Hockey: Yellowjackets earn first point in nearly a month

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

A tough end-of-the-season schedule has Freeport stumbling towards the finish line, but the Yellowjackets earned a hard-fought point Feb. 16.

Michael Frazetta scored with less than three minutes to play as Freeport and Deer Lakes finished in a 5-5 tie.

Freeport (11-8-2) entered the game having lost four straight games, falling to Westmont Hilltop, Thomas Jefferson, Montour and Hempfield. Freeport’s last win was against Mars on Jan. 19.

The Yellowjackets should pick up a win Thursday against a two-win Gateway team. Freeport is already slotted into the No. 3 seed from the Tier 1 Eastern Conference, and will take on Tier 2 Eastern Conference No. 2 seed Bishop McCort in the first round of the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs.


Hockey: Freeport enjoying surprisingly good season

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Marky Billson profiles the Freeport hockey team.

"This year's version of the Freeport Yellowjackets hockey team has been an enigma.

They have an impressive record of 11-7-1, which exceeds the preseason hopes of first year coach Mel Reichenbaugh.

"I told my assistants I would have been happy with .500," Reichenbaugh said, pointing to a roster that has nine skaters playing on the varsity for the first time this season.

Nonetheless, Freeport made the semifinals of the Penguin Cup playoffs last year before bowing to eventual Class A Penguin Cup champion Quaker Valley, 4-3. So while the team was young, the players were inspired to play at a high level."



Hockey: Yellowjackets have impressive week

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Freeport picked up its first win in almost a month (mostly due to the holiday break) Tuesday when it took down Gateway, 7-3.

But what the Yellowjackets did last Thursday was more impressive.

Freeport limited high-powered Quaker Valley to just 22 shots, and goaltender Matt Huston stopped 21 of them, in a 1-1 tie between the two teams that met in an epic Class A Penguins Cup semifinal last season.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Josh Beale, Freeport

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Name: Josh Beale
School: Freeport
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Forward

Background: Beale poured in 35 points to lead Freeport to a 79-58 win at Deer Lakes last Friday. A 6-foot-3 forward and three-year starter, Beale leads the Yellowjackets in scoring with 19.9 points per game. Beale's father, Mike, is the team's head coach, and his brother, Ben, is a freshman guard. The Yellowjackets are 9-4 overall and sit in fourth place in Class AAA Section 1 with a 3-3 record.


Hockey: Haberstroh helps Yellowjackets stay hot

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Stone Haberstroh scored twice and added two assists to lift Freeport to a 5-3 win against Hempfield Monday night in a battle of potential Class A Penguins Cup contenders.

The win marked the sixth in a row for the Yellowjackets, who at 8-3 are now tied for fifth in Class A. Hempfield fell to 9-3 with the loss.

Haberstroh has been particularly hot during Freeport’s winning streak. The junior forward had just one goal and three assists in Freeport’s first five games, but has tallied 13 goals and 21 assists over the past six games. Four of his 13 goals during the win streak have been game-winners.

Haberstroh is tied for 11th in Class A in points with 25, as is his teammate, Robert Reichenbaugh. Reichenbaugh is fifth in the league with 19 assists.