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Becahi ends up on top in rivalry week

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Rivalry week ended for the boys tennis season with Bethlehem Catholic becoming the unofficial city champion, having defeated both Liberty and Freedom, while the Patriots defeated the Hurricanes, 4-3, last Tuesday.

With home court advantage for Freedom, Andrew Sinai defeated Chris Kapcsos, 6-0, 6-0 at number one singles, and Ross Sonnenblick defeated Milind Jagota, 6-1, 6-2 at number three singles for the Patriots, but Liberty's Brendan Cunningham defeated Bill Leeson, 6-4, 6-1 at number two singles.

Teams continue to win

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week, Liberty added two wins and one loss to its season record, while Bethlehem Catholic had three victories, and Freedom had one win and one loss.

The Patriots defeated Parkland 6-4 and lost to Whitehall 5-1, and the Hurricanes defeated Dieruff, 15-0, Emmaus, 4-2, but lost to Nazareth, 8-7.

Liberty pitcher, Debra Renner said, "Everything was working [in the game against Emmaus]. I just felt more comfortable."

Renner went 2-for-2 against the Hornets with a single and a triple.

"I haven't been hitting, so it felt great," she said.

LHS teams win two

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys track and field team scored two more wins last week, one against Whitehall 91.5-58.5, and one against Dieruff, 121-29.

Adam Uliana and Darius Jones won two events apiece for the Hurricanes. Uliana took first place in the 200 meter (22.4) and the 400 meter (51.7), while Jones placed first in the long jump (20-8) and the triple jump (42-0).

Liberty's Alex Fitch won the 3200 meter (10:18) in distance events.

Becahi splits

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's track team split its meet against Central and Parkland as Becahi's girls defeated the Vikes, 85-60, and lost to the Trojans, 97.5-52.5, and Becahi's boys also defeated the Vikes, 82.5-68.5, and lost to the Trojans, 116-34.

Mara Blanchard won three individual events for the Hawks, placing first in the 100 meter (12.7), the pole vault (10-6), and the long jump (15-6).

Also, Becahi's Katie Altpeter, who has been a consistent top finisher in the 200 meter, won last week (26.8).

Kids top FHS, Hawks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots came back from a 4-1 deficit against Nazareth to defeat the Blue Eagles, 8-4 last week.

Megan Brown was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Sam Cabrera had three hits for the Patriots.

Freedom coach Nora Borger said, "We just started hitting. We made adjustments in the batter's box like staying off her high stuff."

Three days later, the Patriots faced undefeated Northampton with high hopes before losing, 14-2, in a game moved that was canceld on April 18. It was only the Patriots' second loss, but, as Borger pointed out, it was to her alma mater.

BC tops LHS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the first tennis match of rivalry week, Bethlehem Catholic defeated Liberty, 6-1, last Tuesday.

All singles players had close matches as Becahi's Kevin Hamilton defeated Chris Kapcsos, 6-4, 6-2 at number one, Becahi's Stephen Rossi defeated Brendan Cunningham, 6-4, 6-2 at number two, and Liberty's Milind Jagota defeated Ryan Schmidt, 6-3, 6-4 at number three.

LHS teams win two

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys track and field team scored two more wins last week, one against Whitehall 91.5-58.5, and one against Dieruff, 121-29.

Adam Uliana and Darius Jones won two events apiece for the Hurricanes. Uliana took first place in the 200 meter (22.4) and the 400 meter (51.7), while Jones placed first in the long jump (20-8) and the triple jump (42-0).

Liberty's Alex Fitch won the 3200 meter (10:18) in distance events.

Pates fall to EHS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Two of Freedom's doubles teams went to three sets while another went to tiebreak in the Patriots 4-3 loss to Easton last week.

At number two doubles, Easton's Brennan Betts and Ryan Betts defeated Evan Anthony and Doug Leeson, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, and at number three doubles, Easton's Avery Lynch and Connor Payne defeated Matt Ashton and Jack Fried, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Leeson said, "The two kids from Easton were brothers, and we could tell from warm-ups that they were good."

After dropping the first set, Leeson and Anthony clinched the second.

LHS-Becahi split in track and field

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty boys track and field team knew that their meet against Easton could come down to the last few events, pulling out a 79-71 victory over the Red Rovers last week.

"I love that last-minute pressure and how everybody comes together to watch," said Liberty senior sprinter, Adam Uliana.

In the last three events of the day, Liberty's KJ Williams won the 200 meter (23.5), Ian Sell placed second in the 3200 meter, and the Hurricane team of Uliana, Matthew Allred, Isaiah McDonald, and James Reed took first place in the 4x4 relay (3:32.1).

Horton sets school record in 110 hurdles

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic hurdler, Tyler Horton, broke another school record in the 110 high hurdles (14.4), and twin brothers, John and David Donchez, combined for 26 points in the Hawks 82-67 track and field victory over Freedom last week.

In individual events, John Donchez won the 800 meter (2:07), and David Donchez took first place in the triple jump (37-2 1/2) and the javelin (126-3).

Also for the Hawks, Becahi sprinter, Donovan West, was a double-event winner, placing first in the 100 meter (10.8) and the 200 meter (22.7).