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Becahi girls get win

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls basketball team was too hot to handle for Whitehall in the Hawks 48-31 victory over the Zephyrs at the Yasso-Rothrock Tournament on Saturday.

Although the Zephyrs took the early lead, a three-pointer by Becahi freshman, Nia Mims, sparked the Hawks offense toward the end of the first quarter.

Soon after, the Hawks pulled away when Becahi guard, Nicole Lacherza, hit a three of her own, breaking a 12-12 tie at the beginning of the second quarter.

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Dave Brown out as Liberty head football coach

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Dave Brown was relieved of his duties last week as head coach of the football program at Liberty and now the Hurricanes are looking for their second head coach following the Tim Moncman era.

Brown, who took over for Moncman three years ago, tallied an 18-16 record during his tenure, including a 3-7 record this past season after the team started 0-6.

After entering this season with the job of filling 19 starter positions because of graduation, Brown had mixed emotions about...

Pates top Parkland

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The energy inside Freedom High School's gymnasium last Saturday night had the feel of a District final, but it was only game one of the season for the Freedom Patriots and the Parkland Trojans.

Freedom was fueled by the surrounding environment, and used 21 first quarter points on their way to an opening win of the season, defeating Parkland 54-47 in the finale of the Yasso Christmas City Classic.

These two teams never seem to disappoint. They met in the League and District 11...

Pates have expectations

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It didn't take long for Freedom swim coach Reik Foust to see what the Patriots are made of.

Hired in October and coming from Southern Lehigh, which is a 2A team, Foust already has high expectations after just a few weeks of practices.

"Practices have been incredible so far. The kids have shown up and swam beyond my expectations, and I'm planning to keep pushing them. I'm excited to see what they can do," Foust said.

Key returners for the girls team are Helen Hsu, Carly...

Freedom's hockey team gets a victory

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Mike Mould knows his team will tackle the challenge.

A season ago, Mould's Freedom ice hockey team made a momentous late-season run in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) Pure Division, a stretch that lead them into the championship against Parkland. Before their revival, Freedom appeared a longshot at best to make the postseason.

This year with a veteran core returning and a sense of momentum to begin the season, Mould expects his team to be an entry in the...

Canes have returners

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCONDALD in Sports

Big numbers and key returners should add up to numerous victories for the Liberty Hurricanes swim team this season.

"We're real excited with what we have going. We were just talking about how good our team looks," said Liberty coach Reik Foust.

Foust is joined by assistant Jeff Matyus for another season, and, for his first year, assistant Evan Kocon, a Liberty grad and former Hurricane swimmer will join the coaching staff.

"I'm happy with the staff and happy with the...

Cheer teams invited to compete

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Cheer Team is inviting high school, recreational, and CYO cheerleading squads to participate in its fourth annual Golden Hawk Cheer Challenge, scheduled for Jan. 12.

"This is a friendly way to get teams back onto the competition mat after the holiday break before the larger competitions begin," said Bethlehem Catholic cheerleading coach, Brenda Michalska.

Divisions will be based on traditional age and size groupings. The event will follow all AACCA...

Freedom girls fall to Parkland

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During the weekend's Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic held at Freedom High School, the Patriots were dealt a tough Parkland team to tip off their regular season.

After hanging with the Trojans for the first eight minutes of play to start the game, it was a sloppy second quarter that loomed large for the Patriots as they fell 48-26 in their season opener.

The Patriots didn't have an answer for the Trojans' full court pressure, particularly in the second quarter when...

Pates win Q-town duals

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

You know the expectations for Freedom's wrestling team are different when a 4-1 opening weekend record is somewhat disappointing.

Head coach Brandon Hall doesn't want to seem overly critical or negative of his troops bringing home first place honors from the Quakertown Duals over the weekend, but when 5-0 was the goal for the Patriots, Hall meant it.

"I asked our seniors if I was being too critical about our results and they said no," Hall said. "It was the first weekend of the...

Hurricane boys blow out Dieruff

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The last time Liberty played Dieruff, it was in summer league action and the Huskies ousted the Hurricanes from the Cedar Beach league.

Last Saturday night, however, was a different story.

Liberty overcame an early first quarter deficit and went on to route Dieruff 73-39 in the Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic at Memorial Gymnasium.

Nine different Hurricanes scored on the night, led by DeShawn Oyeniyi's 17 points.

Joey Torres and Greg Noack also posted double...