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Girls earn emotional tie with Emmaus

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Tears of joy flowed for Liberty's girls swim team as the Hurricanes tied Emmaus, 93-93, something Liberty had not achieved against the Hornets in 20 years.

Liberty captain, Emma Williams, said, "My mom was in the stands, and she was crying, and [Coach] Reik [Foust] was crying. All week, we kind of prepped ourselves, and our coaches really buckled down and got the best line-up. We knew it was going to be head-to-head."

Adding to the drama was the fact that the Hurricanes were...

'Canes fall to Trojans

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jody Karam admitted that his wrestling team probably competed above their heads during the course of the regular season.

That finally caught up with Liberty last weekend when they lost to Parkland 53-13 in the District 11 3A team wrestling championship semifinals at Freedom.

Parkland won 11 of 14 bouts against the Hurricanes Saturday afternoon, five of which came via fall and two from technical falls, in a bout that Liberty looked overmatched.

Karam wasn't naive to the...

Pates fall to Hornets

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Sixty seconds could not tick off the clock fast enough for Freedom to hold on for a two-point victory over Emmaus, and there was only one word that could express the Patriots' 37-36 loss.

"Disappointed," said Freedom center/forward, Ashley Husser.

On a pass from Husser in the final minute, Freedom guard, Ashley Gordon, scored to put the Patriots ahead, 36-34, when the Hornets called a timeout.

Emmaus proceeded to lose the ball under pressure from Husser, and the Patriots...

FHS girls rout CCHS...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls swim team had three one-two-three finishes in its 135-44 victory over Central Catholic last week.

Shannon Howell, Molly Magnan, and Rachael Giles finished the 200 free consecutively. Howell's time was 1:59.58.

"It feels really good, and it motivates me a lot to try hard and practice. I swim for a club team and this team, and [Coach] Reik [Foust] helps me out with technique and turns. My club coach, Ryan Woodruff, helps me too," said Howell.

Brooke Munion...

...FHS boys do same

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Connor Harrigan, Trevor Watlington, Cameron Bell, and Sam Magnan opened Freedom's swim meet against Central Catholic with a 1:51.86 victory in the 200 medley relay, leading to an overall 107.5-64.5 win over the Vikings last week.

Scott DelFranco took first place in the 200 free in 1:47.69, followed by Magnan and Harrigan.

"Even though it wasn't my best time of the year, I felt really smooth and refreshed. It felt really good," said DelFranco.

DelFranco also took first...

FHS hockey team looks to stay over .500

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom head hockey coach Mike Mould recently was pealed that his team reached the goal of a .500 season. However, he also envisioned his senior-laden team could have done more.

With two weeks left in the regular season, Freedom had an overall 5-4-5 record in the Varsity Pure Division of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL). The Patriots will begin their final stretch of the season with a game against Non-Pure divisional teams Easton and Phillipsburg next week.

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Hawks a game away from districts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was the signature win that Bethlehem Catholic has been looking for over the past several years and now the Hawks have to see if it makes a difference down the stretch course of this season.

Becahi moved a game within clinching their first district playoff berth since the 2006-2007 season after knocking off Liberty 57-40 last Friday night.

The win pushed the Hawks to 10-9 on the season, but more importantly, may have given them the confidence boost needed in order to solidify...

A physical rivalry

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Sometimes a rivalry game can be just as meaningful as a championship one, which was the case in Bethlehem Catholic's 48-37 victory over Liberty last Friday night.

Even a 14-point Hurricane deficit at the end of three quarters could not diminish the intensity of what proved to be a physical game, if nothing else.

"[I'm not surprised] at all. We're both rivals, and we're the only undefeated team in the LVC, so all the other teams step it up even more," said Becahi guard, Nicole...

Time for hardware

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

This is the time of year that gears shift in wrestling across the state and for Bethlehem Catholic's program, that means it's time to get some hardware.

The Golden Hawks have a chance to wrap up an undefeated regular season when they take on Freedom tonight in both teams Lehigh Valley Conference finale.

It'll also be an opportunity for Becahi (9-0, 7-0) to claim their second straight LVC title after they defeated Easton 33-24 in front of a raucous Golden Hawk crowd last...

Truby named new LHS coach

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

John Truby celebrated his 30th birthday on Monday and he couldn't have gotten a better present than what the Bethlehem Area School District gave him at their monthly board meeting that night.

Truby was approved to become the next head football coach at Liberty, ending a month of speculation about one of the hottest vacancies the Lehigh Valley Conference has to offer.

"If this is what your 30s have to offer, I can't wait to turn 31," said Truby. "It's a humbling experience and...