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All-stars named

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Sports

District 11 named its volleyball all-stars recently.

In Class AA, Becahi's Lauren Hess, Maddie Titus and Kelsey Mowrey made the first team.

In Class AAA, Liberty's Brooke Priestas was named to the first team. The second team featured Freedom's Rylie Haas as the only local player.

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ALL-STARS

Class A

Most Valuable Player

Mary Kate Sherkness (Marian Catholic, 12th, Outside Hitter)

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Freedom cheerleaders prep for competition

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's competition cheerleading squad is preparing for its first competition on Dec. 8 at the Cheersport Philly Grand Competition at Villanova University.

The Patriots' routine begins with tumbling and a jump sequence and ends with a dance.

"We're using a lot of Celine Dion songs; a lot of old stuff; a lot of throwbacks this year," said Freedom captain, Emilee Strange.

The Patriots went to a cheerleading camp in July, when they first started working on their routine.

BC looks to do it again

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's wrestling program has accomplished a lot over the past two years, but that doesn't mean they're satisfied.

With back-to-back District 11 2A and PIAA 2A titles in hand, along with their first Lehigh Valley Conference championship last season, the Hawks return looking to do it all over again.

Head coach Jeff Karam begins his fifth year (18th overall) at the helm of the program with the expectations unchanged.

LHS courts need repair

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

'Canes tennis coach Leo Schnalzer pushes issue

There is no love lost between Liberty High School's tennis teams and the filthy, crumbling tennis courts on which they are forced to play.

In 2007, Liberty tennis coach, Leo Schnalzer, decided to do something about it. Little did he know, his hands would be tied, and five years later, he continues to wait and hope and fight for any repairs to be made.

The good news is that it appears as though the tennis courts will be resurfaced this summer, according to Mark Stein, Director of Facilities and Operations for the Bethlehem Area School District.

Donnelly to Lehigh

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't happened during Andy Pitsilos's 11-year tenure as baseball coach at Liberty, but there's always a first time for everything.

Senior shortstop Pat Donnelly became the first Liberty player under Pitsilos to commit to a college early, when he announced this month that he would attend Lehigh University to play baseball.

Donnelly, who was a first-team all state selection last year, took advantage of making the decision now.

Donnelly to Lehigh

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It hasn't happened during Andy Pitsilos's 11-year tenure as baseball coach at Liberty, but there's always a first time for everything.

Senior shortstop Pat Donnelly became the first Liberty player under Pitsilos to commit to a college early, when he announced this month that he would attend Lehigh University to play baseball.

Donnelly, who was a first-team all state selection last year, took advantage of making the decision now.

Voices of anglers and boaters are needed

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will lose federal funding of nearly a million dollars that you helped contribute if Congress fails to pass a budget before the end of the year. Our federal government could breach trust with America's anglers and boaters by sequestering their contributions from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Trust Fund that goes to pay for aquatic resource conservation, public access to waterways and boating safety education, says the PF&BC.

Freedom ice hockey off to a nice start

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Freedom head hockey coach Mike Mould has been waiting for this season.

His squad began the season with 15 seniors, many of whom have been with the program for several years and those same upperclassmen endured their share of bumps and bruises their first two years in struggling years of the program.

Last season, Freedom hockey team caught fire late in the season, piecing together an impressive run that lead them into the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) final against Parkland.

Grenauer saw plenty of time for Cabrini

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom graduate and Cabrini College freshman, Jen Grenauer, completed her first volleyball season as an outside hitter for the Cavaliers.

"It was definitely different than high school. There was different speed, different tactics. Everybody's tall. In high school, I was the tallest one. When we first started, we played against Johns Hopkins and DeSales. It was so fast- paced. High school wasn't like that at all," Grenauer said.

Coached by Eric Schaefer, Grenauer had her fair share of starts and playing time.

Winter practice takes shape before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing synonomous with Thanksgiving, it's also the start of the winter sports season. The winter schedule officially picked up Friday afternoon for schools across the state as coaches and players prepare for another season of winter action.

In Bethlehem Catholic's wrestling room, those dreams of glory have become a mainstay for the Golden Hawks as they return as two-time defending PIAA 2A dual meet champs, but head coach Jeff Karam knows that road will be even tougher this year as his squad deals with graduation.