Editor's note: This is the final part of our series of Whitehall athletes signing to compete at the next level.
Shadimon Navarro's next stop will be Kutztown University. The senior will be part of the women's tennis program once enrolled, joining a program that finished 4-11 last year competing in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
The Golden Bears, a Division II school, are currently coached by Janice Regan.
It simply wasn't in the cards for the Coplay Legion baseball team this season.
Injuries to their pitching staff dealt them a blow that had them searching for some arms to carry them through the season. They wound up using eight different pitchers over the course of the year. And even when they got outstanding pitching, they found themselves on the short end of close games, often losing by a single run. That happened seven times during the course of their 18-game season.
"It was just a tough year," said manager Jim Murphy who completed his first year as the team's skipper.
The Fullerton Legion baseball team proved that getting into the playoffs is what really matters, dispelling the notion that wins during the regular season equates to playoff success.
Kourtney Cunningham has the rare distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in both of Whitehall's district championships in girls soccer.
The first came in her freshman season when Whitehall defeated Parkland 2-1 in overtime, advancing all the way to the state finals that year. Her other came last fall when she drilled the game-winner against Nazareth for the 2-1 victory.
In between those memorable tallies, the talented center-midfielder scored over 100 goals, finishing with 122 for her career. She also had 61 assists over that four-year span.
The moment came in his sophomore season after their playoff loss to Delaware Valley, a game that gnawed at him, stoking the fires that would eventually lead Saquon Barkley to rewrite the record books at Whitehall High School.
By his own admission, he didn't have a good game. He got pushed around defensively and committed a critical turnover on offense.
With the Stellar Summer Basketball League behind them, the Whitehall boys will look to close out their offseason with a couple of more tournaments starting this week.
The boys finished the Stellar Summer Basketball League at 7-5, which placed them in the middle of the pack among the Big School Division. Emmaus (10-2), Parkland (9-2), Bangor (9-3) and Nazareth (8-4) were the top four teams.
Dakota Schiffer made sure that Fullerton was going to get a seat at the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoff table.
Fullerton played host to Salisbury last Wednesday in a game that was to determine who would make the LVLBL playoffs. The winner would advance into the round of eight for a chance at the title.
Schiffer has been the Ramblers most consistent pitcher this season. He has a sub 2.00 ERA, but more importantly, he's the guy who manager Daniel Delp wants on the mound in a must-win situation.
Editor's note: This is part 2 of our series of Whitehall athletes signing to compete at the next level.
Michael Burkhardt will be making the trek to Adrian College to play volleyball. The school is located in Adrian, Michigan, a private liberal arts and sciences college that's located in the southeastern corner of the state.
Editor's note - this is the first of a three-part series on students who signed to continue their athletic and academic careers at the next level.
The next chapter in the lives of a number of Whitehall High School student-athletes unfolded recently during a meeting in which they made those intentions known to schoolmates, families and friends.
Danielle Smith has blazed a historic trail since leaving Whitehall High School four years ago, forging a college career that saw her win multiple championships as well as overcoming some hardships.