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Barker, Vital pace ’Canes to title

For the Liberty golf team, the beat goes on.

The Hurricanes defended their East Penn Conference (EPC) title Monday afternoon as they downed Nazareth, 301-322, at Old Homestead Golf Course. Liberty entered the tournament with an overall 18-0 record.

Northampton was third (337); Stroudsburg, fourth (345); Emmaus, fifth (347); Parkland, sixth (360); Freedom, seventh (362); and Pocono Mountain East, eighth (372).

“We just take one match at a time,” cautioned head coach Steve Bradley. “We had some people missing from our lineup, and everyone filled in well and picked up the slack.

“Our guys have been playing well, and we’ll see what happens.”

Jimmy Barker and Matt Vital took top honors for the Hurricanes, as they both carted a 74. Michael Vital was second with a 75. Jase Barker and Freedom’s Krish Patel both finished forth with a 78.

Vital expects his team to have a long road ahead.

“The season has been great all around,” he said. “We all have played pretty well and stepped up when others didn’t have their days. We feel a lot of pressure after missing out last year.

“We feel like we have to go far this year with three seniors on this team. We not just have to make it to states, but contend for the title.”

For Northampton, Madison Salter took the top spot for the girls. She shot an 87 and won the tiebreaker over Camryn Hoff of Nazareth, who also shot an 87.

On the boys side, Gavin Pychinka earned a medal, shotting 82 and finishing in 11th place.

Trent Moyer shot an 83 and was just out of a medal finishers at 13th. Justin Edwards shot 84 and was 14th, and was right behind Moyer in the final standings.

Michael Seidick shot 88 and Jayden Bleiler had an 89.


74 Jimmy Barker (LHS)

74 Matt Vital (LHS)

75 Mike Vital (LHS)

76 Hunter Probst (SHS)

78 Krish Patel (FHS)

78 Jace Barker (LHS)

81 Will Eberz (SHS)

81 Lewis Ronca (NAZ)

81 Aiden Greenberg (NAZ)

82 Noah Schurman (EHS)

82 Gavin Pychnika (NHS)

83 Matt Ronca (LHS)


83 Trent Moyer (NHS)

84 Justin Edwards (NHS)

85 Zachary Miller (NAZ)

85 Luke Ronca (NAZ)

85 Matt Rader (WHS)

86 Even Murphy (PME)

86 Nate Sauter (EHS)

87 Brady DiPasquale (PME)

87 Madison Salter (NHS)

87 Zachary Yenawine (EHS)

87 Camryn Hoff (NAZ)

88 Lydon Patascher (PV)

88 Bryson Hicklin (NAZ)

88 Michael Seidick (NHS)

88 Louie Pagano (FHS)

89 Jayden Bleiler (NHS)

89 Landen Benner (PHS)

90 Mujtaba Jaffer (PHS)

90 AJ Sundstrom (PHS)

91 Chloe Chase (PHS)

91 Sydni Sundstrom (PHS)

92 Chase Beck (SHS)

92 Andrew Kleist (EHS)

95 Nick Hoffman (FHS)

95 Evan Martz (PME)

95 Anna Farnschlader (EHS)

96 Nate Zauck (SHS)

96 Ashlyn McCormick (PME)

97 John Hughes (EHS)

101 Dhruv Patel (FHS)

103 Jake Fulmer (EAS)

104 Joey Napoli (PME)

104 Mitchell Wescott (PME)

DQ Andrew Brinker (SHS)

DQ Jacob Grillo (FHS)

WD Allie Tarreto (NAZ)


87 Madison Salter (NHS)

87 Camryn Hoff (NAZ)

91 Chloe Chase (PHS)

91 Sydni Sundstrom (PHS)

95 Anna Farnschlader (EHS)

96 Ashlyn McCormick (PMW)

WD Allie Tarreto (NAZ)

WD Chaeli Rocchiho (CCHS)


301 Liberty 1

332 Nazareth 2

337 Northampton 3

345 Stroudsburg 4

347 Emmaus 5

360 Parkland 6

362 Freedom 7

372 PM East 8