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’Cane boys top Kids, Canaries

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ track and field team defeated Northampton, 91-54, and Allen, 100-46, last Thursday at Liberty.

Top performers for the Hurricanes were Jaden Vazquez in the 100 with a time of 10.8, Devon West in the 200 with a time of 23.0, Darlyn Fermin in the 800 with a time of 2:06.6, and Casey Frank in the 3200 with a time of 11:03.9.

In throwing events, Nolan Beagall won the javelin with a distance of 138-02.

The Hurricanes had a two-three-four finish in the discus...

LHS girls track wins two

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ track and field team added two more victories to its record after defeating Northampton, 90-60, and Allen, 137-12, last Thursday at Liberty.

Top performers for the Hurricanes included Payton Shaffer in the 200 with a time of 26.0, Greta Stuckey in the 1600 with a time of 5:31.9, Hazel Deschamps in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.6, and Yamilet Ferrufino in the 300 hurdles in 49.5.

“We had a tail wind from the start, maybe up to the 150, and it just cut off,...

Pates look to pick up some momentum

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Tony Fabrizio knows that his lacrosse team can make a run at the end of this season, but he also wants them to bring their top effort every game.

That’s been a challenge for the Freedom boys’ so far this season, as the Pates are off to a 4-6 start to the season, but look to turn things up heading into the final weeks of the spring campaign.

The Pates find themselves in the midst of a little slump, losing to Moravian 13-5 last week, leaving Fabrizio scratching his head at the...

Hurricane baseball is undefeated

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty is looking to continue their undefeated start to the season this week with a slate of three games aimed to keep them atop of the East Penn Conference, as well as maintain their status as the only undefeated team in District 11.

The Hurricanes (6-0) boosted their confidence with last week’s 8-2 victory over Parkland (5-1), giving them their biggest win of the season.

For head coach Andy Pitsilos, being able to beat a program like Parkland was just another indicator at...

Hawks eye wins over top teams

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s volleyball team is showing they can compete with the best in the East Penn Conference. Now they have to go out and actually beat the top teams.

The Hawks are off to a 3-2 start with both of their losses coming to undefeated Parkland (5-0) and Whitehall (4-0) teams in five games.

In both of those of matches, the Hawks were able to sneak out wins in the first game before ultimately losing in five, but the signs of being great are there for Jeff Koch’s group...

Liberty tops Becahi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty senior Kyla Benner’s three-run homer in the third inning lifted the Hurricanes to a 5-3 victory over Bethlehem Catholic, and Brooke Zigmund’s throw to Kira Kuhns at home plate in the seventh inning assured a Hurricane win over the Hawks last Friday at Liberty.

I usually get put in those situations, but I felt that this game was a bit different because they’re a close rivalry to us, and I knew I had to dig deep and find that power to get a hit somehow,” Benner said. “When I hit...

Liberty, Freedom start season strong

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The spring weather might be stuck in a cold trend, but Liberty and Freedom have bucked that with hot play to start a chilly spring.

Liberty (4-0) and Freedom (5-1) are both acting as league leaders heading into this week with Parkland (3-0) and Emmaus (5-1) also in front of the pack.

The Hurricanes have handled all their obstacles to date, posting wins over Hazleton, Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth. Those wins have come by an average of 5.75 runs per game, as...


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has released the final tally for the 2017 bear harvest, showing it was the ninth-best-of-all-time bear take. And this, despite having one of the worst opening days due to rain and in some areas sleet and fog which drove hunters out of the woods and into their vehicles.

According to the PGC, hunters took 3,438 bears in the 2017 seasons. Within that, 493 were in the archery season and 1,083 during the extended season. All setting records for those...

Freedom lacrosse leading the way

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s lacrosse programs are again spearheading Bethlehem in the sport this spring.

The Freedom girls are off to a 5-2 start on the year.

The Pates faced a formidable task on Monday when they took on undefeated Saucon Valley (5-0) squad and lost to the tune of 13-5.

The Freedom boys are off to a tepid start this spring, coming into the week with a 2-3 mark following wins over Northampton and Bethlehem Catholic.

Their three losses have come to hands of Easton,...

FHS boys track falls just short

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ track and field team was just five points shy of a win over Easton, but the Red Rovers prevailed, 72.50-68.50, last Thursday at Freedom.

The Patriots’ first place finish came in the javelin where Skyler Graves threw a distance of 129.20.

“I was so happy. I placed a few times last year, but getting first was just amazing for me,” said Graves. “Last year, my P.R. for javelin was 115. Today I P.R.ed three times, all three throws.

“I definitely had no idea I...