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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Pates Gill fourth at EPC diving meet

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The first EPC Diving Meet of the season was held on Jan. 11 at Emmaus High School where five female divers from Freedom, Liberty, and Bethlehem Catholic placed in the top 12 out of 17 competitors.

“It was a great day for all of them,” said Coach Emily Kocis. “They all did very well and kept it all very well put together with some very strong dives.”

Freedom’s Sarah Gill took fourth place with a score of 357.75. Also from Freedom, Fallon Tatlow was sixth with 305.25 points and...

Winter hoop teams gain momentum

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

If the winter break proved anything to Freedom, it’s that the Pates can play with anyone.

The Patriots won the Boardwalk Classic in Wildwood last week and did it impressive fashion, which head coach Joe Stellato hopes can pave the way for the team heading into the New Year.

With an 18-point comeback win in their 70-45 contest against Sterling in the opening round and then a 73-62 win over Archbishop Carroll, the second-ranked 4A team in PA, the Pates (8-2) could have eclipsed a...

Pates get by NHS

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week, Stroudsburg scored 27 points in the fourth quarter and rallied from a 10 point deficit to defeat Freedom, 56-52, which hit the Patriots so hard they wouldn’t let that happen again when they defeated Northampton, 45-37, last Saturday.

“We lost our minds at the end of that game, so we needed to stay focused and disciplined during this one,” said Freedom guard Corrin Gill. “We knew who could get hot for them, so we had to force others to shoot. We had to dictate what they did...

Phantoms look to end struggles

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are hoping that they’ve reached rock bottom and that things won’t get any worse than they are right now.

The team sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Division after a stretch of 12 games that saw them pick up just two wins and score 16 goals to lose five straight games. The team endured a second straight shutout – and their fifth this season - in Laval on Friday night.

“Right now, we’re making it harder on us and part of that is pressing,” said head...

Freedom hockey looks for more wins

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Freedom’s hockey team knows what a difference a year makes.

Last season in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey (LVSHL), the Patriots were the surprise team of the league as they had one league loss before Northampton ended their season in the playoffs.

This year, the Patriots’ progress has been slowed by injuries as they will look to salvage some games in the final weeks. Freedom began the week with an overall 1-7-2 mark. It is a year of transition in which several younger...

Liberty girls top WHS

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Whitehall had the height, but Liberty had the speed, and speed and scrappiness won in the Hurricanes’ 48-46 victory over the Zephyrs on Saturday night at Whitehall.

“Usually our offense can’t make shots because of height, but tonight we hit some threes, stayed with them, and our effort was there,” said Liberty guard Kathryn Wescoe.

The Hurricanes trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half but that was about to change to the Zephyrs’ surprise.

“We wanted to get the...

Thomas, Alexander net 18 in Becahi win over EHS

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Senior Julian Thomas and sophomore Isaiah Alexander stepped up in a big way for their team. The duo both tallied game-highs of 18 points in leading the Bethlehem Catholic boys basketball team to an important 61-46 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference basketball victory over Emmaus last Thursday night at Emmaus High School.

The win comes at an important time for the Golden Hawks (7-5 overall, 3-3 EPC), who lost two of their last three in conference play. They improved to .500 in the EPC...

Outdoors: Now’s the time to clean out nesting boxes

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you have bird houses or nesting boxes at your residence, now’s a good time to check them so see if they need repair and to clean them out before spring arrives. Incoming birds won’t nest on old nest material that may have mites, bugs or even mice in them.

If you don’t have any boxes but would like to enjoy seeing the spring arrivals such as colorful bluebirds, it would be a great time to either buy or build a box/house or two.

According to The Birding Wire, by installing...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Last week we had a pair of makeup matches. The first finds Star of Bethlehem beating Salem UCC 6-3, 8-6, losing the nightcap 2-1. Hitters for Star of Bethlehem: Scott Hoffert 6-13, Bryan Frankenfield 6-14, Austin Hoffert 5-14, Joey Hoffert with a HR. Sherry Bush was 6-12, Bill Rinker 5-10 (HR), Kim Bush with a HR, Kierstin Saeger with 2 HRs for Salem UCC.

The other makeup saw St. Paul’s sweeping St. Stephen’s by...

Two Pates win Holiday Classic wrestling crowns

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic that Freedom won’t forget any time soon.

The Patriots came away with two champions from the area’s top holiday tournament and a top 10 team finish to give them a boost of confidence heading into 2020.

Freshman CJ Horvath (106) and senior Luis Vargas (120) became the first Patriot wrestlers to take home gold medals since Rodney Sigley won the tournament in 2004.

Head coach Dante Terenzio knew it was a long time since the last...