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Hawks get by Pates

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic scored in three straight innings to grab a 3-2 win over Freedom in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals game at Patriot's Park in Allentown. The Golden Hawks advance to play Emmaus in the conference championship Thursday after Emmaus defeated top-seeded Northampton 6-2 in ten innings in the nightcap.

Monday night's win over Freedom avenged one of Bethlehem Catholic's two LVC losses this season and they were hoping to avenge their other loss against Northampton in...

Hargrove wins gold

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty thrower, Gracie Hargrove, won the gold medal in discus at the LVC Track and Field Championships at Whitehall High School last Wednesday.

The Hurricane senior's distance was 124-10.

"I'm pretty excited. The school record is 129, so I'm right up there where I want to be. [Parkland's Oksanna Wittbrodt and I] have been throwing discus quite awhile together, so I had to watch her in practice, and Whitehall too, who came in third," Hargrove said.

After a significant...

Horton golden at LVC meet

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's Tyler Horton not only won a gold medal in the 300 intermediate hurdles at the LVC Track and Field Championships at Whitehall High School last Tuesday, but broke the meet record with a time of 38.71.

"I gained my momentum and did really well going over the hurdles. [Parkland's Kareem Williams] was running really fast, but I was waiting for [Nazareth's] Carter Taylor to come up on my left side, but he never did," said Horton.

Horton's teammate, Freddie...

New species of bass found

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're an avid bass fisherman, did you know there's a new species of black bass swimming in southeast waters according to the Outdoor Pressroom.

Scientists from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have discovered these new species while DNA testing a species found in Florida's Chipola River in 2007. The accompanying photo of the bass, that is destined to be called the "Choctaw bass" (more on that later), was collected from Florida's Holmes Creek in February 2012....

FHS beats Becahi, falls to LHS to close season

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's refusal to look back at an early-season loss to Bethlehem Catholic resulted in a 4-2 Patriot victory over the Hawks last week.

"We were so focused, we forgot about the last game and pretended it was our first time playing them," said Freedom first baseman, Sam Cabrera.

Three runs in the second inning by the Patriots and top notch pitching from Emily Gundrum set the tone for Freedom's victory.

Outfielder, Kelsey Brandle, scored the Patriots' first run in the...

Hawks making run

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's the time of year that Bethlehem Catholic usually heats up their playoff chase and the Golden Hawks haven't disappointed as of late.

Just over a week ago, Becahi was five games below .500, now they're right in the middle of the hunt.

The Hawks won four straight games heading into yesterday's contest against Freedom and if their momentum is any indication of where they're season is heading, all signs point north.

"We've always had the leadership to get hot at the...

Hawks sweep by Liberty

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a quick affair Monday night at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium, as Bethlehem Catholic took a three-game sweep over Liberty in boys volleyball.

The Hawks (10-3, 8-3) cruised their way to a 25-20, 25-15, 25-14 win to avenge an early season loss to the 'Canes (10-4, 8-3), as well as draw a first-place tie with Liberty atop the division standings.

The Hawks have won four straight matches since relinquishing a 2-0 lead over Parkland, only to lose in five games, but head coach...

LVC officials hold emergency meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools...

Carpenter Cup baseball tryouts to take place

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner. The Lehigh Valley team held their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

Two other tryouts will take place on Sunday, May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 am.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team, J.F. Pirro, has...

Becahi falls in season final

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In its final dual track and field meets of the regular season, Bethlehem Catholic fell to Easton, 99-41, boys, and 87-54, girls, while the boys also lost to Nazareth, 100-50, and the girls defeated Nazareth, 78-71.

Hawks who took first place for the boys against the Red Rovers were Donovan West in the 100 meter (11.1), Sean Moroney in the 400 meter (53.9), John Donchez in the 800 meter (2:11), and Tyler Horton in the 110 high hurdles (15.4) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.9)....