Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Pete’s Top-10: Battle of unbeatens this week

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

You don’t always get matchups between undefeated teams this late in the season, but the top two teams in the region square off this Friday night in Emmaus, when top-ranked Freedom hits the road to take on the Green Hornets.

It is the marquee game of the week that will likely decide who wins the EPC South and will be another opportunity for the Patriots to confirm their standing as the unequivocal top team in the area, while giving Emmaus the chance to steal the spotlight.

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BC girls soccer knocks of Liberty

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Sixteen saves for Bethlehem Catholic goalkeeper Caitlin Vogrins against Liberty last week held the Hurricanes as the Hawks won in double overtime, 3-2, at Becahi.

“It was brutal. Their shots were amazing, and it was hard to get set up and block them, but I found a way to do it,” Vogrins said. “When it went in the net, it was the best feeling in the world.”

Becahi forward Brooke Bisko saw to that, kicking the game winner with just a couple of minutes left in the second overtime...

Fermin first as LHS boys edge Emmaus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ cross country team edged out Emmaus, 27-28, last Tuesday during the Hurricanes’ home meet at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Darlyn Fermin and Cole Frank had a one-two finish with times of 16:09 and 16:37, respectively.

Emmaus scored the next two places, followed by Freedom’s Nick Bauer whose time was 16:55.

Liberty’s Ryan Wycherley was sixth with a time of 17:04, and teammates Paul Jensen placed 10th in 17:25, and Philip Bezas placed 11th in 17:31....

Phantoms ready to hit ice for another year

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

There are still a few decisions looming for the Philadelphia Flyers that will affect the roster of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, who open their fifth season in the valley on Saturday at home.

The situation in goal is somewhat fluid at this point.

Alex Lyon, who spent considerable time with the Phantoms last season, was destined to return to Lehigh Valley but an injury suffered in a pregame warmup has sidelined him for about a month, which will delay his arrival in the Lehigh...

Phantoms open up season with win

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms opened their season on home ice over the weekend and everything seemed to go right for the home team.

Goalie prospect Carter Hart looked every bit of the super-prospect player that he is, the top line of Greg Carey, Phil Varone and Nicolas Aube-Kubel operated like a well-oiled machine and the young players were ready to go. It all resulted in a 6-3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

In fact, things went so well, that you can even find some sweetness in what...

Tracking dogs approved in PA

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

In a turnaround from past attempts at legalizing tracking dogs in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has approved the use of them after getting legislative approval.

The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Mario M. Scavello, provides another choice for hunters who have shot and inflicted injury on a white-tailed deer, black bear or elk, but lose the trail.

“This law will provide greater recovery of big game shot by hunters,” noted PGC Executive Director Bryan...

Freedom wins again

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nobody expected Freedom to mercy rule Easton last week, but you can’t put anything past this year’s group of Patriots following another impressive performance in last week’s 35-7 thumping over the Rovers at BASD Stadium.

The win pushed the Pates to 7-0 heading into a massive showdown with undefeated Emmaus (7-0) this week on the road Friday night, but there was no looking ahead of Easton last week, as Freedom raced to the game’s first 35 points in dominating fashion to put the game...

Hawks hold off Cavaliers

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It looked like it homecoming was going to script for Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday afternoon, but things suddenly turned dicey in the second half before the Golden Hawks eventually held off East Stroudsburg South for a 41-28 victory.

Becahi led 35-0 at halftime to kick in the mercy rule, but the Cavs weren’t interested in feeling sorry for themselves, scoring on three big plays in the third quarter to make things interesting before eventually running out of gas.

Head coach Joe...

Hawks Magliochetti wins 2A tennis title

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic senior Brenna Magliochetti repeated as District XI Class 2A singles tennis champion last week and hopes to repeat as PIAA State Class 2A singles champ in early November.

Magliochetti defeated Notre Dame Green Pond’s Logan Lencheski, 6-1, 6-1 in the district final last Thursday at Lehigh University. Magliochetti and Lencheski played in last year’s district final also.

“Last year I felt like we both played better,” Magliochetti said. “We had our A games that...

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Dominic...