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Three thirds

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Becahi's Nina Kopy, Emily Hozza, and Alex Madison won bronze at the LVC Tennis Championships at Parkland.

Kopy took third at two singles, and Hozza and Madison took third at four doubles.

"I was excited and a little nervous. I kept trying to be aggressive and avoid making my own mistakes," said Kopy.

After a first-round bye, Kopy defeated Central's Josie Airoldi, 8-0.

"I really wanted to win because I lost a close match to her in the [regular] season. I picked it...

Girls fall to Trojans

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

A week ago the Bethlehem Catholic volleyball team took the opening game in dominant fashion 25-18 over defending state champ Parkland. The Golden Hawks would lose the next three, but were in each one.

Becahi (10-2) bounced back, however, in a matchup of two of the top three teams in the Lehigh Valley Conference last Thursday night, defeating Emmaus 26-24, 25-19, 25-23.

Senior outside hitter Lauren Hess led the way with 19 kills. Hess was seemingly anywhere and everywhere Maddie...

Pete's Top-10 An undefeated week of picks

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

After an unblemished week of picks, I've come to realize that it's not that hard picking games around here this year.

The reality is that there aren't any super teams in the Valley like we've had in the past in either conference, with Catasauqua being the lone exception of a team that appears to be superior to everyone in their league.

Easton could have two losses on its resume at this point, Parkland looks to be heating up and Central Catholic is making a push in the poll....

Maranzana takes 1st

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Prior to Federica Maranzana's final in the LVC Tennis Tournament last week, the Freedom junior knew that whether she played Avery McCall from Northampton or Colleen Wylie from Parkland, it would be a good match.

At the time, Maranzana had no idea that McCall had just defeated Wylie in a 7-5 tiebreak.

Maranzana said, "I'm excited because last year I got to the final."

This year, Maranzana won the final, 10-3, and LVC gold at number three singles.

Maranzana began...

Article By: MIKE HAINES mhaines@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nick Maff didn't know exactly what his lead was coming down the stretch. He got to three under par early in Monday's District 11 golf championship and finished at four under, three strokes better than second-place finisher Evan Notaro of Northampton in the Class AAA tournament.

Maff knew he had to be at or near the top. And the Bethlehem Catholic freshman handled the pressure like a season veteran.

"I got some nerves," said Maff. "I just wanted to par out and not make any...

Hawks make team tourney

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Having a third- or fourth-place finish in any conference easily may border on mediocrity, but Becahi head golf coach Tim McGorry can appreciate his team's showing this season in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC).

In the ultracompetitive golf division of the LVC, Becahi finished fourth overall tied with Nazareth in the league tournament behind Emmaus, Northampton and Parkland. Ironically, the Golden Hawks also netted a fourth-place finish in the District 11 tournament in a field of 24...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 373 yards against Northampton to break his own school record of 279 yards he set in his sophomore year against Clearfield. McDermott also joins the 4,000 yard rushing club with his 4,022 yards, good enough for 19th place all-time in the area. His 6 TDs in the game falls one short of the school record held jointly by Komlan Lonergan and Rob Hauke. He is now tied with Chuck Dibilio of Nazareth for 20th place all-time in the area with 57 career TDs...

Central gets by Liberty

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It may not look bright from the outside, but Liberty football coach Dave Brown is about as positive as someone can be with a team looking down the barrel of an 0-6 record as the second week of October approaches.

The Hurricanes fell on the road last week to Central Catholic 42-21 and the name of Colin McDermott stood out again for the Vikings.

McDermott rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns as Central improved to 3-3 on the season, while Liberty keeps searching for their...

Pete's Top-10: poll changes as Parkland jumps

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, a week of football that wasn't so predictable.

With Easton having a stranglehold on the poll since week one, they got their biggest scare last week in escaping Cottingham Stadium with a victory they never should have gotten, while Parkland continues to surge as they tore up Whitehall. Nazareth is still hanging around and Catasauqua looks to keep their unbeaten status in the Colonial League.

As the season has shifted to October, will the poll change as well?

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Maff, Yocum advance

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

In most tournaments, golfers are playing to win and second place means about as much as fifth or tenth or last.

The District 11 Championship Qualifying Tournament is a little different. There's not medal for first place, no prize for winning. And for most golfers, 10th place or 15th place feels just as good as first. The only thing that matters is getting through the tournament and advancing to the district championships.

"You're just trying to keep your head on, get the ball...