Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pete’s Top-10: Eagles soar to top

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.

It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel falls to Indy 2-1

Fueled by a strong win at home over Swope Park Rangers and a comeback draw away to a powerful North Carolina FC team, Bethlehem Steel FC gave the Eastern Conference’s second-placed side, Indy Eleven, a run for their money in their own building. The two sides played to a 2-1 win in favor of Indy in the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, with the hosts breaking out all the stops to get the three points.

Steel FC made a strong showing against Indy Eleven...

Moravian football falls 13-10

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team held a lead through most of the first half and the majority of the fourth quarter until visiting McDaniel College scored its only touchdown of the game with 12 seconds remaining to earn a 13-10 victory over the host Greyhounds at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday in the Centennial Conference opener for each school.

The Hounds dropped their first home game of the season as the squad turned the ball over seven times and had a punt blocked while still having...

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem...

Hawks tiptoe to a win

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Joe Henrich said that high school football can be a crazy game. If you saw last week’s Bethlehem Catholic-Liberty affair, that sentiment would be justified.

The Golden Hawks escaped with a 27-22 win at BASD Stadium, thanks to Matt Stianche’s 30-yard TD grab in the final minute of the fourth quarter to catapult Becahi (2-1) to the win and rip the hearts out of their city rival Hurricanes (2-1).

Stianche’s tight rope TD saw him slide one foot in the end zone next to the pylon,...

Another big victory for Freedom

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Freedom football team needed a clock-eating drive late in the game to potentially stave off a late-charging Parkland team that was beginning to get its legs.

A powerful offensive line and skillful backfield took the stage and came through when they needed to most and killed off the final 6:38 off the clock to hang on for a 21-18 win last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

The Patriots (3-0 overall, 2-0 EPC South)...

Patriots steal a victory

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As with any encounter on the gridiron between Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic, fireworks are always on the agenda and last week’s city rivalry contest between both schools showcased that maybe the two best teams in the area reside in Bethlehem.

Jalen Stewart’s one-yard touchdown with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter gave Freedom a 24-21 lead for the comeback victory.

The Patriots stopped Becahi (1-1) on a 4th and 5 at the Freedom 17-yard line midway through the fourth...

Liberty rallies to beat BC

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Saturday was opening day for Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty’s girls’ soccer teams when Liberty won its first game of the new season, 2-1, at Becahi. “A great start,” said Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach. “I am ecstatic, yes.”

Historically speaking, nothing is certain in a match between the Hurricanes and the Hawks, so when Brooke Bisko scored first for Becahi, Rodenbach thought, here we go again.

“My take on it was we made one mistake that we paid for. Other than that, I thought...

Hurricanes anxious for first real test

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty has posted shutouts in its first two games of the season, but head coach John Truby still isn’t sure what type of team he has after a 2-0 start.

The Hurricanes knocked off Pocono Mountain East 20-0 last week, but it wasn’t the prettiest or easiest affair following a two-hour bus trip to Swiftwater.

Things won’t get any easier this week when Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic are set to square off Friday night at 7 p.m. at BASD Stadium.

It’ll be the first real test of...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates stay on top after win

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

After two weeks of the regular season, we have an idea of where teams stand in the Lehigh Valley football landscape. Freedom narrowly escaped last week, but Bethlehem Catholic proved they are right up there with anyone, as long as Tavion Banks is running the ball.

The Pates follow up their city rivalry last week with a trip to Parkland, while the Hawks are back at BASD to tangle with the Hurricanes.

Easton is proving its hype train is overblown, while Central Catholic has...