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One that got away

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a game that got away.

A contest that could have turned things in the right direction for Freedom's football program, but instead it ended in another loss for the Patriots.

Freedom (2-4) had its chances to knock off an undefeated Easton (6-0) squad last week but fell by a 25-21 affair to leave the game asking themselves, "what if?"

After taking a 21-19 lead in the third quarter following two Brian Uliana TD throws to Marcqwell Brown and Petey Hernandez, Freedom...

Three thirds

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Becahi's Nina Kopy, Emily Hozza, and Alex Madison won bronze at the LVC Tennis Championships at Parkland.

Kopy took third at two singles, and Hozza and Madison took third at four doubles.

"I was excited and a little nervous. I kept trying to be aggressive and avoid making my own mistakes," said Kopy.

After a first-round bye, Kopy defeated Central's Josie Airoldi, 8-0.

"I really wanted to win because I lost a close match to her in the [regular] season. I picked it...

Girls fall to Trojans

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

A week ago the Bethlehem Catholic volleyball team took the opening game in dominant fashion 25-18 over defending state champ Parkland. The Golden Hawks would lose the next three, but were in each one.

Becahi (10-2) bounced back, however, in a matchup of two of the top three teams in the Lehigh Valley Conference last Thursday night, defeating Emmaus 26-24, 25-19, 25-23.

Senior outside hitter Lauren Hess led the way with 19 kills. Hess was seemingly anywhere and everywhere Maddie...

Freedom boys remain undefeated on year

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots boys cross country team remained undefeated after scoring a 23-32 victory over Parkland and a 15-45 victory over Whitehall last week.

The Patriots knew how important the five, six, and seven spots would be in clinching the wins, especially over Parkland, and strategized to accomplish just that.

"We thought we could do it, but Parkland is Parkland," said Freedom's Dan Quigley.

Parkland's Trevor Bergen won the race in 16:12, but Quigley finished right...

Backs against wall

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jason Roeder preached about consistency in the preseason and after five weeks of football, he's still looking for it.

The head coach of Freedom's football program was left to wonder after his team lost to Nazareth 42-21 last week.

The week prior, Freedom had tossed around Emmaus in a 44-12 affair, only to find themselves on the back foot against Nazareth last week.

Nazareth quarterback Parish Simmons ruffled defensive feathers again, as he threw for 246 yards and three...

Hornets get by Hawks

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Emmaus' girls soccer teams have similar win-loss records, so the Hawks were hoping to add a win to that record, but the Hornets held on for the 4-3 victory last week.

Becahi center mid, Bridget Smith said, "I think we had a good mentality. We both beat the same teams. We were confident that it would be a good game, and we definitely had a chance."

The Hornets scored first, but that did not rattle the Hawks as they tied the game with a goal by Becahi...

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...

Pete's Top-10: poll changes as Parkland jumps

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, a week of football that wasn't so predictable.

With Easton having a stranglehold on the poll since week one, they got their biggest scare last week in escaping Cottingham Stadium with a victory they never should have gotten, while Parkland continues to surge as they tore up Whitehall. Nazareth is still hanging around and Catasauqua looks to keep their unbeaten status in the Colonial League.

As the season has shifted to October, will the poll change as well?