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Hanover takes third

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Hanover Stingrays Swim Team took third place at the 2012 Suburban League Championships last month at Lower Macungie.

Soleco won the meet with 1381 points, followed by second-place finisher Quakertown with 1252.5 points. Hanover scored 1025 points in the nine-team meet.

In the 15 and over age group, Liberty High School swimmers, Courtney Desh and Eric Lawrence, placed first in two events apiece.

Desh won the 50 yard breaststroke in 32.59 and the 100 yard IM in 1:04.56...

Camp opens for area teams

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The first day of the fall sports season generally means the start of the school year, so if Monday meant anything for schools across the state of Pennsylvania, it would probably translate into the summer being over.

For coaches throughout the Valley though, this is the exciting time of year where players get back together and test their fitness, skill and desire in preparation for season openers nearly three weeks away.

With the high school football season just around the...

Desh to continue career at Lehigh

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty 2012 graduate and former Hurricane swimmer, Courtney Desh, will continue her swimming career at Lehigh University this fall.

Desh had also considered Lafayette and Bucknell, but in the end, Lehigh was the most natural fit.

"My sister went there, and I really just liked the whole team atmosphere. I just really clicked with my teammates, and the coach was really nice," said Desh.

Rob Herb will be entering his eighth season as head coach of the Mountain Hawks.

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Harris dealing with girls soccer playing in fall

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The opening day of fall sports isn't just a preparation period for coaches and athletes in Bethlehem.

Fred Harris, the athletic director for the Bethlehem Area School District, had more complicated issues to deal with this year as he welcomes his second term of running Freedom's and Liberty's sports programs.

The addition of girls' soccer to the fall has come with trepidation from many and Harris is just the latest AD that has to deal with the new found set of circumstances...

Giangiobbe proved there's never a doubt

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Brianne Giangiobbe doesn't like it when people doubt her.

They've been doing it for years in regards to her volleyball acumen.

Despite being an all-state volleyball member for two straight years, as well as claiming first-team LVC honors and District 11 all-star status her senior year at Freedom, Giangiobbe may have still had her doubters.

But if there's one thing that Giangiobbe thrives on, it's doubt.

But if there was one thing that we couldn't doubt this year,...

Liberty advances to summer semis

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Summer league basketball can be defined in various ways in terms of importance for the upcoming season, but you'll never hear a coach be dissapointed in his team having more opportunities to play.

Liberty has that chance this week as they rolled into the semifinals of the Stellar Summer League at Cedar Beach.

The Hurricanes took on Dieruff in one of the semifinals, while Central Catholic and Emmaus battled in the other semifinal.

Liberty head coach Chad Landis didn't...

Watlington brought home gold in swimming

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

He who goes into the last wall the hardest comes out the fastest.

Whether Freedom's Seth Watlington remembers these as famous last words, or words he will never forget, one thing is for certain: a PIAA State Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championship gold medal in the breaststroke won by the Patriot swimmer this March at Bucknell University.

At the time, Watlington said, "I kind of just came up from when I touched, and I saw the scoreboard because it was right there. It was an...