Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Hawks fall in finals

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team made it to the finals of the A-town Throwdown Divaz Tournament this past weekend, but lost in its last game to Northampton, 38-29.

The Hawks beat Northwestern in the quarterfinal, 28-24, and then went on to beat Allen, 22-18, in the semifinal.

“I really like the way our girls are playing defense, and that’s one thing we talked about,” said Becahi coach Jose Medina. “We did a good job of getting in the gym for two months in terms of...

Seniors have one last dual swim meet

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week was the final summer dual swim meet for Hanover Stingray senior swimmers, Anna Lehr, Sabrina Krotzer, Chris Chambers, Robert Negron, and Jase Smith, but it’s hardly the end of swimming for the five Liberty grads who will continue their swimming careers in college.

“I don’t think any of us are ready to give it up yet,” said Lehr, who swims the medley relay, backstroke, IM, and freestyle. “I needed this [summer] because Liberty ended and I was devastated. And then coming back...

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.


A-town event sees 16 teams

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School’s girls’ basketball team won the A-town Throwdown Divaz Varsity Tournament this past weekend after defeating Bethlehem Catholic in the final, 38-29.

The tournament included 16 girls’ varsity teams, some from the Lehigh Valley, others from the Poconos, New Jersey, and even Harrisburg.

“We’ve got some diversity, and it’s been competitive so far,” said girls’ games coordinator Terrence Bomar. “Everything is on schedule. That first year of changing an event...

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.

Hawks’ athletic director Chris Domyan just came back from vacation to...

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...

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...

Wanderers take second NORCO seed

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The NORCO playoffs began this week and all three of Bethlehem’s teams qualified for the postseason, but the Wanderers will lead the charge with the best shot of any local team to make a run to next week’s championship. They enter the tournament as the second seed.

That postseason summer journey began on Monday evening when the Wanderers (14-3-1) took on seventh-seeded Bankos (9-9) in the opener of their best-of-three series.

After going 2-0 over Bankos during the regular season...

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.

Daisy Stewart placed first in the 8 &...

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...