Bethlehem Press

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Freedom girls will always have Unfinished Business

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Now that the 2020 PIAA State girls’ basketball playoffs will go down in history as unfinished business, what Freedom coach Dean Reiman hopes for his Lady Pates is to know how special a group they are and how special those team friendships will remain.

That’s not to say that it has been an easy time since March 10, the last game the Lady Pates would play and win before the PIAA postponed and then canceled the state tournament because of the coronavirus.

“At first, you’re...

Q & A...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Michael Capuano will attend Northampton Area Community College for two years and later transfer to either Lehigh or Drexel University. He plans to study Architecture.

Q: 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?

A: “Now, even having been able to process the news, it is still hard to believe that I may not be on the court during the regular season with my team...

LV All-Star Classic canceled

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

This was supposed to be the 50th year of celebrating the Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic, but that will have to wait until next summer. This year’s annual football game scheduled for June 11, 2020 has been formally canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is with tremendous disappointment that the Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic Board of Directors has decided to cancel the game this year,” which was said in a release. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it...

Bowling ... Whatever happened? A look at women’s leagues

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by CHIP WALAKOVITS in Sports

Bowling, BWBA ... Bethlehem Women’s Bowling Association was a vibrant group that increased the participation in the mid 1900s. They organized in 1944 with 260 players and grew to 1,728 during the 1980 season with a 30-week season, except during the Christmas holidays.

According to the 50th Anniversary yearbook (1994) the highest series rolled was by Karen Trimble at Olympian Lanes, formerly PMP, with a 668 series in 1985. The first member to roll into the 600 Club was Jean Toth in...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Lebanon Valley recognizes winter athletes

Lebanon Valley College recognized nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen athletic teams during the 2019-2020 winter season.

Local athletes include:

Lauren Bunke of Bethlehem, a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science and was a member of the women’s swimming team. Both swim teams finished 1-6 with each beating Stevenson in their first home meet of...

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Blake Koski will head to Lehigh

Coming off the third Patriot League Tournament championship in program history that resulted in a fifth NCAA Tournament run, the Lehigh men’s soccer team is close to defending the crown this fall, but need a new group of players to continue the tradition in the Brown and White.

Head Coach Dean Koski, entering his 29th season at the helm and associate head coach Ryan Hess have announced the incoming group of freshmen student athletes, Lehigh’s...

Cards4Caring benefits ManorCare residents

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom softball coach Michele Laubach is keeping her Patriots in the game even though the spring sports season has been officially canceled by the PIAA.

Laubach’s father and Freedom player Corrin Gill’s grandfather are residents at ManorCare in Bethlehem where the Patriots’ varsity and JV softball players and the East Hills Middle School softball team are mailing handmade greeting cards to all 190 residents.

Cards4Caring is the name of the program, and each player made and...

Q & A...with BC’s Nick Greenawalt

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nick Greenawalt will be attending King’s college and will play volleyball there.

Q: 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?

A: “Hearing the news was sad knowing I won’t get to play with the guys anymore or get a chance to have another run in state playoffs. Even though I knew it would be a long shot we had a season because of the outbreak, it was still a sad...

Bowling... Whatever happened?

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by CHIP WALAKOVITS in Sports

Bowling... let us test your memory banks - remember Ritz Lanes, Washington Lanes (not the school). This should be easy: PMP, Main Street in Hellertown or The Plaza on the second floor of the hardware store.

Yes, all former sites that coexisted in competing for those once a week league performers that filled every lane, every night.

The Ritz on Third Street in the basement of Pep Boys where you were always greeted by dapper owner Mr. Bill Stoudt. Besides lanes and small...

Q & A... ...with Becahi’s Austin Druckenmiller

Sunday, May 17, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Austin Druckenmiller will be attending West Virginia University in the Honors College and will be majoring in Political Science with a minor in either Forensics or Criminology.

Q: 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?

A: “I was really looking forward to playing this season and I was very upset when the PIAA canceled the spring sports season. My team and I put...