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Golf teams begin stretch

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Liberty High School head golf coach Steve Bradley believes his club still can reach their recently desired goal as they begin the final stretch of the regular season.

The Hurricanes recently dropped a 405-415 match to Bethlehem Catholic and were in the throngs of struggling through matches against Lehigh Valley Conference title contenders Parkland, Emmaus, and Northampton, a stretch that left them with an overall 3-6 mark.

Against Bethlehem Catholic, Mitch Racosky fired an 80...

'Canes get big win

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there was a big win on Monday's field hockey slate, it was Liberty's 2-1 overtime victory over Easton. The Hurricanes (3-2) used a pair of goals from Chelsea DeFrancisco to trump the Rovers (1-2) to put them ahead of the division with division victories over Easton and Bethlehem Catholic.

It was a victory that head coach Mary Kathryn-Omdahl knew her team was capable of attaining.

"We went into the Easton game confident that we could win," said Omdahl. "I'm happy that that...

Becahi continues to play well

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With his team's season in the final stretch of the season, Bethlehem Catholic head golf coach Tim McGorry can take solace in more than a few situations.

"We're having a good year," said the veteran coach, whose club began the week with an overall 10-2 slate. "We have a few matches left and I've been happy with the way the kids have performed. We played the two best team in the league lately and we lost by more than a few strokes.

"But we do have plenty of situations in our...

Pates gets first win

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It wasn't pretty, but at the end of the day in sports, winning isn't always a masterpiece of art.

That was the case last Friday night when Freedom held on for a 24-20 victory over Central Catholic at Frank Banko Field. It marked the first victory of the season for the Pates (1-1, 1-0) and helped give them a lift into a tough matchup with Whitehall (1-1, 1-0) this weekend.

Gary Moritz iced the game for the Patriots with an interception in the end zone when Vikings quarterback...

Hawks notch two shutouts

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls' soccer team scored two victories over their neighboring rivals last week, with a 7-0 win over Liberty on Thursday and a 4-0 win over Freedom on Friday.

The Hawks, under new head coach, Chris Bastidas, are focusing on their game with the hope of getting to district playoffs by the end of the regular season.

"I think it's going really well. Our positivity is better. Our coach is very knowledgeable, and I think he can move us forward," said Abby Guman...

Becahi gets by Blue Eagles

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Despite a shift in Bethlehem Catholic's girls' tennis lineup, the Hawks defeated Nazareth last Thursday by a score of 4-3.

Becahi senior,Julia Atiyeh, is currently undefeated at number two doubles, along with partner Taylor Treadwell, presently on the sidelines until this week or next. Last week, Atiyeh partnered with Ally Setcavage, defeating Megan Parsons and Mikayla Stefanik, 6-1, 6-3.

"It was different, but we're good friends, and we adjusted. We only had one practice [...

Hawks start 3-0

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team isn't hitting all cylinders yet, but the Hawks have been pretty good in their 3-0 start to the season. The Hawks polished off their third straight three-game sweep of the year Monday night when they took down Freedom 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 to bolster their undefeated mark.

Head coach Paul Abi-Daher knows that his team needs to iron some kinks, but he's happy with the way things have been going in his first year at the helm.

"We're not humming...

Pete's Top-10: Easton still no. 1

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Two weeks into the poll and the shuffling has continued. Easton and Whitehall stay atop of the poll, but Nazareth is creeping their way into the action. In the Colonial League, Catasauqua continues their surge for a consecutive week as the Rough Riders look to be the best team in the league thus far.

After a perfect week in picks, let's see if the mojo continues when week three kicks off Friday night.

1. Easton (2-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Rovers won't have much...

Patriots also defeat Nazareth

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With Freedom's singles players scoring victories over their opponents from Nazareth last Wednesday, the Patriots would need one doubles team to step up, allowing Freedom to clinch a 4-3 win over the Blue Eagles.

In a three-set match, Freedom's Elizabeth McCarthy and Lizzy Nottmeier defeated Nazareth's Megan Parsons and Mihkayla Stefanik, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

"They were definitely very consistent and didn't make many errors," McCarthy said of the Blue Eagles' doubles team. "One girl's...

Becahi golf earns a split

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Becahi golf team split a recent match, falling to Emmaus but beating Parkland.

The Hawks totaled a 377, six shots more than Emmaus' 371. The Trojans had a 403.

Nick Maff lead the way for Becahi carding a team-best 70. JT Barker and Jason Matuczinski each had a 74.

The Hornets Kyle Wambold led the way with a 67 while Chad Hess of Parkland led his team with a 71.

Emmaus 371

Kyle Wambold, 67

Grant Schumaker, 71

Carlos Fullerton, 76