The brooms were out for Whitehall’s final regular season boys volleyball game, and now they’ll prepare for the league championship.
They swept Parkland last Friday earning their sixteenth win of the season. It was a spirited match that saw them play perhaps their best game defensively all year.
“We were just all over the place making plays,” said head coach George Cowitch “That’s what we’ve been working on and asking these guys to do, and it was just awesome to watch and to see, not letting the ball drop. Fantastic.”
Jeremy Lim and Nick Rohn paired up for a long climb through the District XI AAA Boys Doubles brackets last week, giving Whitehall a dynamic duo that was just one step away from the finals.
Lim and Rohn were competing at the district doubles tourney which began at Lehigh University for the opening round, and then later switched to Saucon Valley High School midweek as they played in unseasonably hot weather. However, they overcame the heat and three opponents to make it to the semifinals.
As the Whitehall girls 4x100 team sat on the benches waiting to collect their gold medals at last week’s EPC Track and Field Championships, Amanda Crooks draped her 100 meter gold medal around the neck of Helen Davis.
Crooks had won the gold medal earlier that afternoon, and the gesture to her injured relay teammate was to affirm that Davis was still a part of them.
The Whitehall baseball team is looking to finish their regular season on a strong note, keeping the door open for a possible conference playoff berth.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tennis Championships got underway last week at Freedom High School where Nick Rohn found himself on the brink of securing a spot in the No. 2 singles championships.
At the EPC tourney, Jeremy Lim received the fifth seed at No. 1 singles, coming into the tournament at 10-1. Alex Rohn captured the sixth seed at No. 2, with an 8-3 mark, while Nick Demjan was seeded fifth, finishing the year at 9-2.
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.