Bethlehem Press

Monday, July 13, 2020

Jody Karam named Easton wrestling coach

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jody Karam had a regret.

After resigning from the Liberty wrestling job following the 2018-19 season, Karam suddenly felt the void in his life this past January when he told Liberty athletic director Fred Harris that he made a mistake.

That point was only exacerbated in February as he watched the District 11 dual tournament in Memorial Gymnasium.

Karam, Liberty’s all-time leader with 362 career wins, wanted to be out there on the floor giving guidance, but instead was bound to being a spectator.

Q & A ... with Freedom’s Mayson Panik

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom senior boys lacrosse player Mayson Panik will be attending Kutztown and majoring in communications.

1. Now that the news of the spring season being over has had time sink in, what are your thoughts or emotions about not being able to play your senior year?

“With the news that the season is canceled it really ruined my spring. I am still a new athlete to the lacrosse community, and I fell in love with the game as soon as I stepped on the field.

2. What were you looking forward to the most this season?

Corsi hired as new BC baseball coach

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Matt Corsi has been coaching high school baseball long enough to understand what Mike Grasso has meant to the Bethlehem Catholic and local baseball community.

That’s why taking over the program is such an honor for the 1999 Becahi graduate, as Corsi was approved last week to succeed Grasso after 36 seasons leading the program and 45 years in total coaching at the school.

Q & A... With Liberty’s Brady Wied

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s lacrosse player Brady Wied will have a chance to play sports in college, but his final spring season at Liberty will always go down as the one that got away.

Here are Wied’s thoughts on a lost spring season that many seniors across the Lehigh Valley have suffered.

We will be attending Arcadia University to play lacrosse and is currently undecided on his major but will possibly pursue sports management.

1. Now that the news of the spring season being over has had time to sink in, what are your thoughts or emotions about not being able to play your senior year?

Alex Knoll to get his chance

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Alex Knoll could tell you that the odds were probably against him.

The likelihood of a Palmerton math teacher playing in one of golf’s major tournaments likely weren’t in his favor.

But Knoll knows golf. And he knows anything can happen.

When the PGA Professional Championship - scheduled for July 19-22 in Austin, Texas - was canceled, Knoll found himself among a select group of players that would be playing in this year’s PGA Championship event.

Q & A ... with Becahi’s Peter Varghese

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Peter Varghese will be attending Penn State University Park and majoring in criminology

1. Now that the news of the spring season being over has had time to sink in, what are your thoughts or emotions about not being able to play your senior year?

“It’s disappointing to not get to play any games as a senior. As a team we all put a lot of work into the preseason, like many other teams. Everyone worked really hard from the players to the coaching staff and hopefully the team can continue to grow next year.”

2. What were you looking forward to the most this season?

Outdoors: Good time to introduce kids to fishing

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With many Lehigh Valley residents out of work because of the Covid-19 virus, it may be a great time for parents with young children to introduce them to fishing.

I have a buddy who is attempting to introduce his 12-year old son to fishing, especially since his son’s Boy Scout troop gave him a spincast rod/reel combo.

I recall buying my young son at the time, a Zebco 33 spincast reel and rod set. Those are nice for first time anglers as they’re easy to cast with their push button line release on the rear of the reel.

Q & A ...with BC’s Addison Roche

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Addison Roche is a senior Becahi softball player who plays third base

She will be attending East Stroudsburg University.

Q: How would your teammates describe you?

A: “Hardworking, caring, and a leader.”

Q: How did you keep softball alive while you were not playing on the team?

A: “Hitting in my backyard, throwing and doing drills with my brothers, and lifting.”

Q: What is a favorite hit or play you made in the past at Becahi?

A: “My double against Easton that helped us win sophomore year.”