The Zephyr girls basketball team said good-bye to its seniors last Friday, hosting Northampton Area High School in the send-off game.
It was a game in which the Kids bolted out to an early lead, taking the steam out the Zephs in the first quarter. However, Whitehall fought back to cut it to two late in the game, but the Kids sank their foul shots in crunch time to cement the victory, 59-53.
The Zephs comeback was sparked by their core of seniors as Madison Kelly pumped in 18 points. Head coach Rick Worman said his point guard ignited the rally, helping them close the gap.
With one more match on the docket, the Zephyr wrestling team is poised to enter the postseason on a high note.
Winners of their last four of five matches, the Zephs will be looking to build on that success. They've been steadily improving with each meet, and that was evident when they tangled with William Allen High School last week. They dropped their Lehigh Valley Conference counterparts, 48-30 to get their league record to 4-3.
Say hello to the cardiac kids again.
Trailing by nine leading into the fourth quarter, those cardiac kids, otherwise known as the Zephyr boys basketball team, mounted a furious comeback, finally overtaking William Allen High School with an 18-point onslaught in that final frame for a 51-50 victory on Tuesday.
It was their ninth win of the season and gets them one step closer to a playoff berth. Needing two more wins to get into the district playoffs, that journey became a little more urgent after losing to Allentown Central Catholic High School last Thursday.
The Zephyr girls basketball team sprang into the win column Tuesday, clipping the Canaries for their fourth win of the year.
Head coach Rick Worman has been looking for offensive consistency all year, and Tuesday's win over Allen provided some of that oomph, winning 46-32 in their Lehigh Valley Conference tilt.
The Whitehall swimming team earned a split against Salisbury Tuesday evening.
The girls cruised to a 115-50 victory while the boys fell to the Falcons 129-40.
The girls won all but one event and were paced by Brooke Gilson and Mina Feyrer who were both double winners for the Zephs.
Gilson won the 200 free in 2:03.13 and the 500 free in 5:15.30. Feyrer took the 200 IM in 2:18.58 and the 100 back in 1:03.27.
This year, Whitehall's Jason Dziedzic will likely achieve Eagle Scout status, a lifetime achievement mark for a dedication of service for more than 10 years of involvement.
Every year, Dziedzic is active in a number of camp activities and other related ones to help other enjoy and grow in one of the legendary service organizations around.
Also this year, Dziedzic also has aspirations of qualifying for districts and placing among the top competitors in his divisions as a member of the Whitehall High swimming program.
The Whitehall wrestling team is rounding into shape, placing first at a recent tournament, and winning another match as they gear up for the postseason.
The Zephs fared well at the Lackawanna Trail Invitational wrestling tournament last Saturday, capturing first place with 206 points, easily outdistancing second-place finisher Valley View High School who ended with 161.
Before the Whitehall girls basketball team stepped on then floor to play a league rival, they paused to remember someone who meant a lot to their program.
That moment was reserved for teammate Hannah Bankos who lost her battle with cancer in February, 2012. Bankos, who would have been a senior this year, retains a prominent place in their collective memory, and they celebrated that relationship before Tuesday's game against Freedom High School.
The Zephyr boys basketball team was in need of a little boost when they clashed with the Patriots on Tuesday.
It wasn't an energy drink, or a protein bar they were grasping for, but a way to close the gap against a talented Freedom team that bolted out to an early lead. However, they managed to keep it close, staying within striking distance for most of the game.
"For a good portion of the game, it was a five-point game, and it just didn't seem like we could get over that hump," said head coach Jeff Jones.
Powerful Parkland came to town and swept Whitehall in swimming. The girls won 113-57 while the boys won 127-41.
Two pool records were set by the Trojans in the win. Erin Jordan had a time of 5:09.26 in the 500 free for the girls while Chris Strauss set the boys mark also in the 500 free with a time of 4:45.79.
Jess Marselles was the lone Whitehall winner, taking the 100 breast in 1:15.30. The Zephs 200 medley relay team of Mina Feyrer, Marselles, Alexus Merkert and Brooke Gilson took first with a time of 1:55.59.