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Marrero, Alpaugh benefit from close competition

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Cross country runners, Roberto Marrero and Will Alpaugh, have been running together for weeks, pacing each other, sharing tips when appropriate, and consistently placing well in dual meets.

Both, however, are neighboring rivals. Marrero is a Liberty senior, and Alpaugh is a Freedom sophomore.

As the cross country season progressed, Marrero and Alpaugh found themselves relatively even in dual meets, using that to push each other and themselves.

Last week, Alpaugh finished...

Pete's Top-10 Not many changes

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Hey, it's 80 degrees in October. I'm still wearing Sperrys and have been tempted to put on the AC.

I could take this weather for another month, but I can also keep taking easy picks that the poll has generated for the past two weeks.

Not much will change this week, but there is a big game in the MVC, that has power point ramifications all over it.

So, go lay on your hammock and find your own beach as you read this week's top-10.

1. Parkland (5-1)

Last week'...

Pates edge 'Canes

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

As predicted, Freedom and Liberty's girls cross country teams battled it out for an end-of-season victory over their neighboring rival, resulting in a 26-29 win for the Patriots last week.

The Patriots also defeated Allen (15-50) and Dieruff (19-45), and the Hurricanes were victorious over Allen (15-50) and Dieruff (20-43).

Winning the race at Illick's Mill in 19:55 was Freedom junior, Shaina Palmer.

"I just felt myself pulling away on the first part of the hill, and...

Iannelli paces Hawks

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

A lineup change during overtime resulted in a winning goal for Bethlehem Catholic last week, as Marisa Iannelli scored for the Hawks with six minutes remaining in their game against the Liberty Hurricanes.

Iannelli, a senior defender, said, "I was pushed up to midfield for overtime to help with the attack. Once I realized no one was marking me on the throw-in, I called for the ball. I had a lot of room to shoot. It looked like slow motion, and it looked like [Amelia Sapirman, the...

outdoors

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

To commemorate and recognize National Hunting and Fishing Day (Oct. 28), which, unfortunately, is not on many calendars, Harold Luther, Retail Manager at Cabela's Hamburg, invited 20 kids who are enrolled in Camp Compass Academy in Allentown, to a European-type tower hunt at Clover Hollow Farms in Slatington.

The 20 children had 20 mentors accompanying them, some with trained field dogs who retrieved downed birds for the young hunters.

If you're new to the area, Camp Compass is...

MVC set to join Lehigh Valley Conference

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference officially has some new friends.

LVIAC president Chris Schiffert and Mountain Valley Conference president Jeff Sodl held a conference call last week to announce that the six current members of the MVC are set to join the LVC, beginning the 2014-2015 calendar year.

The six schools that will join the already 12-team LVC include Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg South, East Stroudsburg North, Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain...

Pates Marchese, Swint take third at LVC

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Revenge was sweet for Freedom's number three doubles tennis players, Corrine Marchese and Kaitlyn Swint, who captured third place and the bronze medal in the Lehigh Valley Conference Tennis Championships on Sept. 30 at Parkland High School.

After defeating Allen's Mary Gilbert and Karina Mendez 8-0, the Patriots then defeated Whitehall's Shadimon Navarro and Amanda Endy 8-1.

"The funny thing about the Whitehall match is that they beat us pretty badly [in the regular season]. It...

Hawks flying high

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With one of their most skilled players ejected in the first quarter and staring down the barrel of a 13-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter, Bethlehem Catholic faced their share of adversity last Saturday afternoon at Frank Banko Field.

But in the end, Becahi proved that this season has been no fluke and that the football program is flying high following a dramatic 35-27 victory over Liberty last week.

The Hawks improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in Lehigh Valley...

Races come down to wire

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's getting down to crunch time in the volleyball season and Liberty and Freedom are looking to clinch district berths as the season winds down to its final two weeks.

Liberty (7-6, 4-5) and Freedom (4-6, 4-5) are both on the cusp of qualifying for the postseason, but will need to close out the season on positive notes if they want to clinch berths.

Liberty needs to win two matches out of their last five in order to solidify a postseason berth, while Freedom needs three LVC...

LVC-MVC merger official

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

By PETER CAR

pcar@tnonline.com

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference officially has some new friends.

LVIAC president Chris Schiffert and Mountain Valley Conference president Jeff Sodl held a conference call Wednesday morning to announce that the six current members of the MVC are set to join the LVC, beginning the 2014-2015 calendar year.

The six schools that will join the already 12-team LVC include...