There was a certain satisfaction for the Whitehall Zephyrs in defeating the defending EPC and District XI champions when they shut out Freedom, 4-0, last Wednesday on the Patriots’ home turf.
“After a loss it’s always good to get a win, but against the defending district champions, that’s a big thing, so now we have to keep on going and keep scoring goals,” said Whitehall forward Kresstoph Whittick.
That loss was to Emmaus, also last week, by a score of 3-2.
With an increasing number of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases occurring within certain areas of Pennsylvania’s deer herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is soliciting input from sportsmen on a response plan before more areas are affected.
To date the CWD has designated three CWD areas: Disease Management Area 3 (DMA3), encompasses WMU 2E and includes parts Jefferson and Indiana counties; DMA2, the largest of the affected areas, covers WMUs 4B, 4A, 5A and parts of 2G and 4D; DMA4 covers Lebanon, parts of Lancaster and Berks counties.
Looking up at the scoreboard in the second half, the Whitehall girls soccer team found themselves down by three goals and in search of a goal of their own. While they ended up getting two and were in search of just one more to tie the game, it just did not come before the final horn sounded and Whitehall’s comeback effort fell just short, losing 3-2 to Parkland Monday night at Parkland High School.
The Whitehall girls volleyball team continues to search for their elusive first win of the 2019 season after dropping their match to Freedom on Thursday, 25-19, 25-5, 25-9.
The Zephyrs were as close as 21-19 in the first set, but after the Patriots ran off the last 4 points, the wind left their sails.
Head coach Victoria Bobyak spoke about the difficulty of reversing the momentum of a match.
Suburban Dart League
Bath Luth 5 1 .833
Salem UCC 4 2 .667
St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667
Star of Beth 2 1 .667
Farmersville 3 3 .500
Dryland 3 3 .500
Ebenezer 3 3 .500
Emmanuel 3 3 .500
Light of Christ 2 4 .333
St. Paul’s 2 4 .333
Christ UCC 1 5 .167
St. Paul’s (5-4) at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)
SS - Dave Blaukovitch 6-12, Jon Hoysan 4-12 HR, Gary Buczynski 4-12, Nathan Naprava HR.
SP - Bret Remel 5-13, Rich Kern 5-13, Jen Erkinger 5-12.
Bath Luth (4-1, 2-0, 11-4) at Christ UCC
With a young team, Whitehall head cross country coach Mike Lelko didn’t mince his words about the state of his team.
“This is a rebuilding year for us,” said Lelko. “We have 20 freshmen out of the 38 boys runners on our roster.
“We expect them to get stronger as the year goes on. They already are gaining valuable experience and they should be improved at the end of the season.”
Sophomores Gavin Hagley and Sean Connolly have helped set the pace in the early going. Hagley was the boys’ top finisher in the 41st annual DeSales High School Invitational in a time of 19:11
The Northampton and Whitehall girls volleyball teams renewed their Cement Belt rivalry last Thursday night at Whitehall High School.
The two teams had split their contests last year, but this match was dominated by the Kids in straight sets, 25-6, 25-14 and 25-15.
The Zephyrs had entered the match with reason to be confident after taking a set off perennial power Nazareth in their opening match. However, the match proved costly as Whitehall lost their setter, Lexi Crum to injury.
Whitehall competed in a cross county meet at Northampton’s Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
The teams competing were: Northampton, Easton, Nazareth, Central Catholic, Emmaus and Whitehall.
Devon Roberts was the highest Zephyr finisher on the day, taking seventh overall in the girls race which was won by Emmaus’ Kera Reinhard with a time of 19:37. Roberts finished with a time of 20:31.
The girls dropped all three of their contests, falling 23-34 to Northampton, 22-37 to Nazareth and 20-43 to Easton.
Freedom is one of those tennis teams that Whitehall is trying to emulate, and while last week’s match resulted in a loss, the gap is closing between the two schools.
After losing 7-0 to the Patriots last year, the Zephyrs tried to see if they could turn 2019’s encounter into a more favorable outcome. It wouldn’t be easy. A deeper look inside last year’s match reveals that the Pates won every match in straight sets.
NFF PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Each week the National Football Foundation – Lehigh Valley Chapter, selects a high school football player of the week from its 33 local high schools. Winners are listed below:
Week 1 - Christian Arrington, running back from East Stroudsburg South High School (28 carries for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall.
Week 2 – (Co-Winners) Nahjee Adams, running back from Easton (19 carries 278 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall 46-28.