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BC looks to do it again

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's wrestling program has accomplished a lot over the past two years, but that doesn't mean they're satisfied.

With back-to-back District 11 2A and PIAA 2A titles in hand, along with their first Lehigh Valley Conference championship last season, the Hawks return looking to do it all over again.

Head coach Jeff Karam begins his fifth year (18th overall) at the helm of the program with the expectations unchanged.

"Our expectation is to win the state title...

Freedom cheerleaders prep for competition

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's competition cheerleading squad is preparing for its first competition on Dec. 8 at the Cheersport Philly Grand Competition at Villanova University.

The Patriots' routine begins with tumbling and a jump sequence and ends with a dance.

"We're using a lot of Celine Dion songs; a lot of old stuff; a lot of throwbacks this year," said Freedom captain, Emilee Strange.

The Patriots went to a cheerleading camp in July, when they first started working on their routine...

All-stars named

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Sports

District 11 named its volleyball all-stars recently.

In Class AA, Becahi's Lauren Hess, Maddie Titus and Kelsey Mowrey made the first team.

In Class AAA, Liberty's Brooke Priestas was named to the first team. The second team featured Freedom's Rylie Haas as the only local player.

@Body.bd.cntr:DISTRICT 11 VOLLEYBALL

ALL-STARS

Class A

Most Valuable Player

Mary Kate Sherkness (Marian Catholic, 12th, Outside Hitter)

@Body.bd.cntr:FIRST...

Hawks have 'natural spirit'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In preparation for competition season, Bethlehem Catholic's competition cheerleading squad participated in a cheerleading showcase on Nov. 11 at Shawnee Middle School in Easton.

Evaluated by UCA judges, the Hawks were credited with "natural spirit."

Becahi's competition routine begins with standing tucks and ends with a pyramid.

"We've been working on it for awhile, and we had the full routine last week. The dance is really cool. All the music is made up of songs no one...

BC cheerleaders get bid to nationals

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In their first official competition of the season, Bethlehem Catholic's cheerleaders won a bid to nationals on Nov. 18 at a competition in Toms River, NJ.

"It felt amazing," said Becahi captain, Rachel Rosa.

After an unusually long wait to perform, the Hawks competed in the small/medium varsity division and took fifth place.

"It was hard to wait. We were second-to-last in our division. We were really nervous. It was one of the biggest competitions we've ever been to, and...

McCauley joins Domyan at NCC

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

When Northampton Community College volleyball player, Anna Domyan, heard that her former Becahi teammate, Ashley McCauley, was reconsidering her choice to play volleyball at Cabrini College, Domyan wasted no time.

"I was very excited, and I called to tell her we needed a setter. We didn't have anybody, but everything worked out, and everything fell into place," said Domyan.

McCauley transferred in the nick of time, registering for classes on the last day possible.

Domyan...

LHS boys look to get back to LVC, D-11 finals

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Chad Landis has been the boss of Liberty's boys' basketball program for five years and as he described last year's 14-9 season record, the word "dismal" was accompanied.

Competing for the Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 4A championships is in the DNA of Liberty's program and those chromosomes were absent last season, as the Hurricanes didn't qualify for the LVC tournament and lost in the first round of districts to Allen.

It was the most disappointing season of Landis...

Donnelly to Lehigh

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't happened during Andy Pitsilos's 11-year tenure as baseball coach at Liberty, but there's always a first time for everything.

Senior shortstop Pat Donnelly became the first Liberty player under Pitsilos to commit to a college early, when he announced this month that he would attend Lehigh University to play baseball.

Donnelly, who was a first-team all state selection last year, took advantage of making the decision now.

"There was interest from both sides since...

Donnelly to Lehigh

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't happened during Andy Pitsilos's 11-year tenure as baseball coach at Liberty, but there's always a first time for everything.

Senior shortstop Pat Donnelly became the first Liberty player under Pitsilos to commit to a college early, when he announced this month that he would attend Lehigh University to play baseball.

Donnelly, who was a first-team all state selection last year, took advantage of making the decision now.

"There was interest from both sides since...

LHS courts need repair

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

There is no love lost between Liberty High School's tennis teams and the filthy, crumbling tennis courts on which they are forced to play.

In 2007, Liberty tennis coach, Leo Schnalzer, decided to do something about it. Little did he know, his hands would be tied, and five years later, he continues to wait and hope and fight for any repairs to be made.

The good news is that it appears as though the tennis courts will be resurfaced this summer, according to Mark Stein, Director...