Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Freedom girls reach Cedar Beach finals

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase gave fans a sneak peek of what they can look for this winter on the hardwood and for the Freedom girls, that appears to be another district run after reaching the finals on Sunday.

The Patriots fell to University City (N.J.) 51-40 in the championship game, as their New Jersey counterparts were the only team to beat Freedom in the tournament.

Freedom was paced by junior Hailey Silfies 19 points in the finals, but couldn’t find the answers to...

Bethlehem Legion baseball teams eye playoff berths

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The NORCO Legion season is winding down and Bethlehem teams are battling for postseason berths with the season heading into the final week of play.

Freemansburg (8-6) sits in good position with the 18 game regular season slated to conclude this Sunday, as Chris Medei’s crew should secure one of the five wild card berths available.

“Our goals are to make the playoffs and compete for a league championship,” said Medei. “We just want the kids to perform at the level their capable...

Girls Cup team takes fourth place

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Who would have thought that a little statue named One Hit Momma could bring about runs in the double-digits, not once, but twice, for Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team during their tournament last week at FDR Park in Philadelphia?

“I found her in the bottom of the whiffle ball bucket and kind of kept it out, so I said everyone touch her head before you get a hit, and I guess everyone was taking it seriously, so everyone touched it,” said Becahi’s Jess Indelicato.


BC wrestlers compete at national events

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers have kept busy over the summer with national events, as several Golden Hawks wrapped up a dual meet tournament at the Disney Duals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida recently.

Ryan Anderson, Luca Frinzi and Niko Camacho were part of Team MAWA (Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association), who reached the finals but fell to Young Guns wrestling club (from western Pennsylvania) 24-24 on criteria.

The event featured 103 teams from...

Outdoors: Many bear sightings around our area

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the Cementon Fair soon to begin, patrons may be treated by seeing a black bear.

No, it’s not part of a fair act, but a wild bear was seen (and photographed) last Wednesday running across Main Street and onto the Cementon Playground property.

Two weeks ago a black bear was tranquilized and relocated in the Fogelsville area. And before that, another one popped up in Bethlehem. This was preceded by another in Bucks County. And a friend recently photographed one running...

Gold rallies for victory at McDonald’s All-Star Game

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

This year’s game was the opposite of last year’s 65-62 point frenzy, where both teams actually played defense and stopped the opposition and featured a bit of intrigue, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) came back from a 22-7 deficit to overpower the Red squad (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties).

“It felt great to come away with the winning score,” said Petros. “The play was drew up for me to get the ball and it worked out. It’s a great way to end my...

LV Cup softball goes 1-1 on opening day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team went 1-1 on Monday when they defeated Jersey Shore 2-0 and lost to Berks County/LL 7-2 at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

In its first game, Lehigh Valley and Jersey Shore were scoreless until Southern Lehigh’s Danielle Barnes hit a two-run home run. Whitehall’s Rachel Arner also scored after having walked.

Becahi’s Alexa Panuccio pitched the fourth inning, forcing two ground outs and a fly ball.

“I was feeling pretty good, and I...

Street signs with Jets

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

A few times before his current one, Devin Street has been in the same situation. In fact, the former Liberty High and University of Pittsburgh standout recalled how it began back in his youth.

“Even when I was eight years old, people always doubted me,” recounted the wide receiver. “I always heard that I was too thin. I had a few offers out of high school, but people still never thought that I could make it.”

Street proved his skeptics wrong when he was drafted in the fifth...

Hawks Hope Brown commits to Holy Cross

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic basketball player Hope Brown has committed to Holy Cross where she will continue her academic and athletic career after graduating from Becahi in 2018.

“I had that moment when I was there, that this is where I’m meant to be, and my mom did too,” said Brown. “It still doesn’t feel real.”

Brown also considered Wagner College and West Point, and the latter seemed like a very good option for Brown until she visited Holy Cross.

On Brown’s recent visit,...

Outdoors: make sure boat trailer covered by insurance

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the boating season coming full speed especially over the Fourth of July holiday, boat owners should check their insurance policies to insure your boat trailer is included in your boat insurance plan.

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer?

If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer insurance coverage that pays. But what happens when you back...