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BREAKING - Weather forces cancellations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round...

Pates head to finals

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots are headed to the District XI Class 6A girls’ basketball final this Thursday after defeating Allen 56-33 on Monday night at Catasauqua High School.

“I’m super excited,” said Freedom guard Yasmine Herrera. “I can’t believe, well, I can believe, but we’re really in the championship game.”

It was a slow start for Freedom who trailed 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, but Herrera and Rachel Sanchez, who both came off the bench, sparked the Patriots with 11...

’Canes Moyer wins D-11 gold medal

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Winning your first district wrestling championship is always a special moment. Beating a Bethlehem Catholic wrestler in order to do it is just icing on the cake.

That was the sentiment from Liberty’s Damen Moyer following his 3-2 decision over Becahi’s Tavion Banks during last Saturday’s District 11 3A championships at Memorial Gymnasium.

Moyer capped off the night for the Hurricanes with his title in the 182-pound bracket, as Liberty pushed nine wrestlers to this week’s...

Hawks earn three titles

Monday, February 26, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

When Ryan Anderson found out he was named to the second team of the East Penn Conference wrestling all-stars, it’s fair to say that it provided a bit of fuel heading into last weekend’s District 11 3A tournament.

Anderson, who is ranked fourth in the country at 138 according to Intermat, had little trouble dispatching through his bracket at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, producing a fall, technical fall and two major decisions en route to winning his first district title.


This time, Becahi boys come out on top

Saturday, February 24, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was Round 2 for Bethlehem Catholic with their date in the East Penn Conference championship and the Hawks made sure they didn’t go through the same emotions they endured a year ago when Allen thumped them 84-62 in the league championship.

Instead, a Holy War battle against Central Catholic Friday night at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium came down to the buzzer as Central point guard Jay Vaughan’s three-point attempt to push the game to overtime smacked off the rim, preserving a 47-44...

Hawks look to create new district champs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic doesn’t have any returning district champion wrestlers heading into this weekend’s District 11 3A tournament, but the odds the Golden Hawks don’t come away with any champions this week are close to slim to none.

Becahi enters round one of the individual postseason as favorites to come away with the team title, but the hypothetical question is how many champions can they crown when action culminates Saturday night at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium?

Fresh off...

BC girls claim back-to-back league titles

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It was just one of those shots, the kind that would change everything one way or another, and it did for Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team when Taliyah Medina hit a three pointer with 40 seconds left in a one-point game with Allentown Central Catholic last Friday night at Liberty High School.

“My teammates were telling me my dad [coach Jose Medina] said pull it out, but you know, the adrenaline and momentum of the game, you don’t hear anything sometimes, so if I would have...

LHS girls beat Pates

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ swim team won its last regular season meet last Thursday against Freedom 105-70 at Freedom.

“I love this team. It’s my family. I’ve spent so much time with them and I knew it had to come to an end but it was all worth it, and I think a lot of people had great seasons,” said Liberty senior Anna Lehr. “Being captain this year, getting to experience it from a different point of view, I loved watching the girls and growing with them.”

Lehr, Natalie Richardson,...

Flyers shuffle goalies because of injuries

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

First, goalie Brian Elliott went on the injured list for the Flyers.

Then, on Saturday, Michal Neuvirth went down with an injury leaving the Flyers scrambling in goal.

Former Phantoms goalie Alex Lyon, who was replacing Elliott on the Flyers roster, played the rest of Saturday’s game with no backup. While there’s no good time for an injury, the fact that GM Ron Hextall still had a few days before the NHL trade deadline hit was somewhat of a silver lining.

On Monday, the...

BC boys, girls out to defend D-11 crowns

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic boys and girls basketball programs will be looking to repeat as champions when the District 11 tournament gets underway this week.

Both the boys and girls are the top seeds in their 4A brackets and are favored to win both classes.

The boys open up the tournament on Friday at Allen against eighth-seeded Octorara at 7:30 p.m. The Hawks don’t have a real formidable opponent in the 4A bracket and should be a lock to win districts, barring a catastrophe.