Logan Kreglow isn’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines.
He wants to be in the athletic arena, something that was in jeopardy a few years ago, and that experience has led him to seize the opportunity to test his skills against other athletes from across the country.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team had a busy weekend, traveling north to tackle a couple of District 2 denizens.
They played a tri-match against Tunkhannok and Delaware Valley, emerging victorious in both matches. Those two victories raised their record to 7-1 this season.
Their first match was against Tunkhannock and head coach George Cowitch said that they handled the Tigers in three sets. In that match, Dylan McGinley had 10 kills and three blocks, while Alex Khouri had eight kills and four blocks.
The Whitehall boys tennis team tried to flip the script against Parkland on Saturday, but the Trojans retained the upper hand, knocking the Zephyrs from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Parkland won the match 5-1, sweeping all singles matches as they extended their winning streak over the Zephyrs. With the loss, Whitehall is now 11-1.
For a brief moment, the sun broke through the clouds at Northampton’s baseball field, showcasing the home run trot of Ben Antonchak as he crossed home plate.
Before that inning, the snow had been falling, the wind was whipping, and conditions didn’t seem favorable for a ball to leave the yard. But Antonchak took an outside pitch and drove it to right, sending the Whitehall bench into a frenzy once it sailed over the fence. His grand slam in the top of the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie, helping lead the Zephyrs to a 8-1 win over the Kids.
Rachel Arner probably wouldn’t feel she was doing her job unless her uniform was dirty after every game.
That was the case on a hot Saturday afternoon as she reached base four times, swiped multiple bases, and scored the winning run in her team’s 6-4 victory over visiting Tamaqua.
“If your uniform is dirty that means you’re working hard,” said Arner who leads the team in runs scored with 11. “I just try my best to get on base, and if I want to steal, I try to dive, because I feel that diving makes me faster.”
When the Whitehall boys volleyball team found themselves facing elimination during a tough match with a determined Golden Hawks squad last Friday, they needed to dig deep in order to remain undefeated.
The Zephyrs rose to the occasion, winning the final two sets to earn the five-set victory. With the win, they improve to 4-0 on the season.
Whenever the Whitehall and Nazareth baseball teams meet, it seems inevitable that they’ll be locked in a close game that could swing either way.
In their last six meetings, the largest margin of victory has been three runs, and in three of those games, one run wound up being the difference. So when they met for their first time this season at Whitehall, it was no surprise that the Zephyrs and Blue Eagles game would come down to the final inning.
When the dust cleared from the finals of the girls 4x100 at Whitehall Sports Complex, the CDBB connection claimed the title among a strong group of contenders at the annual Zephyr Relays last Saturday.
The foursome of Amanda Crooks, Helen Davis, Angel Bacon and Kate Bonshak finished in 52.30, defeating North Penn by a little over a second. Last year their 4x100 team finished second, as 3/4 of that squad were on hand to deliver the top finish in 2018. The lone graduate, Kylee Cunningham was replaced by Davis on this year’s squad.
Don’t look now, but the Whitehall boys tennis team has reeled off eight consecutive wins to start the season.
With those eight wins, they’ve now established their best start in the program’s history. For the last few years they’ve been having early success, winning six consecutive games last year and five the previous year. That demonstrates the incredible ascendancy of a program that had just three wins four years ago.
Good pitching, strong defense and timely hitting will take a team a long way, and the Whitehall softball team exhibited all three in their win versus Emmaus on Tuesday.
The timely hitting came early as hot hitting Meghan Hutter laced a single to center in the bottom of the first inning to reach base with one out. She stole second, but once Emmaus starting pitcher Hannah Palinkas, an EPC second team all-star last season, struck out Casey Cunningham for the second out, the Hornet hurler seemed poised to wriggle out of the jam.