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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).

Hawks top NHS HA

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic singles players, Kevin Hamilton and Stephen Rossi, clinched their matches at number one and number two singles, respectively, and later teamed up at number one doubles to lead the Hawks to a 5-2 victory over Nazareth last week.

Hamilton defeated Andrew Wahlgren, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

"I got off to a rocky start and lost the first set, but Mr. Harmanos just reiterated to play my game and get good ground strokes. I made the points longer and kept him moving back and forth," said Hamilton.

Up and down week for LHS

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week was a week of feast or famine for the Liberty Hurricanes, winning two high-scoring games and losing one.

A 15-10 victory over Bangor preceeded a 10-0 victory over Whitehall before the Hurricanes fell to Parkland, 12-0.

Making her pitching debut at the varsity level last Saturday against Bangor was Lauren Epsaro, and three days later, the Liberty junior pitched a no-hitter against the Zephyrs that ended after six innings.

LHS downs Dieruff

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes are heading into rivalry week with a recent 6-1 victory over the Dieruff Huskies.

At number one singles, Liberty's Chris Kapcos defeated Ryan Kopishke, 6-1, 6-1, and at number two singles, Brandon Cunningham defeated Aaron Patrick, 6-2, 6-4 for the Hurricanes.

Liberty's Milind Jagota, who had been playing doubles until last week, defeated Eric Perez at number three singles, 6-0, 6-4.

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]."