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Freedom wins 10th match

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's girls tennis team boosted its record to 10-3 with a 6-1 victory over Bethlehem Catholic last Thursday.

At number one singles, Flannery Johnston (F) defeated Taylor Treadwell (BC) 6-3, 6-2.

"She was hitting it pretty hard most of the time. I got down 30-love, 40-love, and I knew if I got mad, I'd lose, so I tried to stay calm. When I play calm, I get into a longer rally and eventually win," Johnston said.

Patience was the key to Johnston's victory on Thursday.

Pates, 'Canes get wins

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's 2-0 victory over Whitehall in boys soccer last Saturday night was a win in the nick of time for the struggling Patriots.

Recent losses to Northampton and Parkland in which Freedom played well could have taken a toll, but the Patriots responded with a win over the Zephyrs under the lights at BASD Stadium in the rain and without senior goalkeeper Josh Wasilik.

Sophomore, John Eltringham, stepped in for Wasilik, who is recovering from a concussion, with seven saves.

Wrestling changes coming at districts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nothing new on Lehigh Valley Conference-Mountain Valley Conference merger

District 11 announced that changes to the team wrestling tournament will be under way for the upcoming season. Instead of having 10-team formats in both 3A and 2A, 12-team tournaments will now be used moving forward.

The qualified teams and seeds will no longer be determined by a committee as in previous years, rather through the power point system that the district has used in most sports over the past two years.

Pates win another meet

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's boys cross country team extended its win streak last week, defeating Parkland 25-36 and Whitehall 19-42.

Ben Ziegler placed first for the Patriots, third overall, behind two Parkland runners. Dan Quigley was fourth, and Jason Lopez placed fifth. Chris Kelly finished in ninth place, and Will Alpaugh finished in tenth. Tommy Salerno placed 11th, and Shane Smith placed 13th.

Kelly said, "We just wanted to beat [Parkland] as bad as we could. They were hit hard by graduation.

FHS cheerleaders back to basics

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School's cheerleaders are going back to basics while still adding flair to their routines this season, as Coach Lynn Spina's focus will be school spirit during her first year as the Patriots' head coach.

"So far, so good. I came in with a plan, but I have a lot to learn as I go along. Fortunately, I have strong seniors who are helping me along the way," Spina said.

Captains for the 2013-2014 season are Danae Morgan and Rebecca Coriell. Co-captains are Allyson Picione and Taylor Lezak.

Hawks fly into contest with reeling Liberty

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you were a betting man before the season, the odds heading into this week's Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic contest would certainly have been different in August then they are right now.

A 3-1 start by the Golden Hawks has Becahi as the leaders in the city entering this week's matchup against Liberty (2-2).

The Hurricanes are coming off a 34-6 loss at home to Parkland (3-1) last week, while Becahi trumped a desperate Northampton team 41-24 on the road last week.

FHS, 'Canes win 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom junior, Ben Ziegler, led the way in 17:08 as the Patriot boys defeated Emmaus 15-47 and Central Catholic 15-47 in cross country last week at the course at Illick's Mill.

Freedom Coach Bob Thear instructed his runners to stay together, resulting in a top four finish with Jason Lopez placing second, Dan Quigley taking third, and Chris Kelly coming in fourth.

In addition, Will Alpaugh placed seventh, Tommy Salerno placed ninth, and Shane Smith was tenth for the Patriots.

Hawks adapt to change

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't been the easiest start to the season for Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team, but things appear to be turning around.

The Golden Hawks took three straight games from Freedom Monday night to shore up their record back to .500 at 2-2 overall following two straight victories.

After starting the season 0-2 following losses to state ranked opponents Parkland and Southern Lehigh, things seem to be settling down a little for the Hawks.

Liberty edges Pates

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the first of two regular season meetings, Liberty's boys soccer team hung on to defeat Freedom 1-0 on Monday night.

Hurricane sophomore, Colin Muller, headed a ball on an assist by senior, Chris Ebersole, in the final minutes of the first half.

Ebersole said, "I tried to place it in the 18, and fortunately, it got to the six. Colin had a great header."

At the time, Muller was running to the post.

"As the ball came, I knew it was for me, and I headed it to the keeper. We practiced that for days," said Muller.