Bethlehem Press

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Wanderers staying in contention for top seed

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Earlier this season Wanderers head coach Dwight Pulieri wasn’t sure what type of team he was going to have this summer, but through 11 games, the Wanderers have proven to be a quality side in NORCO.

The Wanderers came out of the weekend with a 9-2 record on the season and appear to be one of the top teams in the league this season sitting behind a 10-2 Northampton team in the standings.

Pates reach final four at Cedar Beach tournament

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom made a run to the final four of the Cedar Beach basketball showcase over the weekend and saw it end there.

The Pates lost to Emmaus in Sunday’s final four 52-41 and fell to eventual champion Berks Catholic 47-35 earlier on Sunday to give them a 4-2 finish to the tournament.

But after struggling through the Cedar Beach summer league with a 1-6 mark, the Pates made their usual run at a summer tournament, much to the pleasure of head coach Joe Stellato.

Becahi conducts a football combine

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic recently held its football program’s combine to culminate the hard work put forth during the winter weight lifting season.

It was also an opportunity to kick start their spring program and showcase players in front of several college coaches on hand.

This was the sixth year that the Hawks have held their combine and this year’s affair had 12 college coaches on hand including the likes of Lafayette, New Hampshire, Bucknell and Buffalo.

Matt Leon signs with LA Angels

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty graduate Matt Leon signed a professional contract with the Los Angeles Angels recently, culminating a fascinating chapter in his career at Seton Hall.

Leon joined Seton Hall as a walk-on his freshman year and ended his senior campaign as one of four unanimous Big East selections this past season.

The former walk-on had a stellar senior year breaking Seton Hall’s single-season record for saves, and climbed to second on the Pirates’ career saves and appearances list. He led the Big East in saves, appearances, games finished and games in relief.

Freedom: 22 senior athlete destinations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom recently announced its newest class of graduating seniors that will be moving on to continuing their education and athletic careers at the next level.

The Pates had 22 seniors reveal their college destinations recently, highlighted by Alec Huertas heading to Long Island University to play baseball.

Julia Roman also topped the list by choosing Drexel to play softball, while Hailey Silfies will join Huertas in Brooklyn for her basketball career at St. Francis College.

The complete list of signees is below.

Abdul Beasley - Mount Union University (football)

Valley falls in Cup play

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup run ended Monday afternoon in Philadelphia at the hands of a Delaware North in the quarterfinal round.

Delaware North was in control from the beginning taking a three-run lead in the first inning and then never looked back en route to a 26-9 victory.

After taking care of Urban Youth Academy 10-7 in the opening round of the tournament, LV was no match for their Delaware counterparts at FDR Park.

LV Carpenter Cup team opens this week

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Carpenter Cup baseball team was announced last week as the squad looks to prepare for this year’s edition in Philadelphia.

This will be the 26th year of the franchise, as they look to buck a recent trend of being ousted from the first round in two of the last three years.

Freedom sophomore outfielder Nick Stannard is the lone Bethlehem player on the list, as the team is led by 10 players from Parkland and Emmaus.