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Freedom girls get a victory over Moravian Academy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls swim team scored a 129-56 victory over Moravian Academy last week.

"They have three different teams within Moravian Academy, [Wilson, Notre Dame, and Moravian Academy], so it was weird to see so many girls that I knew," said Freedom senior, Brooke Munion.

The Patriots opened the meet with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay by Carly DelFranco, Kelly Kopko, Carly Cussen, and Molly Magnan in 1:59.40.

Rebecca Busby won the 200 free in 2:11.50,...

PHS boys top Liberty

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys swim team knows that faster competition means faster times for the Hurricanes, so despite its 134-52 loss to Parkland last week, Liberty made the most of its second defeat of the season.

"We knew they were going to be really fast, so we made the most of the opportunity we had to swim against really fast people," said Liberty captain, James Sheplock.

The Trojans won all first places and most seconds.

"When you see them, you don't want to let them beat you....

Hawks now eye state three-peat

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It wasn't a surprise to anyone that Bethlehem Catholic left Freedom Saturday night with their third straight District 11 2A championship.

The Hawks crushed the competition in all three bouts, capping off their dominant weekend with a 53-9 victory over Saucon Valley in the finals.

As head coach Jeff Karam enjoyed another championship, it was evident that no matter how easy it looked for Becahi over the course of two days, the end result of claiming another piece of hardware was...

A physical rivalry

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Sometimes a rivalry game can be just as meaningful as a championship one, which was the case in Bethlehem Catholic's 48-37 victory over Liberty last Friday night.

Even a 14-point Hurricane deficit at the end of three quarters could not diminish the intensity of what proved to be a physical game, if nothing else.

"[I'm not surprised] at all. We're both rivals, and we're the only undefeated team in the LVC, so all the other teams step it up even more," said Becahi guard, Nicole...

Girls earn emotional tie with Emmaus

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Tears of joy flowed for Liberty's girls swim team as the Hurricanes tied Emmaus, 93-93, something Liberty had not achieved against the Hornets in 20 years.

Liberty captain, Emma Williams, said, "My mom was in the stands, and she was crying, and [Coach] Reik [Foust] was crying. All week, we kind of prepped ourselves, and our coaches really buckled down and got the best line-up. We knew it was going to be head-to-head."

Adding to the drama was the fact that the Hurricanes were...

'Canes fall to Trojans

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jody Karam admitted that his wrestling team probably competed above their heads during the course of the regular season.

That finally caught up with Liberty last weekend when they lost to Parkland 53-13 in the District 11 3A team wrestling championship semifinals at Freedom.

Parkland won 11 of 14 bouts against the Hurricanes Saturday afternoon, five of which came via fall and two from technical falls, in a bout that Liberty looked overmatched.

Karam wasn't naive to the...

Pates fall to Hornets

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Sixty seconds could not tick off the clock fast enough for Freedom to hold on for a two-point victory over Emmaus, and there was only one word that could express the Patriots' 37-36 loss.

"Disappointed," said Freedom center/forward, Ashley Husser.

On a pass from Husser in the final minute, Freedom guard, Ashley Gordon, scored to put the Patriots ahead, 36-34, when the Hornets called a timeout.

Emmaus proceeded to lose the ball under pressure from Husser, and the Patriots...

FHS girls rout CCHS...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls swim team had three one-two-three finishes in its 135-44 victory over Central Catholic last week.

Shannon Howell, Molly Magnan, and Rachael Giles finished the 200 free consecutively. Howell's time was 1:59.58.

"It feels really good, and it motivates me a lot to try hard and practice. I swim for a club team and this team, and [Coach] Reik [Foust] helps me out with technique and turns. My club coach, Ryan Woodruff, helps me too," said Howell.

Brooke Munion...

...FHS boys do same

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Connor Harrigan, Trevor Watlington, Cameron Bell, and Sam Magnan opened Freedom's swim meet against Central Catholic with a 1:51.86 victory in the 200 medley relay, leading to an overall 107.5-64.5 win over the Vikings last week.

Scott DelFranco took first place in the 200 free in 1:47.69, followed by Magnan and Harrigan.

"Even though it wasn't my best time of the year, I felt really smooth and refreshed. It felt really good," said DelFranco.

DelFranco also took first...

FHS hockey team looks to stay over .500

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom head hockey coach Mike Mould recently was pealed that his team reached the goal of a .500 season. However, he also envisioned his senior-laden team could have done more.

With two weeks left in the regular season, Freedom had an overall 5-4-5 record in the Varsity Pure Division of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL). The Patriots will begin their final stretch of the season with a game against Non-Pure divisional teams Easton and Phillipsburg next week.

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