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Munion will continue her career at Nova Southeastern

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

2013 Freedom graduate, Brooke Munion, has signed a letter of intent to continue swimming at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Munion had been a swimmer for the Patriots since her freshman year, most recently swimming the 100 fly and the 500 free.

"I picked Nova Southeastern because it had marine biology, and the swim team was competitive. They did well this season, and I thought I could contribute to their team," Munion said.

Munion took a recruiting trip to the university for three days in December.

Sonic off to slow start

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't been the type of start that FC LVU Sonic were hoping for to kick off their 2013 NPSL season, but it's also not the end of the world.

The Sonic shrugged off an 0-2 start to the season to last week when they defeated the Pocono Snow 3-0.

Head coach Dave Weitzman has seen his team miss six penalty kicks in league play and in open competitions thus far this season and hoped to iron out the details as they try to defend their league crown from a year ago.

Bath aiming to repeat

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bath is looking to replicate a memorable 2012 summer this time around with another crop of talented players on their legion roster again.

Following a 28-5 season a year ago, which saw them win the NORCO title and reach the Region 2 finals last year, head coach Gene Sostarecz expects his team to be in similar position this season, as the team is off to a 2-0 start following wins over Northampton and Nazareth.

Jeff's look to get above .500

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been a battle of close matchups thus far for Bethlehem Jeff's in the NORCO legion campaign this month.

Jeff's currently sit at 1-3 through the calendar, with most of their contests being within striking distance of varying results.

Outside of a 14-1 loss to Freemansburg, Jeff's have been in every contest, losing 8-7 to Hellertown, 5-4 to Northampton before salvaging their first win of the season, a 2-0 victory over the Wanderers.

Head coach Paul Henning wants to make the playoffs with this group after coming up short last year following a 9-12 finish.

Hawks fall to Nazareth Academy

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's softball season came to an end on Thursday afternoon in Lyon Station, as the Hawks fell to District 1 champ Nazareth Academy 2-1.

Becahi had plenty of chances in the contest but could only score once, which came in the top of the second to give them an early 1-0 advantage.

Joelle Morey started the rally with a hit and Ann Li Dietrich pinch ran for her. Dietrich would eventually come around to score on a close play at home as catcher Jean Markovic got the RBI.

But that would be it.

Freedom's Sinai takes bronze at states

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

To compete in the PIAA State Tennis Championships as a sophomore in high school can be overwhelming, but to win a state bronze medal shows that focusing on your game, no matter what your age, can lead to success, as was the case with Freedom's Andrew Sinai.

The Patriots' number one singles player proved to be the third best tennis player in Pennsylvania after defeating Mount Lebanon's Peter Hazlett, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, in Sinai's last match of the tournament on May 25 at Hershey Racquet Club.

Deppe Classic for good cause

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic was played Saturday at Limeport Stadium, with a team comprised primarily of players from the Lehigh Valley Conference (red team) downing a team assembled generally from teams in the Colonial League (blue team) 11-4.

The game raises money for the American Cancer Society and also provides a final high school memory for graduating seniors from area schools. Easton's Nick Beinlich was chosen as the Outstanding Player of the game for the red team as he found ways to contribute throughout the game.

Second title in three years

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic pitcher, Joelle Morey, was one strike away from a Class 3A District 11 championship last Thursday at Pates Park when Becahi fans started clapping.

"I was so nervous. I didn't know what to do. It was so much pressure," Morey said.

Morey, however, knew exactly what to do.

The Becahi senior threw a strike, and the Hawks were district champions, defeating Palmerton, 9-0.