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Horvath-run Cutters win ECTB tournament

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Liberty junior Mike Horvath didn't mind playing three baseball games in one afternoon during the recent Elite Championship Tournament Baseball (ECTB) tournament at ECTB Stadium in Allentown last month.

The 16-year-old took the initiative to arrange the 10-team tournament during the weekend of Oct. 13-14. Horvath organized the team mainly composed of Liberty teammates, organized fundraising, and also tried his hand at managing the 14-player squad. ECTB has several tournaments...

LHS girls to fill gaps

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes have gaps to fill, but have plenty of players from which to choose as the 2012 girls basketball season begins this weekend.

Entering her third season as head coach, Amy Yencho is still looking to fill open spots left by graduates Jody Chickey, CJ Hilliard, and JJ Hilliard.

"They're up for grabs. I have a bunch of returning seniors with limited playing time, so any of them could have the opportunity to step into one of three roles," Yencho said.

Key...

Garza takes over Freedom girls team

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Coach Ron Garza wants to bring girls basketball back to the Freedom Patriots.

Garza was named Freedom's new head coach in October, and although he has had limited time with his varsity players, Garza brings discipline, stability, and experience to the Patriots in 2012.

"I've been around the game my whole life," Garza said.

Most recently, Garza coached Freedom's freshmen from 2006-2007 and the junior varsity squad from 2007-2011.

Garza is also bringing back...

Hurricanes sailing toward optimism

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last year, Liberty's wrestling team went the entire season without taking a second of injury time.

It's a statistic that doesn't show up often, but one that got the attention of Penn State head coach and arguably the greatest collegiate wrestler of all-time, Cael Sanderson.

Sanderson retweeted the National Wrestling Coaches Association's original message last March on also posted it on his Facebook site. From an outsider's perspective, gaining recognition from one of the most...

BC looks to do it again

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's wrestling program has accomplished a lot over the past two years, but that doesn't mean they're satisfied.

With back-to-back District 11 2A and PIAA 2A titles in hand, along with their first Lehigh Valley Conference championship last season, the Hawks return looking to do it all over again.

Head coach Jeff Karam begins his fifth year (18th overall) at the helm of the program with the expectations unchanged.

"Our expectation is to win the state title...

Freedom cheerleaders prep for competition

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's competition cheerleading squad is preparing for its first competition on Dec. 8 at the Cheersport Philly Grand Competition at Villanova University.

The Patriots' routine begins with tumbling and a jump sequence and ends with a dance.

"We're using a lot of Celine Dion songs; a lot of old stuff; a lot of throwbacks this year," said Freedom captain, Emilee Strange.

The Patriots went to a cheerleading camp in July, when they first started working on their routine...

All-stars named

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Sports

District 11 named its volleyball all-stars recently.

In Class AA, Becahi's Lauren Hess, Maddie Titus and Kelsey Mowrey made the first team.

In Class AAA, Liberty's Brooke Priestas was named to the first team. The second team featured Freedom's Rylie Haas as the only local player.

@Body.bd.cntr:DISTRICT 11 VOLLEYBALL

ALL-STARS

Class A

Most Valuable Player

Mary Kate Sherkness (Marian Catholic, 12th, Outside Hitter)

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Hawks have 'natural spirit'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In preparation for competition season, Bethlehem Catholic's competition cheerleading squad participated in a cheerleading showcase on Nov. 11 at Shawnee Middle School in Easton.

Evaluated by UCA judges, the Hawks were credited with "natural spirit."

Becahi's competition routine begins with standing tucks and ends with a pyramid.

"We've been working on it for awhile, and we had the full routine last week. The dance is really cool. All the music is made up of songs no one...

BC cheerleaders get bid to nationals

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In their first official competition of the season, Bethlehem Catholic's cheerleaders won a bid to nationals on Nov. 18 at a competition in Toms River, NJ.

"It felt amazing," said Becahi captain, Rachel Rosa.

After an unusually long wait to perform, the Hawks competed in the small/medium varsity division and took fifth place.

"It was hard to wait. We were second-to-last in our division. We were really nervous. It was one of the biggest competitions we've ever been to, and...

McCauley joins Domyan at NCC

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

When Northampton Community College volleyball player, Anna Domyan, heard that her former Becahi teammate, Ashley McCauley, was reconsidering her choice to play volleyball at Cabrini College, Domyan wasted no time.

"I was very excited, and I called to tell her we needed a setter. We didn't have anybody, but everything worked out, and everything fell into place," said Domyan.

McCauley transferred in the nick of time, registering for classes on the last day possible.

Domyan...