Evan Callahan always had the physical dimensions to suit up on the football field, but it wasn’t until his senior year that Callahan actually decided to come out and play for the Patriots.
In what started out as a 3-4 season for Freedom, turned into a joy ride of five straight wins to the District 11 6A championship before ultimately falling to Parkland 24-14 on November 18.
The pain of losing a title contest never leaves, but for Callahan, the memories of a night that altered his senior year will also last forever.
Northwest’s last regular season swim meet ended in a 280-211 loss to Trident on July 18 at Northwest, but the boys’ team had its share of victories in anticipation of its upcoming championships meet.
Corbin Eisenhardt, Malcolm Collins, Patrick Gilhool, and Tim Wetmore combined to win the 12 & under 200 medley relay with a time of 2:41.01.
“I usually do best at back and free, but I did my best in all of them,” said Eisenhardt. “I have a lot of friends on different teams, and [I’m looking forward to] swimming against them at championships.”
In tennis, she glides. In basketball, she runs. In track, she sprints.
Kaitlyn Swint, Freedom’s Female Athlete of the Year, does it all with graceful intensity.
“I always told Kaitlyn she was the nicest, most mature young lady other than my daughter,” said Freedom tennis coach Mark Sigmon.
Northwest swim team’s last meet of the regular season took place against Trident on July 18 at Northwest, and both teams, along with those in the ABE swim league, will have competed in championships on July 28-29.
“It’s cool to see all the teams together again [at championships],” said Northwest swimmer Mallory Kramm. “I feel like [in summer swim team] you can put the pressure on and try to improve, but keep it fun at the same time.”
In girls’ results, Lora Flynn, Alyvia Herman, Veronica Lynn, and Helena Lynn won the 12 & under 200 medley relay in 2:47.60.
Hanover’s girls’ summer swim team opened its meet against Soleco with a victory in the 8 & under 100 free relay, and ended its meet with a victory in the crescendo relay on July 10 at Hanover.
Audrey Bloss-Ferry, Tegan Evans, Scarlet Posavek, and Leah Onia combined to win the free relay with a time of 1:24.31.
In the 15 & over 50 free, Kendra Smith placed first with a time of 29.56.
Anna Lehr, Natalie Richardson, Sabrina Krotzer, and Samantha Taylor later teamed up to win the 13 & over 200 medley relay with a time of 2:13.47.
In these Dog Days of summer, fishing in local waters often becomes slow due to high temperatures and low water conditions. All of which makes many fish lethargic. But instead of pursuing them with rod and reel, why not try a bow and arrow.
Gunner Anglovich has always played with a chip on his shoulder. Ever since he started playing football at six-years-old, he was always one of the smaller players on the field.
So, when Anglovich, who’s listed at 5-foot-9, and 175-pounds, made his way up to Liberty’s varsity program, that chip remained.
If there’s one thing Becahi showed in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack playoffs, it’s that it can play any style of baseball.
Pitching, defense and offense were the focus in Becahi’s three playoff victories, leading them to the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack title after finishing third in the standings this season.
While Jackie Arthur was making plans for her future as most teenagers do, something else was happening.
“I felt like basketball was it, mainly because that’s all I ever wanted to do, and then track happened,” said Arthur. “Sophomore year, I was so set on going to Penn State, but then track happened.”
Arthur, Bethlehem Press’s Female Athlete of the Year from Liberty High School, had not intended on being a track and field thrower, nor had she intended on enrolling at Shippensburg University, but that’s what happened.
A split second win for the Hanover Stingrays in the boys’ crescendo relay added to the celebration of Hanover’s 332-207 combined team score victory over Soleco on July 10 at Hanover.
“They won champs two years in a row now, but we normally beat them in the regular season,” said Hanover swimmer Danny Lehr.
Logan Ritter, Gianni Morales, Robert Negron, Sean McGuire, and David Gabrielle won the crescendo with a time of 2:06.09, out touching Soleco who finished in 2:06.22.
Earlier in the meet, Negron won the 15 & over 50 freestyle with a time of 24.38.