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LHS boys down Central

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty swimmers Sean Van Atta, Nolan Van Atta, Matt Buell, and Jacob Jones opened the boys meet against Central with a victory in the 200 medley relay, which led to a 108-58 win over the Vikings last week.

Sean Van Atta swam to a first place finish in the 200 IM in 2:16.75, and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.27.

Jones was also a double event winner, taking first place in the 50 free by a touch in 24.52, and the 100 free in 54.46.

"I knew [I won] when I touched. I think [...

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.

"I...

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...

Lehigh Valley Bat Works an area hit

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Sports

From Little League through the college level, aluminum and carbon-fiber composite bats reign supreme. With names like Voodoo, Stealth and Attack, manufacturers attempt to instill some baseball magic into these metal and plastic bats.

Coaches love them. Parents, not so much.

They can cost $450. But what about the kids?

Given the opportunity, they'll most often drop the plastic or metal for the cheaper wood bat. The ball might not travel as far. It's definitely harder to...

LHS, FHS fall in tourneys

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty breezed through their first five games of the regular season, but the Hurricanes ran into some hiccups during the holiday season.

After a 5-0 start in the month of December, the 'Canes dropped their final two games before the new year, falling to Rancocas Valley 53-50 in double overtime last week, coupled by a 56-53 defeat to Arch Bishop Carroll last Saturday.

Head coach Chad Landis hopes that after his team's buzzsaw approach to the first five games of the year, the...

Hawks capture tourney title

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

At this point last season, Bethlehem Catholic was struggling to find wins on the basketball court. As they entered the York Catholic tournament a year ago at 0-5, they finally found some salvation with their first victory of the season during their Christmas break.

A year later, the Hawks return home with a tournament championship as they knocked off York Catholic 68-38 in last Friday's championship game.

Matt Husek led Becahi (4-4) with 17 points, while Justin Lenzer added 14...

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...

Canes get by Freedom

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the first of two meetings between archrivals Liberty and Freedom, it was the Lady Hurricanes who came out on top, 46-40, on Dec. 21, right before the Christmas break.

Relatively even after the first quarter, the Patriots picked up on defense, holding the Hurricanes to just two points in the second quarter.

Freedom guard, Kelly Rosete, said, "Our man defense kept us in the game. [At halftime], we went over how to get open and how to get our plays in."

The problem for...

Pates win two

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's swimmers scored two victories before the Christmas break when the Patriot girls defeated Whitehall, 100-83, and the Patriot boys also defeated the Zephyrs, 108-55.

Carly DelFranco, Helen Hsu, Brooke Munion, and Shannon Howell opened the meet with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:54.29.

Howell won the 200 free in 1:57.91 and the 100 free in 55.14. DelFranco was also a double event winner with victories in the 200 IM in 2:16.12, and the 100 backstroke...