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. 


Alumni Update - Jon Turner (Washington & Jefferson)

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A pair of offensive linemen headlined the list as senior center John Wanner and junior left tackleTurner WJ Zack Crossey were named to the First Team while junior running back Ryan Ruffing was tabbed Second Team. Senior linebacker Jared Pratt and junior defensive end Jon Turner each laid claim to a spot on the Third Team. It was the first All-Region honor for each student-athlete.


Rounding out the list was Turner, a Freeport graduate, who was also a First Team All-PAC defender for nationally-ranked W&J. He stood second in the conference with 11.5 sacks and was fourth at 19.0 tackles for loss.

On the season, he was fifth for the red and black with 56 tackles, while his four forced fumbles led the team and ranked among the league and national leaders.



(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Hockey: Offensive quartet leading Freeport

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Freeport lost the third-leading scorer in Class A, Cole Hepler, from last season’s team that was less than a minute away from making the Penguins Cup title game.

But four returning players have helped to pick up the slack and keep Freeport above .500 (4-3) in the early part of the season.

Michael Frazetta (10 points), Robert Reichenbaugh (10), Stone Haberstroh (9) and Hunter Kepple (9) are leading the charge for the Yellow Jackets, who have won their past two games. All four players scored at least 18 points last season, led by Frazetta’s 34 points.

Freeport also has all three goaltenders back from last season’s squad in Matt Huston, Katie Hill and Domenic DiGiacobbe. The trio has split duties, with Huston getting three games and the other two each playing twice. Huston leads the team in wins (2) and save percentage (.910), while Hill has the best goals-against average (3.43).