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Becahi golf earns a split

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Becahi golf team split a recent match, falling to Emmaus but beating Parkland.

The Hawks totaled a 377, six shots more than Emmaus' 371. The Trojans had a 403.

Nick Maff lead the way for Becahi carding a team-best 70. JT Barker and Jason Matuczinski each had a 74.

The Hornets Kyle Wambold led the way with a 67 while Chad Hess of Parkland led his team with a 71.

Emmaus 371

Kyle Wambold, 67

Grant Schumaker, 71

Carlos Fullerton, 76

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Persa to speak at clinic

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you're looking for ways to increase your mental toughness, focus and discipline, Jason Brader, a Bethlehem native and owner of FASST Performance, will be holding his Clutch Performance Clinic on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at his facility.

Former Liberty and Northwestern University quarterback Dan Persa will be the highlight of the 90-minute session as he'll talk about his tenure as the starting quarterback for the Wildcats, as well as his battle with injuries and the recovery...

Liberty falls in opening match

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Liberty fell in a tri-match to Emmaus and Nazareth in a contest from Monday, Aug. 20.

The Hornets shot a 382 while Nazareth carded a 410. Liberty finished with a 424.

Kevin Zakesky led the 'Canes with a team-low 79 at Bethlehem Muni Golf Club. Mitch Racosky had an 80, Jessy Lengyell had an 85 and Ryan McDonald scored an 88. Parker Henning shot a 95.

Emmaus' Kyle Wambold led all players with a round of 67. Bret Howey led the Eagles with a 78.

Emmaus 382

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Cruz on verge of college decision

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic wrestler Darian Cruz is on the verge of picking his college destination very shortly before he enters his senior year at Becahi.

Cruz, a 106-pound state champion last March at the PIAA 2A tournament in Hershey, has reportedly narrowed his choices down to Lehigh and Oklahoma State according to Hawks head coach Jeff Karam.

"I think he's going to make a decision in the matter of the next few days," said Karam, who spoke about the situation on Monday. "He wants...

LV Fever makes quarters

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Fever girls basketball ninth grade team qualified recently for the quarterfinals of the AAU Nationals Championship in Orlando, Fla., and ended up finishing fifth.

They went 3-0 winning their pool with wins against: New England Mass Ducks 41-18, Virginia SQBA 42-25 and Georgia Dream 64-54. They beat the Mass Huskies 56-28 in the first round of the championship bracket.

In the quarterfinals, the Fever lost 36-33 to Louisiana Diamond Elite because of over 20...

D-11 to use new rating system

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Sports

PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.

The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.

Modeled after the system that PIAA District 3 uses to determine its playoff participants, the system places increased emphasis on strength of schedule...

Harris dealing with girls soccer playing in fall

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The opening day of fall sports isn't just a preparation period for coaches and athletes in Bethlehem.

Fred Harris, the athletic director for the Bethlehem Area School District, had more complicated issues to deal with this year as he welcomes his second term of running Freedom's and Liberty's sports programs.

The addition of girls' soccer to the fall has come with trepidation from many and Harris is just the latest AD that has to deal with the new found set of circumstances...

Husek picks Holy Cross

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Matt Husek didn't have a timetable to pick his future college destination, but he's glad it's over with now.

The upcoming Bethlehem Catholic senior decided to continue his basketball exploits at Holy Cross when he verbally committed last week.

The 6-foot-11 center has grown three inches from last season, when he averaged 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

Husek figures to be a major factor this season for the Hawks, who are coming off a 5-17 season under head coach...

Hanover takes third

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Hanover Stingrays Swim Team took third place at the 2012 Suburban League Championships last month at Lower Macungie.

Soleco won the meet with 1381 points, followed by second-place finisher Quakertown with 1252.5 points. Hanover scored 1025 points in the nine-team meet.

In the 15 and over age group, Liberty High School swimmers, Courtney Desh and Eric Lawrence, placed first in two events apiece.

Desh won the 50 yard breaststroke in 32.59 and the 100 yard IM in 1:04.56...

Camp opens for area teams

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The first day of the fall sports season generally means the start of the school year, so if Monday meant anything for schools across the state of Pennsylvania, it would probably translate into the summer being over.

For coaches throughout the Valley though, this is the exciting time of year where players get back together and test their fitness, skill and desire in preparation for season openers nearly three weeks away.

With the high school football season just around the...