Liberty’s girls’ track and field team added two more victories to its record after defeating Northampton, 90-60, and Allen, 137-12, last Thursday at Liberty.
Top performers for the Hurricanes included Payton Shaffer in the 200 with a time of 26.0, Greta Stuckey in the 1600 with a time of 5:31.9, Hazel Deschamps in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.6, and Yamilet Ferrufino in the 300 hurdles in 49.5.
“We had a tail wind from the start, maybe up to the 150, and it just cut off, and I was a tenth of a second from p.r.ing.,” said Shaffer, whose personal record is 25.9.
Liberty’s boys’ track and field team defeated Northampton, 91-54, and Allen, 100-46, last Thursday at Liberty.
Top performers for the Hurricanes were Jaden Vazquez in the 100 with a time of 10.8, Devon West in the 200 with a time of 23.0, Darlyn Fermin in the 800 with a time of 2:06.6, and Casey Frank in the 3200 with a time of 11:03.9.
In throwing events, Nolan Beagall won the javelin with a distance of 138-02.
Freedom softball coach Nora Lorady said she was not too concerned about the future of the Patriots’ season after their 8-0 loss to Easton last Tuesday, and she was right.
Two days later, Freedom defeated Whitehall, 6-1, and the following day, the Patriots won, 14-13, in a comeback victory over Allentown Central Catholic.
Freedom’s softball team began its season with four straight wins before losing to Easton.
Liberty’s boys’ tennis team remained undefeated after a 5-2 victory over Northampton last week.
In one of the closest matches for the Hurricanes, Marc Burritt and Man Nguyen won at three doubles against Dan Fox and Nick Hudak, 6-3, 7-5.
Although Burritt and Nguyen have been playing doubles all season, it was the first time the two had been paired.
“We just found that out today,” said Burritt. “We saw the other team warming up, we looked at their form, and we figured out what we should do here. They were good players.”
Freedom’s girls’ track and field team competed for the first time this season against Easton and Parkland last Thursday at Freedom.
Patriot thrower Katie McNulty and Patriot jumper Kasyanna Roberts were the girls’ first place finishers in individual events.
McNulty won the discus with a distance of 91.03, and Roberts won the long jump with a distance of 15.04.
McNulty placed fifth in the javelin with a distance of 61.60.
Bethlehem Catholic had two victories in its boys’ tennis match against East Stroudsburg North on Monday at Liberty High School.
The first win came at number one singles by Matt Falteich, 6-0, 6-2.
“I just played consistent. I was always ahead,” Falteich said. “It’s a lot different [than doubles]. You don’t have anyone to rely on.”
The Hawks’ second win came at three doubles by Gabe Velez and Connor Aitken, 6-2, 6-1.
“They were playing pretty well. I don’t think the score reflects that. They’re a pretty good team,” said Velez.
Freedom’s tennis team won its match against East Stroudsburg South, 5-2, on Saturday after losing to Pocono Mountain West, 4-3, last Thursday.
In the Patriots’ match against the Cavaliers, the Patriots won at two singles where Matt Mullen defeated Miguel Retto 6-2, 6-3, and at three singles where Paras Chand defeated Crew Bunn 6-0, 6-1, but the Patriots lost at one singles where Justin Szaro fell to Cory Cox 4-6, 3-6.
All of Freedom’s doubles teams won their matches against East Stroudsburg South.
Freedom’s boys’ track and field team was just five points shy of a win over Easton, but the Red Rovers prevailed, 72.50-68.50, last Thursday at Freedom.
The Patriots’ first place finish came in the javelin where Skyler Graves threw a distance of 129.20.
“I was so happy. I placed a few times last year, but getting first was just amazing for me,” said Graves. “Last year, my P.R. for javelin was 115. Today I P.R.ed three times, all three throws.
Liberty senior Kyla Benner’s three-run homer in the third inning lifted the Hurricanes to a 5-3 victory over Bethlehem Catholic, and Brooke Zigmund’s throw to Kira Kuhns at home plate in the seventh inning assured a Hurricane win over the Hawks last Friday at Liberty.
Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom’s softball teams won their season openers last Wednesday, but Liberty lost its first of the season against Easton 1-0.
“I thought we played an outstanding game,” said Hurricane coach Sam Carrodo. “Everything we told them to do, they did it and more. We just didn’t score the runs.”
The Hurricanes left the bases loaded in the fourth inning after Liberty center fielder Mikayla Ruppert was intentionally walked.