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FHS boys edge BC in track

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s 4x4 relay team of Kyree Marshburn, Nick King, Cyrus Thompson, and Dashaun Peterson came through in the clutch to clinch the Patriot boys’ 75-74 victory over Becahi’s boys in track and field last Monday at Freedom.

It was the Patriots’ first victory on their new home track, and as luck or fate would have it, the meet came down to the 4x4.

“From the jump, I knew I had to start off strong and hold my stride in the first 200,” said Marshburn. “Once I was out of the turn,...

Liberty to induct new HOF members

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s Hall of Fame Committee will introduce their 2016-17 inductions on May 6 at Memorial Gymnasium.

The event will begin at 4:30pm with dinner and inductions.

This year’s inductees include: Mike Arner (1981, Basketball); Bill Boak (1961, Tennis); Jim Bresnak (1980, Wrestling); Jessica Cygan (2008, Cross Country/Track); Nelson Cochran (1955, Swimming); Bryn Sayenga Enright (1989, Swimming/Tennis/Track); Phyllis Fissel (Women’s Athletics); Rich Garza (1976, Football/...

LHS boys top EHS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ track and field team earned most of its points in jumping and throwing events to top Emmaus 90-60 last week.

Daniel Damon won the high jump with 5-07.0, and Trevor Joseph won the pole vault with 11-09.0.

The Hurricanes locked up the long jump with Darian Street in first place with 22-01.0, Jonathan Heess in second place with 21-03.0, and Daeshawn Teague in third with 20-08.0.

The Hurricanes also took top places in the triple jump with Heess in first place...

Liberty eyes EPC berth

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The one thing that each Bethlehem school has cemented with a week left in the regular season is a spot in the District 11 playoffs.

Liberty, Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic have each punched a ticket to districts, as they round out their calendar, but Liberty still has their sights on grabbing the fourth and final spot for the East Penn Conference playoffs.

The Hurricanes (9-4, 8-4) hold the fourth spot in the EPC race with league matches against Whitehall (12-1) on Wednesday...

BC girls beat Pates

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ track and field team throwers propelled the Hawks to a 78.50-65.50 victory over Freedom last week with first, second, and third place finishes in each event.

Rachel Tanczos won the shot put with a distance of 35-04, Julia Zambo was second with a distance of 31-09, and Sarah Baumann was third with a distance of 31-03.

Tanczos also won the discus with a distance of 128-11, followed by Tessa Zamolyi with a distance of 102-01, and Zambo, who had a...

Liberty stays hot with victory over Freedom

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Every game is a big game according to Liberty head coach Andy Pitsilos, but whenever Liberty and Freedom come together for one of their two regular season rivalry contests, it’s fair to say the stakes get even bigger.

During Saturday’s affair at Liberty, the Hurricanes had everything going the right way en route to a five inning, 10-0 shutout over the Patriots to bolster their confidence heading into another packed week of games.

With Liberty playing twelve games in the past 16...

Liberty boys win EPC tennis title

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes boys’ tennis team finished the regular season with a record of 14-0 and are the 2017 East Penn Conference Champions.

“I am very happy for the team,” said Hurricane coach Leo Schnalzer. “Prior to the season, I knew we would have very good players, so I can’t take a lot of responsibility for their success. I was there to help and support them, and maybe add to their success.”

Schnalzer is extremely grateful to his assistants, Chris Conrad, Dawn Ketterman-...

Hawks get past Freedom

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

When Bethlehem Catholic pitcher Tatum Kresley was asked if she needed to come out of the game during the sixth inning of the Hawks’ game against Freedom last Thursday, her response was heck no, and Kresley and the Hawks proceeded to finish off the Patriots 8-3.

“I was feeling really, really good except for the sixth inning. I got a little tired,” said Kresley.

The Patriots strung together three hits to load the bases when Julia Roman doubled, Jana Boksan singled, and Shay Banas...

LHS duo advance to finals

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s number two doubles tennis team of Luke Conrad and David Lynn have advanced to the final of the East Penn Conference Tennis Tournament which will be continued at a time to be determined after being postponed because of rain last Saturday at Freedom High School.

Conrad and Lynn will face Parkland’s Kishan Unjia and Jesse Hence.

“I think it will be a challenge,” said Lynn. “Hopefully, we will do our best and go out and win. Our serves have been good all season. A lot of...