Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Aungst, Giants even series

Thursday, August 15, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton pitcher Justin Aungst took a few steps off the mound toward the Giants dugout in the fourth inning, having thought a called third strike was coming from the home plate umpire. Instead, the former Salisbury ace had to walk back up the dirt after a called ball.

Limeport’s Damin Muth singled on the next pitch to bring home the Bulls’ first run of the game, leaving Aungst visibly upset.

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.


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.