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Thursday, November 7, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With hunting seasons in high gear, local streams and lakes are virtually devoid of anglers. Particularly with the warm fall weather we've been experiencing. But there are some angling opportunities going to waste by not hitting selected waters.

According to Chris from Chris' Bait & Tackle in Mertztown (610-682-4129), Blue Marsh Lake in Berks County is on fire with smallmouth's. Chris and his buddy fished there this past week and caught-and-released a rash of them ranging from 2.2...

Ziegler places in the top-50

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School's boys cross country team went into the PIAA State Championships this past Saturday with confidence, experience, and high hopes of a top ten finish, and despite the crowded field, the Patriots even got a good start.

Freedom coach Bob Thear said, "I told them, you're running well, so run your race, and the results will take care of themselves."

The results, however, did not meet the Patriots' expectations.

"Over the course of a season, some people have...

Boys win D-11 title

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Although the Freedom Patriots boys cross country team was expected to win its second consecutive district title last week, nothing was taken for granted at the District XI Class AAA Cross Country Championships at the Bethlehem Municipal Field.

"There were a lot more people in the beginning. It made me kind of nervous at the start because I knew there was a lot of work to do," said Freedom captain, Chris Kelly.

Easton's Colin Abert won the district championship in 15:43, but...

Liberty and Freedom to get back at it

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

John Truby spent his high school days playing football for Freedom. It's fair to assume that Truby was not a fan of Liberty during those years, but things change over time and Truby is now Liberty's biggest supporter.

A week after the Hurricanes (4-5, 3-5) ended a two-game skid with a 40-28 victory over Northampton (0-9), the 'Canes have momentum heading into their city rivalry against Freedom (2-7, 2-6).

They also have added motivation to win on Saturday afternoon, as the...

Hawks knock off Freedom

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a victory that granted relief and brought a bevy of goods with it following last week's dramatic Bethlehem Catholic win over Freedom.

The Hawks 20-16 come back win snapped a three-game slide, but also clinched them a spot in the District 11 3A postseason.

Last, but not least, the win also solidified the Christmas City championship for the Hawks, as it was the first time since 2006 that Becahi has taken the crown.

Freddie Simmons turned a quiet night into a roar,...

Hawks hope to stay alive LHS falls in field hockey

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team is still alive in the postseason, but how far they will go is still up in the air.

Unfortunately, the Golden Hawks played last night in the District 11 2A semifinals against Central Catholic, but the results of that contest are past our Press deadlines.

Becahi, the fourth seed, topped fifth-seeded Lehighton, in four games (23-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-9) last Thursday, shaking off a first game defeat to come back and crush the Indians in the...

Yocco 8th, is off to Hershey

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic cross country runner Kassi Yocco worked out the kinks on the hills at the Bethlehem Municipal Field to place eighth in the District 11 Class AA Cross Country Championships last Wednesday.

"I had more preparation for the hills, and I knew where to start pumping extra hard," Yocco said.

The Becahi sophomore finished the race in 20:38.

"I like running in the rain. What motivated me was that I could get to Hershey. I was trying to pace myself off some...

Palmer and Salerno make state meet

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School cross country runners, Shaina Palmer and Olivia Salerno, clinched berths for the PIAA State Cross Country Championships after qualifying at the District 11 Class AAA meet last Wednesday at the Bethlehem Municipal Field.

Salerno placed sixth in 19:44.

"I felt pretty good because I beat my time and place from leagues. I pulled away at the last mile-and-a-half. I just knew I had the energy to keep up with the other girls, and they started to pull away, and I...

Pete's Top-10 Can Emmaus knock off Parkland this week?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

You know what I dislike more than drive by candy pickers during Halloween?

An MVC team holding the top spot in the subregional rankings heading into the postseason.

That's what East Stroudsburg South is doing as we head into the final week of play, as they battle East Stroudsburg North in a barn burner Friday night.

Anyways, here's my holiday treat to you with this weeks picks.

1. Parkland (8-1)

Last week's rank: 1

Trojans need a win to jump...

Zeke Moisey heading to WVU

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Zeke Moisey narrowed his college destinations down to two optionsArizona State or West Virginia.

And when it came down to it, staying closer to home and having the opportunity to wrestle as a freshman became deciding factors for the Bethlehem Catholic senior.

Moisey committed himself to the Mountaineer program earlier this month, following the path Darian Cruz made to make a college decision before the start of his senior season.

"Darian was really the best workout...