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Freedom inducts new Hall of Fame class

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Freedom High School inducted a new Hall of Fame class on Friday, Jan. 25, before the boys’ varsity basketball game against Dieruff.

This year’s class included: Scott Tuner, Michael Lawrence, Beth (Crocus) Kondorossy, Lauretta Dezubay Harbilas and the 1973 baseball team.

A brief bio for each inductee is below:

Scott Turner was a three-time Northeast Regional champ in wrestling at Freedom. He went on to become a two-time All-American, a three-time ACC champion and a national champ at North Carolina State in 1988.

Michael Lawrence is the all-time career leading rusher at Freedom. Lawrence gained 2,459 yards from 1981-83. He also set the record for points scored with 184 and had 30 career touchdowns.

Beth (Crocus) Kondorossy won the state championship in the javelin in 2001 and 2002.

Lauretta Dezubay Harbilas won the state championship in the 1600 meters in 2003 and was a two-time state champ in the 3200 meters in 2004-05.

The 1973 baseball team was coached by Ray Salabsky and assisted by Ted Meixell. The Patriots went 19-2 and won East Penn League and District 11 championships.