With the regular season winding down, the Whitehall girls tennis team is targeting a few more wins that could propel them into the district playoffs.
It was a welcome sign of progress for the Whitehall girls volleyball team as they prevailed in a tough battle with Saucon Valley for their first win of the season.
The girls won in five sets, winning 21-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 15-10 on Monday night. With the win they were 1-4 on the year, and it also marked the first win for new coach Eric Budge.
In that victory, Alyson Peters collected 22 kills and 5 blocks, while Lexi Crum had 43 assists. Additionally, Taylor Levan tallied 11 digs and 8 aces, and Olivia Ballard registered 10 digs.
Kate Bonshak made sure that the Whitehall girls soccer team would remain undefeated, drilling the game-winner in overtime to complete the come-from-behind victory against Freedom last week.
A few minutes earlier, Bonshak scored the tying goal, sealing off the trailing defender and then maneuvering past Patriot keeper Jenelle Romig who came out to challenge the shot. That tally was her second of the night and knotted the score at 3-3.
At halftime, Allentown Central Catholic’s marching band played Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and that pretty much summed up Friday’s football game at Zephyr Stadium.
Well, if you liked offense it was certainly thrilling as both teams combined for 110 points. And if you found yourself sitting on Whitehall’s side of the bleachers, you found it especially thrilling since the home team scored 75 of those 110 points.
The Whitehall girls volleyball team found itself trying to extend their match against Northampton to five sets, but the Kids made a late rally in the fourth to ultimately defeat their Cement Belt rivals.
Whitehall jumped out to an early 6-3 lead and then it went back and forth until the Kids started to pull away at 15-16, prompting head coach Eric Budge to call at time out once Northampton reeled off two more consecutive points to take a 15-18 lead.
With the American Ninja Warrior experience now complete for Logan Kreglow, the former Whitehall grad is ready to do it all over again.
And why not?
After all, how often does one get to live out a dream and essentially compete in something that hearkens back to their youth?
“It keeps you active, you stay fit, and you’re like a little kid playing on a jungle gym,” said Kreglow. “I would absolutely do it again.”
It was another tough afternoon for the Whitehall field hockey team as the early part of their schedule has been loaded with some high-powered offenses that have left them winless after three games.
To date, the Zephyrs have played Easton, Emmaus and Pocono Mountain East. Those three teams combined for 59 wins last season. Additionally, those three teams are undefeated this year, and Whitehall found out just how potent the Cardinals’ offense is during their home game last Saturday afternoon.
Football is a game where tight bonds are formed, a game where every player is looking to win at the point of attack, and those shared battles draw players close to one another as they sweat and toil in the quest for victory.
Senior Chad Hussett knows about those battles and those bonds. He took the field last Friday wearing the jersey of teammate Mekhi Lee who was lost for the season after suffering an injury against Easton the prior week. He decided to honor his sidelined friend by keeping his spirit alive on the gridiron where they shared so many of those battles.
With the soccer game now heading into overtime at Lehigh County Fields last Friday, both Whitehall and Allentown Central Catholic were hoping for a quick ending to a game where the field was beginning to look more like a duck pond than a soccer pitch.
Both teams were drenched from the steady downpour that began just before halftime. And as the captains met at midfield, they were faced with the prospect of slogging through another 10 minutes.
It was a wet and windy opener as the Whitehall and Easton field hockey teams played through a steady downpour last Friday as Whitehall withstood the elements and most of what the Red Rovers dished out offensively to start the year.
Unfortunately, once again Easton spoiled the Zephyrs start to begin the season, defeating them 2-0. Last year the Red Rovers bested the Zephs 9-0, but this year Whitehall’s defense made sure that they wouldn’t equal that output and emerged through the slugfest with Easton managing just those two tallies.