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Sinai wins title

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Andrew Sinai felt that he could have, and should have done better in the District 11 singles tournament last year, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Egor Ivanov of Parkland. This year, he wanted to prove that he was the best tennis player in the district.

"Last season I wasn't totally satisfied with what happened," Sinai said. "I came in and I knew I was better than a lot of the kids, and I lost a lot of matches I shouldn't have. But that's what you learn from high...

Super conference formation begins Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic left off invitation list

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

Two Hawk doubles teams bring home third places

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

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...

Hurricanes have firm grip on division

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty bounced back from a rare loss this season with, well, more wins. The Hurricanes fell to Emmaus last week 4-3 to scratch their league record with only their second defeat of the campaign.

However, the Hurricanes (12-3, 8-2) bounced back with an 8-0 victory over Nazareth and a 12-5 win over Hazleton as they march into this week with a firm grip on the division lead.

"The loss to Emmaus actually didn't change any of the standings because the other teams in the division...

Sonnenblick wins bronze at LVC tourney

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

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.

"He was my kryptonite. He hits it back and doesn't go for power, so I had to play a little more consistently, and that's what...

LVC track and field top performances

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.


100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.

200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.

400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1...

'Canes continue to win, keep lead over Hawks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It continues to be a season of highlights for Liberty's volleyball team, as the Hurricanes added another feather in their cap following a victory over Emmaus last week.

The Hurricanes pulled out a five game victory 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10 over the Hornets to improve to 7-1 in the LVC heading into this week's action.

Liberty (9-2) pulled off a three-game sweep over Haverford on Monday night to start the week off as well, but the win over Emmaus (8-2, 4-2) was certainly...

Teams continue to win

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week, Liberty added two wins and one loss to its season record, while Bethlehem Catholic had three victories, and Freedom had one win and one loss.

The Patriots defeated Parkland 6-4 and lost to Whitehall 5-1, and the Hurricanes defeated Dieruff, 15-0, Emmaus, 4-2, but lost to Nazareth, 8-7.

Liberty pitcher, Debra Renner said, "Everything was working [in the game against Emmaus]. I just felt more comfortable."

Renner went 2-for-2 against the Hornets with a single...

Article By: PETER CAR

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner. The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 am.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F....

Becahi ends up on top in rivalry week

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

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...