Happy holidays from Andy’s Corner. The Nazareth winter sports season is in full gear as the Varsity Wrestling Team started their season on December 9 at Liberty. The boys won the match 36-25 and went to Central Mountain High School for the King of the Mountain Tournament on December 11 and 12. They finished in third place and will now have their home opener and youth night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 vs. Allen. On Thursday, December 17 they’ll have Alumni Night with a 7 p.m. home match vs. Central Catholic and will then travel to Delaware on December 19 and 20 for the Beast of the East Tournament. The Nazareth Swimming Team had their home opener on December 10 with a win over Dieruff and will now host Northampton at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 17 at the Nazareth Middle School pool. The Nazareth Boys Basketball Team played at Stroudsburg on December 8 and won 68-54. On December 11 the boys hosted East Stroudsburg North and won a thriller 54-52 to improve to a 3-0 record. They’ll play at Pocono Mountain East at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15 and then at Emmaus on Friday, December 18. They’ll host East Stroudsburg South at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 and then host Whitehall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22. The Nazareth Girls Basketball Team is 3-1 as they beat Stroudsburg at home on December 8 with a score of 42-29. On December 11 the girls went up to East Stroudsburg North and won 57-32 and will now host Pocono Mountain East at 7 p.m. on December 15. They’ll also host Emmaus at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 18 to wrap up the home portion of the schedule for the 2015 calendar year. The girls will then visit Whitehall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22. The Nazareth Competition Cheerleaders had a competition on December 12 and will have more competitions in January of 2016. The Nazareth Chess Team was in action last week in a very important match with Easton and came away with a win.  Andy’s Corner would like to say congrats to Julia Flood, Randy Baxendale, Michael Pagliaro and Callie Gibson on qualifying for District Band and big congrats to Amy Strauser, who was named to the 2015 NSCAA Fall Girls Soccer All-East Region Team. Congrats to Amy Strauser (1st), Haven Snyder and Holly Lunt (2nd), Abby Marchese, Caitlyn Lazzarini and Ali Hoff, all area team for Girls Soccer for the Express Times and also in the all area team for Field Hockey in the Express Times. Congrats goes out to Lauren Resh (3rd), Melissa Nagy, Allyson Stitzer, Emily Wahlgren and Maya Wales (honorable mention) and Katrina Reggiero on being named to the 2015 AAA All-State Pennsylvania volleyball team and Vanessa on receiving the Lehigh University Tauck scholarship to study abroad next summer in Belgium. Stay tuned next week for more Blue Eagles Sports News.


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