Whitehall competed in a cross county meet at Northampton’s Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
The teams competing were: Northampton, Easton, Nazareth, Central Catholic, Emmaus and Whitehall.
Devon Roberts was the highest Zephyr finisher on the day, taking seventh overall in the girls race which was won by Emmaus’ Kera Reinhard with a time of 19:37. Roberts finished with a time of 20:31.
The girls dropped all three of their contests, falling 23-34 to Northampton, 22-37 to Nazareth and 20-43 to Easton.
Freedom is one of those tennis teams that Whitehall is trying to emulate, and while last week’s match resulted in a loss, the gap is closing between the two schools.
After losing 7-0 to the Patriots last year, the Zephyrs tried to see if they could turn 2019’s encounter into a more favorable outcome. It wouldn’t be easy. A deeper look inside last year’s match reveals that the Pates won every match in straight sets.
NFF PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Each week the National Football Foundation – Lehigh Valley Chapter, selects a high school football player of the week from its 33 local high schools. Winners are listed below:
Week 1 - Christian Arrington, running back from East Stroudsburg South High School (28 carries for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall.
Week 2 – (Co-Winners) Nahjee Adams, running back from Easton (19 carries 278 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall 46-28.
Week 4 of the poll features the most movement this season as teams settle into their identities. Freedom remains steadfast at the top, but face a hungry Nazareth squad looking for respect.
Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic will be in a battle this week, while Central Catholic and Whitehall are in desperation mode.
Southern Lehigh’s impressive romp over Notre Dame catapults them into the poll as well.
With three weeks of action in the books, Week 4 will continue to prove who belongs where.
1. Freedom (3-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
Suburban Dart League
Salem UCC 2 1
Ebenezer 2 1
Emmanuel 2 1
Bath Luth 2 1
Star of Beth 2 1
Farmersville 1 2
Light of Christ 1 2
Dryland 1 2
Christ UCC 1 2
St. Paul’s 1 2
St. Stephen’s 0 0
Emmanuel (6-2, 5-0) at Christ UCC (5-3)
Em - Jim Hill 5-12 HR, Bob Bast 5-13 HR, Troy Haydt 4-12 HR, Bruce Danyluk 4-13, Dave Williams HR.
C - Keith Laudenslager 5-12 HR, Eric Yocum 4-12, Ron Wagner 4-13, Donnie Laudenslager HR.
Ebenezer (3-0, 5-4) at Light of Christ (4-2)
Friday’s severely dropping temperatures could be a hint that fall is on the way. As such, fresh water fish traditionally go on the feed as cooler water temps signal the feeding frenzy, says our local fishing reporters.
Willie, from Willie’s Bait & Tackle in Cementon, reports Leaser Lake is the hot spot with customers picking up muskies on jumbo minnows while bass anglers are nailing largemouths on large shiners. As for Lehigh River, Willie said it’s dead of late although one avid angler picks up an occasional trout or two but no smallmouths, which is rare for this time of year.
The Whitehall football team dropped its third game of the season 49-21 to the visiting Emmaus Green Hornets on Friday night.
The Zephyr defense continued to struggle, allowing their opponents to breach the 40-point barrier for the third time.
Things got off to a bad start when Emmaus QB Jake Moyer hit Jameel Sanders on a slant on the Hornet’s first play of the game and Sanders took it 48 yards to the house.
Resiliency has been the hallmark of this year’s girls tennis team, and Monday’s win over Easton was further evidence of that fact.
After dropping a tough 4-2 loss to Freedom last week, the girls rebounded with a hard fought 4-3 win over Easton on Monday.
The win raised their record to 6-3, and places them sixth among the 19 District XI 3A teams based on power rankings.
In the first half of the field hockey game between Whitehall and Parkland on Tuesday, it looked like the Trojans were going to overwhelm the Zephyrs with offensive pressure.
It seemed that goalkeeper Mackenzie Holubowski was constantly surrounded by a sea of gray and red as Parkland sent 18 shots in the direction of her goal.
The Trojans scored the opening goal on a penalty stroke just a minute and a half into the contest.
They had a second goal disallowed seven minutes later, but wound up notching another score within two minutes.
The 2019-2020 Cement Belt challenge kicked off with the Whitehall boys soccer team drawing first blood on Northampton’s home field with a 4-2 victory.
A few hours later, the Konkrete Kids’ girls soccer team evened the standings by scoring a 2-0 win on the Zephyrs’ home turf.
Senior tri-captain Abbi Czarnecki got Northampton on the board in the first 5 minutes of the game when she took a pass from Alex Benedict and slotted the ball under the goalie’s arms.