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Hawks are king

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, who's to say the dynasty can't continue with a new crop of wrestlers?

Becahi's uncertainty to open 2012 started off with signs of resiliency, which eventually led to the Golden Hawks capturing the King of the Mountain team championship over the weekend at Central Mountain.

Darian Cruz (120) and Jose Ortiz (182) both took away titles, as eight Becahi wrestlers came home with medals as the Hawks pulled away from foe Parkland in the team race 177.5 to 126.

"It was a...

Pates aim for win

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Brandon Hall has a knack for calculating team scores for Freedom's dual meets.

He says it's a blessing and a curse and the Patriots got the wrong end of the stick in last week's 29-27 loss to Emmaus.

Hall knew the bout was going to be tight heading in, but was disappointed walking away with a defeat.

"It was a good dual meet, but we didn't do the little things to help us come away with a win," Hall said. "Emmaus made some changes in their lineup and it obviously helped...

Gonzalez wins; 'Canes take 3rd

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Anytime you can place half your roster at a wrestling tournament, it's been a good weekend.

Those were the words of Liberty head coach Jody Karam, as his Hurricanes came off a third place finish from the Penn Manor tournament last weekend.

Grimaldi Gonzalez was one of three finalists for the 'Canes, but the only one to come home with a championship, claiming the 126-pound crown following a 6-5 decision over Ronnie Perry of Solanco.

Noah Klingborg (170) and Jake Gunning (...

Freedom swim teams sweep Konkrete Kids

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots swam to two victories over Northampton last week when the boys defeated the Konkrete Kids, 111-65, and the girls defeated the K-Kids, 111-65.

Freedom's Peter Conzola, Trevor Watlington, Scott DelFranco, and Brandon Burnette opened the boys events with a victory in the 200 medley relay in 1:47.59.

In individual events, DelFranco won the 200 free in 1:52.12 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.71, Conzola won the 100 butterfly in 53.97 and the 100 backstroke in...

Pates grind through tough loss

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

With any type of loss, there's always a lesson to be learned and Freedom's basketball team took a valuable experience from their setback to Easton last Friday night.

Closing out games and finishing contests that you can win are always important steps towards becoming an elite team and the Patriots (3-1) are certainly aware of that following a 47-45 overtime loss to the Rovers (3-0).

"We had a chance in overtime to close out the game and we didn't," said head coach Joe Stellato...

'Canes enter big week

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

With only two games under their belts heading into this week, Liberty's boys' basketball team had a slow start to December.

That all changes this week, as the Hurricanes (2-0) have a three-game slate the week before Christmas, none of which are easy contests.

Starting with last night's contest against Easton, followed by tonight's home tilt against Stroudsburg, the 'Canes have a busy two-night stretch.

Then they close out the week with everyone's favorite basketball...

FHS girls top Easton

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Preparation and patience were the keys in Freedom's 54-49 victory over Easton last Friday.

"We had three days to prepare, and they did what we thought they would. They play kind of helter skelter," said Freedom coach Ron Garza.

With a first quarter score of 13-12, the Patriots took better control in the second quarter, and had a 30-22 lead by halftime.

"We were attacking their defense, finding open shots, and making good passes," said Freedom senior guard, Ashley Gordon...

Liberty swimmers sweep Zephs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's first conference swim meet of the 2012-2013 season resulted in a 115-34 victory for the Hurricane boys and a 95-75 victory for the Hurricane girls last Thursday over Whitehall.

Sean Vanatta, Nolan Vanatta, Matt Buell, and Jacob Jones won the 200 medley relay for Liberty in 1:55.08.

Alex Fitch won the 200 free in 2:08.48, James Sheplock took first place in the 200 IM in 2:18.27, and Ryan Spadt swam to a first place finish in the 50 free in 24.60.

Sean Vanatta...

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...

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.