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Horvath and Bush resign at Liberty

Monday, December 12, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s athletic department announced the resignation of boys soccer coach Jason Horvath and boys and girls track coach Kevin Bush Monday morning.

Horvath spent 11 seasons at the helm, where he led the Hurricanes to five District 11 semfinals, two district finals, and three league finals. Two of his teams set records for number of wins in a season, including this season’s 19 victories. Horvath finishes his career at Liberty with 153 wins, good for second all-time in the school’s 93-year history.

Rachwal, Wilson named to first team EPC volleyball

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2016 East Penn Conference volleyball all-stars were announced and Liberty led the way with the most honorees through the three teams, earning recognition from five different players.

Seniors Amanda Rachwal and Sydney Wilson led the first-team honors for the Hurricanes, while Parkland’s Sam Graver was named MVP.

Freedom’s Courtney Turocy and Julia Roman each were named honorable mention.

MVP: Sam Graver, Sr. OH, Parkland.

Becahi to stick with Henrich as coach

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Joe Henrich will resume his duties as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic’s football program, as a decision to rename Henrich as head coach of the football program came Monday afternoon.

After the Golden Hawks went through a banner 11-4 season, which saw them capture the District 11 4A title and advance to the PIAA 4A semifinals under interim coach Kyle Haas, the decision to put Henrich back in position came quickly following the Hawks 24-13 defeat to Imhotep on Friday night.

Hawks headed to Ironman Tourney

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

The wrestling season kicks off this weekend for teams across the state and Bethlehem Catholic will again start their season off at the prestigious Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament in Ohio.

The Hawks enter as the ninth ranked team in the country according to Intermat, as 18 teams in the nation’s top 50 are in the tournament, including ten of the top 15 nationally ranked teams.

Each weight class features three wrestlers that are nationally ranked, including Michael Labriola (170), who comes in ranked second in the nation for the Hawks.

Bethlehem Catholic pushes Imhotep to brink

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you could have written a script for a Bethlehem Catholic victory over Imhotep Charter last Friday night, it may have looked like something the Hawks unveiled during their PIAA 4A semifinal with the Philadelphia powerhouse.

The goal was to make a team that dispatched their opponents with ease this season, play a full four quarters.

The goal was to come out and match Imhotep’s brass and physicality.

The goal was to play Bethlehem Catholic football.

Hoop year kicks off

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s basketball team will play in a marquee matchup on Friday night and Liberty will follow suit on Saturday night.

It’s the opening weekend of the high school basketball season and both schools will be tested locally.

Freedom will start things on Friday night at 6:30pm against Central Catholic in the Jeff Dailey Memorial Basketball Tournament at Notre Dame Green Pond.

In the 8 p.m. nightcap, Notre Dame takes on Palisades.

Saturday’s consolation round game will take place at 4:30 p.m. with the final set for a 7:45 p.m. tip-off.

Abi-Daher out as volleyball coach at BC

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic volleyball coach Paul Abi-Daher walked into his end of season meeting with Hawks’ athletic director Chris Domyan expecting to talk about how the girls volleyball season concluded.

Instead, Abi-Daher was informed that the school would be heading into a new direction following his five years of service, as the school will be looking for his replacement.

“This is very much a surprise to myself,” said Abi-Daher. “I thought it was going to be a routine meeting and he [Domyan] told me that they were going into another direction.

BREAKING: Becahi to stick with Henrich as head football coach

Monday, December 5, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Joe Henrich will resume his duties as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic’s football program, as a decision to rename Henrich as the head coach of the football program came Monday afternoon.

After the Golden Hawks went through a banner 11-4 season, which saw them capture the District 11 4A title and advance to the PIAA 4A semifinals under interim coach Kyle Haas, the decision to put Henrich back in position came quickly following the Hawks 24-13 defeat to Imhotep on Friday night.

Tough decision for BC between Henrich, Haas

Monday, December 5, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Coffee or tea?

French or Italian cuisine?

Henrich or Haas?

That’s the dilemma Bethlehem Catholic’s administration is going through this week as the 2016 football season came to a close last Friday night with the Hawks 24-13 loss to Imhotep Charter.

The decision isn’t between what Becahi’s brass prefers when it comes to a morning pick-me-up or what they choose to eat for dinner, but rather who will lead the football program moving forward.

Will it be head coach Joe Henrich or interim head coach Kyle Haas?

Hawks season ends to Imhotep

Sunday, December 4, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic took the state’s top-ranked team to the brink Friday night at Northern Lehigh but the Golden Hawks just didn’t have enough to topple Imhotep.

Nasir Boykins scored on a 39 yard TD run late in the fourth quarter to account for the only points of the second half, as Imhotep won their 29th straight game with a 24-13 victory over the Golden Hawks.

The loss ends Becahi’s season in the PIAA 4A semifinals at 11-4 but it was a year that the Hawks surpassed all expectations.