Bethlehem Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pates top Parkland

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

For the third straight year, Freedom will play for the District 11 Class 6A football title.

After losing to Parkland in each of the past two seasons, the Patriots advanced to this year’s title game with a win over the Trojans in Saturday’s semifinal at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

Freedom capitalized on four Parkland turnovers and Patriot quarterback Jared Jenkins threw for three touchdowns in a 35-21 win over the Trojans, ending their streak of six consecutive...

Pates end year in loss to Wilson-West Lawn

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ soccer team signed off Saturday night after losing, 1-0, in the PIAA State Class 4A quarterfinal to Wilson-West Lawn.

The quarterfinal, which was played at Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, started an hour late on an unseasonably cold afternoon, mostly due to wind.

About halfway through the first half, Wilson-West Lawn forward Sage Klein scored on a corner by David Dries.

Ten minutes later, a Wilson forward was one-on-one with Patriot goalie Derek...

Becahi rolls on way to finals

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It almost seems like the last two weeks of football was just a formality for Bethlehem Catholic, but the dirty work has been completed and berth in this Saturday’s District 11 4A championship has been booked for the Hawks after handling Pottsville 40-28 Saturday afternoon at BASD Stadium.

The win matches Becahi (9-3) with a date against Saucon Valley (10-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Nazareth.

It is the fourth-straight year the teams have met in the postseason and this will be...

Pates win D-11 title

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

As has been the Freedom way all season, the Patriots played to a double overtime, this time in the District XI Class 4A boys’ soccer final against Emmaus, and defeated the Hornets, 1-0, for district gold on Nov. 1 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

The second overtime had just begun when Bradley Turocy scored the game winner.

“Dan [Ramirez] was down and I was a little confused, like, should we stop for him? But Zack [Fereno] played a ball in so I knew I had to go for it,”...

FHS wins on a rainy Friday

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Pressure was a word Freedom football coach Jason Roeder used repeatedly following last week’s 14-7 win over Liberty in the opening round of the District 11 6A playoffs, but it was an accurate noun to describe what the Freedom players, coaches and fans endured for six days following a disappointing loss to the Hurricanes in the regular season finale.

Instead, all that mental and physical stress associated with taking on your arch rival in back-to-back weeks came to a head at BASD last...

Hawks down Blue Mtn.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks advanced to the District XI 4A semifinals with a 45-13 victory over Blue Mountain on Saturday.

The Hawks entered the game as the #1 seed following a 7-3 campaign in the EPC. Blue Mountain qualified for the last spot in the District XI 4A playoffs despite a 3-7 regular season record and going 0-6 in the Schuylkill League.

Becahi started the scoring on their first drive of the game, traveling 61 yards on 7 running plays. Zaheer Seabrooks got...

Sinai, Smith and Magliochetti place

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti won the silver medal after competing in the PIAA State Class 2A Singles Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Hershey, and Freedom’s Natalie Sinai and Tashanna Smith won bronze after competing in the PIAA State Class 3A Doubles Tennis Tournament, also this past weekend in Hershey.

“We wanted to end on a good note,” said Sinai. “They were very good.”

Sinai was referring to Shady Side Academy’s Ella Santora and Amy...

Outdoors: It’s the time of year to stay alert

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the deer rut in progress (when bucks chase does during the breeding season - for you non-hunters), it’s a time for motorists to stay alert, because if you hit a deer with your vehicle, you’ll probably have to pay a deductible for your car insurance to cover the damage. And if you no longer carry collision coverage, you’re out the cost for repair.

The chances of a deer collision is quite high in Pennsylvania. In fact, the Keystone State ranks third in states where you’re most...

Charboneau takes 37th at state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Three Liberty and one Freedom distance runners competed in the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey.

Patriot sophomore Lauren Charboneau finished in the highest place in 37th.

Freedom coach Bob Thear had two goals for Charboneau: to place in the top 50 and to be the first finisher from District XI.

Although a Parkland runner slipped in ahead of her, Charboneau ran a very good race on a day when the course easily played 45 seconds slower than it...

Bethlehem Steel sees their soccer season end

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC saw its best season in its young history conclude in the USL Eastern Conference Semifinals as the club fell to defending USL Cup Champions Louisville City FC, 2-0.

Squaring off against Louisville for the second consecutive postseason, the young Bethlehem Steel FC used their youth to its advantage, generating the evening’s first scoring chances. Santi Moar earned the first of six opening half corners for Steel FC in the fourth minute after creating a chance inside...