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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pates split two to start year

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The offensive disparity in the less than 24-hour period between games was evident for the Freedom field hockey team. After opening the 2019 season with a 5-0 victory at East Stroudsburg North in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action, the Patriots struggled to find the back of the cage the next day, falling 2-1 in a nonconference game to Salisbury Saturday morning at Freedom High School.

Freedom (1-1 overall, 1-0 EPC) fell behind 2-0 after the opening half, and then cut its deficit in...

Outdoors: Time to check equipment

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the archery deer hunting season set to kick off locally Sept. 21 in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, now’s the time to check your bows, bow strings, arrows and tree stands if you use one.

According to Rick Weaknecht, of Weaknecht Archery in Kutztown, bowhunters shouldn’t wait until the last minute to bring their bows in for new strings that may be frayed or stretched from use or to have arrows made. Arrows in particular, he says, takes time in that they require cutting shafts to customer...

Charboneau takes 11th at Lion Invitational

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic cross country runners competed in the Lions Invitational and the Northampton Invitational, respectively, this past weekend.

In the Lions Invitational on Friday at Moravian Academy, the top finishers for Freedom’s girls were Lauren Charboneau, 11th in 21:19, Elizabeth Fihlman, 27th in 22:41, and Julia Heineman, 44th in 24:01.

Top finishers for Moravian Academy’s girls were Krysta Nichols, 22nd in 22:22, and Lilly Eyvazzadeh, 39th in 23:45.


Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel post victory

One goal in the first half from Michee Ngalina and another from Zach Zandi in the second half helped push 10-man Bethlehem Steel FC to a 2-0 victory. Philadelphia Union Academy forward Patrick Bohui made Steel FC history, becoming the youngest player to start a match and goalkeeper Todd Morton made six saves to ensure the Steel kept their fifth clean sheet of the season.

Bethlehem Steel FC will travel to Cary, North Carolina to take on North Carolina FC in...

Liberty tennis knocks off Emmaus

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ tennis team won its fourth 4-3 match last Thursday when the Hurricanes defeated Emmaus, bringing their record to 5-1 after also defeating East Stroudsburg North on Friday, 6-1.

Shivani Patel and Gabby Palermo won the deciding match against Emmaus when they defeated Ivory Gao and Payton McGlory, 6-4, 6-3, at three doubles.

“It was really hard and I didn’t think we were going to make it, but we actually did because we were really consistent,” said Patel. “Their...

Golf season well under way

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Unlike some other seasons, Bethlehem Catholic’s Tim McGorry is having fun.

The veteran golf coach is in the midst of a season in which expectations aren’t too high with only eight players on his roster.

Entering this week, his young squad was battling through a 1-4 season, but McGorry has been seeing the big picture.

“We have a lot of guys who are out there on a team for the first time, and they are keeping with it.

“There were some years when we were really deep...

LHS boys top Bethlehem Cath.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ soccer team hosted Bethlehem Catholic this past Saturday and won its season opener, 5-1.

“I think our team movement going forward was quite decent. I think we were able to string a lot of healthy combinations together,” said Liberty coach Ian Larimer. “Execution was lacking today but it was good to see a lot of ideas we have rehearsed come to life on the field.”

Liberty’s Chris Schray was finally able to break through Becahi’s intensity and score the first goal...

Pates, Hawks ready for their Week 2 city clash

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week one could have been a glorified scrimmage week for many EPC South teams, as they took on their counterparts from the North. Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom each had lopsided affairs in hand, as the Pates torched East Stroudsburg North 58-0 and Becahi slammed Dieruff 48-7.

As week two gets underway, the real tests begin for many of the area teams and all eyes will be on BASD Stadium Friday night when Freedom hosts Becahi in their annual early season showdown.

Freedom won...

Liberty rolls by Bears

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by ANDY STEINMETZ in Sports

Early on in the season, football programs need to be able to handle the jitters then hopefully the talent can overcome that adversity to nab Week 1 wins.

Led by senior quarterback Dallas Holmes’ effort, and plenty of other standout performances, the Hurricanes came out of the gates with a gritty 70-0 shutout win over Pleasant Valley.

“I was very excited with our execution overall and that’s the kind of effort you want to see in the first game and I thought our guys did a great...

McGorry one of the good guys

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Sometimes in life, you have to recognize the good guys.

They are the ones who often are taken for granted for all the good they do and bring to a situation.

Bethlehem Catholic’s Tim McGorry is one of those.

McGorry, who began his 17th year as Bethlehem Catholic’s golf coach last week, also recently retired after a 34-year career as a theology teacher.

He truly is a credit to his profession.

McGorry always has professed and exhibited what he taught. You...