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Barkley, Jones win EPC gold

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Saquon Barkley's legs alone weren't enough at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships, he also used a pair of wheels while competing in four events on the same day.

While his legs led him to victory in the 100 meters inside the Zephyr Sports Complex, crossing the line in 11.15, the senior needed a set of wheels to immediately rush him to the shot put after the medal ceremony.

Barkley hopped into the Gator driven by Whitehall trainer Sean Harkcom and was escorted to the practice field beyond the football stadium where the throwing events are held.

Whitehall tennis season comes to an end

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The District XI boys AAA doubles tennis tournament signaled the end of the year for the Whitehall boys tennis team, so with a firm eye on the future, they'll turn their attention toward next season.

The book on the 2015 season officially closed when Gavin Meyers and Max Nuscher lost in the opening round of the doubles tourney to Freedom's Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky and Ross Sonnenblick, 6-1, 6-0. That pair went on to the semifinals, eventually earning a bronze medal at the 3A tourney.

Whitehall wrestlers recognized for classroom abilities

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall wrestling head coach Tim Cunningham always stresses that succeeding on the wrestling mat begins with succeeding in the classroom.

Just like getting to a strong base provides a wrestler with the stability to execute a number of different moves, the knowledge provided in the classroom provides a solid educational base for the rest of their lives.

Having that solid academic foundation is what Cunningham emphasizes. Wins on the mat are just one aspect of what a true student-athlete should strive for when competing for the narrow and gold.

Softball will make D-11 playoffs

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Last Friday proved to be prosperous for the Whitehall softball team as well, joining their campus brethren in a trip to the postseason after a come-from-behind win.

Their entree also came at the hands of division rival Northampton, a team that had beaten them 3-2 earlier this season in a rain-shortened game. Since that second-week loss to the Kids, the Zephs have gone 11-3, and are also in the mix for a league playoff spot as well.

Track closes season

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team closed out its regular season with a sweep last week, putting a big exclamation point on another successful year.

While they ended the year on a high note defeating Freedom and Pocono Mountain West High Schools, both the boys and girls were hoping to change the course of history when they met Parkland High School (9-1) the day before in their annual battle between the cornfields.

Whitehall track and field ready for postseason

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the recently completed Allentown School District Invitational, the Whitehall track and field team got a little taste of what's in store for them in the upcoming postseason.

The annual ASD meet serves as a primer for both the league and district meets, serving as a barometer of where individuals and relay teams stand as the league and district championships approach.

Tennis hopes to build for future years

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team wrapped up their regular season this week on a positive note, laying the groundwork for a solid future.

The season culminated with two consecutive wins for the Zephs, defeating Jim Thorpe and William Allen to finish the year at 3-10.

While it wasn't quite the year that head coach Austin Berg envisioned, his team battled every time they stepped on the court.

Berg said he was a bit disappointed, primarily because the weather forced a lot of cancellations that interrupted their ability to maintain any consistency.

Seniors helped to lead WHS newcomers

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the conclusion of the Northeast Regionals, the Whitehall wrestling season drew to an end, closing the door on another successful season.

The Zephs finished the season at 15-7-1 overall and 5-5-1 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. Along the way, they had three wresters place at the District XI 3A Individual Wrestling Championships, with two of those wrestlers emerging from the district tourney to place fifth at the Regionals.

Zephs win 2 vs. Nazareth

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall baseball team took a step in the right direction toward a district playoff berth with Monday's doubleheader sweep over Nazareth.

The two wins against the Blue Eagles ended a four-game losing streak, and now puts the Zephs firmly in control of their own destiny.

They're currently 9-7, and with four games remaining on their schedule, they'll need to win one of those four to secure a spot. Those include three games against division opponents, each of whom defeated the Zephs in their first meeting, plus powerful St. Peter's Prep from New Jersey.