Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

FHS girls soccer wins first title

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom forward Katie Flynn held on to the District XI girls’ soccer championship trophy like it was gold, but the gold was hanging around her neck, placed there by Coach Bob Eaton after the Patriots defeated Nazareth, 3-1, in the Class 4A final on Saturday night at Emmaus High School.

“It means a lot and we just brought it all together. It’s post season, we’re a whole new team, and we’ve been on a streak,” Flynn said. “I told them at halftime this is not over. We have to go out and...

Freedom knocks off Emmaus, Parkland up next

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

It wasn’t a historic passing night for Freedom and it wasn’t a mercy rule victory, but it was enough to push the Patriots into the District 11 6A semifinals following last week’s 42-21 win over Emmaus.

Instead of passing at will on the Hornets like Freedom did during their regular season encounter, the Pates (10-1) churned out 243 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns to eventually pull away from a feisty Emmaus (5-6) squad.

While the running game was working for...

Hawks get Pottsville

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

While some may think that looking at Pottsville on paper might be a walk in the park for Bethlehem Catholic this Saturday, head coach Joe Henrich there’s nothing more than further from the truth. The Hawks (7-4) will make an early morning road trip for a 12 p.m. kickoff at Pottsville (9-2) this weekend in their District 11 4A semifinals after dispatching Blue Mountain 24-6 last week.

It may not have been the prettiest win by the Hawks over the Eagles last week, despite being in...

Frank 18th at states

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty distance runner Cole Frank knew the obstacles that lay ahead at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, so expecting a muddy course, he adjusted as best he could and came home with an 18th place state medal from Hershey.

“There was mud at the bottom of almost every hill because of the bad rain Thursday night, so I watched my footing but there’s nothing you can do,” Frank said.

Frank also was delegated to Box 2, the very edge of the starting line.

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Girls get by K-Kids to reach the finals

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

As spectators saw that time was winding down in the District XI girls soccer semifinal between Freedom and Northampton, the Patriots saw the time that was left to tie the game.

“I don’t think I was getting concerned because we’ve come so far this year and had we lost, I would have been disappointed for the girls because they’ve worked so hard and it’s right there in front of us,” said Patriot coach Bob Eaton.

Hannah Werkheiser had put the K-Kids ahead, 1-0, on a header with 4:...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by The Press in Sports

LEHIGH GIRLS HOOPS

The Patriot League Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll was announced recently, as Lehigh was picked to finish first with 140 points including nine first-place votes.

The Mountain Hawks were selected ahead of Holy Cross by two points and four first-place votes, while eight points ahead of Bucknell in third. In addition to the first place honor, Lehigh senior guard Camryn Buhr was selected to the Preseason All-Patriot League team. The Preseason Player of the Year...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 16 5 .762

Dryland 16 8 .667

Light of Christ 14 10 .583

Salem UCC 12 9 .571

Bath Luth 12 12 .500

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

Christ UCC 11 13 .458

St. Stephen’s 9 12 .429

St. Paul’s 10 14 .417

Ebenezer 8 16 .333

Farmersville 8 16 .333

Christ UCC at Ebenezer 12-9 (10), 4-0, 4-5 (13)

C - Garry Hunsicker 9-17, Joe Hunsicker...

Pete’s Top-10: Surging Parkland everyone’s worst nightmare

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We’re getting down to the wire here of the high school season with season’s ending for several teams in the top-10 a week ago, with more to come this week.

This week’s Freedom-Parkland game is massive in 6A, while Central Catholic and Northwestern highlight the weekend’s other marquee contest.

The 5A title game between Southern Lehigh and East Stroudsburg South also pits two teams from other conferences in an interesting matchup.

With that said, let’s see who survives...

LHS’ Jobes finishes 13th

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty distance runner Emily Jobes won a 13th place medal at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

“I was really excited. At the beginning of the season, I didn’t imagine winning a medal at states,” Jobes said.

Initially, Jobes thought she had finished in a higher-number place until her coaches Erin Matyus and Trevor (Van Ackeren) Conde told her she was 13th in the state. Jobes also became the fifth Lady Hurricane to win a state medal since...

LHS, BC in difficult postseason pairings

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic are both hoping to make District 11 runs in the field hockey tournaments when they get underway.

The fifth-seeded Hurricanes (15-5) traveled to fourth-seeded Pocono Mountain East (14-4-1)on Tuesday in the opener of the 3A tournament, which was past Press deadlines. Liberty was unfortunately placed in the top half of the bracket with top-seeded Emmaus (21-0), giving them an exact tournament route as they saw in the EPC tournament.

In their EPC...