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Patriots also defeat Nazareth

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With Freedom's singles players scoring victories over their opponents from Nazareth last Wednesday, the Patriots would need one doubles team to step up, allowing Freedom to clinch a 4-3 win over the Blue Eagles.

In a three-set match, Freedom's Elizabeth McCarthy and Lizzy Nottmeier defeated Nazareth's Megan Parsons and Mihkayla Stefanik, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

"They were definitely very consistent and didn't make many errors," McCarthy said of the Blue Eagles' doubles team. "One girl's...

LHS pays back Easton

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Revenge was sweet for Liberty last Friday when the Hurricanes defeated Easton, 2-1.

"Easton is always a good game. It was nice getting the win," said Sean McIntyre, recalling Liberty's late-in-the-season, 3-2 loss to the Red Rovers last year. "We really didn't know what to expect because they lost Gabe Robinson [to graduation] and had some different kids this year."

Tressor Butoyi scored for the Hurricanes in the first period on an assist by McIntyre, as did Matt Semanick for...

Golf teams begin stretch

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Liberty High School head golf coach Steve Bradley believes his club still can reach their recently desired goal as they begin the final stretch of the regular season.

The Hurricanes recently dropped a 405-415 match to Bethlehem Catholic and were in the throngs of struggling through matches against Lehigh Valley Conference title contenders Parkland, Emmaus, and Northampton, a stretch that left them with an overall 3-6 mark.

Against Bethlehem Catholic, Mitch Racosky fired an 80...

'Canes get big win

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there was a big win on Monday's field hockey slate, it was Liberty's 2-1 overtime victory over Easton. The Hurricanes (3-2) used a pair of goals from Chelsea DeFrancisco to trump the Rovers (1-2) to put them ahead of the division with division victories over Easton and Bethlehem Catholic.

It was a victory that head coach Mary Kathryn-Omdahl knew her team was capable of attaining.

"We went into the Easton game confident that we could win," said Omdahl. "I'm happy that that...

Becahi continues to play well

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With his team's season in the final stretch of the season, Bethlehem Catholic head golf coach Tim McGorry can take solace in more than a few situations.

"We're having a good year," said the veteran coach, whose club began the week with an overall 10-2 slate. "We have a few matches left and I've been happy with the way the kids have performed. We played the two best team in the league lately and we lost by more than a few strokes.

"But we do have plenty of situations in our...

Bethlehem teams look for wins in week 2

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It wasn't how Joe Henrich thought the 2012 Bethlehem Catholic football season would start for the Golden Hawks when they opened with a 35-26 loss to Pocono Mountain West last Friday night at Notre Dame-Green Pond.

But after trailing 21-6 at halftime, a fire from Becahi's players was prevalent, which was something that hasn't been seen in awhile from the brown and gold.

The Hawks (0-1) battled back to draw within 28-26 in the fourth quarter after quarterback Anthony Trapani...

Pates Shaina Palmer 2nd

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom cross country runner, Shaina Palmer, took second place in Class AAA and fifth place overall at the Lions Invitational Cross Country Meet last Friday at Moravian Academy.

Freedom coach Bob Thear said, "It was a good start for her. She was only 15 seconds off her personal record, but even with that, she's in a great position."

Palmer finished the race in 20:26.

Palmer said, "I was a little disappointed with my time. I was kind of tired, and I have allergies right...

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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