Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Three area players make EPC first team

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2017 East Penn Conference All-Star baseball team was announced last week with two Liberty players getting first team honors, as Jared Burcin (C) and Sam Kraihanzel (IF) earned recognition.

Freedom junior pitcher Alec Huertas was nominated as a first team utility player.

Two Hurricanes made the second team, led by Alex Laudenslager (P) and Elias Gross (IF).

Bethlehem Legion baseball teams eye playoff berths

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The NORCO Legion season is winding down and Bethlehem teams are battling for postseason berths with the season heading into the final week of play.

Freemansburg (8-6) sits in good position with the 18 game regular season slated to conclude this Sunday, as Chris Medei’s crew should secure one of the five wild card berths available.

“Our goals are to make the playoffs and compete for a league championship,” said Medei. “We just want the kids to perform at the level their capable of more consistently.”

Freedom girls reach Cedar Beach finals

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase gave fans a sneak peek of what they can look for this winter on the hardwood and for the Freedom girls, that appears to be another district run after reaching the finals on Sunday.

The Patriots fell to University City (N.J.) 51-40 in the championship game, as their New Jersey counterparts were the only team to beat Freedom in the tournament.

BC wrestlers compete at national events

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers have kept busy over the summer with national events, as several Golden Hawks wrapped up a dual meet tournament at the Disney Duals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida recently.

Ryan Anderson, Luca Frinzi and Niko Camacho were part of Team MAWA (Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association), who reached the finals but fell to Young Guns wrestling club (from western Pennsylvania) 24-24 on criteria.

The event featured 103 teams from 20 states, as top wrestlers from across the country participated in the event.

Gold rallies for victory at McDonald’s All-Star Game

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

This year’s game was the opposite of last year’s 65-62 point frenzy, where both teams actually played defense and stopped the opposition and featured a bit of intrigue, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) came back from a 22-7 deficit to overpower the Red squad (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties).

“It felt great to come away with the winning score,” said Petros. “The play was drew up for me to get the ball and it worked out. It’s a great way to end my senior year.”

Kyle Haas back for McDonald’s game

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

For this year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic participants, Thursday’s outing is undoubtedly the last time all of them will suit up for one last high school football game.

For Gold head coach Kyle Haas, it’s also one last game to lead after serving as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic last season on an interim basis.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) takes on the Red team (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties).

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.