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Pate swimmers top DHS

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls swim team swept all events in its 87-14 victory over Dieruff last Thursday.

Caitlin McCadden, Carly DelFranco, Helen Hsu, and Molly Magnan won the 200 medley relay in 2:01.91.

In the next girls' event, DelFranco won the 200 free in 2:02.15, and later, won the 100 butterfly in 1:04.56.

Rebecca Busby clinched the 200 IM in 2:32.62, and placed first in the 100 free in 1:03.71, and Brooke Munion swam to a first place finish in the 50 free in 26.56.


LHS girls roll past Vikings

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty girl swimmers were victorious over Central last week, 130-47.

Emily Cecchini, Maggie Olock, Grace Walters, and Emma Williams won the 200 medley relay in 2:01.53.

Madison Sauers won two events, the 200 free in 2:04.43, and the 100 free in 57.98.

Jocelyn Baker placed first in the 200 IM in 2:21.01.

Baker said, "My time [in the 200 IM] was pretty good today. We've been training hard over Christmas break. We weren't really sure about Central. They've given us...

Pates eye Va. Duals after two weeks off

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's not quite how Brandon Hall expected to ring in the New Year for Freedom's wrestling program. The Patriots were forced to cancel their January 3 wrestling meet against Parkland, as well as postpone tonight's bout against Northampton because of a suspected skin infection.

Hall's program was shut down for 10 days, including tonight's match against Northampton, with no skin-to-skin contact for his wrestlers.

Even though the skin infection was limited, he felt the best decision...

Freedom boys basketball stops skid at PMW

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Disappointment. Wake-up call. Consistency.

All are words that come out of head coach Joe Stellato's mouth when he talks about Freedom's basketball season up to date.

Sitting with a 5-5 overall record and a subpar 1-3 mark in the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Patriots enter desperate measures this week with a three game slate.

Monday's 53-42 victory over Pocono Mountain West got their week off to a promising start with the road win.

Freedom followed that with...

soccer scholar athlete banquet Bethlehem area players get nominated

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.

Nominees are:

Bethlehem Catholic

Matthew Collier is center-mid with three career goals and five career assists. He has a 3.0 GPA out of 4.0.

He was a co-captain for two years and MVP defender his junior year and rookie of the year as a freshman.


LHS to see tough week

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

When you talk to basketball coaches around the Lehigh Valley Conference, there's a certain consensus regarding the hierarchy structure this winter.

There's Liberty and then there's everyone else.

The Hurricanes (6-2, 4-0) only two losses were to Philadelphia area teams over Christmas and they've won their other six games by an average of 20.8 points, five of which have come against LVC opponents.

So when some teams are looking to fix their rebounding woes, offensive flow...

LHS, Becahi girls pick up wins

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

After a shakey start in its game against Whitehall last Friday night, Liberty prevailed over the Zephyrs in overtime, 52-49.

Down 10-2 in the first quarter, the Hurricanes knew they needed to refocus quickly.

"We needed to focus on our defense, which would allow us to push the ball, and that's how we got a few fast breaks," said Liberty guard, Kali Shumock.

By the fourth quarter, the Hurricanes had a 43-35 lead, which was about to disappear thanks to nine straight points...

Seminary takes title

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn't long ago that most of the best teams in Bethlehem's Holiday Wrestling Classic came from District 11.

That time has passed.

This year's Classic saw District 2's Wyoming Seminary cruise to the team title while the highest-finishing District 11 team was the Colonial League's Saucon Valley in seventh place.

Freedom finished higher than any other Lehigh Valley big school team, taking 10th place. Liberty was a few places behind in 12th.

The Hurricanes had the...

Bethlehem Catholic runs away with Christmas title

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic may have a lineup full of new wrestlers, but the Hawks haven't changed much from a year ago, at least when it comes to the Tony Iasiello Christmas City Tournament.

Becahi ran away with the team title for a second consecutive year, walloping the competition with 310.5 team points, while sending 12 wrestlers into the finals and crowning eight champions.

Freshmen Luke and Cole Karam led the charge by earning their first Christmas City titles at 106 and 113...

Hurricanes stay unbeaten

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes remain undefeated after the boys swim team defeated Dieruff, 75-26, and the girls swim team also defeated the Huskies, 73-25.

The Hurricane boys won all events except for the 400 free relay.

Individual event winners for Liberty were Alex Fitch in the 200 free in 2:07.52, Brice Kessler in the 200 IM in 2:33.34, and John Butillo in the 50 free in 26.50.

Bryan Rivera won the diving event with 157.5 points.

Evan Smith took first place in the 100...