It was a matter of finding their comfort zone that allowed the Zephyr girls volleyball team to get back into the win column.
That win came Monday against Saucon Valley High School, sweeping the Panthers 25-23, 25-16, 25-17.
The win was a result of being composed, something head coach Rob Gardner has been looking for in his young team as they battle their way through a tough schedule.
"The girls were relaxed," said Gardner. "They were playing their game. They were anticipating where the ball was going."
The Zephyr football team got its mojo back against Bethlehem Catholic High School, breaking out the big plays in a 55-14 romp.
It was important to regain that winning feeling after suffering their first league loss at the hands of Parkland High School last week, and Frank Banko Field provided the ideal setting as the Zephs racked up 41 unanswered points to begin the game.
After a tough, physical game against William Allen High School, the Zephyr field hockey team will try and bounce back against a Liberty squad that made headlines last week.
The Zephs 2-1 overtime loss to the Canaries last week was a game in which their physicality may have cost them, according to head coach Emily Repsher.
"We were a little bit too physical," said Repsher. "We ended up getting [penalty] cards late in the second half and into overtime which set us back."
Editor's Note: These are week 4 notes from the high school football season. The notes are provided by District 11 statistician Duke Helm.
Pocono Mountain West QB Jeff Krisiak threw his 10th TD pass of the season and 30th of his career in a loss to Stroudsburg.
Brandon Leap of Pleasant Valley threw another 4 TDs against Lehighton and has 10 for the season.
Freedom's Brian Uliana went over 2,000 yards passing for his career.
Success on the football field invariably breeds keen interest, and judging by the throng of media crowded in then press box, Zephyr Stadium was the place to be last Friday.
On hand were two local television stations, four newspapers and a blogger to watch the 3-1 Zephyrs tackle the 2-2 Trojans in an eagerly anticipated Lehigh Valley Conference showdown that's usually reserved for the end of the year. It was the center of the football universe in the Lehigh Valley for that moment, and everyone expected a tough, close game.
It wasn't the kind of "second season" Whitehall head coach George Romano exactly had in mind.
After his team dropped its first game of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Allentown Central Catholic that snapped a 10-game opening-season winning streak last Thursday, Romano decided to begin a "second season" in which his team could possibly begin another winning streak en route back to another invitational to the state title game later this fall.
Senior golfer Mark Roth took a swing at qualifying for the District 11 Championships, but came up a bit short to reach the tourney.
Roth qualified for a spot by averaging 78 this season. On Monday's round at the Woodstone Golf Course, Roth shot a 96, missing the cut. The AAA tourney takes the top 20 golfers, plus the conference champions, and Roth missed the mark.
While Roth was unable to extend his Whitehall golfing career, head coach Curt Beer said that he left behind a strong work ethic and commitment to the game. That was evident in how well he played this season.
The Whitehall volleyball team is still trying to find some firm footing as they negotiate the hardwoods of the Lehigh Valley Conference.
The Zephs had another up and down week, winning one match while losing two, dropping their record to 3-8.
It's been that type of year so far for the netters, and they'll have to make a strong push if they want to make the playoffs.
The win came against Dieruff High School, sweeping the Huskies in three games, 31-29, 25-16, 25-10.
With some of his players returning to the lineup from injuries and a maturing team, Whitehall head boys' soccer coach Gus Garcia believes his team may be peaking toward a successful finish.
Beginning the week with an overall 6-3-1 mark, Garcia likes his chances. The Zephyrs began play with a two-game winning streak and a tight 2-0 defeat to Northampton.
It was another lesson for the Zephyrs in their battle with Emmaus High School as they try to unseat the reigning champs who still sit in LVC field hockey's top perch.
Their 4-0 loss came last Wednesday in a game where the Zephs couldn't muster enough offense, and were hampered by the loss of the some key players due a scheduling conflict.
They've been knocking on the door the last few seasons, meeting the Green Hornets in the league and district finals last year, with the latter game decided by two goals.