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Pete’s Top-10: PHS cements No. 1 status

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, so much for Parkland not being their consistent selves. The Trojans convincing 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic solidified that Parkland is the team to beat this year and the 6A bracket will go through them.

For the likes of Whitehall, Becahi and Palisades, they’ve clearly painted the picture for district title runs in their respective classes as well.

With teams heading down the home stretch of the season, district positioning is now at the forefront.

Only three...

Ehrig wins EPC gold

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic High School tennis player Molly Ehrig won the number two singles gold medal in the East Penn Conference tennis tournament on Sept. 29 at Freedom High School.

“It felt so good to finally win the EPC tournament after some pretty devastating losses over the past years,” said Ehrig. “I came in second twice and third once, so it was something I really wanted to do before graduation.”

Ehrig defeated Easton’s Kaitlin Grogg 10-2 in the final.

“I think the...

Zephs outpace FHS in EPC shootout

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you’re going into a shootout with Whitehall’s football team, you better have enough bullets to keep up and that just wasn’t the case for the Patriots in last Friday’s home defeat.

Whitehall used an array of big plays throughout the night to pull away with a 45-37 victory that had the Pates playing catch up all night.

Zephyr QB Ethan Parvel put on a dazzling display, throwing for four touchdowns on the night with 205 yards through the air and another 181 yards rushing.

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Liberty boys extend streak

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ soccer team extended its record last week to 11-2-3 after defeating Allen 3-2, Bethlehem Catholic 4-1, and tying Easton 0-0.

“It was just a well-balanced game, and I think we could’ve scored a few goals and won that game, but it is what it is,” said Hurricane forward Andy Epsaro regarding the outcome against the Red Rovers.

It was also senior night for the Hurricanes.

“We expected clean sheets, but I think it was quite unfortunate we were unable to find...

Magliochetti wins 2A tennis tourney

Monday, October 9, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles tennis player Brenna Magliochetti repeated as District XI Class 2A singles tennis champion after defeating Notre Dame Green Pond’s Logan Lencheski 6-2, 6-1 last Thursday at Winning Touch in Allentown.

“I’m really excited,” Magliochetti said. “I had such a great time at Hershey, so I’m excited to go back.”

Magliochetti was the PIAA state singles tennis silver medalist last year.

On Thursday, Magliochetti won the first game of the...

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Jahan Worth ran for 243 yards and scored three Parkland...

Battle of unbeatens: BC vs. PHS Hawks take on Parkland this week

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

High school football games don’t get much bigger than this Friday’s tilt between Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland.

The 7 p.m. showdown in Orefield pairs both undefeated squads in the crosshairs, as the winner grabs sole possession of the EPC South.

Coming off last week’s 24-17 victory over Easton (4-2), Bethlehem Catholic (6-0) is ready for another pivotal showdown against one of the area’s top programs.

“Parkland is just a consistent, well-coached team,” said Hawks’ head...

Pates down EHS

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game.

Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to a 24-17 win.

“I feel good after this win,” said Patriot quarterback Jared...

Patriots clinch district volleyball playoff spot

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s magic number for clinching a district berth was one win and the Patriots achieved that during Monday night’s 3-0 sweep over Allen.

The win puts the Pates at 9-4, solidifying their spot in the postseason, as they head into Wednesday’s key battle with Bethlehem Catholic (9-3), who also clinched a berth on Monday with a sweep over Dieruff.

For Pates head coach Donna Roman, Monday’s win cemented one of the preseason goals for the team.

“One of our goals for the...

Pete’s Top-10: Hawks look to steal Parkland’s reign

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.

In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season...