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Hawks to face Trojans

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

When you're sitting with a 1-6 record in mid-October, you have more problems to deal with other than X's and O's. That's exactly the dilemma Joe Henrich is dealing with as Bethlehem Catholic's football team suffered through another defeat last week at the hands of Nazareth during a 30-0 loss.

With Parkland (5-2) on the agenda this week for the Hawks, facing the hottest team in the district isn't what the doctor ordered, but it's what the Hawks have to deal with.

"We're not in a...

Parkland rolls

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Freedom football team ran into the wrong team at the wrong time. Parkland (5-2 overall, 5-1 LVC) came in winners of four straight, including wins over Whitehall and Nazareth, with their defense pitching two shutouts in that streak of four.

The defense forced five Patriots turnovers, and amassed more than 300 rushing yards in defeating Freedom 41-7 last Friday night at Orefield Middle School.

"We got beat in every aspect of the game," said head coach Jason Roeder. "You don't...

Becahi looks to rebound

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing that you can say about Paul Abi-Daher, it's that he's not afraid to switch things up. Now he hopes his Bethlehem Catholic volleyball can flip the switch on a week before the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball playoffs kick off.

The Golden Hawks (12-3,10-2) will be back at full strength this week as they gear up fore the postseason, following a short stint where Abi-Daher chose to rest some of his top players in preparation for the postseason.

After losing...

LHS field hockey makes first LVC playoff

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It'll be another notch in Liberty's field hockey belt this week when they take part in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, but what will it mean in the end?

Hopefully for the Hurricanes, it means another step toward chasing a championship this season.

The 'Canes (12-5-1) took on Northampton in yesterday's LVC semifinals, which are past our Press deadlines, but Mary Kathryn Omdahl's side hopes they can reach their first ever conference championship after making their first...

Pete's Top-10: Steady

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

As the season continues to dwindle down to its final weeks, it still doesn't feel like things are settled with the big boys of the Lehigh Valley Conference. The top four teams in the poll appear to only real contenders for the district crown, but Parkland's emerging dominance appears to be superior of anyone around.

On the flip side, Catasauqua is riding their way into a possible undefeated season, while Stroudsburg jumps back into the poll because there's nobody else worthy of a spot...

Pete's Top-10 An undefeated week of picks

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

After an unblemished week of picks, I've come to realize that it's not that hard picking games around here this year.

The reality is that there aren't any super teams in the Valley like we've had in the past in either conference, with Catasauqua being the lone exception of a team that appears to be superior to everyone in their league.

Easton could have two losses on its resume at this point, Parkland looks to be heating up and Central Catholic is making a push in the poll....

Maranzana takes 1st

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Prior to Federica Maranzana's final in the LVC Tennis Tournament last week, the Freedom junior knew that whether she played Avery McCall from Northampton or Colleen Wylie from Parkland, it would be a good match.

At the time, Maranzana had no idea that McCall had just defeated Wylie in a 7-5 tiebreak.

Maranzana said, "I'm excited because last year I got to the final."

This year, Maranzana won the final, 10-3, and LVC gold at number three singles.

Maranzana began...

Article By: MIKE HAINES mhaines@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nick Maff didn't know exactly what his lead was coming down the stretch. He got to three under par early in Monday's District 11 golf championship and finished at four under, three strokes better than second-place finisher Evan Notaro of Northampton in the Class AAA tournament.

Maff knew he had to be at or near the top. And the Bethlehem Catholic freshman handled the pressure like a season veteran.

"I got some nerves," said Maff. "I just wanted to par out and not make any...

Hawks make team tourney

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Having a third- or fourth-place finish in any conference easily may border on mediocrity, but Becahi head golf coach Tim McGorry can appreciate his team's showing this season in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC).

In the ultracompetitive golf division of the LVC, Becahi finished fourth overall tied with Nazareth in the league tournament behind Emmaus, Northampton and Parkland. Ironically, the Golden Hawks also netted a fourth-place finish in the District 11 tournament in a field of 24...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 373 yards against Northampton to break his own school record of 279 yards he set in his sophomore year against Clearfield. McDermott also joins the 4,000 yard rushing club with his 4,022 yards, good enough for 19th place all-time in the area. His 6 TDs in the game falls one short of the school record held jointly by Komlan Lonergan and Rob Hauke. He is now tied with Chuck Dibilio of Nazareth for 20th place all-time in the area with 57 career TDs...