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...
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...
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'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.
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...
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.
The energy inside Freedom High School's gymnasium last Saturday night had the feel of a District final, but it was only game one of the season for the Freedom Patriots and the Parkland Trojans.
Freedom was fueled by the surrounding environment, and used 21 first quarter points on their way to an opening win of the season, defeating Parkland 54-47 in the finale of the Yasso Christmas City Classic.
These two teams never seem to disappoint. They met in the League and District 11...
The Freedom Patriots participated in their first competition of the season at the Cheersport Philly Grand Competition on Saturday at Villanova University.
"Overall, we did a really good job. We lost 17 seniors, so we had a lot to compensate for. Our performance was a lot better than we thought," said Freedom co-captain, Sarah Callahan.
The Patriots' routine started with standing tumbling, a jump sequence, more standing tumbling, and stunts.
"Our jump sequence is pretty...
There must be something in the water at the Foust household, as Freedom High School has announced that Reik Foust has been appointed the new head swim coach for the Patriots, while his father, also Reik, is entering his ninth season as head swim coach for the Liberty Hurricanes.
The younger Foust, a 2004 graduate of Liberty High School and a 2010 graduate of Catholic University of America, has been a part of the swimming world for almost as long as he can remember.
"Since I was...
Bethlehem Hawks Brown were crowned 2012 Fastpitch Softball Association Lehigh Valley High School Fall League champions after a 9-3 victory over Whitehall Maroon on Oct. 25 at Pates Park, Allentown.
The Hawks broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and scored additional runs over the next three innings for the championship trophy.
Coach Rich Mazza said, "We were just happy. I don't really go in with the thought of trying to win, but I like to see some...