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Lehigh Valley Conference announces scholar athletes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes last week at Moravian College.

Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Bethlehem Catholic's Bridget Smith was the only representative to take home two awards during the morning ceremony, as she won honors in girls' soccer and girls' basketball.


Pates conclude great season

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

There could only be one winner between the Bethlehem schools in the District XI softball quarterfinal, but it was Liberty who topped Freedom, 7-0, on Saturday at the home of the Patriots.

Freedom ended its best season in recent years with a record of 15-8 and made the LVC playoffs for the first time, but those achievements were of little consolation after the Patriots' loss to the Hurricanes.

"I'm bummed. We've been struggling to score runs for a long time. Our hits were just...

Two girls in top-10

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Liberty thrower, Gracie Hargrove, won a sixth place medal in the shot put and the discus at the Class AAA PIAA State Track and Field Championships last weekend at Shippensburg University.

Hargrove's distance in the shot put was 41-4, and her distance in the discus was 119-05.

Also from Liberty, Casey Harewood placed tenth in the high jump with a height of 5-02.

Bethlehem Catholic senior, Mara Blanchard, came in 21st in the pole vault with a height of 10-0.

Only a few days remain in spring gobbler season

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

There are only a few days remaining until the end of spring gobbler season (Friday, May 31).

Spring Gobbler was successful for some turkey hunters, but field reports suggest success came predominately during the first week. After that the gobblers got lockjaw and wouldn't talk turkey.

Bob Danenhower, owner of Bob's Taxidermy in Orefield, said he was able to talk to a couple nice gobblers, but he couldn't get them into range. The one time he did, two gobblers stood together and...

Hawks win LVC title

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls softball team won its third consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship by defeating Emmaus, 4-0, last Thursday at Pates Park in Allentown.

Winning pitcher, Joelle Morey, said, "It's amazing because no one's ever done it before."

Becahi leftfielder, Lauren Visconti, was the first to score for the Hawks on an RBI by Morey in the first inning.

Visconti also had a diving catch in the third inning, the same inning when Emmaus had the bases...

Blanchard, Harewood and Hargrove win gold

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic senior, Mara Blanchard, and Liberty senior, Casey Harewood, won gold medals in jumping events, and Liberty senior, Gracie Hargrove, won gold and silver in throwing events at the District XI Track and Field Championships last week at Blue Mountain High School.

Blanchard took first place in the pole vault with a height of 11-0.

"I was really nervous. There was stiff competition and pressure, but I got all my attempts on the first try. Once I got 11 on the first...

Walking off! Clymer's extra-inning HR sends Pates to quarters

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

All it took was one swing of the bat to change the outcome of Freedom's season Monday afternoon in the opening round of the District 11 4A playoffs.

And based by the smiles coming from the Patriots dugout, things worked out in their favor.

Jarrett Clymer hit a walk-off home run in extra innings to give Freedom a 4-3 victory over Northampton to setup a showdown against top-seeded Whitehall this afternoon.

Clymer was the lead-off batter in the bottom of the eighth when he...

Twenty Hawks sign their letters of intent

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been known for awhile that Darian Cruz would be heading to Lehigh to wrestle, but three other teammates of the Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team joined a festival of athletes last week to announce their college destinations.

An ensemble of 20 Golden Hawks signed the dotted line in a conglomeration of fall, winter and spring athletes making their college announcements.

Connor Hedash, was one of four wrestlers to move onto the next level, as he'll attend the Air Force...

Relay teams off to states

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Between Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty, one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal were clinched at the District XI Class AAA Track and Field Championships last week at Blue Mountain High School.

Becahi's Jade Kubitsky, Lexi Reightler, Katie Altpeter, and Mara Blanchard not only won the gold medal in the 4x4 relay, but also broke a school record with a time of 4:00.80.

"I knew right away because I was watching the time. I told Mara right away, and she was really surprised. We...

District 11 baseball and softball schedules

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports



May 20

(9) Northampton at (8) Freedom, 4:30; (10) Bangor at (7) Pleasant Vy., 4:30.

May 22

Winner of NHS-FHS vs. (1) Whitehall, 4:30; (5) Emmaus at (4) Stroudsburg, 4:30; Winner of Bangor-PV at (2) Pocono East, 4:30; (4) Liberty at (3) Parkland, 4:30.

May 24

Semifinals at Hackett Park, 4:30 & 7

May 29

Finals at Coca-Cola Park, 7


May 22

(5) Northwestern at (4) Lehighton, 4:30; (6) Blue Mt....