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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.

EPC TRACK AND FIELD TOP PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its first track and field top performance list of the 2016 season.

Among the Bethlehem-area notables are Liberty’s Raisa Kochmaruk in the girls 3200 who has the best time with a 11:37.74. Jochobed Arthur of Liberty is tops in two girls events with a throw of 35-9 in the shot put and 104-11 in the discus.

The Hurricanes’ Eleni Prodes has the best throw in the javelin with a 115-8.

Winter Classic set for Feb. 6

Monday, February 1, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Winter Classic scheduled for February 6

Saturday, January 30, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Winter Classic scheduled for February 6

Friday, January 29, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.