Freedom’s girls’ cross country team ran their way to three victories on their home turf, defeating Stroudsburg, 25-30, East Stroudsburg North, 15-48, and East Stroudsburg South, 23-36.
Lauren Charboneau placed second overall but first for the Patriots in 20:26.
Eliza Fihlman finished in 12th place in 22:59, and Julia Heineman came in 15th in 23:12, also for the Pates.
Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ soccer team is hoping that the second half of the Hawks’ game against East Stroudsburg North will be a turning point heading into the rest of the week.
The Hawks lost to the Timberwolves, 2-0, on Monday at home, but had 18 shots on goal in the second half.
“I feel like the second half, we did play much better, and I think we can capitalize on that this week,” said Becahi coach Mike Reilly. “Tomorrow we’re going to work on some shooting and then we’ll move into Pocono Mountain West and try to get a win there and then Northampton on Friday.”
Liberty’s Emily Jobes and Belle Weikert scored a one-two finish in cross country last Tuesday at Pleasant Valley where Liberty, Bethlehem Catholic, and Freedom competed against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West, and Pleasant Valley.
Jobes’ time was 20:25 and Weikert was right behind with a time of 20:35.
“Belle and I worked together at a comfortable tempo pace, so we stayed together for practically all of the race except for at the end,” said Jobes. “My body felt good so I picked it up a little.”
Tuesday was the first EPC cross country meet of the season.
Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ tennis team won the unofficial city championship after defeating Liberty last Wednesday, 6-0, and Freedom on Friday, 6-1.
In the Lady Hawks match against the Patriots, Shannon Stewart won at number one singles against Isabella Barberis, 6-0, 6-0.
At two singles, Cara Magliochetti defeated Isabella Szmodis, 7-6, 6-2, and at three singles, Taylor Adams defeated Dymea Schippers, 6-2, 6-1.
Freedom’s victory came at number one doubles where Devon Ulmer and Aliyah Corrado defeated Isabella Bautista and Maddie Lennert, 8-7.
Liberty senior Casey Frank had his brother Cole’s back as they finished second and first, respectively, at last Tuesday’s cross country meet at Pleasant Valley.
Cole Frank’s time was 16:35 in the Hurricanes’ meet against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West, and Pleasant Valley. Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic also competed against the Pocono teams.
Liberty’s boys’ soccer team hosted Bethlehem Catholic this past Saturday and won its season opener, 5-1.
“I think our team movement going forward was quite decent. I think we were able to string a lot of healthy combinations together,” said Liberty coach Ian Larimer. “Execution was lacking today but it was good to see a lot of ideas we have rehearsed come to life on the field.”
Liberty’s Chris Schray was finally able to break through Becahi’s intensity and score the first goal for the Hurricanes in the 10th minute.
Liberty’s girls’ tennis team won its fourth 4-3 match last Thursday when the Hurricanes defeated Emmaus, bringing their record to 5-1 after also defeating East Stroudsburg North on Friday, 6-1.
Shivani Patel and Gabby Palermo won the deciding match against Emmaus when they defeated Ivory Gao and Payton McGlory, 6-4, 6-3, at three doubles.
Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic cross country runners competed in the Lions Invitational and the Northampton Invitational, respectively, this past weekend.
In the Lions Invitational on Friday at Moravian Academy, the top finishers for Freedom’s girls were Lauren Charboneau, 11th in 21:19, Elizabeth Fihlman, 27th in 22:41, and Julia Heineman, 44th in 24:01.
Top finishers for Moravian Academy’s girls were Krysta Nichols, 22nd in 22:22, and Lilly Eyvazzadeh, 39th in 23:45.
Saturday was opening day for Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty’s girls’ soccer teams when Liberty won its first game of the new season, 2-1, at Becahi. “A great start,” said Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach. “I am ecstatic, yes.”
Historically speaking, nothing is certain in a match between the Hurricanes and the Hawks, so when Brooke Bisko scored first for Becahi, Rodenbach thought, here we go again.
Freedom varsity cheerleaders Jordan Collins and Madison Fey are set to lead the Patriots as captains for the upcoming sports and competition seasons.
Zeanah Bey, Mikayla Fey, Juliana Guzzo, Aracelis Marquez, Leslie Morales, Laycie Parker, Julia Ronca, Isabella Schaffer, Reese Schleppy, Amelia Stocker, Abigail Stocker, Sophia Szvetecz, and Carly Wrecsics make up the rest of the squad.
The Patriots attended an NCA Camp in Honesdale, Pa. recently along with the junior varsity cheerleaders.