Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Patriots beat EHS on the road, again

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite a rough two-game stretch to close out the regular season, which included a 21-7 loss in the finale to Bethlehem rival Liberty, Freedom head coach Jason Roeder wasn’t concerned as his team prepared for the district playoffs.

In fact, it was that recent stretch that Roeder believed would strengthen his team as postseason football got underway. And he was right.

Via games provide fun, entertainment

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

All-star games are meant to be fun for the players and entertaining for its crowds. After a high school basketball season that saw plenty of local area teams reach the state tournament, Saturday’s Via All-Star Basketball Classic was a refreshing ending to plenty senior players’ careers.

In the first two contests of a four-game schedule of the 42nd Annual Via All Star Basketball Classic at Northampton Community College, the North and South teams split the outcomes. The South girls defeated the North, 45-38, in the first game, followed by a 102-85 victory for the North boys.

Crushed!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Freedom avenges Emmaus with convincing district semifinal win

The Freedom football team rallied off the final of it’s last meeting against Emmaus: a close 37-35 loss. The date was fresh in their minds — September 30.

Since then, Freedom knew that it had improved on the field. Last Friday night showed just how much the Patriots have changed since late September.

Boys miss out on trip to states, fall to Falcons

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It wasn’t long ago that Bethlehem Catholic nearly tasted a berth for the state playoffs. But their overtime loss to No. 1 seeded Pottsville in the semifinals put those plans on hold, as least for the time being.

With another opportunity to crack the state field on the table with Friday’s consolation game against No. 2 Salisbury, Becahi looked to be on their way midway through the fourth quarter as it held a 52-45 lead. The Falcons had been held to just two points over the first half of the final frame.

Yankees take 2-1 series lead in finals

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Jake Hebert's story is a unique one.

Hebert, one of a handful of talented pitchers on the Northern Yankees' staff, grew up in Missouri and later attended his early collegiate years in Illinois. Just last November, Hebert moved to the Macungie area and transferred to Lehigh Carbon Community College where he plays baseball in the spring.

On Sunday night, Hebert brought the Yankees one step closer to their first Blue Mountain League title after experiencing plenty of success in the Tri-County League.

Bulls have revenge on their mind in BML semis

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Just a week ago, it looked as if the road to another championship appearance in the Blue Mountain League would be easy for Limeport.

The Bulls, who finished the regular season with the No. 1 seed in the playoffs at 25-11, quickly built a 2-0 series lead against the Northampton Giants. A pitching spectacle from ace Adam Maini in Game 1 led to an 8-0 win. A 7-5 victory the next day brought the Bulls within one win of their fourth championship appearance in six years.

Yankees hope to get over hump of BML semifinals

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After plenty of success in the Tri-County ranks in recent years, the Northern Yankees transitioned to the Blue Mountain League a year ago with much of the same triumph. In their inaugural BML season, the Yankees were one of the final four teams standing in last year's playoffs.

But a 1-0 series lead in the semifinals against Limeport quickly diminished to a 3-1 series defeat in a matter of days, leaving an uneasy feeling in the Yankees' stomachs.