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DISTRICT 11 FOOTBALL NOTES - WEEK 6 Central's McDermott continues stellar year

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 289 yards against Liberty to take the area lead with 1,131 yards for the season. McDermott now has 61 career touchdowns (tied with Dan Tavani of Notre Dame) to put him in 16th place in the area. He is 3 TDs behind school record holder Rashonn Drayton, who scored 64 from 1992-94. McDermott moves up four spots on the all-area list to 15th place with 4,311 yards. He moved by Darren Mason (Lib), Jonathan Linton (Catty), Brett Snyder (NW) and Matt Thomas (Park).

BC duo takes fourth

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's Mara Blanchard and Nina Kopy took fourth place at the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tennis Championships on Monday at West End Racquet Club in Allentown.

Blanchard and Kopy, who are singles players during the regular season, were the sixth seed out of 32 doubles pairs.

In the first round last Thursday, Blanchard and Kopy defeated Allentown Central Catholic's Josie Airoldi and Beth Digiacomo, 6-1, 6-3. In the second round, the Becahi duo defeated Moravian Academy's Arden Ashford and Priya Atiyeh, 6-3, 6-2.

Pete's Top-10: Steady

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

As the season continues to dwindle down to its final weeks, it still doesn't feel like things are settled with the big boys of the Lehigh Valley Conference. The top four teams in the poll appear to only real contenders for the district crown, but Parkland's emerging dominance appears to be superior of anyone around.

On the flip side, Catasauqua is riding their way into a possible undefeated season, while Stroudsburg jumps back into the poll because there's nobody else worthy of a spot.

Yes, I was pulling at straws this week to fill out a worthy poll, but here it is!

LHS field hockey makes first LVC playoff

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It'll be another notch in Liberty's field hockey belt this week when they take part in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, but what will it mean in the end?

Hopefully for the Hurricanes, it means another step toward chasing a championship this season.

The 'Canes (12-5-1) took on Northampton in yesterday's LVC semifinals, which are past our Press deadlines, but Mary Kathryn Omdahl's side hopes they can reach their first ever conference championship after making their first ever league playoff tournament.

Becahi looks to rebound

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing that you can say about Paul Abi-Daher, it's that he's not afraid to switch things up. Now he hopes his Bethlehem Catholic volleyball can flip the switch on a week before the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball playoffs kick off.

The Golden Hawks (12-3,10-2) will be back at full strength this week as they gear up fore the postseason, following a short stint where Abi-Daher chose to rest some of his top players in preparation for the postseason.

Parkland rolls

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Freedom football team ran into the wrong team at the wrong time. Parkland (5-2 overall, 5-1 LVC) came in winners of four straight, including wins over Whitehall and Nazareth, with their defense pitching two shutouts in that streak of four.

The defense forced five Patriots turnovers, and amassed more than 300 rushing yards in defeating Freedom 41-7 last Friday night at Orefield Middle School.

Central gets by Liberty

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It may not look bright from the outside, but Liberty football coach Dave Brown is about as positive as someone can be with a team looking down the barrel of an 0-6 record as the second week of October approaches.

The Hurricanes fell on the road last week to Central Catholic 42-21 and the name of Colin McDermott stood out again for the Vikings.

McDermott rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns as Central improved to 3-3 on the season, while Liberty keeps searching for their first win.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 373 yards against Northampton to break his own school record of 279 yards he set in his sophomore year against Clearfield. McDermott also joins the 4,000 yard rushing club with his 4,022 yards, good enough for 19th place all-time in the area. His 6 TDs in the game falls one short of the school record held jointly by Komlan Lonergan and Rob Hauke. He is now tied with Chuck Dibilio of Nazareth for 20th place all-time in the area with 57 career TDs.

Hawks make team tourney

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Having a third- or fourth-place finish in any conference easily may border on mediocrity, but Becahi head golf coach Tim McGorry can appreciate his team's showing this season in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC).

In the ultracompetitive golf division of the LVC, Becahi finished fourth overall tied with Nazareth in the league tournament behind Emmaus, Northampton and Parkland. Ironically, the Golden Hawks also netted a fourth-place finish in the District 11 tournament in a field of 24 teams. Overall, Becahi finished with a 15-2 mark.