The Whitehall softball team ran into a Konkrete barrier last week as Northampton blanked the Zephyrs last week, clinching the Cement Belt Championship.
Northampton pitcher Maddie Biechy put up a huge roadblock against Whitehall’s offense, going the distance for the 3-0 win. The sophomore surrendered just four hits, and allowed just one base runner to reach third base the entire game.
All ready down a set to Nazareth, the Zephyr volleyball team were in danger of dropping the next set, but took on the role of the comeback kids as they rallied late in the next two sets, paving the way to their 14th win of the season.
The Whitehall track and field team acknowledged their senior cast as they said good-bye prior to Monday’s meet against Parkland to close out their regular season.
The Zephyrs saluted boys Muhammad Azim, Michael Bogucki, Dez Boykin, Darwin Cofield, Zachary Hricak, Martin Labib, Zahir Linton, Galal Mohamed, Jhodari Reid and Johan Williams.
The senior girls who were recognized included Angel Bacon, Amanda Crooks, Kassidy Cunningham, Cameryn Evans, Makenzie Irelan, Jennifer Kromer, Logan Miller, Taylor Rummel, and Cheyenne Shook.
Whenever the Whitehall boys volleyball team got close to capturing the lead against Emmaus last Friday, the Green Hornets always had an answer.
In the second set of their match that featured the two best teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Zephyrs were within a point of tying the Hornets on seven occasions, the latest of those coming at 21-22, but Emmaus never relinquished their grip on the lead, demonstrating why they’ve been able to remain undefeated this season.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Whitehall baseball team turned to Robbie Lamm, and the senior delivered with a strong outing on the mound to help the Zephyrs notch their sixth win of the season.
It was the first start of his career, and he went three scoreless innings against East Stroudsburg South without yielding a hit to get the win. The Zephs won the rule-shortened game 17-6 to reach the .500 mark for the season.
Lamm, who has pitched in relief this season, said that taking the ball as a starter required a slightly different approach on the mound.
The Whitehall softball team scored early and often against East Stroudsburg South on Monday as they rolled to another win that keeps them in the hunt for a conference playoff berth.
Blake Morgan could look up at Saturday’s scoreboard to see that his team won an inning, lost an inning, and tied another as they walked off the field in their game versus Parkland.
The inning they won, they scored three runs, putting up that crooked number in the bottom of the third off Parkland pitcher Kelly Dulaney.
The inning they tied, they got a sacrifice fly off the bat of Amanda Mortimer, matching Parkland’s total which resulted from an RBI single in the top of the sixth.
Jeremy Lim was in familiar territory during his appearance in the quarterfinals of the District XI AAA Boys Singles tournament on Tuesday at Saucon Valley High School.
He was playing a postseason match against Parkland’s Alex Son, his opponent in the second round of last year’s district singles tournament. The pair also met recently when Whitehall hosted the Trojans on April 14. In both those matches, Son emerged victorious in grueling three-set battles.
One of the aspects to Whitehall’s early success on the diamond was the ability of their pitchers to keep batters from reaching the base via the walk.
That wasn’t the case when they met Parkland as walks, along with hit batsmen, helped the Trojans extend innings, paving the way for the 6-3 win at Coca-Cola Park last Sunday.
It appears no one is safe from an Alex Khouri spike so anyone inside the gym when his arm swings forward better be on high alert.