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Freedom girls soccer gets victory over LHS

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

After playing to a 1-1 tie in the first half, something changed on the Patriots’ side and Freedom took a 2-1 victory over Liberty on Thursday night at BASD Stadium.

“The girls absolutely stepped it up in the second half,” said Patriot coach Bob Eaton. “We told them to play our game, play quick, play fast, get the ball up the field, creating chances. We were really aggressive tonight and did a really great job.”

Freedom forward Haley Gschrey scored the first goal of the game with 22:26 left in the first half.

Top-10: Pates on top

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?

Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.

Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.

1. Freedom (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

This just seems like a magical year for the Pates. Nine straight wins this week.

The Pick: Freedom 42- Central Catholic 14

LHS closes regular season by topping FHS

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty goalkeeper Blake Koski was no worse for the wear by the time the Hurricanes defeated Freedom, 2-0, last Thursday night at BASD Stadium; he was, in fact, beaming.

“It’s unmatchable. You never see this kind of energy anywhere except for football games. You don’t see this in club. You’re playing for something in high school, and that makes it so much different,” Koski said.

Volleyball playoffs to get underway

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

LHS field hockey gets win

When the East Penn Conference volleyball playoffs get underway this week, Liberty will look to win their third straight conference title when the action begins Tuesday night.

The Hurricanes (13-2) are all but guaranteed a top-four seed in the eight team playoff, as they wrap up the regular season Monday night at home against Freedom (11-6).

Cross country teams wrap up regular season

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty’s cross country teams wrapped up their regular season with a meet last Tuesday at Easton High School.

Liberty’s boys scored victories over Freedom, 17-40, Becahi, 15-50, and Northampton, 23-32, but lost to Easton, 33-23 and Nazareth, 31-26. Liberty’s girls scored victories over Freedom, 20-35, Becahi, 18-42, and Nazareth, 23-32, but lost to Easton, 34-23, and Northampton, 31-24.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Trap League


Star of Beth. 16 2 .889

St. Paul’s 8 4 .667

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 8 7 .533

Farmersville 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444

Ebenezer 8 10 .444

Salem UCC 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Dryland 7 11 .389

Light of Christ 5 10 .333

Salem UCC (2-1)

at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS - Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.

S - Bob Krause 4-10.

Ebenezer (9-6, 5-4)

at Light of Christ (3-1)

FHS wins EPC tennis tile

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots clinched the EPC tennis tournament championship last Wednesday at Freedom High School.

The Patriots had one gold medalist, five silver medalists, and two bronze medalists.

Freedom sophomore Tashanna Smith won gold at one singles after defeating Easton’s Elessa Jacobs, 10-2.

Natalie Sinai won silver at two singles after her match with Becahi’s Belen Blasco, won by Blasco, 10-7.

Outdoors: Hunting seasons begin to open

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

By the time you read this, several hunting seasons, including small game and big game, have opened statewide.

As for big game, it’s muzzleloader bear season in WMUs 2B. 5B. 5C and 5D that runs Oct. 13-20. The small game list includes rabbit, grouse and squirrels with split seasons that run Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24; and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. The exception is grouse that whose seasons are Oct. 13-Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-24.