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Dave Brown out as Liberty head football coach

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Dave Brown was relieved of his duties last week as head coach of the football program at Liberty and now the Hurricanes are looking for their second head coach following the Tim Moncman era.

Brown, who took over for Moncman three years ago, tallied an 18-16 record during his tenure, including a 3-7 record this past season after the team started 0-6.

After entering this season with the job of filling 19 starter positions because of graduation, Brown had mixed emotions about...

Pates top Parkland

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The energy inside Freedom High School's gymnasium last Saturday night had the feel of a District final, but it was only game one of the season for the Freedom Patriots and the Parkland Trojans.

Freedom was fueled by the surrounding environment, and used 21 first quarter points on their way to an opening win of the season, defeating Parkland 54-47 in the finale of the Yasso Christmas City Classic.

These two teams never seem to disappoint. They met in the League and District 11...

Freedom's hockey team gets a victory

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Mike Mould knows his team will tackle the challenge.

A season ago, Mould's Freedom ice hockey team made a momentous late-season run in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) Pure Division, a stretch that lead them into the championship against Parkland. Before their revival, Freedom appeared a longshot at best to make the postseason.

This year with a veteran core returning and a sense of momentum to begin the season, Mould expects his team to be an entry in the...

Hurricane boys blow out Dieruff

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The last time Liberty played Dieruff, it was in summer league action and the Huskies ousted the Hurricanes from the Cedar Beach league.

Last Saturday night, however, was a different story.

Liberty overcame an early first quarter deficit and went on to route Dieruff 73-39 in the Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic at Memorial Gymnasium.

Nine different Hurricanes scored on the night, led by DeShawn Oyeniyi's 17 points.

Joey Torres and Greg Noack also posted double...

Cheer teams invited to compete

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Cheer Team is inviting high school, recreational, and CYO cheerleading squads to participate in its fourth annual Golden Hawk Cheer Challenge, scheduled for Jan. 12.

"This is a friendly way to get teams back onto the competition mat after the holiday break before the larger competitions begin," said Bethlehem Catholic cheerleading coach, Brenda Michalska.

Divisions will be based on traditional age and size groupings. The event will follow all AACCA...

Bethlehem diving teams hope to surprise

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty and Freedom diving coach Jeff Zettlemoyer is returning most of his Hurricane divers from last year, while inaugurating new divers for the Patriots.

While Liberty will only have two male divers, Bryan Rivera and Alex Caccamo, two female divers will compete for the boys, as allowed by PIAA rules.

Victoria Carter, Rachael Steiner, Brenna McCormack, Regan Morrison, Samantha Kincaid, and Kim Fetter are Liberty's female varsity divers.

"Their strengths are their...

Pates win Q-town duals

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

You know the expectations for Freedom's wrestling team are different when a 4-1 opening weekend record is somewhat disappointing.

Head coach Brandon Hall doesn't want to seem overly critical or negative of his troops bringing home first place honors from the Quakertown Duals over the weekend, but when 5-0 was the goal for the Patriots, Hall meant it.

"I asked our seniors if I was being too critical about our results and they said no," Hall said. "It was the first weekend of the...

FHS cheerleaders compete in Philly

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots participated in their first competition of the season at the Cheersport Philly Grand Competition on Saturday at Villanova University.

"Overall, we did a really good job. We lost 17 seniors, so we had a lot to compensate for. Our performance was a lot better than we thought," said Freedom co-captain, Sarah Callahan.

The Patriots' routine started with standing tumbling, a jump sequence, more standing tumbling, and stunts.

"Our jump sequence is pretty...

New FHS swimming coach has familiar name

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

There must be something in the water at the Foust household, as Freedom High School has announced that Reik Foust has been appointed the new head swim coach for the Patriots, while his father, also Reik, is entering his ninth season as head swim coach for the Liberty Hurricanes.

The younger Foust, a 2004 graduate of Liberty High School and a 2010 graduate of Catholic University of America, has been a part of the swimming world for almost as long as he can remember.

"Since I was...

Pates have expectations

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It didn't take long for Freedom swim coach Reik Foust to see what the Patriots are made of.

Hired in October and coming from Southern Lehigh, which is a 2A team, Foust already has high expectations after just a few weeks of practices.

"Practices have been incredible so far. The kids have shown up and swam beyond my expectations, and I'm planning to keep pushing them. I'm excited to see what they can do," Foust said.

Key returners for the girls team are Helen Hsu, Carly...