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Wrestlers continue to learn from mistakes

Thursday, December 25, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a Thursday matinee inside the Whitehall wrestling room last week featuring some fierce action that showcased another league win for the Zephyrs.

The team was huddled around a monitor watching some highlights during their matches from the last two weeks, including their win over Allentown Central Catholic High School the previous day.

The Zephs happened to win that dual meet 62-9, and Thursday's video session gave them the opportunity to see the things they did well and not so well.

It's an important tool for head coach Tim Cunningham and his staff.

Zephs cruise to win over ESN

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Just in time for the holidays, there was a blanket sale at Zephyr gymnasium when the Whitehall basketball team hosted East Stroudsburg North on Tuesday.

The blanket, in this case, was maroon and gold and fit snuggly over the Timberwolves offense. In fact, when applied to the visitors, it didn't allow ESN more than 10 points in any quarter, paving the way for a 54-24 win.

The Timberwolves, who were averaging 49 points per game coming into the contest, couldn't solve Whitehall's match defense.

Girls top Mounties

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It was a wire-to-wire victory for the Whitehall girls basketball team when they hosted Stroudsburg High School last Friday.

The Zephs took charge from the initial tip-off, opening up a 16-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, and then held off a late surge by the Mounties to record their first win of the season, 46-33.

Head coach Dwight Repsher has been adamant about playing ahead this season, something that eluded the team all last year. Their win demonstrated the importance of getting a lead as they used a balanced offensive attack to register their first league win.

Zephs start strong

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team got off to a strong start, claiming a tournament championship as well as winning its first league match of the season.

The Zephs placed first at the Springfield Duals, reeling off five wins to capture the crown. The meet, held Dec. 13 at Springfield Township High School, featured eight teams with Whitehall going a perfect 5-0 en route to the victory.

Wrestlers up for challenge

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall wrestling team is eager for the challenge heading into the 2014-15 season.

Part of that challenge lies in competing in a new conference that pits them against strong competition throughout the 18-team league. Unlike most sports in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, wrestling will have no divisions. That means the Zephs will dive right into league matches as soon as the bell rings on Dec. 10.

Boys get season off to great start

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball made an early statement when they captured the Mifflin County High School tournament to open the season.

The statement came in three parts. They proved they could come from behind and beat a tough team as they did against Bishop Shanahan High School in the opener. They also proved they can play stifling defense, handcuffing a good perimeter team like Mifflin County in the finals.

Finally, they proved they can get scoring from a host of players, making them tough to defend.

Boys have a nice blend

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys basketball team will feature a blend of youth and experience which should help position themselves for another postseason run.

Last season the Zephs finished 13-10 and will have three returning starters from a team that advanced to the district tournament. They also return six seniors, and that experience will help lay a strong foundation as they get ready to begin the 2014-15 season.

Girls aim to be better

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

As the Whitehall girls basketball team gets ready to embark on a new season, head coach Dwight Repsher believes in one overriding principle.

"We're going to be better," he said.

They finished 7-14 last season and missed the playoffs. They played better in the second-half of the season, and that improvement serves as the foundation for Repsher's declaration.

He saw them battle a tough Northampton team down to the wire, losing by one point 48-47, which was followed by a four-point loss to Nazareth the following game.

Girls will need to step up

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall field hockey team completed another successful season that saw them earn trips to both the league and district championships.

The Zephyrs achieved those results by posting a 12-8-1 record in 2014. They finished second in the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, and won their opening round games in both the EPC and District XI playoffs. They accomplished this feat with a team that featured just two seniors on the roster.