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Zephs miss on Hershey

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a pair of fives for the Zephyrs last weekend when the Northeast AAA Regional Tournament concluded at Liberty High School's Memorial Gymnasium.

Both Brad Schuler and Joey Gladish finished fifth in the regional tournament, narrowly missing a trip to Hershey and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Championships.

The number of qualifiers this year was expanded to four wrestlers in each weight class, and both Schuler and Gladish were hoping to get their tickets punched.

Girls fall to Nazareth

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The third time proved not to be a charm when the Whitehall girls basketball team met Nazareth in the opening round of the district playoffs.

The Zephyrs were in pursuit of a District XI 4A title, and standing in their way were the Blue Eagles, a team that defeated them twice during the regular season.

Their contest was the first game of a double-header at Northern Lehigh High School last Friday, and the Zephs were looking to end Nazareth's streak at two wins this season.

Zephs advance two to Northeast Regionals

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In a darkened wrestling room at Whitehall High School, Brad Schuler was busy pedaling the stationary bike in the corner, while Joey Gladish was on the mat shadow wrestling.

Wrestling is often a solitary pursuit, with each man preparing to go it alone against an opponent in the circle.

As they both settled into their daily routines inside the Zephyr wrestling room, these two solitary figures shared a common objective. They both want to represent Whitehall High School at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Championships next month.

Zephs get by Bangor

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It may have been snowing outside, but inside Pleasant Valley's gymnasium last Saturday it was raining buckets as the Whitehall boys basketball team sprung for 50 points, advancing to the semifinals of the district championship.

In a game where the Zephs defense was once again the story, rainmakers Brett Radocha and Jake Meyers combined for 35 points to help Whitehall defeat second-seeded Bangor Area High School 50-41 to set up another division match-up when they faced Nazareth in the District 11 4A semifinals Wednesday.

Familiar opponents

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Head basketball coach Jeff Jones and his staff won't have to do a lot of scouting when the Zephyrs begin district action this week.

That's because their opponent isn't a mystery among the 12 teams battling for a District XI AAAA Championship. The Zephs hosted Northampton on Wednesday, past Press deadlines, making it the third time these two division rivals will play one another. Whitehall enters as the 7th seed, while Northampton occupies the 10th spot.

Boys squeak into EPC playoffs

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In the inaugural season of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Whitehall boys basketball team had a chance to make a little bit of history.

They can become the first basketball team to become league champions in the newly-minted EPC, something that didn't seem possible a week ago. However, they managed to win the games necessary to secure the final wildcard berth into the EPC tourney, finishing the season at 8-8. Their ticket was punched once Northampton lost to Nazareth last Friday night, gaining entry via the league's power rankings.

Girls fall short of EPC playoffs

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Needing a final win against Parkland to qualify for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs, the Whitehall girls basketball team hoped they'd be able to join the boys in the postseason tourney.

The Zephyrs road to the conference championships went through the Trojans, a team they beat 28-24 earlier in the season. The game was close throughout, but their Skyline division rivals were able to dash their dreams of making the EPC playoffs, winning 35-26 to close out the regular season.