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FHS volleyball remains red hot, hungry for more

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s volleyball team is winners of eight-straight and the Pates want more.

Equipped with a 13-2 mark on the season heading into the week, John Yanek’s troops will have an opportunity to prove themselves this week with a pivotal match against Parkland (10-2) on Friday night.

The matchup with the Trojans will give the Pates an opportunity to get some revenge, or at least gauge their strength since losing in three games to Parkland earlier this season.

LHS stifling opponents

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say pitching is the key to baseball and Liberty’s staff has certainly devoured teams through the team’s 11-1 start to the season.

The Hurricanes completed another unblemished week, after handling Whitehall, Freedom and Emmaus last week. It pushed them to five-straight wins coming into this week, as the pitching staff has allowed only 2.5 runs per game this season.

If you take out their two nonconference games against Wilson (8-7 win) and Williamsport (5-1 loss), Liberty has given up a staggering 18 runs in 10 league games.

Tryouts approaching

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With summer around the corner, Legion and Carpenter Cup tryouts are on the horizon.

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team will hold its first tryout from 8:30 a.m.-noon on May 12 at Limeport Stadium. The second and third tryouts will take place on May 19 and May 26 at the same times and location.

The LV squad is set to play their opening game of the tournament on June 12 against Suburban One American/Continental.

LHS girls making strides

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Momentum can be a powerful force in sports and Liberty’s girls’ lacrosse team is riding the wave heading into this week.

The Hurricanes (5-5) were winners of three-straight entering the remaining week’s action and are keeping themselves near the .500 mark as the season winds toward the midpoint.

Head coach Laurie Ann Muller saw some of the steps toward progress in the beginning of the season, especially after an early win over Nazareth.

LHS set for another test this week

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

You can say that Liberty is the best baseball team around, but that won’t change the Hurricanes mindset moving forward.

Liberty (8-1, 6-0) stands at the top of the District 11 6A power rankings coming into the week and are one of only two East Penn Conference schools that are undefeated.

With a nonleague win over Parkland last week, the ‘Canes get a chance to test their mettle again this week when they host Emmaus (8-2, 7-1) on Wednesday afternoon.

Liberty baseball slams the Trojans

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty suffered their first loss of the season last weekend and then they went out and gave Parkland its first beating of the season on Monday.

The Hurricanes (7-1) pounded out 13 hits on the road to post a 12-3 rout over the Trojans (6-1).

Head coach Andy Pitsilos relished the opportunity to play the Trojans on Monday, as the contest was considered a nonleague affair.