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Zephs 5-0 at Indian Duals

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team keeps building toward the postseason, and their recent performance at the Lehighton Indian Duals was another strong step in that direction.

They were among eight teams participating in the dual meet held Jan. 12 at Lehighton High School. The Zephyrs went undefeated, finishing 5-0 for the best record among the competitors which included William Allen, Central Bucks South, East Stroudsburg North, Jim Thorpe, Panther Valley, Scranton and host Lehighton.

Senneca takes over as WHS football coach

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Whitehall’s new head football coach Matt Senneca has been playing and coaching football for most of his life, and he believes that an important aspect of success is building a strong culture.

He wants the players to buy into that culture, and once that groundwork is laid, and players start to take ownership of the program, good things begin to happen.

Girls fall to Allen, BC

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Life inside the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference for most girls basketball teams is difficult, and for Whitehall, this season has been one where they’re trying to establish some consistency among their league rivals.

After three wins in the first four games to open the new year, the Zephyrs lost consecutive games last week. They dropped last Tuesday’s game against William Allen and then succumbed to Bethlehem Catholic on Friday.

Boys reach 7-7 mark

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With their victory over Stroudsburg last Friday night, the Whitehall boys basketball team has positioned themselves for a postseason berth heading down the home stretch.

While the win lifts their record to 7-7 on the season, their remaining schedule requires a lot of heaving lifting, beginning with Tuesday’s clash against William Allen. Each of the seven teams remaining on their schedule currently have winning records. Moreover, those teams have combined for 63 wins versus 28 losses.

Girls get hoops victory over Stroudsburg

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

A second half surge powered the Whitehall girls basketball team to a double-digit win over visiting Stroudsburg, strengthening their hopes for a run that will put them into the postseason.

The two teams went into the intermission knotted at 13-13. But once the second half got underway, the Zephyrs rode the dynamic end-to-end play of Grace Clary who scored the bulk of her game-high 20 points in the final two quarters to lead them to the 39-28 victory over the Mountaineers.

Swimmers beat SHS

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Both the Whitehall’s boys and girls swim teams registered wins on Tuesday against visiting Salisbury, strengthening their conference standings as they head into the final quarter of their season.

The win raised the girls mark to 7-3 on the season, while the boys currently sit at 4-6 after the victory.

The girls defeated the Falcons 95- 71, with Martha Giletto claiming two first-place finishes, her initial victory coming in the 50-yard freestyle (26.96), and the second in the 500 freestyle (5:49.01).

Clark helps to lead wrestlers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With his headphones firmly in place, Kai Clark was in perpetual motion as he prepared for his 152-pound bout against Pleasant Valley to begin.

To watch him pace, like a tiger ready to be sprung from its cage, the observer may wonder if he’s expending too much energy before his match gets underway.

But Clark, who is 12-3 on the season, said that it’s simply part of his prematch routine.

WHS seventh at the 21st Zephyr Duals

Friday, January 11, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Zephyr gymnasium was the scene for some robust wrestling action last Saturday as Whitehall kicked off the new year hosting their annual Zephyr Duals.

The Duals, now in its twenty-first season, featured 15 teams from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with Muncy Junior-Senior High School claiming the championship with their victory over Quakertown in the finals.

Whitehall finished in seventh place, downing Bangor 41-36 to earn that spot.