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Hurricanes set to face Emmaus

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s field hockey team pulled off an upset over the weekend in the opening round of the East Penn Conference tournament, but now the Hurricanes will need to be David in a Goliath matchup during Tuesday’s semifinals.

Liberty, the fifth-seed, topped fourth-seeded Pocono Mountain East 4-3 on the road last Saturday. The win earned them a trip to Tuesday’s semifinal round against an undefeated Emmaus (19-0) team, who beat Nazareth 11-0 in their EPC opener.

The task for Liberty...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Sports

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Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 10 5 .667

Salem UCC 8 4 .667

Star of Beth 8 4 .667

Emmanuel 11 7 .611

Light of Christ 11 7 .611

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 5 7 .417

St. Paul’s 6 9 .400

Ebenezer 5 13 .278

Farmersville 5 13 .278

Bath Luth at

Light of Christ 2-0, 0-10, 2-3

LC - Dan Halteman 7-13, Andy Mickelson 5-12, Charlie Mann 4-10, Rich...

FHS girls beat LHS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ soccer team has completed one of its best seasons this year and is competing in the EPC playoffs as the sixth seed in the tournament that will conclude on Thursday.

The Patriots topped off their regular season with a 2-0 victory over Liberty last Tuesday at Freedom. It was the second time this season the Pates defeated their city rival.

“Always important to get on the board first. Of course, against Liberty we want to get on the board first and we want to put...

FHS boys fall to EHS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Freedom boys soccer team came into the opening round of the EPC playoffs needing to play well against second-seeded Emmaus if they wanted to advance to the semifinals. What happened Saturday at Emmaus’ Memorial Field was anything but the type of performance the team needed now that the postseason is here.

The Hornets (16-3-0) got two goals off penalty corners, using basically the same set play, taking a 2-0 lead over the Patriots with 21:26 left to play in the first half of the...

Liberty’s Vital heads to state golf tourney

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL AND MIKE HAINES in Sports

Liberty’s Matt Vital survived the regional round and will advance to the state golf tournament after shooting a three-over 75 Monday at Golden Oaks in Fleetwood.

Vital was one-under late in the round before a bit of a hiccup over three of the final four holes.

“I didn’t hit many fairways,” Vital said. “I hit a fair amount of greens, 12, 14... I was putting well. I had three, three-putts, but besides that my putting was really good today.”

Vital started on hole two with a...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates keep status quo on top

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week seven didn’t bring many surprises to the table, outside of Easton continuing to crumble with the real part of their schedule in tow.

Freedom stays on top after a record passing night by quarterback Jared Jenkins, as the top three teams seem to be cemented now until the end of the regular season, barring upsets.

Central Catholic preps for the postseason, while Northwestern looks to continue its quest for the Colonial League crown.

With Week 9 on the horizon, here are...

Liberty boys beat Eastburg South

Monday, October 14, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Leaving nothing to chance, number one seeded Liberty prepared well and came out kicking at number eight seeded East Stroudsburg South, playing to a 4-0 victory over the Cavaliers in an EPC soccer quarterfinal on Saturday at Liberty.

“I think it was something that they weren’t expecting,” said Liberty senior forward Caleb Mendoza. “I think it did mess up their rhythm a little bit, but I don’t think they expected us to come out swinging as fast as we did from the beginning, so I think...

Freedom girls knock off PV

Monday, October 14, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Freedom spent the first 40 minutes of Saturday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls soccer quarterfinals trying to read and react against Pleasant Valley’s defense.

The Patriots had it figured out in the second half.

An early second-half goal from Haley Gschrey lifted Freedom past the Bears 1-0 and into the EPC semifinals. The Patriots will play No. 2 seed Emmaus Tuesday.

“I think we just picked up our intensity a little bit more,” said Freedom coach Bob Eaton. “I...

Becahi D stuffs Easton

Monday, October 14, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks football team showcased their dominant defense in a 16-6 victory over a previous second-place Easton Red Rovers.

Easton started the game with possession of the ball. Bethlehem Catholic’s senior Matt Stianche intercepted Easton quarterback Cole Transue on the game’s opening drive. Though, the Hawks weren’t able to get much going and turned the ball back over on downs.

After another quick change of possession, the Bethlehem Catholic offense...

Football Roundup LHS looks to turn it around; FHS, BC win

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty desperate to turn things around

Liberty might be looking at a daunting task ahead of them, but the Hurricanes have been down this road before.

Off to a 2-5 start following last week’s defeat to Nazareth, the chances for a district berth look bleak, but if recent memory can serve a purpose, Liberty’s faithful can only look at last year’s turnaround as proof that John Truby’s troops can right the ship.

The Hurricanes were 2-5 at this point of the season a year ago...