, Liberty 19-36 and beat Freedom 21-34.

Liberty’s Raisa Kochmaruk won the race with a time of 18:54, over a full minute ahead of Becahi’s Kassi Yocco who was second.

The Zephs had two in the top-20, Autumn Dragouits was 14th with a time of 21:54. Hannah Gill was 20th with a time of 22:12.

Girls soccer moves to 8-0-1

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall girls soccer team knocked off Emmaus 3-0 in a recent game.

Ivanna Jones scored twice in the win and Jillian Kreglow added a goal as well as the Zephs improved to 8-0-1 on the season.

Kylee Cunningham picked up two assists and Taylor George assisted on a goal.

Shianne Reimer picked up the shutout in net.

Before that, the girls blanked Pleasant Valley 3-0.

Taylor George scored unassisted to get the Zephs on the board and Kyle Saliby and Erica Juliano also added unassisted tallies in the first half.

Shianne Reimer got the win in net.

Boys pick up victory

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Whitehall boys and girls cross country teams competed in a meet at Easton with Nazareth and Northampton.

The girls suffered two, heartbreaking losses by just one point - falling to the Kids 27-28 and the Eagles 28-29. The Rovers topped Whitehall 15-50

Katie Bacher of Emmaus won the girls race in 19:10. Emmaus and Central Catholic also competed but are Whitehall’s buddy schools.

Autumn Dragovits was the Zephs highest girl finisher coming in 15th at 22:01. Hannah Gill was 23rd in 23:01 and Juanita Flores was 30th in 23:18.

Balliet Vikings have success in first season

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

New to the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack league this year, the Balliet Vikings made quite an impression.

The team finished 13-4-1 and swept Bangor in the Lehigh Valley playoffs to earn a trip to the state tournament. Comprised of players from Central Catholic, however not a school-sanctioned team, the guys played their home games at Sammy Balliet Stadium in Coplay as a way to extend their season and get some additional playing time together as a team.

The experience left Ed Roman, one of the head coaches, impressed with what he saw in the Lehigh Valley.

Whitehall Connie Mack taking aim at state playoffs

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Once friendly rivals, Coplay and Fullerton have combined their squads this year to take on the always-competitive teams of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League.

Now known as Whitehall, the team is off to a 4-4 start as of early this week with 10 games to play.

Unfortunately, there wasn't a whole lot of time for everyone to get acclimated.

"We only had time for one practice before the season started, but things are starting to come together now," said first-year coach Zachary Winter.