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Two Hawk doubles teams bring home third places

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's Luke Mesko and Niko Franekic took home bronze medals at number three doubles in the LVC Tennis Championships last Monday.

"It feels good, but we're a little disappointed. We wanted to win it all," said Mesko.

The Hawks had been the top seed, but lost to Parkland in the semifinal, 10-4.

"Their lineup got moved around. They played a lot better than in the regular season, and we were not volleying well. It was fitting at the end because it was Parkland...

Hurricanes have firm grip on division

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty bounced back from a rare loss this season with, well, more wins. The Hurricanes fell to Emmaus last week 4-3 to scratch their league record with only their second defeat of the campaign.

However, the Hurricanes (12-3, 8-2) bounced back with an 8-0 victory over Nazareth and a 12-5 win over Hazleton as they march into this week with a firm grip on the division lead.

"The loss to Emmaus actually didn't change any of the standings because the other teams in the division...

Sonnenblick wins bronze at LVC tourney

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's Ross Sonnenblick earned every ounce of his bronze medal at number three singles in the LVC Tennis Championships last Monday.

"It was amazing. I've played three sports, and this is the single best moment," said Sonnenblick.

Seeded fourth, the Patriot freshman defeated Northampton's Tyler Nicholas, 8-7 (7-5), in his first match of the day.

"He was my kryptonite. He hits it back and doesn't go for power, so I had to play a little more consistently, and that's what...

LVC track and field top performances

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.


100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.

200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.

400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1...

'Canes continue to win, keep lead over Hawks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It continues to be a season of highlights for Liberty's volleyball team, as the Hurricanes added another feather in their cap following a victory over Emmaus last week.

The Hurricanes pulled out a five game victory 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10 over the Hornets to improve to 7-1 in the LVC heading into this week's action.

Liberty (9-2) pulled off a three-game sweep over Haverford on Monday night to start the week off as well, but the win over Emmaus (8-2, 4-2) was certainly...

Teams continue to win

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week, Liberty added two wins and one loss to its season record, while Bethlehem Catholic had three victories, and Freedom had one win and one loss.

The Patriots defeated Parkland 6-4 and lost to Whitehall 5-1, and the Hurricanes defeated Dieruff, 15-0, Emmaus, 4-2, but lost to Nazareth, 8-7.

Liberty pitcher, Debra Renner said, "Everything was working [in the game against Emmaus]. I just felt more comfortable."

Renner went 2-for-2 against the Hornets with a single...

'Canes still pace East

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty walked away from the Christopher Dock tournament without the title, but with some added perspective at where they stand as they head into the second half of the season.

The Hurricanes finished 5-3 in pool play and advanced to the tournament quarterfinals, before losing to North Penn in a one game playoff, 28-26.

It was a good trip for Neiad Ammary's group after a slow week that featured a three-game sweep over Allen25-16, 25-13, 25-17in the team's only official contest...

LHS teams win two

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys track and field team scored two more wins last week, one against Whitehall 91.5-58.5, and one against Dieruff, 121-29.

Adam Uliana and Darius Jones won two events apiece for the Hurricanes. Uliana took first place in the 200 meter (22.4) and the 400 meter (51.7), while Jones placed first in the long jump (20-8) and the triple jump (42-0).

Liberty's Alex Fitch won the 3200 meter (10:18) in distance events.

Sean Frankenfield was first in the 300 intermediate...

BC tops LHS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the first tennis match of rivalry week, Bethlehem Catholic defeated Liberty, 6-1, last Tuesday.

All singles players had close matches as Becahi's Kevin Hamilton defeated Chris Kapcsos, 6-4, 6-2 at number one, Becahi's Stephen Rossi defeated Brendan Cunningham, 6-4, 6-2 at number two, and Liberty's Milind Jagota defeated Ryan Schmidt, 6-3, 6-4 at number three.

Jagota said, "He was fast and could return most of the shots I hit him. I started off slow in the first set and won a...

Kids top FHS, Hawks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots came back from a 4-1 deficit against Nazareth to defeat the Blue Eagles, 8-4 last week.

Megan Brown was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Sam Cabrera had three hits for the Patriots.

Freedom coach Nora Borger said, "We just started hitting. We made adjustments in the batter's box like staying off her high stuff."

Three days later, the Patriots faced undefeated Northampton with high hopes before losing, 14-2, in a game moved that was canceld on April 18. It...