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LHS tops the K-Kids

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With their boys’ swim team intact, the Liberty Hurricanes scored a 93-65 victory over Northampton on Jan. 11.

Robert Negron and Jake Evert returned to the pool after missing one or more meets due to illness, and both were double individual event winners in the win over the Konkrete Kids.

Negron took first place in the 50 free with a time of 21.44, and the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.87.

Evert took first place in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.14, and the 100 free...

FHS girls rally to win

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ swim team came back from a 29-31 deficit at the diving event to score a 96-83 over Stroudsburg last Thursday at Freedom.

“It’s a very different dynamic than some of the larger teams because recently we’ve been going against some of the bigger teams in the league like Nazareth and Parkland, so going against a team that was basically at our level made it a lot more competitive, and pushed us, I feel, as a team to cheer for each other and work our hardest to pull out the...

Article By: nick hromiak Special to the Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark your calendar for Feb. 3-11, the dates for the largest consumer outdoors show in the world.

The Great American Outdoor Show rolls into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and it’s the most comprehensive outdoor show you’ll ever attend. For us folks here in the Southeast, we refer to this extravaganza as “the Harrisburg show” because it’s been well known over the years and there’s none like it or even comes close to it.

The show covers 650,000 square feet of...

FHS knocks off BC

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom did Freedom last Friday night, and they did it just fine.

That was the plan, going into their home girls’ basketball game against Bethlehem Catholic, where the Patriots came up with a 66-59 victory over the Hawks.

“I’m a senior, and I know I can speak for all the seniors when I say this was a very good win, and I’m so happy we got this, and I’m overwhelmed with how great I feel right now,” said Kyra Jefferson. “Yes, doing Freedom. This is definitely one of our high...

Hawks stay hot; win 8th straight

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Even a dynamic shooting display wasn’t enough to extinguish Bethlehem Catholic last Friday night.

Freedom nailed 15 three-pointers against the Hawks, but couldn’t pull out the victory, as Ryan Young scored a game-high 31 points to help lead Becahi to an 81-76 win over the rival Patriots.

The win pushed the Hawks mark to 10-1 on the season, winners of eight straight and Friday’s contest was the closest anyone in the EPC has pushed them this season.

“Freedom plays a style...

Hawks win Escape the Rock

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic won another Escape the Rock title over the weekend and they did it without any of their wrestlers winning titles.

The Hawks squeaked out a 173-171.5 advantage over Cincinnati La Salle (Ohio) for the team title, as Ryan Anderson (138), Cole Handlovic (145), Luca Frinzi (152) and Robert Spezza (195) each found themselves in the finals but all came home with silver medals.

“I thought we performed very well in a tournament with nationally ranked teams,” said...

FHS boys swim team gets two wins

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ swim team scored two victories last week, one against Pocono Mountain East 106-63, and another against Pocono Mountain West 107-62.

In the meet against Pocono Mountain East, Colin Burnette, Grayden Hogan, Spencer Smith, and Jack Rosen won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:51.05.

“The relays are pretty good. We try and mix it up so everyone gets their chance,” said Freedom junior Al Bell. “Everyone is dropping time. We train differently now so this is the...

Pate divers pick up key points vs. PME

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom divers Leigha Evans, Fallon Tatlow, and Sarah Gill scored 13 important points for the Patriots in their swim meet against Pocono Mountain East last week at Freedom.

Gill had the highest score of the day with 186.45 points.

“I think my best one was my reverse two because I just got it about a week ago, and I got a higher score than I thought I would,” Gill said. “With diving it’s hard to tell where you land when you go into the water, so you don’t know if it’s really...

Freedom girls blow out Emmaus 53-15

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

How do the Freedom Patriots keep up their intensity when they have a 30-point lead by halftime?

“You just have to run your stuff, and play them like you would play Beca or Easton,” said Freedom senior Kyra Jefferson. “You want to improve with every game.”

The Patriots hosted Emmaus on Jan. 9 and scored a 53-15 victory over the Hornets.

“We kind of knew they weren’t as strong,” said Freedom senior Hailey Silfies. “I think you have to be more disciplined on offense because...

Outdoors: ice fishing at early season high

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

According to Chris Mohry, owner of Chris’s Outdoor Sports Shop in Mertztown, this is the best early ice fishing season he’s seen in many years.

Said Mohry, “I cannot remember any year that has been better than this, thanks to the early frigid temps we’ve had.” And his ice fishing report is enthusiastic.

Mohry says the ice at Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County located off Route 222 in Evansville, was loaded with ice anglers, despite the freezing temperatures we had. The...