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Pates, 'Canes get wins

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's 2-0 victory over Whitehall in boys soccer last Saturday night was a win in the nick of time for the struggling Patriots.

Recent losses to Northampton and Parkland in which Freedom played well could have taken a toll, but the Patriots responded with a win over the Zephyrs under the lights at BASD Stadium in the rain and without senior goalkeeper Josh Wasilik.

Sophomore, John Eltringham, stepped in for Wasilik, who is recovering from a concussion, with seven saves....

Moravian Update

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports


The Moravian College volleyball team dropped two contests at a tri-match with Lycoming College at Marymount University on Saturday afternoon.

The Greyhounds (5-8) fell in straight sets to Lycoming (25-23, 25-21, 25-18) in the first match before succumbing 3-1 to host Marymount (25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-15).

Senior setter Kelly Brown (Bethlehem, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic) became the third player in Moravian College history to join the 3,000-assist club with her...

Freedom wins 10th match

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls tennis team boosted its record to 10-3 with a 6-1 victory over Bethlehem Catholic last Thursday.

At number one singles, Flannery Johnston (F) defeated Taylor Treadwell (BC) 6-3, 6-2.

"She was hitting it pretty hard most of the time. I got down 30-love, 40-love, and I knew if I got mad, I'd lose, so I tried to stay calm. When I play calm, I get into a longer rally and eventually win," Johnston said.

Patience was the key to Johnston's victory on Thursday....

Pete's Top-10: Big WHS-PHS matchup

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, we get to the point of the season where we see some rivalry games. It starts with the cornfield battle with Whitehall traveling to Parkland on Friday night and the start of the city battle in Bethlehem, as Becahi hosts Liberty on Saturday afternoon.

It's the time of year where games mean more and playoff races heat up.

So check out the poll as we reach week five.

1. Easton (4-0)

Last week's rank: 1

Just another walk in the park for the Rovers this...

FHS cheerleaders back to basics

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School's cheerleaders are going back to basics while still adding flair to their routines this season, as Coach Lynn Spina's focus will be school spirit during her first year as the Patriots' head coach.

"So far, so good. I came in with a plan, but I have a lot to learn as I go along. Fortunately, I have strong seniors who are helping me along the way," Spina said.

Captains for the 2013-2014 season are Danae Morgan and Rebecca Coriell. Co-captains are Allyson...

Pates win another meet

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's boys cross country team extended its win streak last week, defeating Parkland 25-36 and Whitehall 19-42.

Ben Ziegler placed first for the Patriots, third overall, behind two Parkland runners. Dan Quigley was fourth, and Jason Lopez placed fifth. Chris Kelly finished in ninth place, and Will Alpaugh finished in tenth. Tommy Salerno placed 11th, and Shane Smith placed 13th.

Kelly said, "We just wanted to beat [Parkland] as bad as we could. They were hit hard by...

Wrestling changes coming at districts

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 announced that changes to the team wrestling tournament will be under way for the upcoming season. Instead of having 10-team formats in both 3A and 2A, 12-team tournaments will now be used moving forward.

The qualified teams and seeds will no longer be determined by a committee as in previous years, rather through the power point system that the district has used in most sports over the past two years.

The tournaments will also change from a single-elimination...

'Big win for our program'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Freddie Simmons was set up as the lone deep man on Bethlehem Catholic's kickoff return formation. The rest of the Golden Hawks were up near midfield in preparation for a possible onside kick.

Simmons glanced up at the scoreboard and saw only 1:53 remaining in the game and his team trailing 29-26 as Emmaus just returned a Michael McDaniel fumble 66 yards for a touchdown.

Simmons knew something had to be done.

Surprisingly the Green Hornets kicked it deep and Simmons...

Hawks adapt to change

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't been the easiest start to the season for Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team, but things appear to be turning around.

The Golden Hawks took three straight games from Freedom Monday night to shore up their record back to .500 at 2-2 overall following two straight victories.

After starting the season 0-2 following losses to state ranked opponents Parkland and Southern Lehigh, things seem to be settling down a little for the Hawks.

That settling feeling is good...

Freedom knocks off Central Cath.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jason Roeder doesn't look at it as pressure on his football team to get their first win of the season out of the way.

Thankfully, the Patriots got that first victory last week over Central Catholic in a 14-7 battle.

Jared O'Donnell intercepted a pass early in the fourth and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to hold on for the win.

Quarterback Jonah Gundrum connected with Kylon Pretty on a 35-yard TD strike midway through the third quarter to give Freedom their other...