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Becahi looking for gold

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic will be in the hunt for the District 11 3A team title this weekend, as the individual wrestling postseason gets underway this weekend at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium.

Head coach Jeff Karam is hopeful that his team can finish the season strong, following a third-place team finish at the PIAA dual meet tournament in Hershey.

“We still haven’t figured out the entire lineup for this weekend,” said Karam as of last weekend. “We’re going to try and get as many guys...

Pates want to make mark

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom wrestling coach Dante Terenzio hopes his team can put everything together this weekend to kick start the individual postseason.

The Patriots will look to extend their postseason run for another three weeks heading into Hershey, but this weekend’s District 11 3A tournament is step one in the process.

Terenzio is also confident that his team can make some noise.

“I think, if our guys wrestle to their potential, we can have a top five finish,” said Terenzio. “That’s...

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports



Bethlehem Soccer Club’s 2020 spring Academy registration is now open.

The program is open to boys and girls born between 2012-15. There are two, one hour training sessions per week (Wednesdays and Fridays) with games on Sundays starting at noon. Season starts mid-March and runs through early June.

Practices and games are played at First Responders Park, located off Airport Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

Cost is $120 per...

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 39 21 .650

Star of Beth 40 23 .635

Light of Christ 34 26 .567

Bath Luth 32 28 .533

Salem UCC 30 30 .500

Emmanuel 27 30 .474

St. Stephen’s 28 32 .467

Christ UCC 28 32 .467

Farmersville 25 35 .417

St. Paul’s 25 38 .397

Ebenezer 22 35 .386

St. Paul’s at

Star of Beth 1-2, 8-5, 2-3

SB - Scott Hoffert 8-13, Tyler Frankenfield 6-12 HR, Bill...

District 11 playoffs beginning this week

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty, Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic will all kick off their District 11 basketball tournaments this week, as the postseason is officially upon us.

In 6A, Liberty enters as the second seed at the bottom of bracket after falling to Allen in last week’s East Penn Conference championship.

The Hurricanes open play on Saturday at 6 p.m. against seventh-seeded Northampton at Easton. That game will then be followed by up by top-seeded Allen taking on the winner of the eight-nine...

BC girls knock off Freedom in semis

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team is usually a third quarter team, but last Tuesday night, the Hawks lit up the second with 12 straight points in their 59-38 EPC semifinal victory over Freedom at the PPL Center in Allentown.

“Coach told us to stay in the game and don’t let them come back,” said Becahi forward Kourtney Wilson, who scored 18 game-high points. “Watching film, we see the open spots on the floor, so when we come into the game, we just have to execute.”


Hurricanes to be tested

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s young wrestling team will be put to the test this weekend when the District 11 3A tournament gets underway at their home gymnasium.

For head coach Brandon Hall, this season has been a learning experience, but it’s also one where his team has grown, hopefully into a team that can turn heads at Memorial Gymnasium.

“We certainly have several guys who feel they are ready for post season competition and can advance to next week’s regional tournament,” said Hall. “As a team...

Liberty girls top Pates

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Liberty’s girls’ swim teams closed out the season with their annual rivalry meet last Thursday when the Hurricane girls defeated the Patriots, 103-81.

Liberty’s Talia Lehr, Abby Mack, Brooke Sergent, and Sarah Park won the 200 medley relay in 1:58.03.

Sammy Taylor took first place in the 200 free in 2:05.24, and Mack won the 200 IM in 2:16.07, both for the Hurricanes.

Freedom’s Sydney Straka placed first in the 50 free in 26.77.

In diving, Sarah Gill...

’Canes defeate FHS boys

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ swim team hosted Liberty last Thursday when the Hurricanes defeated the Patriots, 114-50.

It was the Patriots, however, who won the first event of the meet, the 200 medley relay, swum by Andrew Ehret, Eric Mann, Danny Connell, and Luke McClure in 1:50.10.

Liberty’s Patrick Gilhool took first place in the 200 free in 1:54.24, and Sean McGuire won the 200 IM in 2:13.90, followed by Umut Akus and Tim Wetmore, all Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes also had a one-two...

Liberty falls to Allen

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty boys’ basketball coach Chad Landis said the Hurricanes had a great run but getting back to business for a district run is at the top of the list after their 64-42 loss to William Allen in the East Penn Conference final last Thursday night at the PPL Center in Allentown.

“I don’t know exactly what it was,” Landis said of the Hurricanes’ shortfall. “It was one of those nights.”

Allen dominated the first quarter and led 21-12 before scoring six straight points to start the...