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Pates grind through tough loss

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

With any type of loss, there's always a lesson to be learned and Freedom's basketball team took a valuable experience from their setback to Easton last Friday night.

Closing out games and finishing contests that you can win are always important steps towards becoming an elite team and the Patriots (3-1) are certainly aware of that following a 47-45 overtime loss to the Rovers (3-0).

Gonzalez wins; 'Canes take 3rd

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Anytime you can place half your roster at a wrestling tournament, it's been a good weekend.

Those were the words of Liberty head coach Jody Karam, as his Hurricanes came off a third place finish from the Penn Manor tournament last weekend.

Grimaldi Gonzalez was one of three finalists for the 'Canes, but the only one to come home with a championship, claiming the 126-pound crown following a 6-5 decision over Ronnie Perry of Solanco.

Noah Klingborg (170) and Jake Gunning (220) each took silver for Liberty, as eight Hurricanes came home with medals.

Liberty swimmers sweep Zephs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty's first conference swim meet of the 2012-2013 season resulted in a 115-34 victory for the Hurricane boys and a 95-75 victory for the Hurricane girls last Thursday over Whitehall.

Sean Vanatta, Nolan Vanatta, Matt Buell, and Jacob Jones won the 200 medley relay for Liberty in 1:55.08.

Alex Fitch won the 200 free in 2:08.48, James Sheplock took first place in the 200 IM in 2:18.27, and Ryan Spadt swam to a first place finish in the 50 free in 24.60.

FHS girls top Easton

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Preparation and patience were the keys in Freedom's 54-49 victory over Easton last Friday.

"We had three days to prepare, and they did what we thought they would. They play kind of helter skelter," said Freedom coach Ron Garza.

With a first quarter score of 13-12, the Patriots took better control in the second quarter, and had a 30-22 lead by halftime.

"We were attacking their defense, finding open shots, and making good passes," said Freedom senior guard, Ashley Gordon, who had 13 points against the Red Rovers.

Hawks are king

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, who's to say the dynasty can't continue with a new crop of wrestlers?

Becahi's uncertainty to open 2012 started off with signs of resiliency, which eventually led to the Golden Hawks capturing the King of the Mountain team championship over the weekend at Central Mountain.

Darian Cruz (120) and Jose Ortiz (182) both took away titles, as eight Becahi wrestlers came home with medals as the Hawks pulled away from foe Parkland in the team race 177.5 to 126.

Pates win Q-town duals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

You know the expectations for Freedom's wrestling team are different when a 4-1 opening weekend record is somewhat disappointing.

Head coach Brandon Hall doesn't want to seem overly critical or negative of his troops bringing home first place honors from the Quakertown Duals over the weekend, but when 5-0 was the goal for the Patriots, Hall meant it.

"I asked our seniors if I was being too critical about our results and they said no," Hall said. "It was the first weekend of the season and you're just not where you're going to be yet.

Cheer teams invited to compete

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Cheer Team is inviting high school, recreational, and CYO cheerleading squads to participate in its fourth annual Golden Hawk Cheer Challenge, scheduled for Jan. 12.

"This is a friendly way to get teams back onto the competition mat after the holiday break before the larger competitions begin," said Bethlehem Catholic cheerleading coach, Brenda Michalska.

Freedom's hockey team gets a victory

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

Mike Mould knows his team will tackle the challenge.

A season ago, Mould's Freedom ice hockey team made a momentous late-season run in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) Pure Division, a stretch that lead them into the championship against Parkland. Before their revival, Freedom appeared a longshot at best to make the postseason.