When the Whitehall girls volleyball team reconvenes on the court this fall, they’ll be guided by someone who’s familiar with turning a program into state champions.
With the Whitehall boys basketball team ready to embark on their annual summer excursion to St Joseph’s University, this offseason has been about who will seize the opportunities for a roster spot.
For nineteen student-athletes at Whitehall High School, the question as to where to spend the next few years of their lives was revealed at a signing ceremony in May.
Summer is a usually a break from school for most students, but for Dwight Repsher and the Whitehall girls basketball team, the summer gives the players an opportunity to gain some experience while they look to carve out their own space as they head into the new school year.
Whitehall’s offensive line was in hog heaven recently, claiming another title as they prepare for the upcoming season.
They have now won consecutive titles at the Battle of the Hogs at Lansdale Catholic High School. They even accomplished this feat without two projected starters.
The Coplay Connie Mack team’s march toward a title was halted when they lost in the second round of the playoffs.
Their focus then shifted to the state playoffs where they’re part of the eight clubs from the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League who will play teams from the Bux-Mont Connie Mack League.
Some people may think that the Indy 500 is the premier sporting event over the Memorial Day weekend, but folks in Whitehall may point to another event that has its own die-hard following that could one day rival the race at the Brickyard.
The Coplay Connie Mack team remains in the hunt for a state championship, splitting a pair of games in the opening round of the playoffs.
When the state playoffs began on July 20 at Limeport Stadium, Coplay drew Hatfield-Towamencin from the Bux-Mont Connie Mack Baseball League. Hatfield-Towamencin, the third seed, handed Coplay, the eighth seed, a 10-2 loss.
That put them in a must-win game against Nazareth. Coplay responded with a 12-2 win, earning them another game which is set for Tuesday against Catasauqua.
The word consummate is often linked to professional, or pro, but in the case of seniors Cara Bonshak and Kylee Cunningham, that word can also be associated with student-athlete.
Yes, Bonshak and Cunningham are the consummate student-athletes who give total effort both on and off the field. They’re the embodiment of that credo that hangs on their gymnasium wall, commonly known as the PRIDE banner: Prepared Respect Involved Dependable Empathetic. They’ve maintained those four principles throughout their athletic careers at Whitehall.
It’s hard to imagine a better senior year than the one Zach Gilbert just recently completed at Whitehall.
Not many seniors can claim two district championships in one season. Moreover, his résumé reads that he was the starting quarterback and starting pitcher for both those titles.
After stepping in as the starting quarterback, he led the team to a 9-5 record and a District XI Championship. He also helped them win a PIAA game over Abington Heights, riddling their vaunted defense for 310 yards and four touchdowns.