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Liberty boys need OT to advance

Monday, October 17, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Liberty’s boys soccer team needed OT to get by Emmaus 2-1 in the East Penn Conference soccer playoffs.

Chase Tackett and Valentin Perevalov scored the Hurricane goals with Sammy Abiles and Trevor Koski adding assists in the victory.

The ’Canes advance to take on Pocono Mountain East on Tuesday, which is past Press deadlines. PME was a 1-0 winner over Allen. Liberty will play at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley.

In the other semifinal, Stroudsburg beat Central 1-0 and Parkland was a 4-0 winner over Northampton. Parkland-Stroudsburg at 5 p.m. at Pleasant Valley.

EPC announces fall sports playoff schedule

Friday, October 14, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced playoff matchups for the 2016 fall sports season on Friday, Oct. 14. Here’s a look:

Field hockey

Three games will take place Saturday, Oct. 15: Whitehall (8) at Emmaus (1) 3:30 p.m.; Easton (5) at Northampton (4), 2 p.m.; Pocono Mt. East (6) at Liberty (3) 3:30 p.m.; Parkland (7) at Stroudsburg (2) 2 p.m.

The semifinals will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with the finals slated for Thursday, Oct. 20.

Boys soccer

Golfers compete in EPC tournament

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn golf tournament took place last week at Woodstone Country Club outside of Bath.

Nazareth’s Kevin Scherr captured the tournament championship with low round of 74. In fact, Nazareth had three players in the top-10 to help them win the team title with a score of 320. Central Catholic was second with a score of 339.

For the girls, Emmaus’ Sam Fritzinger shot a 79 to help Emmaus to a third place finish with a score of 340.

Becahi defeats Liberty

Sunday, September 25, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic picked up a key EPC football victory on Saturday afternoon as well as some bragging rights.

The Hawks dominated the second half en route to a 38-7 victory over rival Liberty at BASD Stadium.

Leading 17-7 coming out of halftime, Becahi outscored Liberty 21-0 over the final two quarters thanks to Randy Terry III’s three rushing TDs.

Terry scored on runs of 3, 11 and 46 in the second half to add to his two-yard scamper from the first half for a four-touchdown day, collecting over 130 yards in the process.

Becahi defeats Liberty

Sunday, September 25, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic picked up a key EPC football victory on Saturday afternoon as well as some bragging rights.

The Hawks dominated the second half en route to a 38-7 victory over rival Liberty at BASD Stadium.

Leading 17-7 coming out of halftime, Becahi outscored Liberty 21-0 over the final two quarters thanks to Randy Terry III’s three rushing TDs.

Terry scored on runs of 3, 11 and 46 in the second half to add to his two-yard scamper from the first half for a four-touchdown day, collecting over 130 yards in the process.

Bethlehem Catholic Connie Mack among the top teams in league

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Even though it’s their first year in the league, the Bethlehem Catholic Connie Mack team is playing well in the Lehigh Valley League.

As of early this week, Becahi sits in third place at 12-5 behind Catty (14-3) and the Balliet Vikings (12-1), with Lower Mac and Emmaus right on their tails. As of Monday, Becahi leads the league in total runs with 158.

So far, the team is right on pace for their goal of making the state playoffs.

BC has Connie Mack entry

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rather than have their baseball players split up and play for other teams in the offseason, Bethlehem Catholic now gets a chance to keep them together.

Becahi has a team entered into the competitive Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League this season, allowing their guys to continue to play together on the same field.

“This is Bethlehem Catholic’s first time ever having a Connie Mack baseball team,” said head coach Jack Daddona. “Most teams in the league are defined by territory whereas our members must be students of Bethlehem Catholic.”

Pates are EPC champs!

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Former Phillies great Richie Ashburn used to joke during broadcasts that all a pitcher needed to do was hit a home run and pitch a shutout to earn a victory.

Freedom’s John Yocum didn’t quite do that, but he played a huge part in his team’s 1-0 win that gave Freedom the East Penn Conference championship on Wednesday night against Central.

On the mound, Yocum went the distance and allowed just two hits and no runs while knocking in the game’s only run with a hit in the bottom of the sixth.

Article By: Scott Pagel spagel@tnonline.com

Friday, May 13, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC track and field meet took place at Whitehall this past Tuesday and Wednesday with several Bethlehem-area athletes claiming firsts.

Jaylyn Aminu of Liberty captured two of those golds, taking the 100 and 200.

The Hurricanes Rachel Finn struck gold in the pole vault and the LHS girls 400 relay team also won gold.

For Freedom, Will Alpaugh won the 1600.

The Press’ Katie McDonald will have a complete recap in the May 18 edition of the Bethlehem Press and we’ll follow it up with a recap from the District 11 meet in our May 25 issue.