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Blanchard sets mark in 100

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic sprinter, Mara Blanchard, broke the school record in the 100 meter in the Hawks 108-41 victory over Freedom last week.

Blanchard and teammates, Katie Altpeter and Jade Kubitsky, made it a one-two-three finish in the 100 meter, with a time of 12.3 for Blanchard.

"My coach told me, and Katie high fived me, so I was pretty happy about that," said Blanchard.

Altpeter won the 200 meter in 26.6, and Kubitsky won the 400 meter in 1:01.7.

In distance events, Becahi's Meghan Roszyk won the 800 in 2:35, and Freedom's Alexa Deemer placed second.

Another close win for Freedom tennis team

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots survived another close call, defeating Nazareth, 4-3, last Tuesday.

Andrew Sinai, Bill Leeson, and Ross Sonnenblick won their matches at singles for the Patriots, leaving the team match in the hands of the number one doubles team of Sinai and Sonnenblick.

Sinai, a sophomore, and Sonnenblick, a freshman, defeated Nazareth's Mike Fishler and Andrew Wahlgren, 6-2, 6-1.

Becahi track falls to Emmaus

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's boys track and field team just missed a victory over Emmaus, losing 76-74 to the Hornets last week.

First place winners for the Hawks were Donovan West in the 100 meter (11.1) and the 200 meter (23.6), Austin Biege in the 400 meter (54.0), and John Donchez in the 1600 meter (4:52.8).

Donchez said, "We really wanted to win. I think we're more talented as a team, but they pushed us."

Tyler Horton broke the school record in the 300 intermediate hurdles (39.2) and tied his own school record in the 110 high hurdles (14.6).

FHS boys get first W

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's boys track and field team scored its first victory over Central Catholic, 79-70, last week.

Distance runners for the Patriots had 1-2-3 finishes in all events against the Vikings.

Jason Lopez was first in the 800 meter (2:21), followed by Robbie Bogardo and Tommy Salerno, Chris Kelly was first in the 1600 meter (4:47), followed by Doo Park and William Alpaugh, and Kelly also took first place in the 3200 meter (10:37), followed by Park and Alpaugh.

Distance coach Bob Thear said, "I'd like to think we were a big part of it [the win]."

Pates rally to top LHS

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Becca Herman's first-ever home run at the varsity level lifted Freedom over Liberty last week, 6-2.

"It felt really good. It felt good to get them early in the season," said Herman.

The Freedom shortstop's homer was hit between leftfield and center. Earlier in the game, Herman hit a double in the same spot.

Freedom leftfielder, Dana Pollock, who had been misidentified as Dana Morgan in the Bethlehem Press last month, was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Becahi defeats K-Kids

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic handed Northampton its first tennis loss in the Lehigh Valley Conference, defeating the Konkrete Kids, 5-2, last Tuesday.

For the Hawks, it was the doubles teams that pulled through for the victory.

Becahi's Kevin Hamilton and Stephen Rossi avenged their losses at number one singles and number two singles, respectively, to win at number one doubles, 6-2, 6-3, against Northampton's Geoff Rybitski and Josh Schoenberger.

At number two doubles, Paolo Turco and Marcin Boraganli defeated Andrew Burger and Tyler Nicholas, 7-6, 6-3.

Hawks down Rovers

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic received its first challenge of the season from the Easton Red Rovers, but the Hawks landed on top, 2-0, last Friday.

"We played fine, but we didn't hit the ball like we can, and we'll work on that. The Easton pitcher [Taylor Barna] kept us off balance," said Becahi coach Rich Mazza.

Scoreless until the sixth inning, Becahi shortstop, Emily Brandstetter, hit a double and scored on a single by catcher, Jean Markovic.

Becahi has to move to 3A

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's track and field team is in for a big change this season as the Hawks will now compete in Class AAA, up from Class AA.

Coach Gary Mohylsky said, "Obviously, it's wrong because we lost enrollment, but there are so many charter schools now. That's what did it, the charter schools, but we have to deal with it."

Although the Hawks have plenty of athletes returning, they also have a fair share of newcomers.

Freedom tennis team gets a 4-3 victory over Central

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports


That's how Freedom's number two singles player, Bill Leeson, remembered his match against Central's Gabriel Velez in the Patriots 4-3 victory over the Vikings last Tuesday.

In one of two matches that went to three sets, Leeson won the first against Velez, 6-4, before dropping the second, 4-6.

"I was actually up 4-3 and managed to give away the next three games. Gabe, he was relentless. A lot of our games went to deuce, and he managed enough of those to get the win," Leeson said.

Leeson, however, came back in the third set to win it 6-4 and the match.