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Golfers look to finish strong

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With the golf season winding down, the Zephyrs have veered off course, but are now searching for a little momentum on the back three.

The Zephs got off to a fast start, registering two early wins, but since that time, they haven't been able to crack the win column and currently sit at 2-9. With three matches remaining, they would like to knock that total up a stroke, and will look to do that this week against Northampton Area High School.

Kuhn and Tock having great year

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Olivia Kuhn and Nicole Tock etch their names in the annals of Whitehall's girls' tennis program, but fate has brought the duo together for a memorable and surely unforgettable season.

At the end of last week's play, both Kuhn and Tock, the Zephyrs' number three doubles team, had an unblemished 8-0 record and had incurred some obstacles in reaching the peak. It can easily also be considered a remarkable achievement considering this is the first season the duo has played doubles together.

Volleyball team gets by K-Kids

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

The Whitehall volleyball team experienced some ups and down this week as league play got into full swing.

The up was a five-game thriller against Northampton Area High School. The Zephs battled back from a two-game deficit, winning the last two games to seal the victory. The end result was a 25-23, 15-25, 14-25, 26-24, 15-12, toppling of the Kids to earn their first league win.

It was a roller coaster of emotions as they had to fight through that middle stretch that tested their resolve. Head coach Rob Garnder said the team stayed together and made sure not to lose focus.

With little fanfare, Polony named starter

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Chris Polony finally assumed he would be Villanova' starting quarterback this fall, he appreciated the low-key process.

During spring ball, Polony was assigned to the first-team offense and took the most reps among the quarterbacks. So Polony believed it would be safe to assume he would be under center when Villanova opens its season at Temple next Friday night.

It has been the same approach the former Whitehall quarterback has taken since he began as a freshman in the Wildcats' program last season.

McFetridge honored 'I thought about packing it in'

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Mike McFetridge remembers participating in a football practice for the first time at Millersville University and experiencing a myriad of emotions and feelings.

McFetridge knew his chances were slim as a walk-on, but he was determined to take the chance, something he had never been afraid of doing.

"When I first got there, I noticed the difference in size and speed of the game," recalled the former Whitehall graduate. "I really didn't know what to expect. I was nervous and anxious, but I knew I could play. It took a while, but it worked out."

Girls have busy summer

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

While it was sweltering inside Rockne Hall this summer, the Zephyr girls basketball team found themselves nearly as hot as the temperature inside.

Head coach Rick Worman said the girls "had a pretty good summer" as they participated in three events, beginning with the Allentown Central Catholic Summer League. They also traveled to other schools in the area, playing the equivalent of a full winter schedule, said Worman.

Boys fall to Central

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Back on June 21, nearly two months ago, the Whitehall boys basketball team suffered one of their toughest losses of the Stellar Summer League, a 45-25 defeat to Allentown Central Catholic.

The two teams met again last Thursday in the first round of the playoffs with the stakes much higher this time around. And the Zephyrs were motivated to not just hang with the Vikings, but to take down the league's number one seed with an 11-1 mark.