Bethlehem Press

Monday, March 19, 2018

Pates top Liberty; fall to Trojans in finals

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

It is a cliché that has been around for decades, but it was certainly on display at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink on Feb. 28: When these two rivals meet, you can throw the record books out.

The Freedom Patriots ice hockey team was dominant over their Christmas City opponents this season. Freedom beat Liberty 11-0 in the season opener and the Patriots out-scored the combined Becahi-Central Catholic squad 32-4 in three games this year.

Liberty field hockey in EPC finals

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Liberty field hockey team has accomplished a lot during the 2017 season, but head coach Mary Kate Omdah loves that the Hurricanes aren’t celebrating…Yet.

Liberty advanced to the East Penn Conference championship by defeating East Stroudsburg South in the quarterfinals and Easton in the semifinals. The Hurricanes (18-2) will face Emmaus (20-0) in the finals on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Becahi dominates Kids

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

For Bethlehem Catholic head coach Joe Henrich, the Golden Hawks’ 48-0 victory over Northampton last week was the perfect result.

While he was certainly happy to leave Al Erdosy Stadium with a shutout victory, Bethlehem Catholic still made a number of mistakes that caught the coach’s eye and will help keep his team grounded this week in practice.

The Golden Hawks fumbled twice, committed six penalties for 55 yards, and dropped a wide-open touchdown pass through the hands of the receiver.

Patriots knock off Central

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

It may have been the first game of the season, but the Freedom defense looks like it’s in midseason form.

The Patriots (1-0)forced three turnovers and held Central Catholic (0-1) to seven three-and-out possessions in Saturday night’s 27-3 victory at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

Freedom entered halftime with a 7-3 lead and Central Catholic was never able to make up ground in the second half — literally. The Vikings produced negative net yardage for the first 19 minutes of the second half until generating some first downs in the game’s last possession.