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Kids top FHS, Hawks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots came back from a 4-1 deficit against Nazareth to defeat the Blue Eagles, 8-4 last week.

Megan Brown was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Sam Cabrera had three hits for the Patriots.

Freedom coach Nora Borger said, "We just started hitting. We made adjustments in the batter's box like staying off her high stuff."

Three days later, the Patriots faced undefeated Northampton with high hopes before losing, 14-2, in a game moved that was canceld on April 18. It...

Becahi splits

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's track team split its meet against Central and Parkland as Becahi's girls defeated the Vikes, 85-60, and lost to the Trojans, 97.5-52.5, and Becahi's boys also defeated the Vikes, 82.5-68.5, and lost to the Trojans, 116-34.

Mara Blanchard won three individual events for the Hawks, placing first in the 100 meter (12.7), the pole vault (10-6), and the long jump (15-6).

Also, Becahi's Katie Altpeter, who has been a consistent top finisher in the 200 meter, won...

'Canes give Pates first loss

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty knew that a loss to Freedom last Friday night at Coca-Cola Park would mean a hole in the division.

The Patriots entered the contest undefeated in the Lehigh Valley Conference and had a one-game lead over Liberty.

A loss would have meant an early two-game hole that nobody on the Hurricanes roster wanted to deal with.

Ed Albertson assured that wouldn't happen for the Hurricanes, as he picked up his third win of the season following a 6-0 win over their rivals in a...

LHS-Becahi split in track and field

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty boys track and field team knew that their meet against Easton could come down to the last few events, pulling out a 79-71 victory over the Red Rovers last week.

"I love that last-minute pressure and how everybody comes together to watch," said Liberty senior sprinter, Adam Uliana.

In the last three events of the day, Liberty's KJ Williams won the 200 meter (23.5), Ian Sell placed second in the 3200 meter, and the Hurricane team of Uliana, Matthew Allred, Isaiah...

Hawks have work to do

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been a tough season for Bethlehem Catholic so far and it got even more difficult last week.

The Hawks suffered their second loss of the week, when Easton pulled out a 4-3 victory Friday evening at Coca-Cola Park.

Malin Loebsack knocked in the game winning run with two outs to spoil the Hawks day on the IronPigs turf, as well as end any momentum Becahi had after Thursday's 2-1 win over Central Catholic.

The Hawks sit at 2-6-1 on the year and head coach Mike Grasso...

Blanchard sets mark in 100

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic sprinter, Mara Blanchard, broke the school record in the 100 meter in the Hawks 108-41 victory over Freedom last week.

Blanchard and teammates, Katie Altpeter and Jade Kubitsky, made it a one-two-three finish in the 100 meter, with a time of 12.3 for Blanchard.

"My coach told me, and Katie high fived me, so I was pretty happy about that," said Blanchard.

Altpeter won the 200 meter in 26.6, and Kubitsky won the 400 meter in 1:01.7.

In distance...

LHS downs Dieruff

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes are heading into rivalry week with a recent 6-1 victory over the Dieruff Huskies.

At number one singles, Liberty's Chris Kapcos defeated Ryan Kopishke, 6-1, 6-1, and at number two singles, Brandon Cunningham defeated Aaron Patrick, 6-2, 6-4 for the Hurricanes.

Liberty's Milind Jagota, who had been playing doubles until last week, defeated Eric Perez at number three singles, 6-0, 6-4.

"I kind of had a little issue with playing singles at first, but...

Up and down week for LHS

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week was a week of feast or famine for the Liberty Hurricanes, winning two high-scoring games and losing one.

A 15-10 victory over Bangor preceeded a 10-0 victory over Whitehall before the Hurricanes fell to Parkland, 12-0.

Making her pitching debut at the varsity level last Saturday against Bangor was Lauren Epsaro, and three days later, the Liberty junior pitched a no-hitter against the Zephyrs that ended after six innings.

Normally an outfielder for the varsity...

Michael Bounassi leaves strong legacy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Michael Bounassi might be a name that many of the youth in the Bethlehem Area School District may not be familiar with, but he is arguably one of the most important figures BASD has ever had.

The former teacher, coach and athletic director at Liberty passed away on March 30 at the age of 89. He'll be someone that's remembered for his 34 years of teaching in the school district, his pride in his Italian heritage, the competitor he was, the coach he became, but more importantly, the...

Liberty falls to Parkland

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a chance for Liberty to see what they could do against another top tier Lehigh Valley Conference opponent, but this time the Hurricanes couldn't figure things out until it was too late.

With a win over Bethlehem Catholic under their belts this season, the 'Canes took on an undefeated Parkland squad last Thursday with their sights of truly cementing themselves as the top team in the league this season.

By night's end, that wasn't their fate, as Parkland (6-0, 5-0) swept...