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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...

Winter practice takes shape before Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing synonomous with Thanksgiving, it's also the start of the winter sports season. The winter schedule officially picked up Friday afternoon for schools across the state as coaches and players prepare for another season of winter action.

In Bethlehem Catholic's wrestling room, those dreams of glory have become a mainstay for the Golden Hawks as they return as two-time defending PIAA 2A dual meet champs, but head coach Jeff Karam knows that road will be even tougher...

Grenauer saw plenty of time for Cabrini

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom graduate and Cabrini College freshman, Jen Grenauer, completed her first volleyball season as an outside hitter for the Cavaliers.

"It was definitely different than high school. There was different speed, different tactics. Everybody's tall. In high school, I was the tallest one. When we first started, we played against Johns Hopkins and DeSales. It was so fast- paced. High school wasn't like that at all," Grenauer said.

Coached by Eric Schaefer, Grenauer had her fair...

Freedom ice hockey off to a nice start

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom head hockey coach Mike Mould has been waiting for this season.

His squad began the season with 15 seniors, many of whom have been with the program for several years and those same upperclassmen endured their share of bumps and bruises their first two years in struggling years of the program.

Last season, Freedom hockey team caught fire late in the season, piecing together an impressive run that lead them into the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) final...