Bethlehem Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Becahi beats Parkland

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For nearly 15 minutes of game action last weekend, or a quarter-and-a-half, the Bethlehem Catholic High School football team looked like it was going to be another victim of the Parkland High School football team on its home turf.

It could not get anything going and the Trojans defense, normally stifling to the point of consistently recording shutouts, had not yet allowed a point to the Golden Hawks.

But a strong second half, which saw Becahi score 17 straight points and not...

Freedom upends Nazareth

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom head coach Jason Roeder has been here before with undefeated starts to the football season. Following last week’s 49-28 road win at Nazareth, the Pates continued their trek to an undefeated first month of the season.

Sitting at 4-0 heading into this week’s matchup with Whitehall (1-3), Roeder has seen fast starts play out in the past, as the Pates started 7-0 in 2014 and 6-0 in 2015.

The difference in this year’s start compared to those is the quality of victories the...

LHS, Easton play a classic

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The most indelible image from a game with so many dramatic moments was the one of head coach John Truby with his arm around the shoulder of QB Todd Erney in private conversation following the Liberty Hurricanes’ postgame huddle.

When Truby returned to meet with reporters he said, “I thought Todd Erney played a great game.”

Easton entered the game undefeated but untested, as their three previous opponents had combined to post a 0-9 cumulative record. Liberty was 2-1, coming off...

ArtsQuest to host Penn State football viewing parties

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.

The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos...

Zephs edge Freedom

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Whitehall’s girls’ soccer game was a back-and-forth match resulting in a 4-3 overtime win for the Zephyrs last week at Freedom.

Katie Flynn scored first for the Patriots on an assist by Haley Gschrey, and Hope Millets scored next for the Zephyrs on an assist by Cassie Due.

Gschrey was able to put Freedom ahead by halftime with her goal on an assist by Doris Muncan.

“We had to come out with more energy than they did [after halftime] and needed to put another...

Liberty volleyball off to a hot start

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not much has changed for Liberty’s volleyball team heading into this season and the Hurricanes want it to continue that way.

Liberty is off to a 4-0 start as they head into a week with two tests against East Penn Conference stalwarts with Parkland (3-1) and Central Catholic (2-2) this week.

Head coach Missy Lynn is hoping that this week can pose some challenges to her team this week, as they’ve swept all four of their opponents this season so far.

“We’re really looking...

Charboneau, Fermin bring home firsts

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom sophomore Lauren Charboneau ran away with first place by more than one minute in this week’s cross country meet with Liberty, Bethlehem Catholic, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain West, and Pocono Mountain East last Tuesday at Freedom.

Charboneau’s time was 20.03.

Liberty’s Belle Weikert came in second with a time of 21:08, followed by teammates, Emily Jobes, 21:10, Grace Haas, 21:11, and Greta Stuckey, 21:36.

Bethlehem Catholic’s Marcella Benwellos was sixth in...

Outdoors: crickets a sound of summer time

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

A sound of late summer customarily starts at dusk and continues through the night hours. And the sound emanates from a source not often seen unless flushed from a hiding place in flower beds, high grasses, under rocks or under trash cans.

What we speak of are crickets. The little black (or brown) crawlers that some anglers use as bait when fishing for bass. Others enjoy hearing their constant chirping when their home windows are open at night. Others wished they’d go away as their...

Freedom boys, Easton battle to a 2-2 tie

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom midfielders Benjamin Reich and Bryan Mora put the Patriots in good position by scoring a goal apiece in the first half of their game against Easton, but the Red Rovers’ Hunter Radowitch scored two goals of his own, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie after double overtime last Tuesday at Freedom.

“I think we could have done better,” said Mora. “I think that’s the reason why we let it go is because of [feeling too secure]. Our coach said we have to step to every ball first. We’ve...

Liberty girls get by Central Catholic 1-0

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty freshman Lindsey Heffernan came off the bench and scored the Hurricanes’ winning goal in its 1-0 victory over Allentown Central Catholic on Saturday at Liberty.

“It was nice,” said Heffernan. “The goalie hit it instead of catching it and I just kicked it in. I was pretty focused [afterward] because I knew if we let another goal go in, then it didn’t matter at all.”

Throughout the second half, Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach took opportunities to encourage the Hurricanes...