Bethlehem Catholic tennis players Kevin Hamilton and Stephen Rossi defeated Allentown Central Catholic and Moravian Academy before losing to Notre Dame Green Pond in the District XI Doubles Tennis Tournament quarterfinals last weekend.
In the first round, the Hawks defeated Mike Gordon and Shawn Regan, 6-2, 6-1.
"Central wasn't that tough of a match. I wasn't playing really well, but we needed to execute," said Rossi.
In the second round, the Hawks defeated Danny Lessig and Jack Reilly, 6-4, 6-4.
Freedom High School's competition cheerleading squad ended its season with a bang at the AmeriCheer Internationals on March 16-17 in Disneyworld, winning first place in the Level 4 All-Star Division and winning second place in the High School Division.
The Patriots competed in each division twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. Lower scores were thrown out in order to establish the winners.
It's the time of year that Bethlehem Catholic usually heats up their playoff chase and the Golden Hawks haven't disappointed as of late.
Just over a week ago, Becahi was five games below .500, now they're right in the middle of the hunt.
The Hawks won four straight games heading into yesterday's contest against Freedom and if their momentum is any indication of where they're season is heading, all signs point north.
City League Dart Championships
Fritz-Wesleyan 9, College Hill 5
Matt Balikian 5-5 (3 RBIs), Bryan Weller 4-6, Herb Gates 3-6 (4 RBIs), Jack Rohal 3-5 for Fritz-Wesleyan; Jim Rivera 3-4 (2 RBIs) & Tom Hartzell 3-4 for College Hill.
Fritz-Wesleyan 8, College Hill 5
Jack Rohal 3-4, George Rothermel 2-3 (3 run home run) & Matt Balikian 3-5 for Fritz-Wesleyan; Chuck Stoltz 3-5, Tom Hartzell 2-5, Andrew Hock 2-5 & Tom Mosser 2-5 for College Hill.
Fritz-Wesleyan 9, College Hill 7
Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.
Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools in the conference.
In a battle of the Bethlehem schools, Liberty's boys track and field team defeated Freedom 96-54.
In individual sprinting events, Liberty's Gerald Vital won the 100 meter (11.1), and Adam Uliana won the 200 meter (22.7). Freedom's Tony Flatts took first place in the 400 meter (53.1).
In distance, Roberto Marrero placed first for the Hurricanes in the 800 meter (2:02), Freedom's Chris Kelly won the 1600 meter (4:42), and Ben Ziegler was first in the 3200 meter (10:56) for the Patriots.
Freedom's Ross Sonnenblick earned every ounce of his bronze medal at number three singles in the LVC Tennis Championships last Monday.
"It was amazing. I've played three sports, and this is the single best moment," said Sonnenblick.
Seeded fourth, the Patriot freshman defeated Northampton's Tyler Nicholas, 8-7 (7-5), in his first match of the day.
Liberty bounced back from a rare loss this season with, well, more wins. The Hurricanes fell to Emmaus last week 4-3 to scratch their league record with only their second defeat of the campaign.
However, the Hurricanes (12-3, 8-2) bounced back with an 8-0 victory over Nazareth and a 12-5 win over Hazleton as they march into this week with a firm grip on the division lead.
Bethlehem Catholic's Luke Mesko and Niko Franekic took home bronze medals at number three doubles in the LVC Tennis Championships last Monday.
"It feels good, but we're a little disappointed. We wanted to win it all," said Mesko.
The Hawks had been the top seed, but lost to Parkland in the semifinal, 10-4.
"Their lineup got moved around. They played a lot better than in the regular season, and we were not volleying well. It was fitting at the end because it was Parkland, Emmaus, us, which [reflects the regular-season standings]," Franekic said.
Andrew Sinai felt that he could have, and should have done better in the District 11 singles tournament last year, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Egor Ivanov of Parkland. This year, he wanted to prove that he was the best tennis player in the district.