Bethlehem Press

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Hawks set to defend title

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic may have a new coach in charge this winter on the hardwood, but the Golden Hawks will still carry high expectations when the season gets underway this weekend.

Becahi is coming off a 28-4 season a year ago, which saw them make a run all the way to the PIAA 4A state semifinals, only falling to Imhotep.

The Hawks won their first EPC title a year ago and enter the year as back-to-back District 11 champions.

’Canes aim for next step

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s wrestling program might be one of the top oiled machines in the area, but can the Hurricanes take the next step toward solidifying a spot in Hershey this season?

Jody Karam enters his 26th year at the program with one of his most experienced teams, as Liberty hopes they can make their first crack into the PIAA dual meet tournament this winter.

After finishing last season 22-2, with both of their losses coming to league and state powers, Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth, the Hurricanes will be primed for another tremendous winter under Karam.

Hawks set to defend title

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic may have a new coach in charge this winter on the hardwood, but the Golden Hawks will still carry high expectations when the season gets underway this weekend.

Becahi is coming off a 28-4 season a year ago, which saw them make a run all the way to the PIAA 4A state semifinals, only falling to Imhotep.

The Hawks won their first EPC title a year ago and enter the year as back-to-back District 11 champions.

Hawks fall to Imhotep to end 2018 season

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic was full of hope heading into their third straight PIAA 4A semifinal with Imhotep last Friday night, but the hope turned into reality quickly in Northeast Philadelphia, as the Panthers jumped ahead early and never looked back in a 43-6 rout.

It was the third straight year Becahi fell to Imhotep at this stage of the state tournament, but this year’s result was the most convincing score in the recent series.

FHS sees season come to an end

Friday, November 30, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom knew it had to play a nearly perfect football game in order to beat St. Joseph’s Prep in last Saturday’s PIAA 6A quarterfinals. Unfortunately for the Pates, too many mistakes in the first half forged an easy path for a Prep victory, as Freedom ended its season in Northeast Philadelphia at the hands of a 42-14, mercy rule defeat.

Saturday’s defeat was another loss by District 11 to the Philadelphia Catholic League champion, as Prep has topped their D11 counterparts in five of the past six years.

Hawks are moving on

Friday, November 30, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

You can’t really label a series of games between two teams as a rivalry unless one side has tasted defeat, but perhaps from a Bethlehem Catholic point-of-view, this week’s matchup with Imhotep Charter in the PIAA 4A state tournament is just as big, or bigger than any Liberty or Freedom city showdown.

The Golden Hawks (11-3) will make another trip down the turnpike this Friday night to Northeast High School to face Imhotep (11-2) for the third straight year in the state semifinals at 7 p.m.

BC pulls away for another 4A title

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Winning never gets old and Bethlehem Catholic’s football program certainly doesn’t mind celebrating on November weekends when other teams are at home watching.

The Golden Hawks won their third-straight District 11 title Saturday night in dominating fashion, posting a 73-14 win over Saucon Valley in the 4A championship game.

A game that started out with the Hawks trailing 14-7 saw them score 66-straight points in a rout that materialized quickly, giving the program their fifth title in six years and their 13th overall.

Becahi rolls on way to finals

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It almost seems like the last two weeks of football was just a formality for Bethlehem Catholic, but the dirty work has been completed and berth in this Saturday’s District 11 4A championship has been booked for the Hawks after handling Pottsville 40-28 Saturday afternoon at BASD Stadium.

The win matches Becahi (9-3) with a date against Saucon Valley (10-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Nazareth.