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Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to stop Harris, nobody will be taking down the Blue Eagles.

Zephs look to improve

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall girls volleyball team was able to some good things during the first set against Freedom recently, and now it’s a matter of accomplishing more good things on a consistent basis.

The Zephyrs played a spirited game in that first set against a very good Patriots a few weeks ago. After falling behind early, they fought back to knot the score 10-10 with an ace from Taylor Levan. As the game progressed, they also got a big kill from Olivia Ballard to help spark a run that drew them within three points of the visiting Pates, narrowing the margin to 20-17.

Barkley looks to lead by example

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It hasn’t been the season Ali Barkley expected.

Heading into Friday’s game, the Zephyrs have a 0-5 record after their 49-26 loss to Freedom last week in a game that they battled back after a 42-0 deficit.

“We’re not playing to our potential,” said Barkley. “We just have to do what the right thing is to do.

“We have been in games, but we have been up and down in those games. We just haven’t been able to put it together.”

Field hockey aiming for late-season playoff push

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall field hockey team has settled into a nice groove midway through the season, putting themselves in position for a district playoff push.

They’ve won three out of their last four games, raising their season record to 4-6. They’ll look to extend that streak with four games this week. The toughest of those tests will be against Liberty who are currently 8-3 as of Sept. 21, along with Stroudsburg who sits at 6-4.

Boys go 3-0, girls 2-1 in cross country meet

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Devon Roberts took first place at a meet in the Lehigh Parkway which helped to lead the Zephyr girls to two wins Tuesday.

Whitehall beat PM West 15-50 and Pleasant Valley 24-32, but the team fell to PM East in a close, 27-29 contest.

Roberts finished with the top time of 20:56.

Lindsay Solderitch took 14th with a time of 23:14, Mackenzie Laub was 17th in 23:25 and Daisha Hamilton was 25th in 24:14 to round out the top-25 runners.

The following were girls scores from the race:

Emmaus 19, PM East 42

Emmaus 15, PM West 50

WHS soccer teams fight for playoff berths

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JACOB MELUSKY in Sports

The Whitehall boys and girls soccer teams are each battling for their spot in the playoffs past the midway point of the fall season.

The Zephyr boys team captured a thrilling overtime victory against Easton on Monday, Sept. 23. Whitehall scored first with a goal by Kresstoph Whittick. The teams went into halftime with Whitehall leading 1-0. Easton answered with a goal in the second half by Jonathan Morello to force overtime. In overtime, Whitehall’s Abdul Ojulari-Sulyman netted the game-winning goal.

Zephyrs have tough test vs. Pates Freedom

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Heading into the second half last week, Whitehall had a 15-9 lead as well as momentum against Central Catholic as they appeared poised for its first win of the season.

Unfortunately, it didn’t hold up.

The Zephyrs suffered a safety on a high snap that went into the end zone and allowed a late score that sent them to a 16-15 defeat.

“We ended up losing at the end,” said Whitehall head coach Matt Senneca. “We didn’t stop them and we didn’t score.

“We went out and battled and did some positive things out there. Our kids played hard and that’s all we can really do.”

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.