A sound of late summer customarily starts at dusk and continues through the night hours. And the sound emanates from a source not often seen unless flushed from a hiding place in flower beds, high grasses, under rocks or under trash cans.
What we speak of are crickets. The little black (or brown) crawlers that some anglers use as bait when fishing for bass. Others enjoy hearing their constant chirping when their home windows are open at night. Others wished they’d go away as their constant chirping irritates them and prevents them from sleeping.
Freedom sophomore Lauren Charboneau ran away with first place by more than one minute in this week’s cross country meet with Liberty, Bethlehem Catholic, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain West, and Pocono Mountain East last Tuesday at Freedom.
Charboneau’s time was 20.03.
Liberty’s Belle Weikert came in second with a time of 21:08, followed by teammates, Emily Jobes, 21:10, Grace Haas, 21:11, and Greta Stuckey, 21:36.
Bethlehem Catholic’s Marcella Benwellos was sixth in 22:11, and Freedom’s Cailin Connelly placed 10th in 22:57.
Not much has changed for Liberty’s volleyball team heading into this season and the Hurricanes want it to continue that way.
Liberty is off to a 4-0 start as they head into a week with two tests against East Penn Conference stalwarts with Parkland (3-1) and Central Catholic (2-2) this week.
Head coach Missy Lynn is hoping that this week can pose some challenges to her team this week, as they’ve swept all four of their opponents this season so far.
Freedom and Whitehall’s girls’ soccer game was a back-and-forth match resulting in a 4-3 overtime win for the Zephyrs last week at Freedom.
Katie Flynn scored first for the Patriots on an assist by Haley Gschrey, and Hope Millets scored next for the Zephyrs on an assist by Cassie Due.
Gschrey was able to put Freedom ahead by halftime with her goal on an assist by Doris Muncan.
“We had to come out with more energy than they did [after halftime] and needed to put another ball in the net to secure our lead,” said Flynn.
Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.
The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos and the new Yuengling Golden Pilsner.
The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association named their All-State teams recently with several members from District 11 named to the 3A team.
The Emmaus trio of James Haag, Cameron Parsons and Matt Swanson earned honors, while Whitehall’s Joseph Herman and Nazareth’s Michael Dougherty also made the squad.
The complete 3A list is below.
PIAA DISTRICT I
Nick Baniewicz Council Rock North S 6’-4” 12
2 Charlie Bluestein Pennsbury LIB 6’-1” 12
3 Dylan Colbert Central Bucks East OH 6’-4” 11
4 Jack Gunshenan Council Rock North OPP 6’-2” 12
After a slow start to the season, Bethlehem Catholic’s field hockey team hopes things could be changing in their fortune heading into this week.
After dropping three straight contests to start the season, the Hawks have now won two straight games to bring their record to 2-3.
Becahi has knocked enjoy success against their EPC counterparts from the north, topping East Stroudsburg North 3-0 and Pleasant Valley 4-1 last Friday.
Getting in the win column is something head coach Lucas Wilde hopes can start some momentum for the team.
Liberty freshman Lindsey Heffernan came off the bench and scored the Hurricanes’ winning goal in its 1-0 victory over Allentown Central Catholic on Saturday at Liberty.
“It was nice,” said Heffernan. “The goalie hit it instead of catching it and I just kicked it in. I was pretty focused [afterward] because I knew if we let another goal go in, then it didn’t matter at all.”
Throughout the second half, Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach took opportunities to encourage the Hurricanes to do exactly what Heffernan, on an assist by Kathryn Wescoe, had done.
For nearly 15 minutes of game action last weekend, or a quarter-and-a-half, the Bethlehem Catholic High School football team looked like it was going to be another victim of the Parkland High School football team on its home turf.
It could not get anything going and the Trojans defense, normally stifling to the point of consistently recording shutouts, had not yet allowed a point to the Golden Hawks.
The most indelible image from a game with so many dramatic moments was the one of head coach John Truby with his arm around the shoulder of QB Todd Erney in private conversation following the Liberty Hurricanes’ postgame huddle.
When Truby returned to meet with reporters he said, “I thought Todd Erney played a great game.”
Easton entered the game undefeated but untested, as their three previous opponents had combined to post a 0-9 cumulative record. Liberty was 2-1, coming off a loss to Bethlehem Catholic.