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Becahi boys, girls fall in first meet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's frist LVC cross country meet of the season ended in disappointment for both the girls and boys teams.

Becahi's boys lost to Parkland 15-48 and Whitehall 18-45.

John Donchez was the first to finish for the Hawks in 14th place.

"At the beginning of the race, my legs were heavy and tight, but my first-half time was good. I just had to fight through it and put it in the back of my mind like it wasn't there," Donchez said.

The Becahi senior ran a...

FHS, 'Canes win 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom junior, Ben Ziegler, led the way in 17:08 as the Patriot boys defeated Emmaus 15-47 and Central Catholic 15-47 in cross country last week at the course at Illick's Mill.

Freedom Coach Bob Thear instructed his runners to stay together, resulting in a top four finish with Jason Lopez placing second, Dan Quigley taking third, and Chris Kelly coming in fourth.

In addition, Will Alpaugh placed seventh, Tommy Salerno placed ninth, and Shane Smith was tenth for the Patriots....

Canes can't stop Barkley

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

There were numerous times that Liberty's football team had 10 men on the field last Friday night against Whitehall.

But the one time they had 12 players on the field, it proved to be the costliest for the Hurricanes amid a 28-19 home loss.

Whitehall's Saquon Barkley, who verbally committed to Rutgers a day after the Liberty contest, showed the area why he's an elite talent, roasting the Liberty defense for 211 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries to lead Whitehall to a 2-0...

FHS girls top LHS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With 1:56 left in regulation, chances were that Liberty had won its rivalry game over Freedom in girls soccer on Monday afternoon, but Patriot freshman, Kerry Callaghan, took a pass from Giselle Sanchez to tie the game 1-1, eventually forcing it to overtime where Freedom prevailed 2-1.

Callaghan said, "When Liberty had their injury, [one of our coaches] Katerina yelled at us to crash that net and go right into the goalie."

Actually, it was Sanchez who had been doing just that...

Liberty, Freedom, Becahi all post victories

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCONDALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes won a close victory over the Allen Canaries, 4-3, in girls tennis last Friday.

At number one singles, Liberty sophomore, Samantha Peterson, defeated Jelena Bajic 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.

"After the first set, I was pretty confident in how I was doing. I was up 3-0 in the second set, but then I lost focus and lost the second set," Peterson said.

Liberty coach Leo Schnalzer felt that neither Peterson nor Bajic were at their best in the second set, and pointed...

Palmer first for Pates in split

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Shaina Palmer took a risk that paid off during Freedom's first LVC cross country meet, as the Patriots won one and lost one, defeating Central Catholic 23-34 and losing to Emmaus 27-32 last Tuesday at the course at Illick's Mill.

Palmer led the Patriots with a time of 20:02, followed by Olivia Salerno, who placed fourth, and Bridget Tarnowski, who placed sixth.

Palmer said, "I planned on sticking with [Colleen Daday (CC) and Hannah Brosky (EM)], and I was actually surprised I...

Becahi girls break away from Patriots

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

A 1-1 tie in Bethlehem Catholic's girls soccer season opener against Liberty resulted in some uncertainty for the Hawks last week, but their 5-1 victory over Freedom on Saturday would give them the boost of confidence they needed, heading into this week's games.

Mackenzie Bento, who scored two goals for Becahi against the Patriots said, "After Liberty, we were unsure where we stood. It was our first game, there were a lot of nerves, and their goalie was really good. Going into this [...

'Canes top State College

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It couldn't have been a better start for John Truby's tenure as Liberty head coach.

The Hurricanes knocked off a talented State College team 14-10 Saturday night at Frank Banko Field to give the rookie head coach his first win in as many attempts. Liberty also did it without the services of their top player, senior wide receiver, defensive back, KJ Williams.

Williams sat out with a minor knee injury and it gave plenty of skeptics ammunition to write off Liberty's chances last...

Hawks start season with a win

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

A 21-point second quarter helped Bethlehem Catholic start their 2013 campaign off with a bang, as the Golden Hawks breezed by Pocono Mountain West 35-7 last weekend.

Becahi used three key turnovers to build the lead and never looked back, as Ryan Johnson, Chris Figler and Will Ward each returned defensive picks for touchdowns.

Running back Michael McDaniel added two scores and 130 yards on the night to snap a five-game losing streak for the Hawks dating back to last season....

Patriots lack the firepower in loss

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Getting better was a theme in Freedom's postgame huddle Friday night.

How that will translate in week two is something that all the Freedom aithful comes to fruition this week.

The Patriots played hard, but couldn't muster enough consistency on both sides of the ball to pull out a victory over a visiting East Stroudsburg South squad at home last Friday night.

The Cavs got a first quarter safety and scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to cement a 17-7 victory. It...