The Whitehall boys tennis team keeps chugging along, posting two more league victories as they continue to roll up the early wins.
Last week they defeated East Stroudsburg South 6-0. They took every set from the Cavaliers en route to their fourth win of the season.
At No. 1 singles, Nick Rohn defeated Miguel Rettu in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Nick Demjan kept pace at No. 2 singles, downing Crew Bunn, 6-0, 6-1. Josh Mallory completed their singles sweep with a win against Jordan Berkowitz, taking the match 6-4, 6-2.
While it may be early, the Whitehall softball team all ready has an important victory under their belt, a type of win that can help galvanize a young team.
That win came last Thursday as they defeated Nazareth 7-3. Moreover, they beat reigning Lehigh Valley Conference MVP Samantha Gorkos, as Madison Cunningham came through in the circle and at the plate to help them notch the big win.
“Any win’s a good win, but a win against a team of that quality, is even more so,” said head coach Blake Morgan.
It’s been a bit of a bumpy start for the Whitehall baseball team, losing two close games to division foes, and then getting blitzed by the Blazers who spoiled their home opener on Saturday.
The Zephyrs’ week began with a game was against Nazareth to kick off their league schedule. Their bats came alive early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first. The Blue Eagles clawed back, cutting the deficit to one with two runs in the third.
When the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, it ended their hopes of reaching the NHL playoffs.
Senior sprinter Helen Davis admits that their 4x100 relay team doesn’t have their legs under them quite yet, but she believes it’s only a matter a time until they get where they want to be.
That was evident in their meet against Emmaus on Monday as they fell to the Hornet foursome of Madison Brown, Alanna Smith, Mackenzie Dries and Kayla Smith, who finished in 51.1. The Zephs foursome of Davis, Rebecca Ganthier, Kate Bonshak and Emily Wells crossed in 52.8.
The Whitehall boys volleyball team kicked off the new season by clipping the Hawks last Friday.
They swept the opener against Bethlehem Catholic in front of their home crowd, winning 25-10, 25-16, 25-14.
The Zephs used a balanced attack to handle the Hawks who had trouble slowing down Whitehall’s play in the frontcourt. The Zephs trio of Joseph Herman, Alex Khouri and Dylan McGinley combined for 30 kills.
“It was a great start to the season,” said Herman who led the way with 16 kills. “Coach really prepared us for this the last two weeks.”
The Whitehall softball team met Avonworth High School last weekend among the picturesque backdrop of The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Breach, but wound up dropping the opener to the Antelopes.
The Zephyrs lost 4-2 to Avonworth, a school situated in Pittsburgh. They surrendered four in the first, and that was enough for the Antelopes to leave the sunny clime with their first win.
Head coach Blake Morgan said the experience, which included a couple of scrimmages, was a good learning experience.
With a strong returning group of upperclassmen, the Whitehall boys volleyball team should once again challenge for league and district titles.
The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is slated for Saturday, March 30, at Northampton Community College.
The event features four games involving all-star senior players from all parts of the Lehigh Valley.
The Via All-Star Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities, showcases the basketball talents of area student athletes, and educates attendees about Via and the need for community support through financial, partnership and advocacy support.
The Zephyr baseball season gets underway this week, and with the promise of a new season, the quest for a championship begins as they aim for a deep playoff run.
They’ll hope to achieve their postseason aspirations with a good combination of youth and experience. They return six players who saw action on the diamond last year, giving them a solid foundation on which to build. That group includes Andrew Snyder, Owen Fischl, Ben Hudak, Adin Hoderewski, Joe Lisicky and Jake Paashaus.