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BC falls to WHS, PHS

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's cross country team traveled to Whitehall last week to open the regular season.

Three of Becahi's girls placed in the top 20, despite losing to Parkland, 15-48, and Whitehall, 28-30.

Kassi Yocco finished in sixth place, Olivia Zemanek finished in 14th place, and Cecelia Zemanek finished in 16th for the Hawks.

"The start was a slight hill, but the hills kept getting steeper and steeper," said Olivia Zemanek. "I ran with Cecelia the whole time."

The sisters, who are identical twins, typically run together in every meet.

FHS boys win 2

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Liberty's boys cross country teams scored two opening season victories over Emmaus and Central Catholic last week.

Freedom's Chris Kelly won the race in 17:17 as the Patriots defeated the Hornets, 15-48, and the Vikings, 20-41.

Freedom's Daniel Quigley took second place in 17:24. Ben Ziegler placed fifth, Robbie Bogardo placed seventh, Jason Lopez placed eighth, Doo Park came in tenth, and Thomas Salerno came in 11th, all for the Patriots.

Liberty's Alex Fitch took fourth place as the Hurricanes defeated the Hornets, 20-40, and the Vikings, 24-34.

Pates get victory over Liberty

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It's been awhile.

Last Tuesday, in a much looked forward to soccer match between Freedom and Liberty, it was the Patriots who came out on top, shutting out the Hurricanes 3-0 under the lights at BASD Stadium for the first time in several years.

"It just feels great. We just did what we usually do- technical stuff," said Baidy Ba, who scored the third goal for the Patriots with 11:11 left in the game.

Freshman, Stephan Gaber scored the other two goals, one in the first half and one halfway through the second.

Hawks survive close one

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's tennis team survived a close match with Emmaus last week, defeating the Hornets, 4-3.

"We get pretty excited [about Emmaus] every year because it's a bigger school, and they're always tough for us," said Allison Barczynski, the Hawks' number three singles player.

Barczynski won the only three-set match of the day, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

"There was a lot of pressure to win because Mara [Blanchard] lost, and I wasn't sure what the doubles would do," Barczynski said.

LHS pays back Easton

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Revenge was sweet for Liberty last Friday when the Hurricanes defeated Easton, 2-1.

"Easton is always a good game. It was nice getting the win," said Sean McIntyre, recalling Liberty's late-in-the-season, 3-2 loss to the Red Rovers last year. "We really didn't know what to expect because they lost Gabe Robinson [to graduation] and had some different kids this year."

Tressor Butoyi scored for the Hurricanes in the first period on an assist by McIntyre, as did Matt Semanick for the Red Rovers on an assist by Sean Davis.

Becahi gets by Blue Eagles

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Despite a shift in Bethlehem Catholic's girls' tennis lineup, the Hawks defeated Nazareth last Thursday by a score of 4-3.

Becahi senior,Julia Atiyeh, is currently undefeated at number two doubles, along with partner Taylor Treadwell, presently on the sidelines until this week or next. Last week, Atiyeh partnered with Ally Setcavage, defeating Megan Parsons and Mikayla Stefanik, 6-1, 6-3.

"It was different, but we're good friends, and we adjusted. We only had one practice [together], but Ally stepped it up really well. She had good ground strokes today," said Atiyeh.

Hawks notch two shutouts

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls' soccer team scored two victories over their neighboring rivals last week, with a 7-0 win over Liberty on Thursday and a 4-0 win over Freedom on Friday.

The Hawks, under new head coach, Chris Bastidas, are focusing on their game with the hope of getting to district playoffs by the end of the regular season.

"I think it's going really well. Our positivity is better. Our coach is very knowledgeable, and I think he can move us forward," said Abby Guman.

LHS girls win two wins

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes scored its first girls' tennis victory over Whitehall last week, 5-2, followed by a 6-1 victory over Pleasant Valley the next day.

Liberty Coach Leo Schnalzer said, "It was nice to get our first win. The individual matches were closer, and I think the girls obviously felt good about it."

By the time the week was over, the Hurricanes had played four matches.

"I think it's too many. We don't get a lot of time to go over some things, but we got some singles wins which was nice because we struggled the first two matches," said Schnalzer.

Mixson named Woman of the Year

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Former Freedom High School swimmer and 2012 Misericordia University graduate, Chelsea Mixon, has been named the 2011-2012 Middle Atlantic Conference Woman of the Year.

"I'm astounded. I just feel very blessed and honored that I was chosen," said Mixon.

A social work major, Mixon combined excellence in the pool, classroom, and her community to be granted the honor.

Under head swimming coach, Jason Morini, Mixon was a two-time MVP and helped the Cougars to MAC championships in the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay.