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Pates aim for win

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Brandon Hall has a knack for calculating team scores for Freedom's dual meets.

He says it's a blessing and a curse and the Patriots got the wrong end of the stick in last week's 29-27 loss to Emmaus.

Hall knew the bout was going to be tight heading in, but was disappointed walking away with a defeat.

"It was a good dual meet, but we didn't do the little things to help us come away with a win," Hall said. "Emmaus made some changes in their lineup and it obviously helped...

Becahi girls get win

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls basketball team was too hot to handle for Whitehall in the Hawks 48-31 victory over the Zephyrs at the Yasso-Rothrock Tournament on Saturday.

Although the Zephyrs took the early lead, a three-pointer by Becahi freshman, Nia Mims, sparked the Hawks offense toward the end of the first quarter.

Soon after, the Hawks pulled away when Becahi guard, Nicole Lacherza, hit a three of her own, breaking a 12-12 tie at the beginning of the second quarter.


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 girls fall to Parkland

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During the weekend's Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic held at Freedom High School, the Patriots were dealt a tough Parkland team to tip off their regular season.

After hanging with the Trojans for the first eight minutes of play to start the game, it was a sloppy second quarter that loomed large for the Patriots as they fell 48-26 in their season opener.

The Patriots didn't have an answer for the Trojans' full court pressure, particularly in the second quarter when...

Softball: Hawks Brown win fall title

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Hawks Brown were crowned 2012 Fastpitch Softball Association Lehigh Valley High School Fall League champions after a 9-3 victory over Whitehall Maroon on Oct. 25 at Pates Park, Allentown.

The Hawks broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and scored additional runs over the next three innings for the championship trophy.

Coach Rich Mazza said, "We were just happy. I don't really go in with the thought of trying to win, but I like to see some...

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...

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...

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...

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...