The Liberty hockey team may not have had the results in terms of wins this year, finishing at 4-10-1, but their season was still filled with highlights and quality play.
The Hurricanes were actually a mix of kids from all over the area, which included Saucon Valley, Phillipsburg, Warren Hills, Pocono Mountain, Palmerton, Moravian Academy and Quakertown.
Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.
Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:
Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance
9 a.m. – Preliminaries
11 a.m. – Quarterfinals
1 p.m. – 1st Round Consolations
2 p.m. – 2nd Round Consolations
3:30 p.m. – Semifinals / 3rd Round Consolations
The Freedom girls basketball team needed overtime on Thursday night before knocking off Nazareth in the District 11 6A girls final, 40-39.
Trailing 39-37, the Patroits Hailey Silfies hit a three-pointer with just seven seconds left to give her team the lead for good. After that, the defense took over as Nazareth was able to inbound the ball, but could only make it to around half court before a desperation shot missed.
The Bethlehem Catholic boys survived a last-second shot to advance to the EPC finals.
Allen hit a desperation shot as the clock hit all zeros, but it came after the buzzer, and the Hawks advanced past the Canaries 56-54 on Wednesday night.
Justin Paz led all scorers with 17 points in the back and forth game. Ryan Santana added 11 and Ryan Young had 10. DeAndre Gardner chipped in with nine.
Tyreek Bell and Jasiah Lopez each scored 14 for Allen.
The Hawks move on to play Central in the finals. The game takes place at Liberty at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.
The East Penn Conference announced the schedule for its boys and girls basketball tournaments.
Both tournaments start today, Monday, Feb. 12.
In the boys bracket, Bethlehem Catholic is the top seed and will host Parkland, the eighth seed. Central earned the second seed and will host seven-seed Northampton.
Pocono Mountain West is the fourth seed and will host Allen, the fifth seed and Eastburg South took the third seed and hosts Easton, the sixth seed. All games start at 7 p.m.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.
Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.
Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th – Stroudsburg vs. Parkland.
If there’s one thing Becahi showed in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack playoffs, it’s that it can play any style of baseball.
Pitching, defense and offense were the focus in Becahi’s three playoff victories, leading them to the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack title after finishing third in the standings this season.
The Connie Mack playoffs started this week and two Bethlehem teams were a part of the action.
Bethlehem Catholic ended with the third seed and earned an automatic trip to the state playoffs as well as a chance to win the Lehigh Valley League title. The Hawks finished 13-5-1 to take the all-important top-four spot in the LV standings.
Also making it was Northeast Bethlehem, which finished with a mark of 10-9 good enough for the 10th seed. They traveled to seventh seed Northern Valley on Monday but lost 8-4.
The Bethlehem Catholic Connie Mack team is returning eight starters from a successful campaign a year ago, and that could mean good things for the 2017 season.
So far it has as the team is off to a 4-0 start as of late last week, already beating South Parkland and Lower Mac.
“Last season was our inaugural Connie Mack season at Becahi but we had great year finishing fifth out of 24 teams in the regular season,” said head coach Jack Daddona. “With that said, and returning eight experienced starters, you can imagine the boys are excited for the year.”
Bethlehem is finally going to have a team in the Blue Mountain League once again.
Bethlehem Steel baseball is set to take the field this season and the squad will be part of the Lehigh Sports Association, playing home games at Gene’s “Field of Dreams” Complex.
Juan Carreras will be the team’s general manager and is excited about bringing adult baseball back to Bethlehem.