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LV Cup team opens this week

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2017 Carpenter Cup baseball rosters were announced last week, as the team opens up their 25th season in the event taking place at Philadelphia’s FDR and Citizen’s Bank Park.

The team’s opening round contest takes place on Thursday, June 15, at 12:30 p.m. against Jersey Shore (NJ) at FDR Park.

The complete roster for the team is below.

Becahi’s Matt Morrow, a senior pitcher, is the lone Bethlehem area player on the team.

Brittain Shander (11) INF Northampton

Michael Jenkins (12) P Parkland

Matt Morrow (12) P Becahi

End of the line for LHS Great year concludes in state semis

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It started out as a bright and sunny afternoon for baseball, but quickly turned into storm of runs for Pennsbury during Monday’s PIAA 6A semifinal showdown with Liberty.

The Falcons erupted in the top of the third inning for nine runs to douse any hope for the Hurricanes, as Liberty’s memorable season came to a close at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, falling in a five-inning 10-run rule by a final 12-0 score line.

District 11 will form a hall of fame

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District XI will be bringing their own Hall of Fame to town when the inaugural class will be inducted on October 14, 2018.

News of the announcement came last week as The District XI Hall of Fame will include athletes, coaches, officials, and contributors and will be reflective of those individual’s contributions on the District XI high school level.

Postgraduate, collegiate, or professional performance will not be assessed in selecting Hall of Fame recipients.

LHS baseball’s first since 2007

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Gabe Albino knew he had to make up for an eighth inning error in last Wednesday’s District 11 6A championship against Parkland.

His ninth inning lead off triple put the pressure on Parkland in a deadlocked 1-1 ballgame and a shallow sac fly by Caleb Tereska gave Albino the shot to push ahead the winning run.

As he tagged back to third base, the play at the plate was a microcosm of a championship bout, as the throw home was on time, but Albino slid just to the side, under the arm of the catcher’s mitt, to give Liberty a 2-1 lead that would stick.

’Canes Kaylin West spends year at IMG

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

There can’t be many things better than spending your first post-graduate year from high school by living in Florida. Double that idea with having sports as your full-time job for the school year and it becomes even more intriguing for any student-athlete.

For Liberty graduate (2016) Kaylin West, you can say, she was living the dream this past year.

West officially received a scholarship to Coastal Carolina recently to become apart of their women’s basketball program after spending the past season eating and breathing basketball at IMG Academy, located in Brandenton, Fl.

BASEBALL - Liberty knocks off Parkland for D-11 title

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Gabe Albino knew he had to make up for an eighth inning error in last Wednesday’s District 11 6A championship against Parkland and he did it two ways with the game heading into the ninth inning.

His lead off triple put the pressure on Parkland in a deadlocked 1-1 ballgame and a shallow sac fly by Caleb Tereska gave Albino the shot to push ahead the winning run.

Becahi falls in volleyball finals

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

When it comes to championship contests, the team that can make more plays and commit less mistakes has an upper hand to walk away as champions.

For Bethlehem Catholic, they saw the District 11/1 2A championship so close to their grasp, but eventually fall in the hands of Dock Mennonite Academy last Thursday night at William Tennent High School in Warminster.

The Pioneers came back to force a fifth game and rallied from the depths of a 14-13 score to come back to win in five games (21-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-11, 16-14).

FHS, Becahi ousted from district playoffs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was not for the feint of heart and a scene that any baseball coach would struggle to endure in the sixth inning of Freedom’s District 11 6A quarterfinal against Pocono Mountain East last week.

With the game tied at 3-3 and both teams battling, the flood gates opened up in a decisive sixth inning, as the Cardinals would score 12 runs in the frame to solidify the contest on Freedom’s home turf, ending in a 15-3 defeat for the Pates.

For head coach Nick D’Amico, last week’s forgettable frame was something like he’s never seen before.

Rovers bounce FHS from girls and boys D-11 tourney

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s girls lacrosse team enjoyed a memorable season, but the Patriots weren’t able to overcome top-seeded Easton Monday night in the District 11 3A semifinals at Northampton.

The Rovers won by a 15-3 margin, giving them their third win of the season over Freedom, as they move to Wednesday’s final against second-seeded Parkland.

Emily Tuturice scored six goals for Easton (16-1) in Monday’s win.

Hawks get a second chance with D-11 berth

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic may have suffered through a tough spring season, but the Golden Hawks aren’t worried about that any longer.

Becahi qualified for the District 11 4A baseball playoffs as a sixth-seed despite having a 6-14 season mark, as they head into Wednesday’s battle with fellow Catholic school rival, third-seeded Allentown Central Catholic, who also enter the tourney with a sub .500 mark of 7-13.