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BC falls to WHS, PHS

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's cross country team traveled to Whitehall last week to open the regular season.

Three of Becahi's girls placed in the top 20, despite losing to Parkland, 15-48, and Whitehall, 28-30.

Kassi Yocco finished in sixth place, Olivia Zemanek finished in 14th place, and Cecelia Zemanek finished in 16th for the Hawks.

"The start was a slight hill, but the hills kept getting steeper and steeper," said Olivia Zemanek. "I ran with Cecelia the whole time."

The sisters, who are identical twins, typically run together in every meet.

FHS boys win 2

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Liberty's boys cross country teams scored two opening season victories over Emmaus and Central Catholic last week.

Freedom's Chris Kelly won the race in 17:17 as the Patriots defeated the Hornets, 15-48, and the Vikings, 20-41.

Freedom's Daniel Quigley took second place in 17:24. Ben Ziegler placed fifth, Robbie Bogardo placed seventh, Jason Lopez placed eighth, Doo Park came in tenth, and Thomas Salerno came in 11th, all for the Patriots.

Liberty's Alex Fitch took fourth place as the Hurricanes defeated the Hornets, 20-40, and the Vikings, 24-34.

Pates get victory over Liberty

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It's been awhile.

Last Tuesday, in a much looked forward to soccer match between Freedom and Liberty, it was the Patriots who came out on top, shutting out the Hurricanes 3-0 under the lights at BASD Stadium for the first time in several years.

"It just feels great. We just did what we usually do- technical stuff," said Baidy Ba, who scored the third goal for the Patriots with 11:11 left in the game.

Freshman, Stephan Gaber scored the other two goals, one in the first half and one halfway through the second.

Pete's Top-10

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nazareth makes jump in poll

We're into week four of the poll and not much has changed on the forefront. Easton maintains their stay at the top, while Nazareth gets a bump. Parkland picked up their first win of the year and Catasauqua looks to keep their Colonial League title aspirations rolling.

What's your team in store for this week? Check out the poll below.

1. Easton (3-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Of all the teams in the league, Easton always seems to not have a hard time so far this year.

The Pick: Easton 28- Central Catholic 13

2. Nazareth (3-0)

Last week's rank: #3

Hawks survive close one

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's tennis team survived a close match with Emmaus last week, defeating the Hornets, 4-3.

"We get pretty excited [about Emmaus] every year because it's a bigger school, and they're always tough for us," said Allison Barczynski, the Hawks' number three singles player.

Barczynski won the only three-set match of the day, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

"There was a lot of pressure to win because Mara [Blanchard] lost, and I wasn't sure what the doubles would do," Barczynski said.

'Canes get big win

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there was a big win on Monday's field hockey slate, it was Liberty's 2-1 overtime victory over Easton. The Hurricanes (3-2) used a pair of goals from Chelsea DeFrancisco to trump the Rovers (1-2) to put them ahead of the division with division victories over Easton and Bethlehem Catholic.

It was a victory that head coach Mary Kathryn-Omdahl knew her team was capable of attaining.

Golf teams begin stretch

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Liberty High School head golf coach Steve Bradley believes his club still can reach their recently desired goal as they begin the final stretch of the regular season.

The Hurricanes recently dropped a 405-415 match to Bethlehem Catholic and were in the throngs of struggling through matches against Lehigh Valley Conference title contenders Parkland, Emmaus, and Northampton, a stretch that left them with an overall 3-6 mark.

Against Bethlehem Catholic, Mitch Racosky fired an 80 and Kevin Zakszesky netted an 81. Bradley expects both players to excel down the stretch.

LHS pays back Easton

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Revenge was sweet for Liberty last Friday when the Hurricanes defeated Easton, 2-1.

"Easton is always a good game. It was nice getting the win," said Sean McIntyre, recalling Liberty's late-in-the-season, 3-2 loss to the Red Rovers last year. "We really didn't know what to expect because they lost Gabe Robinson [to graduation] and had some different kids this year."

Tressor Butoyi scored for the Hurricanes in the first period on an assist by McIntyre, as did Matt Semanick for the Red Rovers on an assist by Sean Davis.