Article by Erin Krauss, Journalism Student
As we approach the end of March, the winter sport athletes of Freedom High School are now finished with their seasons.
Snow did not arrive until the first few weeks of January, which caused a few two hour delays and some postponed games this season. This snow, however, did not affect our athletes; they continued to play as if they had no days off.
The basketball season seemed to flash by, ending as quickly as it began. The boys team did fairly well this year, their record was 10-12. The girls team was able to make playoffs by having at least a .500 win percentage; their record was 11-11.
I was able to interview one of the juniors on the boys basketball team, Nick Ellis, about a huge win over Easton. He scored 12 points this game, contributing to the 67-43 victory. I asked him if the energy was up at halftime and whether or not it made a difference in the way he played. “I think the atmosphere…boosted our energy at halftime. We knew we were the better team but needed to start playing it and I know personally that I wasn’t playing the hardest I could have, so…I started to take over using my strength to score,” said key player, Ellis.
Let’s dive into the water and check out the swim teams. Both the boys and girls teams went 2-4 on the season. The boys’ biggest win was against William Allen, with a score of 95-58 , and the girls had a huge victory over Allentown Central Catholic 92-62. Ms. Kutch, one of the swim coaches, is very proud of how her swimmers have handled this season, “being able to come back from a Covid season…and getting back into competing physically next to other teams and being so persevering…constantly staying determined,” said Kutch.
On the mat, the wrestling team had a long season, lasting all the way to District 11 States, traveling to Hershey. The boys went 18-5-91. Freedom placed 3rd overall with a win percentage of .557.
Hopefully you were able to come to some of these games and meets, but if not, be sure to check out some of the spring sports that are right around the corner.
To find out more about these past winter sports, you can go to lehighvalleylive.com. Stay tuned for upcoming spring sports including baseball, softball, boys and girls lacrosse, boys tennis, boys volleyball, and track and field.