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Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league

In Memory of Barry Christman, St. Matthews Lutheran

Standings Week 2-5

Bethany UCC 10 2 .833

College Hill 8 4 .667

Holy Cross 8 4 .667

WS Edgeboro 9 6 .600

First UCC 7 5 .583

Fritz Wesleyan 8 7 .533

East Hills 6 6 .500

St. Peters 6 6 .500

Christ Lutheran 5 7 .417

Trinity UCC 1 5 .167

Christ UCC 5 10 .333

*Star of Beth 5 10 .333


Freedom girls win

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Freedom Patriots love to play an aggressive, fast-paced style of game. Against Parkland in the first round of the EPC playoffs, the strategy worked perfectly.

Ironically though, it was an outside game from Yasmine Herrera that provided the Patriots with a bit of a comfort zone in their 40-30 win over the Lady Trojans.

With Parkland (14-9) holding a 13-11 lead with five-minutes left in the second quarter, Herrera hit a three-pointer to put Freedom ahead and Jennifer Kokolus...

LHS boys top Eastburg N

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ swim team celebrated senior night with a 82-67 victory over East Stroudsburg North last Thursday at Liberty.

“Senior night was amazing. So emotional too,” said Hurricane captain Dylan Zukawski. “I’ve been with these people for so long.”

Zukawski, Jake Evert, Jonathan Drago, and Sam Capwell won the 200 medley in 1:42.34 to start the boys’ events.

“When you have three guys you’ve been swimming with all your high school life, it’s definitely much more fun,”...

EPC, Colonial announce tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...

Wrestling: Hawks emerge with gold

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks avenged their only regular season dual meet loss by defeating the Liberty Hurricanes 34-22 to win the District XI AAA team wrestling title.

The Hawks head to Hershey looking to claim their second consecutive state team championship and their third in four years.

Beca reached the final on the strength of 41-13 win over Northampton in their semifinal. Liberty got a final bout pin at 152 by Jason Rezac to get by Nazareth 26-24 in the other semi...

Boys hoops: Hawks are on top

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic coach Scott McClary still feels like his Golden Hawks have room for improvement and that may be a scary proposition for opposing teams heading into the postseason.

The Hawks (17-3, 13-1) enter the final week of the regular season first place in their division and the top-seed in the East Penn Conference with games against Dieruff (3-16) and Allen (11-7) this week.

With Becahi in prime position to head into the EPC playoffs with the number-one seed and only...

Pate girls beat BC

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ basketball game against Bethlehem Catholic could have gone either way, but with the Patriots’ scrappy play and having fouls to give in the fourth quarter, Freedom came up victorious, 49-44, last Thursday night at Freedom.

“The game’s never really over until it’s over, so we couldn’t think for a second we won,” said Freedom guard Corrin Gill. “It helps when my teammates are really aggressive also, and putting pressure on the ball, and it helps me with reading where...

LHS relay nabs pool record

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty swimmers Greta Stuckey, Natalie Richardson, Samantha Taylor, and Abby Mack broke Northampton’s pool record in the 200 free relay last Thursday in the Hurricanes’ 103-77 victory over the Konkrete Kids.

The Liberty relay time was 1:42.26, breaking the previous record set by Parkland in 2018 with a time of 1:43.76.

Taylor, Richardson, Talia Lehr, and Stuckey won the first event of the meet, the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:56.16.

Stuckey also won the 50 free in...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

darts and trapshooting


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 37 20 .649

St. Paul’s 33 18 .648

Bath Luth 33 21 .611

Dryland 28 26 .519

Emmanuel 27 27 .500

Christ UCC 25 29 .463

Ebenezer 25 29 .463

Light of Christ 24 30 .444

St. Stephen’s 23 31 .426

Farmersville 22 32 .407

Salem UCC 20 34 .370

St. Stephen’s at

Bath Luth (3-2, 8-2, 8-1)

BL - Dave Fisher 8-14, Bob...

Outdoors: Opening day of rifle could move to a Saturday

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners approves it at their April 9 meeting, deer hunters in Pennsylvania may see a major change in the start of the rifle deer season.

The major change is moving the traditional Monday after Thanksgiving Day start of the rifle deer season to Saturday after turkey day. This proposal will surely bring about conversation among sportsmen.

For some, starting on a Saturday is nice for hunters who can’t take off from work on a Monday. For...