The Liberty Hurricanes won a close victory over the Allen Canaries, 4-3, in girls tennis last Friday.
At number one singles, Liberty sophomore, Samantha Peterson, defeated Jelena Bajic 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.
"After the first set, I was pretty confident in how I was doing. I was up 3-0 in the second set, but then I lost focus and lost the second set," Peterson said.
Jason Roeder doesn't look at it as pressure on his football team to get their first win of the season out of the way.
Thankfully, the Patriots got that first victory last week over Central Catholic in a 14-7 battle.
Jared O'Donnell intercepted a pass early in the fourth and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to hold on for the win.
Quarterback Jonah Gundrum connected with Kylon Pretty on a 35-yard TD strike midway through the third quarter to give Freedom their other score of the night, as Roeder and company walked off J.Birney Crum's new turf with a 1-1 season mark.
With 1:56 left in regulation, chances were that Liberty had won its rivalry game over Freedom in girls soccer on Monday afternoon, but Patriot freshman, Kerry Callaghan, took a pass from Giselle Sanchez to tie the game 1-1, eventually forcing it to overtime where Freedom prevailed 2-1.
Callaghan said, "When Liberty had their injury, [one of our coaches] Katerina yelled at us to crash that net and go right into the goalie."
Actually, it was Sanchez who had been doing just that all day, and right before Callaghan scored, Sanchez took a shot that went wide.
There were numerous times that Liberty's football team had 10 men on the field last Friday night against Whitehall.
But the one time they had 12 players on the field, it proved to be the costliest for the Hurricanes amid a 28-19 home loss.
Whitehall's Saquon Barkley, who verbally committed to Rutgers a day after the Liberty contest, showed the area why he's an elite talent, roasting the Liberty defense for 211 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries to lead Whitehall to a 2-0 start.
Bethlehem Catholic's frist LVC cross country meet of the season ended in disappointment for both the girls and boys teams.
Becahi's boys lost to Parkland 15-48 and Whitehall 18-45.
John Donchez was the first to finish for the Hawks in 14th place.
"At the beginning of the race, my legs were heavy and tight, but my first-half time was good. I just had to fight through it and put it in the back of my mind like it wasn't there," Donchez said.
The Becahi senior ran a better race at Moravian Academy's Lions Invitational four days earlier, placing ninth overall.
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.