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Freedom boys win Lion Invitational

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

For the second year in a row, Freedom's boys' cross country team won the Lion Invitational Cross Country Meet last Friday at Moravian Academy.

"It was a very good start to the season. I'm very pleased," said Freedom coach Bob Thear.

Chris Kelly led the boys' team with a second place finish in Class AAA, third place overall, in 16:53.

"After it settled in, I was really happy with our team's performance. 'Champions' is nice to say. It really shows what we can do," Kelly...

Mixson named Woman of the Year

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Former Freedom High School swimmer and 2012 Misericordia University graduate, Chelsea Mixon, has been named the 2011-2012 Middle Atlantic Conference Woman of the Year.

"I'm astounded. I just feel very blessed and honored that I was chosen," said Mixon.

A social work major, Mixon combined excellence in the pool, classroom, and her community to be granted the honor.

Under head swimming coach, Jason Morini, Mixon was a two-time MVP and helped the Cougars to MAC...

Becahi golf earns a split

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Becahi golf team split a recent match, falling to Emmaus but beating Parkland.

The Hawks totaled a 377, six shots more than Emmaus' 371. The Trojans had a 403.

Nick Maff lead the way for Becahi carding a team-best 70. JT Barker and Jason Matuczinski each had a 74.

The Hornets Kyle Wambold led the way with a 67 while Chad Hess of Parkland led his team with a 71.

Emmaus 371

Kyle Wambold, 67

Grant Schumaker, 71

Carlos Fullerton, 76

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Persa to speak at clinic

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you're looking for ways to increase your mental toughness, focus and discipline, Jason Brader, a Bethlehem native and owner of FASST Performance, will be holding his Clutch Performance Clinic on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at his facility.

Former Liberty and Northwestern University quarterback Dan Persa will be the highlight of the 90-minute session as he'll talk about his tenure as the starting quarterback for the Wildcats, as well as his battle with injuries and the recovery...

Pete's Top-10 Easton stays in top spot

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

After week one of football, what did we learn? That a lot of our local teams lost.

Not that we have to hit the panic button just yet, but it wasn't your typical start to the season. Three of the top-five teams started with losses and will be looking for redemption.

Southern Lehigh, one of the favored teams to compete for the Colonial League title, is already out of the poll after a disappointing week one and Northampton makes a surprise splash after its upset win.

Who...

Cruz on verge of college decision

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic wrestler Darian Cruz is on the verge of picking his college destination very shortly before he enters his senior year at Becahi.

Cruz, a 106-pound state champion last March at the PIAA 2A tournament in Hershey, has reportedly narrowed his choices down to Lehigh and Oklahoma State according to Hawks head coach Jeff Karam.

"I think he's going to make a decision in the matter of the next few days," said Karam, who spoke about the situation on Monday. "He wants...

LV Fever makes quarters

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Fever girls basketball ninth grade team qualified recently for the quarterfinals of the AAU Nationals Championship in Orlando, Fla., and ended up finishing fifth.

They went 3-0 winning their pool with wins against: New England Mass Ducks 41-18, Virginia SQBA 42-25 and Georgia Dream 64-54. They beat the Mass Huskies 56-28 in the first round of the championship bracket.

In the quarterfinals, the Fever lost 36-33 to Louisiana Diamond Elite because of over 20...

D-11 to use new rating system

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Sports

PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.

The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.

Modeled after the system that PIAA District 3 uses to determine its playoff participants, the system places increased emphasis on strength of schedule...

Liberty falls in opening match

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Liberty fell in a tri-match to Emmaus and Nazareth in a contest from Monday, Aug. 20.

The Hornets shot a 382 while Nazareth carded a 410. Liberty finished with a 424.

Kevin Zakesky led the 'Canes with a team-low 79 at Bethlehem Muni Golf Club. Mitch Racosky had an 80, Jessy Lengyell had an 85 and Ryan McDonald scored an 88. Parker Henning shot a 95.

Emmaus' Kyle Wambold led all players with a round of 67. Bret Howey led the Eagles with a 78.

Emmaus 382

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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...