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Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nick Maff didn't know exactly what his lead was coming down the stretch. He got to three under par early in Monday's District 11 golf championship and finished at four under, three strokes better than second-place finisher Evan Notaro of Northampton in the Class AAA tournament.

Maff knew he had to be at or near the top. And the Bethlehem Catholic freshman handled the pressure like a season veteran.

"I got some nerves," said Maff. "I just wanted to par out and not make any...

Pete's Top-10: poll changes as Parkland jumps

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, a week of football that wasn't so predictable.

With Easton having a stranglehold on the poll since week one, they got their biggest scare last week in escaping Cottingham Stadium with a victory they never should have gotten, while Parkland continues to surge as they tore up Whitehall. Nazareth is still hanging around and Catasauqua looks to keep their unbeaten status in the Colonial League.

As the season has shifted to October, will the poll change as well?

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Palmer holds off pack of PHS runners

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriot girls cross country team just missed a victory over Whitehall with one point separating the two teams last week.

Even though the Patriots lost to the Zephyrs, 28-29, Freedom's Shaina Palmer clinched first place in 19:16. Parkland won the next four spots, followed by a runner from Whitehall.

"They [Parkland] started in a big pack, and I just stayed up there with them, never letting go," said Palmer. "Going up the back, I knew I had to fight through it, and...

Maff, Yocum advance

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

In most tournaments, golfers are playing to win and second place means about as much as fifth or tenth or last.

The District 11 Championship Qualifying Tournament is a little different. There's not medal for first place, no prize for winning. And for most golfers, 10th place or 15th place feels just as good as first. The only thing that matters is getting through the tournament and advancing to the district championships.

"You're just trying to keep your head on, get the ball...

Hawks get first win as Liberty is still searching

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you would have asked 10 people prior to last Friday night's Bethlehem Catholic-Liberty football game on who would win, the majority consensus would have said Liberty.

But in reality, opinion means nothing when it comes to deciding results and the Golden Hawks may have earned their most important victory of the Joe Henrich era following last week's 14-13 win over the Hurricanes at Frank Banko Field.

The Hawks' Sean Moroney blocked an extra point with 1:40 left in the fourth...

Freedom boys remain undefeated on year

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots boys cross country team remained undefeated after scoring a 23-32 victory over Parkland and a 15-45 victory over Whitehall last week.

The Patriots knew how important the five, six, and seven spots would be in clinching the wins, especially over Parkland, and strategized to accomplish just that.

"We thought we could do it, but Parkland is Parkland," said Freedom's Dan Quigley.

Parkland's Trevor Bergen won the race in 16:12, but Quigley finished right...

Backs against wall

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jason Roeder preached about consistency in the preseason and after five weeks of football, he's still looking for it.

The head coach of Freedom's football program was left to wonder after his team lost to Nazareth 42-21 last week.

The week prior, Freedom had tossed around Emmaus in a 44-12 affair, only to find themselves on the back foot against Nazareth last week.

Nazareth quarterback Parish Simmons ruffled defensive feathers again, as he threw for 246 yards and three...

Hornets get by Hawks

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Emmaus' girls soccer teams have similar win-loss records, so the Hawks were hoping to add a win to that record, but the Hornets held on for the 4-3 victory last week.

Becahi center mid, Bridget Smith said, "I think we had a good mentality. We both beat the same teams. We were confident that it would be a good game, and we definitely had a chance."

The Hornets scored first, but that did not rattle the Hawks as they tied the game with a goal by Becahi...

Liberty passes its 2011 victory total

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

After accumulating seven wins a year ago, Liberty's volleyball team has already eclipsed that number following Monday night's victory over Stroudsburg.

The Hurricanes knocked off the Mounties in four games 8-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 to push their season total to 8-3 heading into Tuesday night's tilt with Emmaus (8-1).

Liberty started off slow in their first game on Monday at Stroudsburg, by getting blasted out the gym, but came back to sweep Stroudsburg in the next three games...

Liberty tops FHS in tennis

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty and Freedom closed out their tennis seasons on the courts of the Hurricanes, where Liberty won, 5-2.

"It was pretty awesome. We have eight seniors, and we've been together since freshman year. It was bittersweet," said Liberty's number two doubles player, Lizzie Peters.

Freedom won two singles' matches as Flannery Johnston defeated Kaitlyn John, 6-2, 6-3 at number one, and Josie Airoldi defeated Nicole Correll, 6-0, 6-1 at number three.

Liberty won at number two...