With two potent offenses trading touchdowns in a game that had its share of out-of-your-seat moments, the Whitehall and Delaware Valley football teams needed an extra session to decide a winner.
The last moment when fans stood in either sheer joy or resounding heartbreak was after Warrior quarterback Bryan Schor found Martin Strenk for the two-point conversion, lifting Del Val to the 46-45 victory.
The team may not consist of players from the same school, but there is no lack of chemistry on the ice this winter hockey season thus far.
Head coach Rich Crowly has athletes from Salisbury and Whitehall, but couldn't be happier with the camaraderie of this unit. Three consecutive goals, and superb play out of Tristen Collins in net led Whitehall/Salisbury to its first victory of the young season.
The moms of Catasauqua played a game of flag football against the moms of Hokey in the Second Annual Football for the Cure Powder Puff Game.
The game was held at the Hokey Field in Whitehall on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27 with a kickoff time of 2 p.m. There were 29 players who filled the Catasauqua roster, while Hokey secured 18 players combined for their offense and defense. Both teams joined together to raise more than $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.
While the 2012 field hockey season brought some changes, the Zephyrs still managed to position themselves for postseason titles.
The most significant change was at the top. First-year coach Emily Repsher guided the Zephs to an 12-8 record, with appearances in both the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships and the District XI playoffs.
While conference and district titles eluded them, they still made 2012 a successful season and are poised to come back strong in 2013.
With destiny staring them in the face, the Zephyr football team seized the moment and walked away champions last Saturday night.
By virtue of their 45-3 win over Northampton Area High School on a chilly night at Al Erdosy Stadium, the Zephyrs claim a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference football title.
Not since 2005 can a Zephyr football team call themselves league champions, but on this night, the gridiron gang from Whitehall made sure that champions would be part of their 2012 legacy.
Well it's finally the postseason and this is the time of year that everyone has been waiting for. Unfortunately, computers have nudged their way into the process of making this fair, as you'll see below with some of the matchups.
But like they say, it is what it is.
1. Parkland (8-2)
Last week's rank: #1
Just goes to show you that power points still are not the answer when determining postseason seedings. It's a travesty that these two teams are playing this week.
The Pick: Parkland 21- Easton 14
2. Whitehall (8-2)
Last week's rank: #2
A cross country invitational earlier this season provided Whitehall's, Gabe Lamm, with just enough experience to improve on his time significantly at last weekend's PIAA State Cross Country Championships at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.
"I ran it earlier in the year, and I was just thinking I have to do a lot better," Lamm said.
Lamm went from a time of 19:10 to 17:45 on one of the most challenging courses in the state. The Zephyr sophomore was Whitehall's only state qualifier after the District XI meet on Oct. 24.
When the ball kicks off up north to begin the District XI AAAA playoffs, the Zephyrs will have their hands full trying to corral an offense that is anything but cold.
Whitehall faces Delaware Valley High School, owners of a 9-1 record who enter the tourney as the fourth seed. The Warriors lone loss came at the hands of Scranton High School, the top seed in this year's D-11 playoffs. They're also currently ranked eighth in the state, and defeated Parkland High School 37-35 to open the season, the only LVC team to hand the Zephs a loss this year.
The scene of Saturday's District 11 3A girls soccer championship game was one Whitehall was all too familiar with.
Like last spring season's district title game in which the Zephyrs defeated Parkland 2-1 in overtime, the two teams would square off once again just months later. This game too went into overtime, but the outcome was a tad bit different.
Parkland's Hannah Gombos broke a 1-1 tie as overtime was winding down with a goal that lifted the No. 1 seeded Trojans over the No. 3 seeded Zephyrs to a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at J. Birney Crum Stadium.
The Zephyr field hockey team's quest for a district title was dashed last Saturday by a band of Slaters.
Heading into the opening round of the District XI tournament, the Zephs knew that playing Bangor Area High School would present some challenges. First, the Slaters were at home and on grass, a surface that tempers the Zephs speed. They were also playing a team that racked up 18 wins, and boasted a number of all-stars that could change the outcome with one swing.