Outdoors for 9-11-13 by Nick Hromiak
Now that the 2013 Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is now history, the show's co-director, Bob Danenhower of Orefield, looks forward to next year's show that will be held Aug. 22-24 at Kempton Fairgrounds.
Bethlehem Catholic's girls tennis team scored their third victory of the season with a 6-1 win over Allen last Friday.
Taylor Treadwell (BC) rallied from a dropped first set to defeat Jelena Bajic at number one singles 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.
At number two singles, Keri Hartz defeated Emily Hozza (BC) 6-4, 6-2, but teammate, Meghan McGovern (BC) defeated Ree Moh at number three singles 6-2, 6-2.
McGovern said, "Her serves were really good, and she hit a lot of short balls. My serves were pretty good, and when I approached the net, I got a lot of points."
With temperatures expected to be in the 80s, it'll be a sweaty dove season that got under way Monday, Sept. 2.
This is the first of a triple-split season with the first segment ending Saturday, Sept. 28 when hunting hours run from noon to sunset.
Other segments of the split season run from Oct. 26 – Nov. 30 and from Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, with hunting hours set at a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. The daily bag limit is each segment is 15 birds with a possession limit of 45.
In another league or conference, Liberty's golf team definitely would be in a better situation.
The Hurricanes began this week with an overall 7-3 record and a 5-3 mark in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC). It is their stance in the ultra-competitive LVC that likely has harbored their success as they usually have found themselves behind perennial powers Northampton, Parkland, Emmaus and Bethlehem Catholic.
Yet, head coach Steve Bradley realizes his team situation and works to continually develop his players for the postseason tournaments.
Getting better was a theme in Freedom's postgame huddle Friday night.
How that will translate in week two is something that all the Freedom aithful comes to fruition this week.
The Patriots played hard, but couldn't muster enough consistency on both sides of the ball to pull out a victory over a visiting East Stroudsburg South squad at home last Friday night.
A 21-point second quarter helped Bethlehem Catholic start their 2013 campaign off with a bang, as the Golden Hawks breezed by Pocono Mountain West 35-7 last weekend.
Becahi used three key turnovers to build the lead and never looked back, as Ryan Johnson, Chris Figler and Will Ward each returned defensive picks for touchdowns.
Running back Michael McDaniel added two scores and 130 yards on the night to snap a five-game losing streak for the Hawks dating back to last season.
The club's 2013 College Scholarship awards were given out at the club's July 10th Summer Series race. Four scholarships were awarded of $4000 each to two female and two male graduating high school runners from Lehigh and Northampton counties for a total of $16,000 in awards.
It couldn't have been a better start for John Truby's tenure as Liberty head coach.
The Hurricanes knocked off a talented State College team 14-10 Saturday night at Frank Banko Field to give the rookie head coach his first win in as many attempts. Liberty also did it without the services of their top player, senior wide receiver, defensive back, KJ Williams.
Williams sat out with a minor knee injury and it gave plenty of skeptics ammunition to write off Liberty's chances last weekend to open the season with a win.
The Freedom Patriots scored a 6-1 victory over Allentown Central Catholic in girls tennis last week.
Flannery Johnston (F) defeated Marina Zardet 4-6, 6-3 at number one singles. Zardet was retired after the second set due to a finger injury. Kaleigh DiNoto (F) defeated Sabrina Elward 7-5, 6-4 at number two singles, and Federica Maranzana (F) defeated Beth DiGiacomo 6-0, 6-2 at number three singles.
Keeping the ball deep and staying down on her shots were challenges for DiNoto, but the Patriot senior was on top of her forehands and crosscourts.
So, what did we learn from week one of football. Well, one thing for sure is that there are a lot of bad teams out there. On the bright side, Dieruff has actually improved and that should give everyone on the East Side a feel good story. Whitehall came away with the most surprising win last week, while Liberty kicked off the John Truby era with a big win.
Major showdowns across the board in the LVC and Colonial League this week, which makes for an interesting poll.
1. Parkland (1-0)
Last week's rank: 2