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Saturday, February 23, 2019


Thursday, February 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mother Nature has not been kind to ice fishermen this season. With up and down temperatures and weekly rain, ice thickness is dangerously thin in certain local waters.

According to local bait and tackle shops, the best bet is to head north to the Poconos.

Mike, from Mike’s Bait & Tackle in Nazareth, said Promised Land Lake was fishing pretty good for panfish. Over at Shohola Lake, tip-ups were working on sizable bass and pickerel. Mike said the water there has been...

Becahi knocks off FHS in semifinals

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom’s girls’ basketball teams met one last time last Thursday at Easton Area Middle School in the EPC semifinal won by the Hawks, 44-39.

It was the third time the Hawks and Patriots faced each other, each team having won one and lost one.

“I feel like it was just another game,” said Becahi forward Kourtney Wilson. “Every game is another game. It’s nothing different. You just have to play your game every game.”

The Hawks took a 20-16 lead into...

Paz game-winner gives Hawks title

Monday, February 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ basketball team has had their fair share of close contests throughout the season, but the Hawks may have saved their best for last in the EPC championship Saturday at Easton Area Middle School when they took down Emmaus 46-44 for the league title.

Justin Paz’s layup with 2.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the finale and helped push Becahi (22-3) to their second straight conference crown.

The victory came on the heels...

Hawks top Konkrete Kids to win league title

Monday, February 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team ran away with the EPC final as early as the third quarter when they led Northampton by as many as 18 points in the Hawks’ 59-48 victory over the Konkrete Kids on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

“I feel amazing. I feel great. I feel really good,” said Becahi guard Jaleesa Lanier, who scored 11 points in the EPC championship game.

Things were not so guaranteed for the Hawks in the first half when both teams were even, and the...

Hawks win 7th state title!

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It was a bit of a shock when Bethlehem Catholic senior Ryan Anderson, the nation’s top-ranked wrestler at 145 pounds, lost a close decision to Northampton’s Jagger Condomitti in the state championships.

The upset kept Northampton’s title hopes alive and certainly seemed to swing momentum to the Konkrete Kids, even if momentarily.

But it didn’t last long.

Junior Cole Handlovic left no doubt in Hershey’s Giant Center that there wouldn’t be any more upsets or hiccups....

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

BC boys top EHS

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

At halftime of Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ basketball 73-65 EPC quarterfinal victory over Easton, Becahi coach Scott McClary told his Hawks there’s going be a little more chaos in the playoffs, so they would have to keep their composure and keep fighting.

There was bound to be some chaos in this meeting of two talented Steel Division teams with one win and one loss apiece against each other this season, who would challenge each other from the first whistle to the final buzzer.


BC girls get by PV

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team’s 18-point first quarter compared with its three-point second quarter was cause for alarm early in the Hawks’ 56-49 victory over Pleasant Valley in the East Penn Conference quarterfinal last Friday at Becahi.

“In the beginning we were moving the ball really well, but when we started to play one on five and try to drive against their zone, it wasn’t working, so we needed to calm down and move the ball like we did in the first quarter,” said...

Liberty girls get a victory

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last Thursday night was extra special for seven of Liberty’s girls’ swim team members when they were recognized during the Hurricanes’ senior night while defeating East Stroudsburg North, 90-66.

“The seniors, they show up every day, and they’re always working hard, and they always push me because I want to keep up with them,” said sophomore Maddy Drager. “They’ve been a really big part of the team in helping me get my times down. They’re all so sweet, and I really enjoy all the...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league

In Memory of Barry Christman, St. Matthews Lutheran

Standings Week 2-5

Bethany UCC 10 2 .833

College Hill 8 4 .667

Holy Cross 8 4 .667

WS Edgeboro 9 6 .600

First UCC 7 5 .583

Fritz Wesleyan 8 7 .533

East Hills 6 6 .500

St. Peters 6 6 .500

Christ Lutheran 5 7 .417

Trinity UCC 1 5 .167

Christ UCC 5 10 .333

*Star of Beth 5 10 .333