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.
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.
After running in three races apiece earlier in the afternoon, Gabe Lamm and Decontee Krayee were able to leisurely walk into the infield at the Zephyrs Sports Complex to have their pictures taken in celebration of senior day.
Lamm and Krayee were among 46 seniors honored toward the conclusion of Monday's meet with Nazareth Area High School, and were instrumental in helping lift the Zephyrs to another victory, sweeping the Blue Eagles as the boys won 88-62, while the girls came out on top, 95-55.
It seems what happened in Myrtle Beach didn't stay in Myrtle Beach.
When the Whitehall baseball team arrived at the resort community to kickoff the 2015 season, their bats didn't exactly tear it up as they were taking a lot of strikes.
They were able to overcome that quickly, scoring 28 runs in their next three games. However, their last three league games have resulted in just three runs, losing 12-2 to Stroudsburg on April 15, 11-1 to Parkland on April 17, and 5-0 to Emmuas on Monday.
As the Whitehall boys tennis team winds down their regular season, they can look to some recent matches as building blocks for the future.
While wins have been hard to come by, the incremental steps the team has taken has started to show.
Peering inside their 1-10 record reveals a team that is winning games and matches, while also stretching their opponents to the brink, and for a young team that experience is crucial.
The Whitehall softball team has put a new twist on Friday night lights.
That setting has been the domain of high school football, but when they met Emmaus under the lights in Coplay on Friday, the drama that unfolded in the seventh inning was worthy of the limelight usually reserved for the gridiron.
While it's been hard to get onto the track this season, the Zephyrs haven't really lost a step despite the long layoffs between meets.
With the weather finally cooperating on Monday afternoon, the Zephs completed another sweep, their second tri-meet sweep of the season. This time they defeated both Emmaus and Northampton. The boys took care of business by downing the Kids 92-57 and the Green Hornets 86-63, while the girls posted a 89.66-60.33 victory over Northampton and an 83-67 win over Emmaus.
After squandering several scoring opportunities against Northampton for their first loss of the season, the Whitehall baseball team made sure they weren't going to suffer the same fate when they traveled to East Stroudsburg North on Monday.
Matt Dobeck emphatically made certain that wasn't going to be the case as he went 4-5 against the Timberwolves, including six RBIs in helping to lead the Zephs to a 12-6 victory for their fifth win of the season.
The win places them in second place behind Parkland in the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
After a game against Kennett High School earlier this season, Whitehall girls basketball head coach Dwight Repsher was stopped by a parent from the opposing team as he headed for the team bus.
That parent just wanted to let the second-year coach know that he appreciated how his team played the game.
"He said he was impressed with how we passed the ball and how we ran our offense," said Repsher who guided the Zephs to an 11-12 record this season.
As the boys were wrapping up their tennis match against Nazareth on Saturday, head coach Austin Berg was reflecting on the opportunity that presented itself.
He said it provided another lesson, a lesson in their development as a team. They needed to compete and challenge a good team like Nazareth (5-3 in the EPC) if they want to take the next step forward.
"This match was definitely a building block for us," said Berg whose team is now 1-8 on the season. "It just showed them that they can stick with the competition. It's just a matter of finding a way to win."