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Liberty Hurricanes fall on the road at Emmaus

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Liberty football team seemed to finally find its footing.

After losing four of their first five games of the regular season, with the four defeats coming in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division, the Hurricanes won the next two to gain some momentum heading into the final third of their schedule.

But a couple of big plays doomed Liberty in a 28-13 loss to Emmaus last Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium.

Senior quarterback Blake Reed and...

Liberty battling for EPC finals berth

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The last time Liberty and Easton played each other this year in field hockey, you have to go back to the Hurricanes season opener.

Liberty took down Easton 4-1 on September 8 and both teams got to meet in yesterday’s EPC semifinal.

The results of yesterday’s battle was past Press deadlines, but the Hurricanes (16-2), winners of 13 straight heading into the game, would be given all they can handle from Easton (15-2).

With the Hurricanes coming in as the second-seed and...

Pates beat Becahi

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Andie Graney, Doris Muncan, and Haley Gschrey combined for four goals in Freedom’s 4-1 soccer victory over Bethlehem Catholic last Tuesday at Freedom.

“I was super pumped this game because it’s my senior night and I came out pretty aggressive,” Graney said. “The goalie was going to grab it and I kind of ran through the ball and got a left foot.”

Muncan added another goal to make the score 2-0 by halftime, but the Patriots knew they would need to do more.

“We were just a...

LHS wins D-11 golf title

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES AND SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Liberty High School golf team once again brought home the hardware, capturing the District 11 team title after also winning the East Penn Conference title two weeks ago.

The Hurricanes lost to teams like Emmaus and Parkland during the regular season, but leading up to the EPC tournament, felt they had an advantage with their top-five golfers and that certainly proved to be the case.

“I’m really happy,” said Liberty’s Jordan Barker. “Our team played really well throughout...

Pates get by Liberty

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom forward Katie Flynn knew the last thing she wanted was to bear the consequences of missing a goal in the final minute of the Patriots’ rivalry match against Liberty last Thursday at Freedom.

“It was a little stressful because I usually put it over but we always work as a team, and I was open on the left side. I was like, if I put this over I’m going to get yelled at so I better put this in,” Flynn said. “We just knew that that’s our rival. We’ve got to win.”

Flynn broke...

Liberty’s Darlyn Fermin takes third

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty hosted the final regular season cross country meet last Tuesday when the Hurricane boys defeated Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, and Northampton, and lost to Easton and Nazareth.

Liberty’s Darlyn Fermin placed third with a time of 17:08. Cole Frank was 10th in 17:35, Casey Frank placed 15th in 18:12, Paul Jensen came in 16th in 18:14, and Ryan Wycherley finished 24th in 18:28.

“It’s kind of hot today, but I just try to run my own pace,” said Fermin. “Go out first, started...

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth making moves up poll

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not much change in this week’s poll but Nazareth is one of the climbers this week after their win over Freedom. Emmaus can take a leap and boost their confidence heading into the postseason with a win over Easton this week, while Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic look to keep their supremacy at the top of the poll.

It’s week nine of football and it’s still in the 70s outside. Let’s see how things heat up in this week’s picks.

1. Parkland (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1


D-11 playoff pictures are becoming clear

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon aimed to provide clarity for the football postseason with two weeks left on the calendar.

Below you’ll find teams that have already clinched playoff berths heading into week nine and potential scenarios heading down the stretch.

All teams listed with * have clinched playoff berths.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (8-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-2)

3. *Nativity (5-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-4...

Weikert takes first in girls home meet

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ cross country team scored victories over Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Northampton, and Nazareth, and lost only to Easton last Tuesday at Freedom High School.

Liberty sophomore Belle Weikert won the girls’ race with a time of 19:45. Grace Haas came in 10th in 20:38, Greta Stuckey placed 13th in 20:50, and Rachel Byrne finished 17th in 21:15.

Although it was the Hurricanes’ home meet, the venue was moved to Freedom due to poor field conditions at the Illick’s...

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...