It was a good week for the Whitehall wrestling team as they prevailed against a league rival who has been a thorn in their side, and then had a top ten finish at the EPC championship.
The thorn in their side can be more accurately stated as a stinger in their side as Emmaus has won the previous five meetings. Whitehall put an end to that string, or sting, with a 35-32 win over the Green Hornets.
The win puts the Zephs at 10-5 on the season with two more dual meets remaining.
As the basketball season winds down, the Whitehall girls basketball team will have to overcome some recent adversity in their quest to make the playoffs.
They lost another player to an injury as Taryn Sayre was recently sidelined. This follows in the footsteps of losing Olivia George who was injured in their game against Hazleton. Both players will be further evaluated and a firm timetable for their return is still not certain.
The Whitehall boys basketball team ran into another northern buzzsaw when East Stroudsburg South blew into Zephyr Gymnasium last Friday.
The Cavaliers, following in the fleet footsteps of Pocono Mountain West who also reside in the Mountain Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, used their quickness and athleticism to keep Whitehall’s offense under wraps for most of the game, earning a 66-39 victory.
The loss put the Zephs at 5-12 on the season and officially eliminated them from the postseason.
Flipping is an important aspect in swimming as swimmers who execute a precise flip turn have set themselves up for a competitive edge, but in Thursday’s meet against Nazareth, flipping became synonymous with missed opportunities in close races against the Blue Eagles.
Head coach Pete Rile was looking over the results from their meet against the Blue Eagles in which the girls lost by 20 points, 95-75. The girls won four events, and as Rile perused the times, he felt that total could have been much higher.
The Whitehall girls basketball team extended their winning streak with a victory over Dieruff last Friday evening, helping to solidify their push for a postseason appearance.
Once again balanced scoring was the key to the league win as they got points from six different players en route to the 46-26 victory.
Their winning streak was interrupted on Saturday when they traveled to Hazleton to face the Cougars. They lost a tight game as they lost by four to the denizens of the Wyoming Valley Conference.
The Whitehall boys basketball team is finding the right formula for success, but it’s been a matter of sustaining it for thirty-two minutes that’s plagued them most of the season.
It happened again Tuesday night as they traveled to Northampton to face the Konkrete Kids. They started out the game playing as well as head coach Jeff Jones had hoped, and were leading by 10 points early in the second quarter.
The Whitehall wrestling team found themselves in a tight grip when they traveled to Northampton to face the Kids on Monday night.
The Konkrete Kids racked up bonus points in eight bouts, paving the way for the 65-4 victory over the Zephyrs.
The match began with a promising start as Dez Boykin dominated Northampton’s Shaun Miller at 185, earning an 11-2 major decision.
It was a raucous atmosphere inside Northampton’s Natatorium as the Zephyrs and Kids swim teams were locked in a tight league battle last Saturday.
The loud cheering was in full voice during the 100 yard backstroke as Stephanie Setar and Brynne Rockovits were virtually in a dead heat heading into the final lap. As both teams exhorted on their respective swimmers, Setar pulled ahead and won by a 13/100 of a second.
The Whitehall girls basketball team has found their footing recently, winning back-to-back games as they look to keep that streak rolling this week.
Unfortunately, they weren’t able to hit the hardwood on Tuesday to see if they could have made it three straight wins. Their game against Nazareth was postponed until a later date. That makes for a full slate of games in the coming weeks as they must make up the Pleasant Valley game as well.
The Pocono Mountain West Basketball team’s nickname is the Panthers, but last Friday against Whitehall, they could have been known at the Second Chancers.
They were demons on the glass, collecting almost every offensive board and turning them into put backs. While they had a host of players who filled that role, the main force behind all those second chance points was Lee Mosley who set up shop under the basket, collecting rebounds and buckets, finishing with 22 for the game.