Freeport Sports

Burrell, Freeport softball emerge as challengers to Deer Lakes for Section 3-AA title

Deer Lakes senior center fielder Maureen Hutchinson was her school's homecoming queen this past fall. Her softball team also might be waiting in suspense to ...

Freeport's Hochbein twins share competitive identity

With his closest competitor right at his heels, Freeport senior Dylan Hochbein leaned forward just enough to win the 300-meter hurdles before collapsing onto the ...

Freeport senior Miller got pole vault bug from 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

Ian Miller's introduction to pole vaulting didn't come from the Olympics. It came from "SpongeBob SquarePants." The Freeport senior remembers watching an episode of the Nickelodeon ...

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Springdale's Tyler Robbins, Freeport's Kim Mixon

Tyler Robbins School: Springdale Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: A two-year starter and team captain, Robbins is a pitcher and plays third base ...

Knoch has 'breakout day' at plate to topple Freeport

There has been a flu bug going around the Knoch baseball team, and it has impacted several players, including top pitchers Alex Stobert and Cole ...

A-K Valley high school roundup: Freeport track teams clinch section titles

The Freeport girls track and field team made a habit of winning section titles, and now the boys are doing the same. Freeport's girls clinched their ...

Race for baseball playoffs in Section 5-AAA still muddled

Like most of his fellow Section 5-AAA baseball coaches, Freeport's Chris Graczyk lives a life of mystery. After a recent game, an observer remarked that ...

Slick defense lifts Burrell in 1st-place softball showdown

Burrell has been trying to cut down on errors this softball season so it doesn't impede the progress of its strong-hitting offense. With a pair ...

Freeport baseball holds off late Valley rally

With six teams in a chase for three spots, the second half of the Section 5-AAA playoff race could get hectic. Freeport and Valley got a ...

Freeport's 'Dirty Dozen' turns heads in Section 3

Maybe it's fitting that Freeport has such a small roster. It plays in WPIAL Class AA's smallest section. Whatever the case, Freeport's "Dirty Dozen" is ...

Petrone hits, pitches Deer Lakes past Freeport

Ryan Petrone did it all for Deer Lakes on Monday afternoon. The senior left-hander went the distance, struck out eight and doubled and tripled as the ...

High school notebook: Bats booming for Highlands softball team

Highlands' strong point this season was supposed to be its pitching, and while that area has been strong with sophomore Emily Cochran and junior Maddie ...

Deer Lakes softball's section, home dominance curtailed by Freeport

Sound told the story. Behind one dugout, loud cheers of glee. Behind the other, stunned silence. Freeport came to West Deer on Thursday and did something no ...

Sloppy play costs Freeport baseball in loss to Knoch

Minutes after Freeport's game Thursday against Knoch, a sudden wind gust caused a shed at a house outside James E. Swartz Memorial Field to go ...

A-K Hall of Fame inductee Dillen carried on Freeport tradition as coach

Bill Dillen feels fortunate to have had mentors like legendary coaches Bob King and Don Earley help him prepare for his coaching career. Dillen took the ...

No-hitters abound in A-K Valley

Aside from actually playing games in what has been, at times, unseasonably pleasant weather (sans the last few days), local baseball and softball teams have ...

Freeport baseball team flips script on sour 2015 season

To Freeport sophomore Nevin DeCroo, the difference between this baseball season and last year's is palpable. The 2015 season wore on the Yellowjackets as they suffered ...

A-K Valley roundup: Freeport baseball shuts out Valley

Nathan Pastorek continued his hot start to the season Tuesday. Because of that, so did Freeport. Pastorek pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing three hits and striking ...

Burrell softball upends unbeaten Freeport

Burrell softball went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for some preseason scrimmages and practices, but the trip occurred a week before the WPIAL's official start date. ...

Freeport girls lacrosse takes off under new coach

Successfully laying the ground work for a budding program is not only about generating interest but also sustaining it. In his first season as the Freeport ...

Freeport's Radvan changes pitching motion for the better

Kristie Radvan admitted she was a little power-hungry heading into this softball season. The Freeport junior made significant changes to her pitching motion to harness more ...

Guido: Freeport stadium construction on schedule

Rather mild winter weather has allowed construction workers to make progress on Freeport's new football stadium on the Buffalo Township campus. The $4.2 million facility, ...

High school roundup: Freeport lacrosse wins 2nd of season

Freeport is building its girls lacrosse program, one win at a time. The Yellowjackets, a first-year WPIAL team, put together their second victory of the season ...

Freeport southpaw Pastorek in control against Burrell

Nathan Pastorek wanted to establish control of his pitches in his first extended start of the season. In so doing, he took control of the game. Pastorek ...

A-K Valley roundup; Freeport's Radvan tosses no-hitter

Kristie Radvan had a season debut to remember in the pitching circle for Freeport. The junior threw a no-hitter as the Freeport softball team opened the ...


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