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Zamolyi named player of week

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic graduate and Misericordia University junior guard Tessa Zamolyi was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the week this past November.

In a 93-41 victory over the University of Valley Forge, Zamolyi scored 31 points and tied the Misericordia school record with 14 made field goals.

In early January, Zamolyi was named the MAC Freedom Player of the Week, averaging 18.3 points and nine rebounds in three games.


Article By: The Press

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 34 17 .657

Dryland 31 17 .646

Light of Christ 29 22 .569

Salem UCC 27 24 .529

Bath Luth 25 23 .521

Emmanuel 23 22 .511

Christ UCC 22 26 .458

St. Stephen’s 23 28 .451

Farmersville 21 30 .412

St. Paul’s 20 31 .392

Ebenezer 15 30 .333

Light of Christ at

St. Stephen’s 1-3, 7-4, 6-4 (11)

LC - Buzz Highdecker 7-15, Dan...

Hawks Medina reaches 1,000 points

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic guard Taliyah Medina made a packed Becahi gymnasium wait for it, and with just 1:35 remaining in the Hawks’ game against Nazareth, the Becahi senior scored the 1,000th point of her high school career last Friday night.

“It was very exciting and such a great moment to share with my family here watching, and it being at home on Youth Night, just the atmosphere was perfect,” said Medina. “When I hugged my dad (Becahi girls basketball coach Jose Medina) it was a really...

Hawks crown two champs at Beast

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a weekend that Bethlehem Catholic expected and one that might be a troubling future for District 11 and state competitors heading into the postseason.

The Hawks finished third as a team at the highly touted Escape the Rock tournament with 132 points, behind second place Notre Dame-GP (149.5) and team champion Malvern Prep (182.5), but came away with seven medalists in total and two champions.

Kenny Herrmann (138) and Cole Handlovic (145) both came away with gold medals...

Freedom boys swim team falls to PME

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ swim team is making do with seven swimmers this season, so despite strong swims by the Patriots, they were defeated by Pocono Mountain East, 87-68, last Thursday at Freedom.

“If we had one more boy, we would have been able to have two relays and that would have put us over the top or even closer,” said Pates’ swim coach Alisha Roscioli.

Instead, PME won the 400 free relay, the last event of the meet, unopposed.

Earlier in the meet, Freedom’s boys, Andrew...

BC girls down Nazareth

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

After leading 10-8 at the end of the first quarter, Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team went into high gear in the second, holding Nazareth to just two points in the Hawks’ 44-26 victory over the Blue Eagles last Friday at Becahi.

“I think it shows the work we put in, especially in practice on defense,” said Becahi center Abby Brown. “We talked about their offense and what we needed to do. The second quarter, we really picked up.”

Becahi guard Taliyah Medina hit a three...

FHS girls knock off Pocono Mt. East

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ swim team defeated Pocono Mountain East, 94-84, last Thursday at Freedom.

“Definitely our relays and our two breaststrokers Hallie Smith and Aliah Corrado really pulled it together and swam their butts off,” said Freedom coach Alisha Roscioli.

Corrado, along with Sage Hillier, Abby Burnette, and Deborah Belen, out touched PME for the win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:04.52 to the Cardinals’ time of 2:05.94.

In return, the Cardinals out touched...

Hurricanes hot; Mims brothers chase records

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty continued their hot streak in the new year with two wins last week, but the Hurricanes will face their toughest set of games since early this season with their second go-round of EPC Steel division opponents in a massive stretch to close out the regular season over the next two weeks.

The Hurricanes (12-4) are winners of seven straight games and have not lost in 2020 yet, following a 48-46 win over East Stroudsburg South and an 85-81 win over Pocono Mountain West last week....

LHS-FHS set for wrestling showdown

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whenever Liberty and Freedom meet in any sport, it’s always a big deal.

When both teams hit the wrestling mat Wednesday night at Freedom, there will be more on the line than just bragging rights.

The winner of Wednesday’s matchup will move ahead in the EPC standings and have the right to wrestle for either third or fifth place in Saturday’s EPC championship day at Easton Area Middle School.

The loser will have settle for a bout in either of the seventh, ninth or eleventh...

EPC wrestling title up for grabs Saturday

Monday, January 20, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference wrestling championship is slated to take place on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The official pairings for the Saturday full slate of competition between each team in the conference won’t be decided until Thursday, but one matchup that appears to be a near certainty before pairings are released is the 7 p.m. championship bout between Bethlehem Catholic (8-0, 7-0) and Nazareth (11-1, 6-0).

Last year, Becahi was forced into the third place match,...