Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Article By: nick hromiak Special to the Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission transported 15,800 brown and brook trout fingerlings from their Bellefonte Hatchery to the Lil’ Le-Hi Trout Nursery, located on Fish Hatchery Road in Allentown.

The latter is often referred to by many as the Lil’ Le-Hi fish hatchery, but it’s really not. A hatchery, by definition, hatches baby trout from eggs while a nursery receives the baby fish, feeds them and takes care of them while they grow to legal size to be stocked in area waters.

Lehigh Valley Keystone baseball team announced

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Keystone State games are slated to start next week from July 25-30.

It will be another summer installment for the Lehigh Valley baseball entry, as they look to continue their success at the tournament over recent memory after taking the silver medal in the Scholastic Division a year ago.

The complete schedule for the tournament will be released later this week, but listed below is the complete roster for this year’s team.

Note: there are no Junior Division teams in the tournament this year.

2018 Roster

Barbosa resigns from BC boys hoops

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic boys’ basketball coach Ray Barbosa resigned Monday morning and will take over as the new coach at Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown.

It ends a short, but highly-successful, three-year run for Barbosa at Becahi, as the Hawks won back-to-back District 11 4A titles the past two seasons and reached the PIAA semifinals last season before falling to mighty Imhotep Charter.

Wanderers run ends in the semis

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Wanderers saw their NORCO Legion season come to an end in the semifinal round of the tournament over the weekend, following Saturday’s 5-3 loss to Northampton in the final game of the three-game series.

Northampton was able to win the first and third games of the series to advance to the finals against Nazareth, ending the Wanderers season at 17-5-1.

Head coach Dwight Pulieri knew his team gave everything they had in an even series against the third-seeded Kids.

Four Liberty swimmers receive honors

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty High School swimmers, Chris Chambers, Robert Negron, Jase Smith, and Jake Evert achieved a total of four AA honors among them from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association/Speedo for the 2017-2018 All America Swimmers and Divers Top 100 performances.

“This year we placed super well in the relays, and then there was my 50 free,” said Negron.

Chambers, Negron, Smith, and Evert had the 14th best time nationally in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:23.46.

Stingrays knock off Macungie

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Hanover Stingrays summer swim team stayed undefeated in the Suburban Swim League after defeating Macungie, 320-261 last Thursday at Hanover. The Stingrays are now 6-0.

In individual events, first place finishers for the Stingrays were Julian Najarro in the 13-14 50 free with a time of 27.32, Natalie Richardson in the 15 & over 50 free with a time of 29.83, and Robert Negron in the 15 & over 50 free with a time of 24.43.