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LHS teams win two

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys track and field team scored two more wins last week, one against Whitehall 91.5-58.5, and one against Dieruff, 121-29.

Adam Uliana and Darius Jones won two events apiece for the Hurricanes. Uliana took first place in the 200 meter (22.4) and the 400 meter (51.7), while Jones placed first in the long jump (20-8) and the triple jump (42-0).

Liberty's Alex Fitch won the 3200 meter (10:18) in distance events.

Pates look to steal one

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most Lehigh Valley Conference coaches knew it could be a wide-open race this year in volleyball and Freedom's John Yanek was part of that gospel.

With the LVC playing its way out with no clear front-runner, Yanek's Patriots now have their sights set on knocking off one of the top teams in the coming weeks.

The Pates (5-4, 3-3), winners of four out of their last five, enter a difficult stretch this week with contests against Parkland (5-1, 5-1) and Whitehall (3-3, 3-3) on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

Becahi splits

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's track team split its meet against Central and Parkland as Becahi's girls defeated the Vikes, 85-60, and lost to the Trojans, 97.5-52.5, and Becahi's boys also defeated the Vikes, 82.5-68.5, and lost to the Trojans, 116-34.

Mara Blanchard won three individual events for the Hawks, placing first in the 100 meter (12.7), the pole vault (10-6), and the long jump (15-6).

Also, Becahi's Katie Altpeter, who has been a consistent top finisher in the 200 meter, won last week (26.8).

Kids top FHS, Hawks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots came back from a 4-1 deficit against Nazareth to defeat the Blue Eagles, 8-4 last week.

Megan Brown was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Sam Cabrera had three hits for the Patriots.

Freedom coach Nora Borger said, "We just started hitting. We made adjustments in the batter's box like staying off her high stuff."

Three days later, the Patriots faced undefeated Northampton with high hopes before losing, 14-2, in a game moved that was canceld on April 18. It was only the Patriots' second loss, but, as Borger pointed out, it was to her alma mater.

BC tops LHS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the first tennis match of rivalry week, Bethlehem Catholic defeated Liberty, 6-1, last Tuesday.

All singles players had close matches as Becahi's Kevin Hamilton defeated Chris Kapcsos, 6-4, 6-2 at number one, Becahi's Stephen Rossi defeated Brendan Cunningham, 6-4, 6-2 at number two, and Liberty's Milind Jagota defeated Ryan Schmidt, 6-3, 6-4 at number three.

LHS teams win two

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's boys track and field team scored two more wins last week, one against Whitehall 91.5-58.5, and one against Dieruff, 121-29.

Adam Uliana and Darius Jones won two events apiece for the Hurricanes. Uliana took first place in the 200 meter (22.4) and the 400 meter (51.7), while Jones placed first in the long jump (20-8) and the triple jump (42-0).

Liberty's Alex Fitch won the 3200 meter (10:18) in distance events.

Pates fall to EHS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Two of Freedom's doubles teams went to three sets while another went to tiebreak in the Patriots 4-3 loss to Easton last week.

At number two doubles, Easton's Brennan Betts and Ryan Betts defeated Evan Anthony and Doug Leeson, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, and at number three doubles, Easton's Avery Lynch and Connor Payne defeated Matt Ashton and Jack Fried, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Leeson said, "The two kids from Easton were brothers, and we could tell from warm-ups that they were good."

After dropping the first set, Leeson and Anthony clinched the second.

Teams learning ropes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It has been a tough spring for Bethlehem's lacrosse teams across the board.

The girls programs at Liberty and Freedom are off to tough starts at 3-7 and 1-8 respectively.

The boys programs have showed signs of success through Freedom's upstart 6-5 start to the season, but Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic are still trying to find their rudders in the water this season.

The Hurricanes are 1-9 and Becahi is still searching their first victory of the year during an 0-10 start to the campaign.

Hawks rebound

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was the proverbial kick in the butt that Becahi needed following a stunning loss to Northampton a week ago that had the Lehigh Valley Conference buzzing.

The Hawks (5-2,5-2) lost in five games last week to Northampton 16-25, 25-17, 18-25, 25-23, 11-15. It was a shocker and the first time the K-Kids ever defeated Becahi.

But in any moment of defeat, an opportunity to rise follows. The Hawks did that over the weekend at the prestigious Koller Classic, getting a runner-up finish to eventual champion North Allegheny.

'Canes still pace East

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty walked away from the Christopher Dock tournament without the title, but with some added perspective at where they stand as they head into the second half of the season.

The Hurricanes finished 5-3 in pool play and advanced to the tournament quarterfinals, before losing to North Penn in a one game playoff, 28-26.

It was a good trip for Neiad Ammary's group after a slow week that featured a three-game sweep over Allen25-16, 25-13, 25-17in the team's only official contest of the week.