Freedom's softball team won two close games last week, putting the Patriots in contention for an LVC Wildcard slot, their first in recent years.
Carly Deichman's homerun in the second inning, combined with Emily Gundrum's ten strikeouts led the Patriots to a 1-0 victory over last year's district runner-up, Emmaus.
"It's a new season, so we went in like it's our first time playing Emmaus. It was my first at bat, and I think [the pitch] was a little bit outside or down the middle. It happened to be a good swing, and it worked out for the team," said Deichman.
Liberty's girls track and field team defeated archrival Freedom 90-60 last week.
The Hurricanes swept the sprinting events while the Patriots swept distance.
Rynisha House won the 100 meter (13.1), and Kali Shumock was first in both the 200 meter (27.9) and the 400 meter (1:03).
Shaina Palmer clinched first place in the 800 meter (2:39), the 1600 meter (5:38), and the 3200 meter (12:39). Teammates, Alexa Deemer and Bridget Tarnowski, were second and third in each event, respectively.
In its final dual track and field meets of the regular season, Bethlehem Catholic fell to Easton, 99-41, boys, and 87-54, girls, while the boys also lost to Nazareth, 100-50, and the girls defeated Nazareth, 78-71.
Hawks who took first place for the boys against the Red Rovers were Donovan West in the 100 meter (11.1), Sean Moroney in the 400 meter (53.9), John Donchez in the 800 meter (2:11), and Tyler Horton in the 110 high hurdles (15.4) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.9).
Bethlehem Catholic tennis players Kevin Hamilton and Stephen Rossi defeated Allentown Central Catholic and Moravian Academy before losing to Notre Dame Green Pond in the District XI Doubles Tennis Tournament quarterfinals last weekend.
In the first round, the Hawks defeated Mike Gordon and Shawn Regan, 6-2, 6-1.
"Central wasn't that tough of a match. I wasn't playing really well, but we needed to execute," said Rossi.
In the second round, the Hawks defeated Danny Lessig and Jack Reilly, 6-4, 6-4.
Freedom High School's competition cheerleading squad ended its season with a bang at the AmeriCheer Internationals on March 16-17 in Disneyworld, winning first place in the Level 4 All-Star Division and winning second place in the High School Division.
The Patriots competed in each division twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. Lower scores were thrown out in order to establish the winners.
In a battle of the Bethlehem schools, Liberty's boys track and field team defeated Freedom 96-54.
In individual sprinting events, Liberty's Gerald Vital won the 100 meter (11.1), and Adam Uliana won the 200 meter (22.7). Freedom's Tony Flatts took first place in the 400 meter (53.1).
In distance, Roberto Marrero placed first for the Hurricanes in the 800 meter (2:02), Freedom's Chris Kelly won the 1600 meter (4:42), and Ben Ziegler was first in the 3200 meter (10:56) for the Patriots.
Freedom's Ross Sonnenblick earned every ounce of his bronze medal at number three singles in the LVC Tennis Championships last Monday.
"It was amazing. I've played three sports, and this is the single best moment," said Sonnenblick.
Seeded fourth, the Patriot freshman defeated Northampton's Tyler Nicholas, 8-7 (7-5), in his first match of the day.
Bethlehem Catholic's Luke Mesko and Niko Franekic took home bronze medals at number three doubles in the LVC Tennis Championships last Monday.
"It feels good, but we're a little disappointed. We wanted to win it all," said Mesko.
The Hawks had been the top seed, but lost to Parkland in the semifinal, 10-4.
"Their lineup got moved around. They played a lot better than in the regular season, and we were not volleying well. It was fitting at the end because it was Parkland, Emmaus, us, which [reflects the regular-season standings]," Franekic said.
Freedom's Andrew Sinai breezed through three tennis matches last Monday to clinch the gold medal at number one singles in the LVC Tennis Championships.
"It was a different experience because last year I came close. This year I played against a freshman, which is where I was last year, so I used my experience, and I was really happy to get through," said Sinai.
After a first-round bye, Sinai defeated Bethlehem Catholic's Kevin Hamilton, 8-0, Central Catholic's, Dan Schoenborn, 10-0, and Parkland's Nick Kshatari, 10-1.
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.