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LHS girls lose to Kids

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

It may have taken a rain delay, a daylong postponement and 10 innings of play, but a winner would be crowned of last week's District 11 Class 4A softball game between Liberty and Northampton.

Lightning was spotted and a steady rain started to fall during the sixth inning of Friday's contest, and after close to an hour delay, the two teams picked up the game in the bottom of the sixth in a 5-5 tie. The Konkrete Kids would go on to score two in the top of the seventh, and the game was ultimately pushed to Saturday afternoon when rain started again in the bottom of the frame.

Hornets blank Liberty/ Solehi

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Emmaus goalkeeper Michael Smoker has been the anchor in goal all season for the Hornets.

But despite posting a 3.55 goals against average and 282 saves in 11 games heading into Monday night's matchup against Liberty/ Southern Lehigh, there's one thing Smoker was still in search for this season - a shutout.

That all changed in the Hornets' most recent game.

Hornets come from behind to down Pates

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During Monday night's Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) game against Emmaus, Freedom couldn't have gotten off to a better start.

After a scoreless first period, the Patriots scored four consecutive goals to lead 4-0 with 6:25 to play in the second.

However, the Hornets would make a run of their own - one that was even more impressive.

Liberty boys win

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Liberty's K.J. Williams had a rough start against Emmaus in the 2013 Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic.

But despite that slow start that was plagued by foul trouble in the first half, Williams came up with the game's biggest play when it mattered most.

After posting two points in the first half, and seeing the teams head into overtime after a 45-45 tie in regulation, Williams scored the team's first five points of the extra session to help lead the Hurricanes to a 55-47 victory on Saturday night at Liberty High School.

Hsu takes first place

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom's Helen Hsu previously had her two best rounds of the season at Bethlehem Golf Club, the team's home course throughout 2013.

And while Monday's round of 77 at the 2013 Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Championships was a few strokes higher than those previous trips, Hsu's score awarded her first place in the girls tournament.

She finished three strokes ahead of second-place finisher, Franca Hurtado of Central Catholic, and her 77 was among the top-10 golfers overall on the day. Her 77 was five strokes below her season average as well.

Hawks still working hard

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic boys lacrosse team has endured a tough start to the season.

Things didn't get any easier for the Hawks when they hosted current LVC leader Parkland last Tuesday at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

The Trojans scored eight first period goals, and regularly controlled possession of the ball for much of the contest. That lead was increased to 10-0 at halftime, which was then doubled by game's end, as the Hawks remained winless on the season with the 21-0 defeat to Parkland.

Hawk boys fall

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Matt Husek opened up the fourth quarter of last Friday's PIAA 3A first-round matchup against Pope John Paul II with a jumper that gave Bethlehem Catholic their largest lead of the night at 45-38.

Everything then seemed to go downhill for the Hawks.

The Golden Panthers (16-9), District 1's number two seed, went on to score 12 of the next 16 points to go ahead by one with 1:33 left to play. And despite a costly Hawks turnover with 1:02 remaining, Becahi (13-12) still clung to life in the final seconds.

Patriots downed by Parkland in 4A finals

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom head coach Joe Stellato and the Patriots envisioned Saturday's District 11 4A boys championship game against Parkland differently than how it actually panned out.

The Patriots, who trailed by 12 going into halftime, saw their deficit grow to as much as 22 in the third quarter of their 65-50 defeat to the Trojans over the weekend.

"I don't know what to say," said Stellato. "We just didn't get it tonight. It was their night."

It was obviously disappointing. We all thought we could do this, and we all wanted to do it so bad. It just didn't work out."