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Pate cheerleaders take first

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School's competition cheerleading squad ended its season with a bang at the AmeriCheer Internationals on March 16-17 in Disneyworld, winning first place in the Level 4 All-Star Division and winning second place in the High School Division.

The Patriots competed in each division twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. Lower scores were thrown out in order to establish the winners.

"For the seniors, it was our last performance on Sunday, and we left everything on...

Hamilton, Rossi fall in semifinals

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic tennis players Kevin Hamilton and Stephen Rossi defeated Allentown Central Catholic and Moravian Academy before losing to Notre Dame Green Pond in the District XI Doubles Tennis Tournament quarterfinals last weekend.

In the first round, the Hawks defeated Mike Gordon and Shawn Regan, 6-2, 6-1.

"Central wasn't that tough of a match. I wasn't playing really well, but we needed to execute," said Rossi.

In the second round, the Hawks defeated Danny Lessig...

Carpenter Cup baseball tryouts to take place

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner. The Lehigh Valley team held their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

Two other tryouts will take place on Sunday, May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 am.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F. Pirro, has...

Becahi falls in season final

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In its final dual track and field meets of the regular season, Bethlehem Catholic fell to Easton, 99-41, boys, and 87-54, girls, while the boys also lost to Nazareth, 100-50, and the girls defeated Nazareth, 78-71.

Hawks who took first place for the boys against the Red Rovers were Donovan West in the 100 meter (11.1), Sean Moroney in the 400 meter (53.9), John Donchez in the 800 meter (2:11), and Tyler Horton in the 110 high hurdles (15.4) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.9)....

LHS girls defeat Patriots

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's girls track and field team defeated archrival Freedom 90-60 last week.

The Hurricanes swept the sprinting events while the Patriots swept distance.

Rynisha House won the 100 meter (13.1), and Kali Shumock was first in both the 200 meter (27.9) and the 400 meter (1:03).

Shaina Palmer clinched first place in the 800 meter (2:39), the 1600 meter (5:38), and the 3200 meter (12:39). Teammates, Alexa Deemer and Bridget Tarnowski, were second and third in each event,...

Freedom's Connor wins Positive Athlete Award

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Maceo Connor may not have been the most dominating, or stat driven guard in the Lehigh Valley Conference last season, but Connor certainly was the most positive teammate.

Connor recently received the "Most Positive High School Athlete" award in boys basketball for the state of Pennsylvania.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, started a foundation two years, named Positive Athlete, to honor positive athletes in sports. Connor was one of 27 recipients, both male...

Sinai wins title

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Andrew Sinai felt that he could have, and should have done better in the District 11 singles tournament last year, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Egor Ivanov of Parkland. This year, he wanted to prove that he was the best tennis player in the district.

"Last season I wasn't totally satisfied with what happened," Sinai said. "I came in and I knew I was better than a lot of the kids, and I lost a lot of matches I shouldn't have. But that's what you learn from high...

Super conference formation begins Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic left off invitation list

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

LVC track and field top performances

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.


100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.

200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.

400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1...

'Canes continue to win, keep lead over Hawks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It continues to be a season of highlights for Liberty's volleyball team, as the Hurricanes added another feather in their cap following a victory over Emmaus last week.

The Hurricanes pulled out a five game victory 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10 over the Hornets to improve to 7-1 in the LVC heading into this week's action.

Liberty (9-2) pulled off a three-game sweep over Haverford on Monday night to start the week off as well, but the win over Emmaus (8-2, 4-2) was certainly...