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His best for last KJ Williams goes out on top at LHS

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

When KJ Williams walks away from Liberty High School, being the best wide receiver in school history isn't the only part of the equation. Being a good student, good person and a good teammate were all things Williams mentioned .

Not surprisingly though, Williams, is more than just good on the football field.

He's stellar and a sure fit Division-I prospect that may have saved his best football game of his life in Liberty's season ending 41-14 victory over Freedom two weeks ago...

Pete's Top-10 Titles are on the line

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not a very shocking week in terms of wins and losses, but Parkland's 41-10 victory over Easton pretty much showed everyone what they needed to know about the Trojans. Clearly, the best team around, but it would be interesting to see what the Rough Riders of Catasaqua could do against the Trojans.

Since district sports are run by computers now, maybe we can assemble a computer generated mock Lehigh Valley championship game?

Now that would be fun. Wouldn't it?

1. Parkland...

Raider 80s go undefeated, win title

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 80-pound Bethlehem Raiders squad completed a 10-0, undefeated season with a 25-18 victory over the Bethlehem Township Bulldogs in the championship game on Sunday, Oct. 27.

The Raiders jumped out to a 19-0 lead midway through the second quarter on touchdown runs by quarterback Jaylin Freeman and running backs Kyndred Wright and Landon Foster. The Bulldogs rallied with three consecutive touchdown runs by Connor Bevan to close the gap to 19-18 midway through the fourth quarter.

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Moravian inducts 2012 class into HOF

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Tony Jaso (Bethlehem); Tara Wartman McClimon (Douglassville); Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples (Scranton) and Fred Reinhard (Palmerton) made up the class of 2012 that was inducted into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 9, in Johnston Hall.

Also being honored was Bill Marsh (Carolina Shores, NC, who was presented with the Robert Martin Herbstman Award), and the 1989 men's track team.

Reinhard (also see right), who served as a longtime member of the Moravian...

Article By: PETER CAR pcar@tnonline.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty may have walked away with an inferior record to Freedom last Saturday, but you couldn't tell by all the smiles plastered across the faces of the Hurricane faithful.

The Hurricanes turned around a 7-6 halftime deficit with a 29-point third quarter to barrel there way through Freedom 41-14 to force a three-way split for the city championship.

It was Liberty's third win of the season, but the 'Canes (3-7) felt like they came away with more over the last month, when they...

District 11 champs! Becahi girls volleyball team wins gold medal

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been three years too long since Bethlehem Catholic's last volleyball title, but the girls brought it home Saturday night in sweeping fashion after dismantling Central Catholic in three games 25-17, 25-21, 25-15 in the District 11 2A final.

Lauren Hess led the way again with 15 kills, while Kelsey Mower added nine kills and Julie Kollar had eight kills. Maddie Titus added 40 assists and Jean Titus had 15 digs to lead Becahi to an easier victory over Central this time around,...

Despite final record, Hawks making progress

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was the conclusion to a long football season last Friday night for Bethlehem Catholic. The Hawks finished out their 2012 campaign with a 42-7 defeat at the hands of Central Catholic.

Vikings running back Colin McDermot stole the show by rushing for a Lehigh Valley Conference record 422 yards, while adding five touchdowns to lead Central (5-5) into the district playoffs.

On the other side of the coin, Becahi struggled through a 1-9 campaign and head coach Joe Henrich fully...

Donchez competes at states

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic cross country runner, John Donchez, relied on his recent past experiences at leagues and districts to get through the unusually hilly Parkview Cross Country Course at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships last weekend in Hershey, Pa.

The Class AA state qualifier completed the race in 18:10, taking 145th.

"For the course, [my time] was pretty good, better than last year at states. I thought I ran a good race," Donchez said.

Experiencing lower...

Pates accomplish goal - 'beat Parkland'

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

If at first you don't succeed, try, try to beat Parkland.

That was the advice Freedom cross country coach, Bob Thear, gave to his boys team, in a manner of speaking, prior to the PIAA State Cross Country championships last weekend at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.

So, for the fourth time this season, the Patriots defeated the Trojans on Saturday, placing 16th overall to Parkland's 17th.

"For such a young team and having never been to states before, I tried...

Pete's Top-10: playoff edition

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well it's finally the postseason and this is the time of year that everyone has been waiting for. Unfortunately, computers have nudged their way into the process of making this fair, as you'll see below with some of the matchups.

But like they say, it is what it is.

1. Parkland (8-2)

Last week's rank: #1

Just goes to show you that power points still are not the answer when determining postseason seedings. It's a travesty that these two teams are playing this week...