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State playoffs begin on Saturday

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem may have had a heavy contingent in the boys' basketball playoff scene, but the city came away empty-handed over the weekend when Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic both fell in the 4A and 3A finals.

Freedom was outgunned by Parkland in a 65-50 contest on Saturday night, while Becahi was overwhelmed by Central Catholic 87-61 on Friday.

Both move on to the state playoffs this weekend, but the one team that has had the most experience at the state level of any local team...

Hawks cruise to another District 11 title

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by ROD HECKMAN in Sports

For Bethlehem Catholic to crown nine champions in last weekend's District 11 2A tournament may not be a surprise to many.

After all, the Golden Hawks boast a star-studded lineup top to bottom that recently just earned its third straight PIAA title.

What some people forget, though, is this team isn't made up of just talented upperclassmen that are used to performing on the big stage.

Included on the squad are freshmen who have never participated under the bright lights of...

Freedom's Kauffman, Liberty's Gonzalez win titles

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Evan Kauffman became Freedom's first district champion since 2006 over the weekend and Liberty's Grimaldi Gonzalez repeated his stint atop the podium as the Bethlehem wrestlers brought home the only gold medals for their respective schools from the District 11 3A wrestling tournament held at Memorial Gymnasium.

Kauffman was one of four Patriots to move onto this week's Northeast Regional 3A tournament at Liberty, while the host Hurricanes advanced three wrestlers.

Kauffman (220...

Becahi falls

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Bethlehem/Central Catholic hockey team fell down by a goal three different times and fought back to tie the game twice, but just didn't come up with a third goal in losing its final regular season game 3-2 to Salisbury/Whitehall last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

"We've had problems scoring goals," said head coach John Heckenberger. "We're snake bitten if that's what you want to call it. We fought hard, but we let those early goals in which didn't help. They came...

Steiner takes fourth

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty diver, Rachel Steiner, took fourth place at the LVC Diving Meet on Feb. 16 at Parkland High School.

The Hurricane junior scored 335.80 points at the eleven-dive meet.

"I definitely came into it expecting the best from the other girls, so I did better," said Steiner, who had placed eighth at an eleven-dive meet in January.

Steiner said her best dive on Feb. 16 was her inward dive pike.

"I got really good scores on it. My back dive also gets good scores. I...

'Canes get by Emmaus

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

It was a span of roughly 11 seconds as overtime was winding down that proved to be the difference in Saturday's District 11 4A boys basketball tilt between No. 7 Emmaus and No. 2 Liberty.

After the Hornets rallied from a four-point deficit with under a minute to play in regulation to send it into overtime, the Hurricanes trailed 49-47 in the extra session with under a minute to play.

The Hurricanes were in need of a big bucket with the clock ticking down.

And it was a...

Bethlehem Catholic boys down Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Step one in Bethlehem Catholic's 2013 playoff ride was successful last week and the Hawks hope they can keep putting one foot forward towards the District 11 3A championship.

The Hawks ousted Blue Mountain 54-40 last Friday night at Martz Hall in the district quarterfinals and hoped last night's encounter with top-seeded Pottsville would continue their season.

Unfortunately, last night's results are past Press deadlines, but despite being a fifth-seed and traveling to Blue...

G.I.O. soccer expo to debut at Sands

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say if you build it, they will come.

In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.

Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.

The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and...

Becahi cheerleaders return from Florida

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's varsity competition cheerleading squad recently returned from the 2013 National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fl., ending the 2012-2013 competition season for the Hawks.

"Our main goals were to score 30 or higher in the cheer and to get to semifinals, which we did," said Becahi captain, Ali Wildman.

Out of 42 teams representing 13 states, the Hawks placed 18th.

"I am so proud of the team," said Becahi cheerleading coach Brenda...

Pates survive vs. Easton

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Things got a little nerve-racking for Freedom boys basketball head coach Joe Stellato and his Patriots during the fourth quarter of Saturday's District 11 4A quarterfinals matchup against Easton at William Allen High School's Sewards Gym.

The Patriots saw a nine-point lead late in the third quarter disappear as the Red Rovers went on a 9-0 run themselves to tie it with 4:38 to play in the fourth. The Patriots failed to get on the scoreboard for nearly six minutes in that fourth...