If a regulation football field was 99 yards, there’s a chance Freedom could be playing for a District 11 Class 6A championship on Friday night. Instead, that extra yard helped No. 3 Parkland hold off the second-seeded Patriots and get a bit of revenge after last year’s semifinal went the other way.
The Trojans scored 23-unanswered points and took a 14-point lead with just under two minutes remaining. But Freedom scored on its next possession, then recovered an onside kick, which set...
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 19 5 .792
Dryland 19 8 .704
Salem UCC 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 14 13 .519
Bath Luth 14 13 .519
Emmanuel 13 14 .481
St. Paul’s 13 14 .481
St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417
Christ UCC 11 16 .407
Farmersville 10 17 .370
Ebenezer 8 19 .296
St. Paul’s at
Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2
SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave...
Freedom forward Katie Flynn held on to the District XI girls’ soccer championship trophy like it was gold, but the gold was hanging around her neck, placed there by Coach Bob Eaton after the Patriots defeated Nazareth, 3-1, in the Class 4A final on Saturday night at Emmaus High School.
“It means a lot and we just brought it all together. It’s post season, we’re a whole new team, and we’ve been on a streak,” Flynn said. “I told them at halftime this is not over. We have to go out and...
It wasn’t a historic passing night for Freedom and it wasn’t a mercy rule victory, but it was enough to push the Patriots into the District 11 6A semifinals following last week’s 42-21 win over Emmaus.
Instead of passing at will on the Hornets like Freedom did during their regular season encounter, the Pates (10-1) churned out 243 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns to eventually pull away from a feisty Emmaus (5-6) squad.
While the running game was working for...
While some may think that looking at Pottsville on paper might be a walk in the park for Bethlehem Catholic this Saturday, head coach Joe Henrich there’s nothing more than further from the truth. The Hawks (7-4) will make an early morning road trip for a 12 p.m. kickoff at Pottsville (9-2) this weekend in their District 11 4A semifinals after dispatching Blue Mountain 24-6 last week.
It may not have been the prettiest win by the Hawks over the Eagles last week, despite being in...
LEHIGH GIRLS HOOPS
The Patriot League Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll was announced recently, as Lehigh was picked to finish first with 140 points including nine first-place votes.
The Mountain Hawks were selected ahead of Holy Cross by two points and four first-place votes, while eight points ahead of Bucknell in third. In addition to the first place honor, Lehigh senior guard Camryn Buhr was selected to the Preseason All-Patriot League team. The Preseason Player of the Year...
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 16 5 .762
Dryland 16 8 .667
Light of Christ 14 10 .583
Salem UCC 12 9 .571
Bath Luth 12 12 .500
Emmanuel 13 14 .481
Christ UCC 11 13 .458
St. Stephen’s 9 12 .429
St. Paul’s 10 14 .417
Ebenezer 8 16 .333
Farmersville 8 16 .333
Christ UCC at Ebenezer 12-9 (10), 4-0, 4-5 (13)
C - Garry Hunsicker 9-17, Joe Hunsicker...
We’re getting down to the wire here of the high school season with season’s ending for several teams in the top-10 a week ago, with more to come this week.
This week’s Freedom-Parkland game is massive in 6A, while Central Catholic and Northwestern highlight the weekend’s other marquee contest.
The 5A title game between Southern Lehigh and East Stroudsburg South also pits two teams from other conferences in an interesting matchup.
With that said, let’s see who survives...
Liberty distance runner Emily Jobes won a 13th place medal at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey, Pa.
“I was really excited. At the beginning of the season, I didn’t imagine winning a medal at states,” Jobes said.
Initially, Jobes thought she had finished in a higher-number place until her coaches Erin Matyus and Trevor (Van Ackeren) Conde told her she was 13th in the state. Jobes also became the fifth Lady Hurricane to win a state medal since...
Liberty distance runner Cole Frank knew the obstacles that lay ahead at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, so expecting a muddy course, he adjusted as best he could and came home with an 18th place state medal from Hershey.
“There was mud at the bottom of almost every hill because of the bad rain Thursday night, so I watched my footing but there’s nothing you can do,” Frank said.
Frank also was delegated to Box 2, the very edge of the starting line....