The Whitehall boys tennis team is once again rolling up the wins, earning their seventh victory of the season with a sweep of Pen Argyl last Saturday.
They defeated the Green Knights 5-0 in a nonleague match.
At No. 1 singles, Nick Rohn defeated Brendan McMahon, 6-2, 6-3. Nick Demjan kept pace at No. 2 singles, downing Aiden McMahon in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Josh Mallory prevailed in a first set tiebreaker over Jayson Corsetti, winning 7-6. He closed out the match in the second set, winning 6-1.
With Whitehall and Parkland locked in a pitcher’s duel, the Trojans finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh, stringing together a pair of doubles to edge the visiting Zephyrs.
Parkland won 1-0 when Olivia Ondrejca connected with a deep drive that sailed into the right/center gap, scoring Kelly Dulaney who had earlier doubled down the left field line.
The hit sent the Zephyrs home with their third loss of the year.
The Whitehall boys track and field team will feature some strong throwers and speedy sprinters, which should make them a force this season inside the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
The boys, who finished 3-8 last season, come into the new campaign with a lot of talent returning in the sprints and throws. Among their returning medal winners at least year’s District XI Championships are junior Kresstoph Whittick and senior Chad Hussett, who comprised half of their 4x100 relay team which placed fourth at the tourney with a 43.63 mark.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team recorded two more wins, allowing them to keep pace with Emmaus as the two teams without a conference loss so far this season.
They defeated Easton and William Allen to boost their record to 4-0. They didn’t drop a set to either opponent. In fact, the Zephyrs haven’t dropped a set to any of their league opponents so far this season.
They began the week by traveling to Allen on Monday evening to begin a slate of four games that are on tap for this week. They caged the Canaries, winning 25-9, 25-10, 25-12 for their fourth win of the season.
Heading into this season, the sprints should prove to be a really a strong suit for the girls track and field team as their season.
The Whitehall boys tennis team keeps chugging along, posting two more league victories as they continue to roll up the early wins.
Last week they defeated East Stroudsburg South 6-0. They took every set from the Cavaliers en route to their fourth win of the season.
At No. 1 singles, Nick Rohn defeated Miguel Rettu in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Nick Demjan kept pace at No. 2 singles, downing Crew Bunn, 6-0, 6-1. Josh Mallory completed their singles sweep with a win against Jordan Berkowitz, taking the match 6-4, 6-2.
While it may be early, the Whitehall softball team all ready has an important victory under their belt, a type of win that can help galvanize a young team.
That win came last Thursday as they defeated Nazareth 7-3. Moreover, they beat reigning Lehigh Valley Conference MVP Samantha Gorkos, as Madison Cunningham came through in the circle and at the plate to help them notch the big win.
“Any win’s a good win, but a win against a team of that quality, is even more so,” said head coach Blake Morgan.
It’s been a bit of a bumpy start for the Whitehall baseball team, losing two close games to division foes, and then getting blitzed by the Blazers who spoiled their home opener on Saturday.
The Zephyrs’ week began with a game was against Nazareth to kick off their league schedule. Their bats came alive early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first. The Blue Eagles clawed back, cutting the deficit to one with two runs in the third.
Senior sprinter Helen Davis admits that their 4x100 relay team doesn’t have their legs under them quite yet, but she believes it’s only a matter a time until they get where they want to be.
That was evident in their meet against Emmaus on Monday as they fell to the Hornet foursome of Madison Brown, Alanna Smith, Mackenzie Dries and Kayla Smith, who finished in 51.1. The Zephs foursome of Davis, Rebecca Ganthier, Kate Bonshak and Emily Wells crossed in 52.8.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team kicked off the new season by clipping the Hawks last Friday.
They swept the opener against Bethlehem Catholic in front of their home crowd, winning 25-10, 25-16, 25-14.
The Zephs used a balanced attack to handle the Hawks who had trouble slowing down Whitehall’s play in the frontcourt. The Zephs trio of Joseph Herman, Alex Khouri and Dylan McGinley combined for 30 kills.
“It was a great start to the season,” said Herman who led the way with 16 kills. “Coach really prepared us for this the last two weeks.”