Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

FHS tennis tops LHS

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week Freedom played its rivalry match against Liberty and won, 7-0.

The Patriots’ match against Bethlehem Catholic, which was supposed to have been resumed last Wednesday, is now scheduled to be resumed this Wednesday at Freedom.

Against the Hurricanes, Tashanna Smith won at one singles, 6-0, 6-1, Natalie Sinai won at two singles, 6-1, 6-0, and Jessika Klo won at three singles, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles matches, Anjali Chhugani and Olivia Chhugani won their match at two...

Pete’s Top-10: Showdown weekend

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week’s results were par for the course, as none of the top-10 teams suffered a loss, but that could change this week as Freedom, Easton, Northwestern and Stroudsburg all face threats looking to knock them off.

The Patriots and Rovers are this week’s marquee showdown, while the back end of the poll features Stroudsburg taking on Northampton in the biggest home game the K-Kids have had in close to 10 years.

It’s coming down to crunchtime for area teams, so let’s see which...

Becahi boys get two in top-20

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ cross country team had two runners in the top 20 in last week’s meet, hosted by the Hawks on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Sophomore Matt Millen placed 18th in 18:00, and teammate Aaron Smith, a senior, was 20th in 18:03.

“I was a little disappointed with my time, but I did the best I’ve done all season, so I’m pretty happy about that,” said Smith. “The boys are doing pretty good. Most of them are young, but they’re doing really well for...

Liberty looks to roll

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

After dropping two games to Parkland and Central Catholic, Liberty’s volleyball team has turned things around with three straight wins heading into this week.

The Hurricanes most recent victory last week came against rival Freedom in three games (25-11, 25-7, 25-16), as they look to keep building off that momentum with three matches this week.

“This week we’ve been focused on the basics,” said head coach Missy Lynn. “We were in a bit of a rut from losing six straight sets the...

Outdoors: Large numbers of Chinook, Coho salmon

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

According to The Fishing Wire service, the white water release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River (Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.

Salmon numbers typically increase through the month of September. The run usually peaks in mid-October when most of the spawning occurs. Although Chinook and Coho salmon...

FHS seeing lots of ties

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ soccer team played to its fourth tie in five recent games against Northwestern last Wednesday at Freedom where the game ended, 0-0.

“It is very unusual,” said Freedom coach Matt Reightler. “In the last three games we’ve had the lead and felt like we should have come away with those wins. Tonight was one of our most complete performances we’ve put together. Unfortunately, it was the first time all season we couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the back of the net.”...

Golfers advance to districts

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

On Monday the District 11 qualifier took place at Olde Homestead Golf Club.

Joey Altemose of Liberty will move on to the district meet after shooting an 81 to take sixth place. Evan Cartwright shot an 83 to take eighth and will also move on, as will Freedom’s Jake Haberstumpf who shot an 88 to take 21st.

The District 11 championships will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at Lehigh Country Club.

The East Penn Conference golf tournament took place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at...

Freedom boys soccer gets a win over Liberty

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ soccer team won its rivalry match against Liberty, 1-0, last Tuesday at Freedom.

“No overtime today. We didn’t want to let it go to overtime,” said Patriot defender Zachary Shay. “We wanted to come out, press early. It was a hard-fought game. They played great, and they did have a lot of chances, but at the end, 1-0, Freedom. That’s the best feeling for a Freedom player.”

The Patriots played a string of overtime games as of late, but if there’s one game no one...

Becahi runners coming together

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cross country teams are finding their way under new coach Nicole Chickey with new P.R.’s last week as they hosted Freedom, Liberty, Dieruff, Allen, and Parkland on Tuesday at Illick’s Mill.

“I haven’t P.R.’ed in awhile, but I knew today, I had to put everything out there. I think I had a better mindset today,” said senior captain Kayla Zigmont, who placed 27th in 22:35. “We’ve been practicing on this course a lot this year. During the summer, Aaron [Smith] and I...

Emmaus knocks off Liberty

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets’ ground attack took the wind of the Liberty Hurricanes during a dominant 34-6 victory on Sept. 28 at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium. The win kept Emmaus undefeated (6-0, 4-0 EPC) and kept the Hornets in a first-place tie with Freedom (5-0, 4-0 EPC) in the East Penn Conference South Division.

Statistics never tell the entire story of any football game, but they do tell some things. The Hornets ran the ball early and often in the first half (23 times for...