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Hawks face a key week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If Bethlehem Catholic got the proverbial 'monkey off their back' last Friday in enjoying their first Lehigh Valley Conference win of the season over Northampton, 76-54, head coach Mike Frew didn't feel any weight lifted off him.

A night removed from a 67-60 overtime victory at Stroudsburg, Frew just knew his team needed to buckle down and thump the struggling Kids (2-10).

Four Hawks were in double digits against the Kids, led by senior center Matt Husek's 19 points and...

Girls also get a win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In a meet where every place mattered, the Freedom Patriot girls defeated the Southern Lehigh , 94-89, last Tuesday.

"It's a big meet. Last year we didn't perform as well as we wanted," said Freedom swimmer, Carly DelFranco, before the meet's conclusion.

Although the Patriots had their share of first places, second and third swum by Molly Magnan, Kelly Kopko, and Caitlin McCadden were just as important.

Magnan was third in the 50 free and second in the 100 free, Kopko...

Becahi wrestlers ready for NHS, California flight

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jeff Karam knows that keeping his Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team focused can be an issue at times.

Karam does have a program that is 6-0 on the season and has developed winning habits continually over the past three years.

Still, he saw a lack of intensity from his team during last week's 34-13 victory over Nazareth.

Whether the Hawks just came out flat, had a case of boredom or a bout of over confidence, that all should change this week.

The Hawks travel to...

Big win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

January 8 was a night to remember for Bethlehem Catholic's girls basketball team as they defeated Central in grand style.

The Hawks' 45-23 victory last Tuesday marked their first win against the Vikings in 15 seasons, and, as Becahi guard, Janelle Robinson, described it, it was a statement game.

Last year, the Hawks were on the losing end to the Vikings three times. Some of those losses were tougher than others. One was controversial. But on Jan. 8, there was no doubt about...

Pates looking up; Liberty getting back up

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Things are back on track at Freedom and it's been a sobering week at Liberty.

A week in the life of basketball coaches can go from being pleased to wondering when things will turn around.

For the Patriots, back-to-back wins over Allen and Nazareth closed out a three-game sweep on their schedule last week to pull themselves out of a below .500 mark into a 7-5 record heading into last night's tilt at Northampton.

Head coach Joe Stellato hoped the Pates could extend their...

Becahi ice hockey falls

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

On the eve of the National Hockey League finally ending the lockout, the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League returned to action after the holiday break.

Jeremy Hoffer staked the Emmaus ice hockey team to an early lead with two first period goals, and Michael Smoker nearly held a shutout, as the Green Hornets beat Bethlehem/Central Catholic 5-1 Monday, Jan. 7, in their first game after the long holiday break.

Emmaus entered the break 8-2-1, and in second place behind Parkland...

Pates, 'Canes top Allen

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Patriot pride and determination is evident on the girls basketball team, as Freedom was victorious over Allen last week, 40-23.

Most noteably, the Patriots held the Canaries scoreless for the second quarter while scoring 11 points of their own.

"We just wanted to pick it up and get this win. We started hitting our plays and scoring more, and our defense was much better. We went from 3-2 to man, and that kind of mixed them up a little, and then we went 1-3-1, and they didn't...

Freedom hockey looks for trip to playoffs

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom has hoped to control it destiny and make a return trip to the playoffs in the Pure Division of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL), but they will need some help.

The Patriots began the week nestled in third place in the tightly knit three-team division behind Parkland and Emmaus, five points behind the second-place club. They played Phillipsburg to a 1-1 tie Monday night.

For the most part, their season appears to be over as only the top two teams in the...

FHS boys get win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Scott DelFranco, Trevor Watlington, Peter Conzola, and Kyle Hanchick set the stage for Freedom's 120-60 victory over Southern Lehigh last week, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:48.08.

"I got us in a good lead, which led up to everyone's [pace]," said DelFranco.

DelFranco then won the 200 free in 1:50.35, and was second in the 100 back.

Midway through the meet, DelFranco said, "They have a lot of guys, but we don't have that many swimmers. We have good skill sets, but it...

Hurricanes knock off NHS for historical win

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty continued their hot start to the season over the weekend, when they knocked off Northampton 35-20 to bolster their record to 5-0 on the year.

It was also the second time in the last 20 years that Liberty knocked the K-Kids off and that's something that head coach Jody Karam could look back on with a smile.

"It's certainly a step in the right direction," said Karam, who's in his 20th season at the helm of the program. "No matter what the circumstances are, Northampton is...