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Hawks start 3-0

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team isn't hitting all cylinders yet, but the Hawks have been pretty good in their 3-0 start to the season. The Hawks polished off their third straight three-game sweep of the year Monday night when they took down Freedom 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 to bolster their undefeated mark.

Head coach Paul Abi-Daher knows that his team needs to iron some kinks, but he's happy with the way things have been going in his first year at the helm.

"We're not humming...

Pete's Top-10: Easton still no. 1

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Two weeks into the poll and the shuffling has continued. Easton and Whitehall stay atop of the poll, but Nazareth is creeping their way into the action. In the Colonial League, Catasauqua continues their surge for a consecutive week as the Rough Riders look to be the best team in the league thus far.

After a perfect week in picks, let's see if the mojo continues when week three kicks off Friday night.

1. Easton (2-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Rovers won't have much...

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...

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


Persa to speak at clinic

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you're looking for ways to increase your mental toughness, focus and discipline, Jason Brader, a Bethlehem native and owner of FASST Performance, will be holding his Clutch Performance Clinic on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at his facility.

Former Liberty and Northwestern University quarterback Dan Persa will be the highlight of the 90-minute session as he'll talk about his tenure as the starting quarterback for the Wildcats, as well as his battle with injuries and the recovery...

Pete's Top-10 Easton stays in top spot

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

After week one of football, what did we learn? That a lot of our local teams lost.

Not that we have to hit the panic button just yet, but it wasn't your typical start to the season. Three of the top-five teams started with losses and will be looking for redemption.

Southern Lehigh, one of the favored teams to compete for the Colonial League title, is already out of the poll after a disappointing week one and Northampton makes a surprise splash after its upset win.


LHS girls win two wins

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes scored its first girls' tennis victory over Whitehall last week, 5-2, followed by a 6-1 victory over Pleasant Valley the next day.

Liberty Coach Leo Schnalzer said, "It was nice to get our first win. The individual matches were closer, and I think the girls obviously felt good about it."

By the time the week was over, the Hurricanes had played four matches.

"I think it's too many. We don't get a lot of time to go over some things, but we got some...

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...