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Liberty passes its 2011 victory total

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

After accumulating seven wins a year ago, Liberty's volleyball team has already eclipsed that number following Monday night's victory over Stroudsburg.

The Hurricanes knocked off the Mounties in four games 8-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 to push their season total to 8-3 heading into Tuesday night's tilt with Emmaus (8-1).

Liberty started off slow in their first game on Monday at Stroudsburg, by getting blasted out the gym, but came back to sweep Stroudsburg in the next three games...

Liberty tops FHS in tennis

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty and Freedom closed out their tennis seasons on the courts of the Hurricanes, where Liberty won, 5-2.

"It was pretty awesome. We have eight seniors, and we've been together since freshman year. It was bittersweet," said Liberty's number two doubles player, Lizzie Peters.

Freedom won two singles' matches as Flannery Johnston defeated Kaitlyn John, 6-2, 6-3 at number one, and Josie Airoldi defeated Nicole Correll, 6-0, 6-1 at number three.

Liberty won at number two...

Palmer holds off pack of PHS runners

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriot girls cross country team just missed a victory over Whitehall with one point separating the two teams last week.

Even though the Patriots lost to the Zephyrs, 28-29, Freedom's Shaina Palmer clinched first place in 19:16. Parkland won the next four spots, followed by a runner from Whitehall.

"They [Parkland] started in a big pack, and I just stayed up there with them, never letting go," said Palmer. "Going up the back, I knew I had to fight through it, and...

Three in top-10

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Mitch Racosky isn't going to let two bad holes bring him down.

The Liberty senior was near the top of the Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Championship leaderboard heading into the final holes.

He was three over par before bogeys on holes 16 and 17 led to a 6-over par 78 Monday at Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

"I definitely played better than what the score reflects," Racosky said. "I bogeyed two of the last three holes. I could have been in a tie for second place if I...

District 11 Notes: Week 3

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Liberty's KJ Williams caught three TD passes against Nazareth to become the all-time school leader in TD catches. Williams now has 17 for his career, breaking Joe Donaher's record of 15 TD catches set from 1965-67. Williams now has 1,046 yards receiving in his career to become the fifth Hurricane to accomplish that.

Freshman QB Doug Erney of Liberty completed 10 passes for 161 yards and four TDs in his first varsity action. The four TDs ties the school record held jointly by John...

LHS still in search of a win

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The opening to the 2012 season has not been a kind one for the Liberty Hurricanes football team. After a trip to State College opening night, the Hurricanes squared off against three of the top four teams in the Lehigh Valley Conference in three consecutive weeks.

In a loss to Nazareth the previous week, Liberty (0-4, 0-3) racked up 42 points. Last weekend against Parkland (2-2, 2-1) the Hurricanes were shutout, and had a hard time moving the ball in a 28-0 defeat.

"We just...

Becahi tennis tops FHS and LHS

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the three-way battle of the neighboring rivals, Bethlehem Catholic's tennis team topped both Freedom and Liberty last week.

Most recently, the Hawks outplayed the Patriots, 5-2.

"It felt really good because they are one of our major competitors," said Becahi's Ally Setcavage.

Freedom won its matches at number one and number two singles, as Flannery Johnston defeated Mara Blanchard, 6-3, 6-2, and Federica Maranzana defeated Nina Kopy, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Becahi won...

Hawks struggle to find selves

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The feeling of frustration is apparent at Bethlehem Catholic and an 0-4 start to the football season isn't the only reason.

The Hawks fell to Northampton last Friday night 35-6 at Notre Dame-Green Pond to spoil their Homecoming celebration, but also leave head coach Joe Henrich with a feeling of helplessness during his team's fourth straight defeat of the season and tenth straight overall dating back to last season.

"The biggest message is that we continue to hurt ourselves,"...

Hawks knock off Central

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was quite the historic week for local sports in Bethlehem, as Liberty's field hockey team defeated Emmaus on Monday (see below story), but Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team started the historic trend last week when they knocked off Central Catholic for the first time in 15 years last Tuesday.

Head coach Paul Abi-Daher and his team were informed of the winless drought against Vikettes and decided to do something about it in a five game marathon at Rockne Hall.

"It really...

Pate girls top Wilson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

A double overtime victory for Freedom's girls soccer team gave the Patriots the confidence they were looking for in a 2-1 win over Wilson last week.

"It was the best we played all year. We definitely connected a lot more. We definitely understood the passing of the game. It wasn't just a kick and run kind of thing," said midfielder, Molly Magnan.

Magnan had the assist on the winning goal, scored by Carli Markle.

"We got a corner, and I crossed it in, and then she took...