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.
While most people were bemoaning the fact that Old Man Winter dumped a foot of snow across the Lehigh Valley on the first full day of spring, Kate Yadush was excited to take advantage of some late-season skiing.
“I love the powder,” said Yadush about the chance to ski on the newly-fallen snow.
And as people dug out from the fourth Nor-Easter, Kate and her family hit the slopes, a place where the Whitehall middle schooler feels at home.
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.