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FHS, LHS advance

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

EPC girls’ and boys’ soccer quarterfinals were played last Tuesday when Liberty’s boys and Freedom’s boys advanced to semifinals and Liberty’s girls did not.

The Hurricane boys took on Easton for the third time this season and won on Tuesday night, 1-0.

“We tied them before and we beat them so we were pretty confident we would get the job done,” said Hurricane defender David Reagan. “We knew we were the better team and could put them away.”

The game remained scoreless at halftime, so the Hurricanes talked about how to proceed.

Charboneau first at leagues

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Heading into the finish of the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, Lauren Charboneau heard someone say she started her kick too early, but the Freedom sophomore knew better.

“I was like, OK, I have one person behind me, so I just have to pick it up, and I stopped hearing her over by the trees, but I had to keep pushing. And then I heard a Parkland person say, ‘She started her kick too early,’ but I knew I didn’t because we did workouts right there,” Charboneau said.

Fermin, Frank finish in top-10

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty distance runners Darlyn Fermin and Cole Frank medaled at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Fermin placed sixth with a time of 17:00.4.

“I went out faster than my normal pace,” Fermin said. “I don’t like it cold. I was doing fine until the second mile. At the finish, I had nothing left in my tank. [For districts] I may try to stay behind the top five and let them take the air. Then after that, I’ll have to go early with my kick.”

Frank placed eighth with a time of 17:10.1.

Article By: Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 field hockey postseason gets underway this Wednesday and Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic both will be looking to move on in their respective brackets.

The Hurricanes (15-3-2) enter the fourth seed in the 4A tournament and open with tough contest at 7pm Wednesday night at home against fifth-seeded Stroudsburg.

Unfortunately, being a top four seed means the winner of Wednesday’s showdown will most likely take on an undefeated Emmaus (21-0) team in next Monday’s semifinals, should the Hornets dispatch of eighth-seeded Parkland (10-6).

Hawks fall to EHS in high-scoring game

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

You knew it would come to this. It always comes to this after every football game for the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks.

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...”

It places the 50-49 EPC South loss to the Emmaus Green Hornets (8-1, 6-1 EPC South) on Oct. 20 at BASD Stadium in perspective. It is, after all, a football game. It is not a matter of life or death. But that doesn’t mean a loss like this doesn’t hurt, and hurt like a swift kick to the groin. Why? Mistakes. Too many mistakes sabotaged the Golden Hawks.

Liberty looking for volleyball redemption

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Second chances don’t always come in life, but for Liberty’s volleyball team, they’ll have that opportunity when the District 11 tournament kicks off this Thursday.

Liberty (14-3), who lost to Central Catholic in the opening round of the EPC tournament, takes on Delaware Valley (14-3) in a four-five matchup at home with the hopes of making a run in districts.

The Hurricanes are in the opposite half of the bracket, meaning they’ll likely get a semifinal round battle against top-seeded Emmaus (16-4) should both teams advance.

Hawks fall to EHS in high-scoring game

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

You knew it would come to this. It always comes to this after every football game for the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks.

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...”

It places the 50-49 EPC South loss to the Emmaus Green Hornets (8-1, 6-1 EPC South) on Oct. 20 at BASD Stadium in perspective. It is, after all, a football game. It is not a matter of life or death. But that doesn’t mean a loss like this doesn’t hurt, and hurt like a swift kick to the groin. Why? Mistakes. Too many mistakes sabotaged the Golden Hawks.