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FHS falls to Easton

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls swimming team was defeated by Easton, 56-46, last week, but not without a fight.

"There were a lot of little things in that meet, a lot of [close races]," said Patriot captain, Molly Magnan.

The Red Rovers opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay, and the Patriots placed second. Easton also won the 200 free relay with Freedom close behind, but in the third and final relay, Shannon Howell, Brooke Munion, Carly DelFranco, and Helen Hsu combined to...

Hawks fall to Emmaus

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

One thing was evident in the eyes of Bethlehem Catholic boys basketball head coach Michael Frew from the beginning of last week's game against Emmaus - the Hornets wanted it just that much more.

The Hornets (9-8 overall; 7-3 in LVC) jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the first quarter, and were never severely threatened from that point on en route to their 66-52 victory over the Hawks (8-9 overall; 2-8 in LVC) last Thursday night.

"To win games in this league you got to be...

Liberty defeats Council Rock N.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a good start to the day for Bethlehem at the Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase at Parkland on Sunday, but the tournament ended with a loss to another Bethlehem school.

Liberty kicked things off Sunday afternoon with a 54-46 victory over Council Rock North, getting a small dose of revenge on their District One counterparts, after the Indians eliminated Liberty from the second round of the state playoffs two years ago.

For head coach Chad Landis, it wasn't much about...

Liberty tops EHS

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's senior night resulted in a 52-34 victory over Emmaus last Tuesday.

After a 21-16 Hurricane lead at the half, the Hornets threatened in the third quarter, pressing on defense and pulling to within one point.

"I think they played really good defense the whole game, but our guards handled it well," said senior, Maggie Zerbe, who had ten points on the night.

Liberty point guard, Kay West, opened the fourth quarter with two points, which started a scoring run for...

Liberty stops Nazareth

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Like the Liberty boys swim team, the Liberty girls were hoping for an eight-lane meet against Nazareth last week, but in spite of it all, the Hurricanes landed on top, 123-61 last Thursday.

Emily Cecchini, Anita Kundla, Rachel Rider, and Maggie Olock opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay in 1:58.69.

Olock said, "Swimming last is more fun. First is harder because you have to set the pace of the team."

In individual events, Jocelyn Baker won the 200 free...

Freedom takes second

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School's competition cheerleading squad won the silver medal in the large division at the District XI Cheerleading Competition on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The Patriots' second-place victory earned them the right to compete at the PIAA State Cheerleading Competition on Feb. 2 in Hershey, Pa.

"I'm very proud of them. I think they rose to the challenge and did an excellent job. Nothing pleases me more than when they look like they're having fun out there...

'Canes top Eagles

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Although the Hurricanes were ten points ahead, halfway through their swim meet against Nazareth, Liberty knew the Blue Eagles could not be taken lightly.

In addition, Liberty swim coach Reik Foust, and diving coach, Jeff Zettlemoyer, make it a practice to not cash in on diving points when the other team, in this case, Nazareth, has no divers. On top of that, the meet would be scored as a six-lane rather than an eight-lane meet.

"We have a ten-point lead now, but that could...

Divers perform well

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty divers, Brenna McCornac, Victoria Carter, and Rachel Steiner, placed in the top ten at the Lehigh Valley Conference Diving Meet on Jan. 12 at Emmaus High School.

Liberty/Freedom diving coach Jeff Zettlemoyer said, "They really dove well. I'm proud of them. Kaycee too."

Freedom diver, Kaycee Stoudt, placed 11th with 272.90 points.

McCornac, who was in fourth place for most of the eleven-dive meet, finished in fifth place with 323.15 points.

"I was shocked...

Pates set records

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

New pool records were set last week at Freedom High School's Natatorium in the Patriots meet against Nazareth.

Scott DelFranco set a pool record in the 500 free in 4:51.81. Peter Conzola and Helen Hsu also set pool records in the 100 backstroke. Conzola's time was unavailable as of Press deadlines, but Hsu's time was 1:00.10. Shannon Howell set a pool record in the 500 free in 5:16.38.

Connor Harrigan, Sam Magnan, Eric Lawrence, and DelFranco combined for a pool record in the...

Boys win 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys swimming team won two victories last week, defeating Allen, 127-56, and Northampton, 104-63.

Their record improved to 5-0 in the LVC, 8-0 overall.

Individual event winners for the Hurricanes against the Canaries were Sean Vannata in the 200 free in 2:06.24, and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.14, Matt Buell in the 200 IM in 2:18.25, Brandon Merkert in the 100 free in 54.04, Alex Medellin in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.15, and Nolan Vannata in the 100 breaststroke in 1:...