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Patriot girls post back-to-back wins

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

One of the goals for the Freedom Patriots this season is to improve on last year's record of four wins, and with back-to-back victories last week, the Patriots are on their way.

Freedom defeated Northampton, 41-35, last Tuesday, and Wilson, 41-28, last Thursday.

"We kind of came out slow [against Northampton], but we knew it was our game," said Freedom guard, Brenna Dosedlo.

The Patriots came back from an 18-13 deficit at halftime, scoring 14 points in the third quarter...

Pates set records

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

New pool records were set last week at Freedom High School's Natatorium in the Patriots meet against Nazareth.

Scott DelFranco set a pool record in the 500 free in 4:51.81. Peter Conzola and Helen Hsu also set pool records in the 100 backstroke. Conzola's time was unavailable as of Press deadlines, but Hsu's time was 1:00.10. Shannon Howell set a pool record in the 500 free in 5:16.38.

Connor Harrigan, Sam Magnan, Eric Lawrence, and DelFranco combined for a pool record in the...

Smith, Talsania win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by TIM GILMAN Special to the Press in Sports

Scholar athletes from Bethlehem high schools dominated the 2012 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet Sunday.

Winning the top female and male awards were Bridget M. Smith of Becahi and Alec J. Talsania of Moravian Academy.

Smith played at center midfield for the Becahi girls and recorded a remarkable 71 goals and 40 assists in her career. She is also outstanding in the classroom with a number-one ranking in her senior class of 208 students with a 4.15 GPA out of 4...

Pates looking up; Liberty getting back up

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Things are back on track at Freedom and it's been a sobering week at Liberty.

A week in the life of basketball coaches can go from being pleased to wondering when things will turn around.

For the Patriots, back-to-back wins over Allen and Nazareth closed out a three-game sweep on their schedule last week to pull themselves out of a below .500 mark into a 7-5 record heading into last night's tilt at Northampton.

Head coach Joe Stellato hoped the Pates could extend their...

Pates, 'Canes top Allen

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Patriot pride and determination is evident on the girls basketball team, as Freedom was victorious over Allen last week, 40-23.

Most noteably, the Patriots held the Canaries scoreless for the second quarter while scoring 11 points of their own.

"We just wanted to pick it up and get this win. We started hitting our plays and scoring more, and our defense was much better. We went from 3-2 to man, and that kind of mixed them up a little, and then we went 1-3-1, and they didn't...

FHS boys get win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Scott DelFranco, Trevor Watlington, Peter Conzola, and Kyle Hanchick set the stage for Freedom's 120-60 victory over Southern Lehigh last week, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:48.08.

"I got us in a good lead, which led up to everyone's [pace]," said DelFranco.

DelFranco then won the 200 free in 1:50.35, and was second in the 100 back.

Midway through the meet, DelFranco said, "They have a lot of guys, but we don't have that many swimmers. We have good skill sets, but it...

Pates fall to NHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Dylan Brown gave Freedom their first lead of the night over Northampton with one bout to go, but the reality of the situation made it bitter sweet.

Brown's fall in 3:13 over Brandon Wallander at 106-pounds gave Freedom a temporary moment of accomplishment, as they held a 27-26 advantage, but it all ended Monday night with Northampton's Mike Sheetz (113) packed away Tyler Trapani with a pin to give the Kids a 32-27 victory.

The loss ended a three match losing streak for...

Hawks face a key week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If Bethlehem Catholic got the proverbial 'monkey off their back' last Friday in enjoying their first Lehigh Valley Conference win of the season over Northampton, 76-54, head coach Mike Frew didn't feel any weight lifted off him.

A night removed from a 67-60 overtime victory at Stroudsburg, Frew just knew his team needed to buckle down and thump the struggling Kids (2-10).

Four Hawks were in double digits against the Kids, led by senior center Matt Husek's 19 points and...

Girls also get a win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In a meet where every place mattered, the Freedom Patriot girls defeated the Southern Lehigh , 94-89, last Tuesday.

"It's a big meet. Last year we didn't perform as well as we wanted," said Freedom swimmer, Carly DelFranco, before the meet's conclusion.

Although the Patriots had their share of first places, second and third swum by Molly Magnan, Kelly Kopko, and Caitlin McCadden were just as important.

Magnan was third in the 50 free and second in the 100 free, Kopko...

Big win

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

January 8 was a night to remember for Bethlehem Catholic's girls basketball team as they defeated Central in grand style.

The Hawks' 45-23 victory last Tuesday marked their first win against the Vikings in 15 seasons, and, as Becahi guard, Janelle Robinson, described it, it was a statement game.

Last year, the Hawks were on the losing end to the Vikings three times. Some of those losses were tougher than others. One was controversial. But on Jan. 8, there was no doubt about...