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Jobes first at EPC meet

Monday, October 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty junior Emily Jobes was crowned the EPC girls cross country champion after finishing her race with a time of 19:14 at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at DeSales University.

“I was very excited because I worked really hard and to see how far I’ve come,” said Jobes. “It was exciting to see my coaches and teammates [at the finish], and representing Liberty.”

Jobes began the race conservatively, staying with the pack during the first mile.

“In the...

Frank first for boys

Monday, October 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty junior Cole Frank was crowned the EPC boys cross country champion after finishing his race with a time of 16:08 at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at DeSales University.

“It was a good feeling,” said Frank. “I was happy for a bit, but now I’m focused on districts.”

Frank’s biggest competition came from Easton’s Marco Cardone of whom Frank was well aware for all 16 minutes.

“Cardone was really strong. He was really pushing me the whole race,”...

BC girls top Catty

Friday, October 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ soccer team ended its season with a 6-1 victory over Catasauqua last Wednesday at Catty after losing to Easton, 3-1, last Tuesday.

“I think they really keep the ball spread out and that’s always difficult,” said freshman defender Emily Pepe after the Easton game. “They have that one really good girl, so she’s really fast which we’re not used to but I think we handled them pretty well.”

Becahi coach Angelo Amato said that Pepe has never been subbed...

Hurricanes set to face Emmaus

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s field hockey team pulled off an upset over the weekend in the opening round of the East Penn Conference tournament, but now the Hurricanes will need to be David in a Goliath matchup during Tuesday’s semifinals.

Liberty, the fifth-seed, topped fourth-seeded Pocono Mountain East 4-3 on the road last Saturday. The win earned them a trip to Tuesday’s semifinal round against an undefeated Emmaus (19-0) team, who beat Nazareth 11-0 in their EPC opener.

The task for Liberty...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Sports

darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 10 5 .667

Salem UCC 8 4 .667

Star of Beth 8 4 .667

Emmanuel 11 7 .611

Light of Christ 11 7 .611

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 5 7 .417

St. Paul’s 6 9 .400

Ebenezer 5 13 .278

Farmersville 5 13 .278

Bath Luth at

Light of Christ 2-0, 0-10, 2-3

LC - Dan Halteman 7-13, Andy Mickelson 5-12, Charlie Mann 4-10, Rich...

FHS girls beat LHS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ soccer team has completed one of its best seasons this year and is competing in the EPC playoffs as the sixth seed in the tournament that will conclude on Thursday.

The Patriots topped off their regular season with a 2-0 victory over Liberty last Tuesday at Freedom. It was the second time this season the Pates defeated their city rival.

“Always important to get on the board first. Of course, against Liberty we want to get on the board first and we want to put...

FHS boys fall to EHS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Freedom boys soccer team came into the opening round of the EPC playoffs needing to play well against second-seeded Emmaus if they wanted to advance to the semifinals. What happened Saturday at Emmaus’ Memorial Field was anything but the type of performance the team needed now that the postseason is here.

The Hornets (16-3-0) got two goals off penalty corners, using basically the same set play, taking a 2-0 lead over the Patriots with 21:26 left to play in the first half of the...

Liberty’s Vital heads to state golf tourney

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL AND MIKE HAINES in Sports

Liberty’s Matt Vital survived the regional round and will advance to the state golf tournament after shooting a three-over 75 Monday at Golden Oaks in Fleetwood.

Vital was one-under late in the round before a bit of a hiccup over three of the final four holes.

“I didn’t hit many fairways,” Vital said. “I hit a fair amount of greens, 12, 14... I was putting well. I had three, three-putts, but besides that my putting was really good today.”

Vital started on hole two with a...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates keep status quo on top

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week seven didn’t bring many surprises to the table, outside of Easton continuing to crumble with the real part of their schedule in tow.

Freedom stays on top after a record passing night by quarterback Jared Jenkins, as the top three teams seem to be cemented now until the end of the regular season, barring upsets.

Central Catholic preps for the postseason, while Northwestern looks to continue its quest for the Colonial League crown.

With Week 9 on the horizon, here are...

Outdoors: Small game season gets underway

Friday, October 18, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The second part of the small game season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 19) when squirrel, rabbit and grouse become legal game.

Of the trio, squirrels are the most plentiful and their sweet meat makes for excellent table fare be it in a stew, creamed or as a primary meat with mashed or sweet potatoes and a green vegetable or two.

As for rabbits, there are more of them in the city of Allentown and suburbs, than there are in area farmland fields and woodlots. And the reason...