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Kuykens and Adams take first in diving

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Although Liberty’s divers did not compete in the recent EPC Diving Championships due to logistical issues, Hurricane senior Cara Kuykens still has her eye on the upcoming district meet.

This past week, Kuykens placed first in the diving event during the Hurricanes’ swim meet against East Stroudsburg South.

“I think I did well on my back one-and-a-half with a twist. I’ve been doing it all season,” Kuykens said. “There were a lot of dives I haven’t thrown all season, so I thought...

Big week for boys

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

While Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic have already locked up district berths on the season, Liberty is still working its way toward that goal as they head into an important week of action.

The Hurricanes (9-6) have won four of five games and pushed themselves in good position heading down the home stretch to clinch a district berth, barring a sudden skid in the final seven games.

With six of their games in the division to close out the year, things won’t be easy and head coach...


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If sports teams made trades based on the popularity of their players with the fans, Taylor Leier would still be a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Instead, as the old saying goes, sports are a business and Taylor Leier is now a member of the Rochester Americans. The 24-year old left winger was dealt to Buffalo for right winger Justin Bailey.

Leier was drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2012 Draft and played 226 games - the second most all-time with the Phantoms,...

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

LHS girls top Zephs

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ basketball team expected a dogfight with Whitehall, prepared for the Zephyrs’ third quarter comeback, and executed their way to a 49-38 victory last Tuesday night at Liberty.

“I think we withstood their charge. We expected it to be a dogfight all the way through. I think our handling of pressure was very good tonight. We had limited turnovers, so that’s helping us quite a bit,” said Liberty coach Andy Wescoe. “To beat Whitehall tonight, a home game, the kids played...

Hawks and Pates continue their hot streaks

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom both entered this week’s play as the hottest teams in the East Penn Conference.

The Hawks (10-2) were riding a six game win streak coming into the week, while Freedom (10-2) was winners of nine straight games.

With both teams playing in the Steel Division, it’ll make for an interesting stretch for both teams, as they take on this week’s calendar.

For the Hawks, coming together under first-year head coach Scott McClary has been all about...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 33 15 .688

St. Paul’s 28 14 .667

Bath Lutheran 27 18 .600

Dryland 25 23 .521

Christ UCC 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Ebenezer 22 26 .458

Farmersville 20 25 .444

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 17 28 .378

Salem UCC 16 29 .356

After losing 6-5 to 1st place Star of Bethlehem, Bath Lutheran came back to win...

LHS swimmers sweep Central

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s swim team traveled to Allentown Central Catholic last Thursday when the Hurricane boys defeated the Vikings, 154-118, and the Hurricane girls defeated the Vikettes, 176-107.

The Hurricanes had strong starts in the 200 medley relays, placing first on a combination of Samantha Taylor, Natalie Richardson, Kay Wetmore, and Greta Stuckey in 1:58.89, and Jake Evert, Dylan Zukawski, Jonathan Drago, and Sam Capwell in 1:43.95.

Abby Mack won the 200 free in 2:03.06, and...

Gill 5th at EPC diving

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom junior Fallon Tatlow made her return to the diving board with a second place finish during the Patriots’ swim meet against Nazareth last Thursday after injuries kept her on the pool deck since the start of the season.

“I think I did really well for my first meet and three days of practice,” Tatlow said. “My front one-and-a-half was really good. My inward dive was also really good.”

Tatlow received sevens on her front one-and-a-half.

“I changed my approach this...

Teague takes second

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty jumper Daeshawn Teague measured the second best long jump in the state at the East Stroudsburg Warrior Classic Indoor Track Meet on Jan. 4 at East Stroudsburg University.

Teague jumped a 22-06.50, placing first among the meet’s other opponents.

Teague also placed third in the triple jump with a 39-08.00 and fifth in the high jump with a 5-06.00.

In other boys’ events, Devon West placed fifth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.34, Darlyn Fermin was second in...