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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.
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.
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.
Tony Jaso (Bethlehem); Tara Wartman McClimon (Douglassville); Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples (Scranton) and Fred Reinhard (Palmerton) made up the class of 2012 that was inducted into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 9, in Johnston Hall.
Also being honored was Bill Marsh (Carolina Shores, NC, who was presented with the Robert Martin Herbstman Award), and the 1989 men's track team.
All good things must come to an end, but for Bethlehem Catholic's volleyball team, it was just a bit too early.
The Golden Hawks lost in their PIAA 2A opener last Thursday to Pope John Paul II in four games at William Tennent High School.
The Panthers (19-0) won 27-25, 25-22, 11-25 and 25-16 and kept their undefeated season going by winning their quarterfinal over the weekend against Berks Catholic to advance to yesterday's semifinals.
The 80-pound Bethlehem Raiders squad completed a 10-0, undefeated season with a 25-18 victory over the Bethlehem Township Bulldogs in the championship game on Sunday, Oct. 27.
The Raiders jumped out to a 19-0 lead midway through the second quarter on touchdown runs by quarterback Jaylin Freeman and running backs Kyndred Wright and Landon Foster. The Bulldogs rallied with three consecutive touchdown runs by Connor Bevan to close the gap to 19-18 midway through the fourth quarter.
Not a very shocking week in terms of wins and losses, but Parkland's 41-10 victory over Easton pretty much showed everyone what they needed to know about the Trojans. Clearly, the best team around, but it would be interesting to see what the Rough Riders of Catasaqua could do against the Trojans.
Since district sports are run by computers now, maybe we can assemble a computer generated mock Lehigh Valley championship game?
Now that would be fun. Wouldn't it?
1. Parkland (9-2)
Last week's rank: #1
Might as well just put Parkland in the championship.
When KJ Williams walks away from Liberty High School, being the best wide receiver in school history isn't the only part of the equation. Being a good student, good person and a good teammate were all things Williams mentioned .
Not surprisingly though, Williams, is more than just good on the football field.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try to beat Parkland.
That was the advice Freedom cross country coach, Bob Thear, gave to his boys team, in a manner of speaking, prior to the PIAA State Cross Country championships last weekend at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.
So, for the fourth time this season, the Patriots defeated the Trojans on Saturday, placing 16th overall to Parkland's 17th.
"For such a young team and having never been to states before, I tried to tell them what it would be like, but you really can't," said Thear.