The Winter sports season is on a brief streak this week for Christmas, but the games will return the day after. Before we get to the sports, I would like to say congrats to the Nazareth Competition Cheerleaders, as on Wednesday, Dec.17 they went down to Shawnee Intermediate School in Easton to participate in the first ever Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cheerleading Competition and our girls won the title! The girls will next participate in a tournament at Bethlehem Catholic High School on Saturday, Jan. 3rd. The Nazareth boy’s basketball team played two home games this past week. On Dec.16, the boys played host to Pocono Mountain East and won 59-32. On Dec.19 they played host to Emmaus and fell in that game 46-37, then went up to East Stroudsburg South on Saturday, Dec. 20 and won 51-40. The boys will play in the Honesdale Tournament over the holiday. They will play at Honesdale at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 and round two will be Monday, Dec. 29. The Nazareth girl’s basketball team played at Pocono Mountain East on Dec.16 and won 44-41. On Dec.19 the girls played at Emmaus and won that game 68-31. At present time the girls are 6-0 and will play in the Bangor Tournament over the holiday. They will play at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 and round two will be on Saturday, Dec. 27. The Nazareth wrestling team had two home meets this past week. On Dec.17 they welcomed Northampton on Alumni Night and won 42-19 as all the former wrestlers were in the house for that meet, then the team went back the night after on Dec. 18 and welcomed Stroudsburg. They won that one 49-19 and then on Dec. 20 and 21 the team went down to Newark Delaware for the Annual Beast of the East Tournament where they had eleven wrestlers and did pretty well. Check out www.nazarethsports.net for results from that tournament. The Nazareth varsity wrestling team will compete in the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic on Sunday, Dec. 28 and Monday, Dec. 29, at Liberty High School, 1115 Linden Street Bethlehem, PA 18018. For up to the minute Nazareth news, check out www.nazarethsports.net.