Bethlehem Press

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Becahi girls poised for another big year

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball roster is complete, returning most starters from its 2018-2019 state championship season.

It includes seniors Isabelle Rosario (G), Jaleesa Lanier (G), Kamryn Williamson (G/F), O’neviah Scott (F), Abigail Brown (C/F), and Taliyah Medina (G/F) who is returning from an ACL injury in June 2018.

Also on the Hawks’ roster are juniors Kelby McNally (G), Lauren Alia (F), and Emily Sekerak (F), and sophomores Keyara Walters (G), Kourtney Wilson (G...

Pate cheerleaders take third place

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s varsity cheerleading squad took third place in a competition at Parkland High School on Nov. 23.

The Patriots, 15 in all, competed in the small varsity division.

“We definitely improved from our first competition at Nazareth and scored a few more points,” said Freedom cheerleading coach Breanna Bishamber. “We added a bit more difficulty to our routine, and we were better with timing and sharpness.”

The squad includes Zeanah Bey, Jordan Collins, Madison Fey,...

Pates prep for a challenge

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference’s Steel Division might be the toughest slate in the area this season and Freedom head coach Joe Stellato certainly notices.

Stellato enters his 20th season at the helm of the program with the Pates fresh off a 16-6 season last year. They’re now thrust into conference play with Allen being one of the best teams in the area, as well as Easton being considered a league favorite. Throw in city rivalry games with Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic and the Steel...

Patriots look to pick up the tempo

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom girls’ basketball coach Dean Reiman would like to kick the Patriots’ tempo up a notch for the 2019-2020 season.

The Patriots have most of their key returners back as two seniors graduated.

Those key returners are senior Jen Kokolus, juniors Corrin Gill, Brenna Ortwein, Kayla Jefferson, Jewel Levy, and Elsa Martin, and sophomore Kailey Turpening.

New players to watch will be juniors Hope Dunfee and Gabby Glick, along with sophomore Ciana Feliciano.

“We have...

Liberty has a solid mix back

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ basketball team is seizing preseason opportunities in preparation for regular season play.

“I thought our summer was very productive,” said Liberty coach Andy Wescoe, who is in his third year with the Hurricanes. “Our energy and enthusiasm was excellent every time we got together. Playing in summer league also allowed us to welcome our new players into the fold which was extremely important and beneficial because it allowed them to build chemistry and get an...

Outdoors: Sunday hunting days added

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For sportsmen clamoring for more weekend hunting time afield, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year - one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season and one selected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The law will take effect Feb. 25, 2020, and the first new Sunday hunting opportunities will be identified by the Game Commission thereafter.

Up to now, Sunday hunting was...

LHS could face battle

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Chad Landis has seen plenty of tough battles in the league during his 12 years as coach of Liberty’s basketball program, but this year’s loaded EPC Steel Division might present one of Landis’ toughest tasks during his coaching career.

Coming off a 12-11 campaign, Liberty will need every ounce of basketball spirit this winter to gut out their 2019-20 schedule.

“We will need a couple of things to go our way this year in order for us to be competitive in our division,” said Landis...

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League

Standings Week 12

Star of Beth 21 9 .700

Dryland 23 10 .697

Salem UCC 15 12 .556

Light of Christ 18 15 .545

Bath Lutheran 17 16 .515

St. Paul’s 16 17 .485

Christ UCC 15 18 .455

Emmanuel 15 18 .455

St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444

Farmersville 12 21 .364

Ebenezer 10 23 .303

Despite losing 3-2 and 2-1 to St. Paul’s, winning the opener 9-2, Star of Bethlehem...

Hawks hope to continue success

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

After winning the East Penn Conference crown and the District 11 4A championship last season, what does Bethlehem Catholic have in store for an encore?

With only four players with varsity experience back from last year’s 26-4 season, head coach Scott McClary’s second season on the Becahi bench will be drastically different from his inaugural campaign.

“This team could struggle in the beginning, as our schedule is brutal and we are very inexperienced,” said McClary. “I do think...

Pates Jenkins named MVP

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced their league all-stars and Freedom’s Jared Jenkins (QB) took home EPC South MVP honors on the offensive side of the ball. The Pates had six players get all-league recognition, while Liberty’s Sander Sahaydak (K) and Zaire Mitchell (LB) got first team nods for the Hurricanes.

Other Freedom honorees were: Gabe Katon (WR); Kaden Moore (OT/DL); Vince Reph (LB); Jalen Stewart (ATH/RB) and Matt Russin (CB).

The Hawks had two players named to the EPC...