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Liberty defeats Council Rock N.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a good start to the day for Bethlehem at the Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase at Parkland on Sunday, but the tournament ended with a loss to another Bethlehem school.

Liberty kicked things off Sunday afternoon with a 54-46 victory over Council Rock North, getting a small dose of revenge on their District One counterparts, after the Indians eliminated Liberty from the second round of the state playoffs two years ago.

For head coach Chad Landis, it wasn't much about...

Liberty tops EHS

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's senior night resulted in a 52-34 victory over Emmaus last Tuesday.

After a 21-16 Hurricane lead at the half, the Hornets threatened in the third quarter, pressing on defense and pulling to within one point.

"I think they played really good defense the whole game, but our guards handled it well," said senior, Maggie Zerbe, who had ten points on the night.

Liberty point guard, Kay West, opened the fourth quarter with two points, which started a scoring run for...

Liberty stops Nazareth

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Like the Liberty boys swim team, the Liberty girls were hoping for an eight-lane meet against Nazareth last week, but in spite of it all, the Hurricanes landed on top, 123-61 last Thursday.

Emily Cecchini, Anita Kundla, Rachel Rider, and Maggie Olock opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay in 1:58.69.

Olock said, "Swimming last is more fun. First is harder because you have to set the pace of the team."

In individual events, Jocelyn Baker won the 200 free...

Freedom takes second

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School's competition cheerleading squad won the silver medal in the large division at the District XI Cheerleading Competition on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The Patriots' second-place victory earned them the right to compete at the PIAA State Cheerleading Competition on Feb. 2 in Hershey, Pa.

"I'm very proud of them. I think they rose to the challenge and did an excellent job. Nothing pleases me more than when they look like they're having fun out there...

'Canes top Eagles

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Although the Hurricanes were ten points ahead, halfway through their swim meet against Nazareth, Liberty knew the Blue Eagles could not be taken lightly.

In addition, Liberty swim coach Reik Foust, and diving coach, Jeff Zettlemoyer, make it a practice to not cash in on diving points when the other team, in this case, Nazareth, has no divers. On top of that, the meet would be scored as a six-lane rather than an eight-lane meet.

"We have a ten-point lead now, but that could...

'Canes look to make finals

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Just the talk of having Liberty reach this weekend's District 11 3A wrestling finals is something that excites head coach Jody Karam.

But at the end of the day, talk is talk and the Hurricanes will have to walk the walk if they want to be the first team in Karam's 20 years to reach the final mat Saturday.

Liberty will take that plunge this weekend when district duals kick off at Freedom on Friday and Saturday.

The goals for Karam's bunch is to make a splash, but how big...

Pates take down Rovers

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's boys swim team scored another victory last week with a 64-37 win over Easton.

"We're one of the least deep teams, but to have the record we have and do what we do is really amazing," said Freedom's Peter Conzola.

The Patriot boys have only two losses to swimming powerhouses Parkland and Emmaus.

In Freedom's meet against Easton, Scott DelFranco, Eric Lawrence, Conzola, and Connor Harrigan began with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:47.30.


Divers perform well

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty divers, Brenna McCornac, Victoria Carter, and Rachel Steiner, placed in the top ten at the Lehigh Valley Conference Diving Meet on Jan. 12 at Emmaus High School.

Liberty/Freedom diving coach Jeff Zettlemoyer said, "They really dove well. I'm proud of them. Kaycee too."

Freedom diver, Kaycee Stoudt, placed 11th with 272.90 points.

McCornac, who was in fourth place for most of the eleven-dive meet, finished in fifth place with 323.15 points.

"I was shocked...

Boys win 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys swimming team won two victories last week, defeating Allen, 127-56, and Northampton, 104-63.

Their record improved to 5-0 in the LVC, 8-0 overall.

Individual event winners for the Hurricanes against the Canaries were Sean Vannata in the 200 free in 2:06.24, and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.14, Matt Buell in the 200 IM in 2:18.25, Brandon Merkert in the 100 free in 54.04, Alex Medellin in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.15, and Nolan Vannata in the 100 breaststroke in 1:...

'Canes enjoying memorable wrestling season

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty's wrestling has solidified themselves in the upper tier of the Lehigh Valley Conference with the memorable season the 'Canes have put together.

Sitting at 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the LVC, the 'Canes are enjoying a memorable ride.

That ride continues this week with two marquee bouts on the calendar, in what may be the most exciting week of the season for Liberty.

The Hurricanes host Bethlehem Catholic (7-0, 5-0) at 7 p.m. Wednesday and then welcome Freedom (10-7,...