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Pates top Nazareth

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ tennis coach Mark Sigmon knew it would take a few matches to be able to determine how well the Patriots’ doubles teams would do this season, but by the end of August, Sigmon had his answer.

“Three and four doubles came through again,” said Sigmon after the Patriots defeated Nazareth 5-2 last week. “They’re undefeated. They haven’t even had a three-set match. They’re rolling.

“If they keep doing that ... We still have Easton and Moravian Academy, and if we can...

Liberty boys start season 2-0

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

What better way to start the high school boys’ soccer season as a new head coach with a record of 2-0?

“This is golden. This is exactly as I thought it should be going. The guys have really responded well,” said Liberty coach Ian Larimer after the Hurricanes’ 2-0 victory over Moravian Academy on Saturday.

One day earlier, the Hurricanes defeated Easton 2-1 in their season opener at Easton.

Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Hurricanes tightened up their course of action....

FHS soccer blanks Dieruff

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ soccer team’s first game of the season on its home turf resulted in a 6-0 victory over Dieruff last Friday.

“Right off the start, right off the whistle, we wanted to make a statement. That was really important for us,” said Patriot midfielder Jared Whitehorn, who scored Freedom’s first goal around the 27:00 mark of the first half.

Less than three minutes later, Whitehorn scored again.

“[The first goal] was a set piece. Will [Tichy] got to the end line,...

Pete’s Top-10: The Trojans back on top

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say defense wins championships and Emmaus showed they have a lot of things to clean up on that side of the ballfollowing last week’s 42-35 loss to Whitehall.

Meanwhile, teams like Parkland and Easton continued to throttle teams on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 13 combined points last week.

As we enter week three, we have a new team at the top, as the top five has shuffled too, but how long will the pecking order last?

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week’s...

FHS, LHS fall in recent golf action

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Freedom and Liberty each lost a golf match last week in scores reported to the Press.

The Kids beat the Pates 407-470 while the Hornets knocked off the Hurricanes 427-438.

Northampton was led by Andrew Hozza who carded a 78 at Woodstone, located outside of Bath. Jack Test chipped in with an 80 while Nate Wheeler shot an 81. Anthony Sawarynski shot 83 and Devon Britton shot an 85.

Freedom was led by Andrew Knerr who shot a 90. Other Pates scorers were: Andrew Knerr, 90;...

Emmaus set for big game vs. Becahi

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There is a lot of hype surrounding this year’s Emmaus football team. After winning the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) South division last year and returning plenty of players from that team, the Hornets’ high expectations for this season are well-founded.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other teams competing for the top spot in the league.

The Hornets (1-1 overall, 0-1 EPC South) found that out last week when they fell to Whitehall. They don’t have time to...

PDA reminds athletes to protect mouths

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

With a new school year already here, everyone anticipated the start of fall sports for many young athletes from elementary school age up to college level. To ensure that everyone participating has a safe and healthy season, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) would like to once again emphasize the importance of athletes wearing mouthguards to protect their oral health.

Chipped teeth are the most common of all dental injuries, with dislodged or knocked out teeth being less...

Dove season kicks off in Pennsylvania

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Sept. 1 kicked off the first of the split dove season and early goose seasons in parts of Pennsylvania. As such, dove hunters get their first shots at these fast flyers.

And fast they are. Of all the gamebirds, doves are probably the hardest to hit as hunters can expect incoming, outgoing, crossing and overhead passing shots at times. And when the shot pellets start flying, doves turn on the afterburners and fly even faster.

The trouble with doves is where to locally hunt them...

Liberty downs ESS

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ tennis doubles teams assured the Hurricanes’ 4-3 victory over East Stroudsburg South last week at Liberty.

Paige Simons and Julia Zheng clinched the match over the Cavaliers when they won at first doubles 6-3, 6-0.

“I was a little bit worried because of the pressure, but I had a feeling we would pull through,” said Simons.

Earlier in the day, Simons won by forfeit at one singles, but Zheng lost at two singles 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

“When I lost my first...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.

Emmaus-Whitehall

The Zephyrs...