Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Liberty to induct new HOF members

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s Hall of Fame Committee will introduce their 2016-17 inductions on May 6 at Memorial Gymnasium.

The event will begin at 4:30pm with dinner and inductions.

This year’s inductees include: Mike Arner (1981, Basketball); Bill Boak (1961, Tennis); Jim Bresnak (1980, Wrestling); Jessica Cygan (2008, Cross Country/Track); Nelson Cochran (1955, Swimming); Bryn Sayenga Enright (1989, Swimming/Tennis/Track); Phyllis Fissel (Women’s Athletics); Rich Garza (1976, Football/...

LHS boys top EHS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ track and field team earned most of its points in jumping and throwing events to top Emmaus 90-60 last week.

Daniel Damon won the high jump with 5-07.0, and Trevor Joseph won the pole vault with 11-09.0.

The Hurricanes locked up the long jump with Darian Street in first place with 22-01.0, Jonathan Heess in second place with 21-03.0, and Daeshawn Teague in third with 20-08.0.

The Hurricanes also took top places in the triple jump with Heess in first place...

Liberty eyes EPC berth

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The one thing that each Bethlehem school has cemented with a week left in the regular season is a spot in the District 11 playoffs.

Liberty, Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic have each punched a ticket to districts, as they round out their calendar, but Liberty still has their sights on grabbing the fourth and final spot for the East Penn Conference playoffs.

The Hurricanes (9-4, 8-4) hold the fourth spot in the EPC race with league matches against Whitehall (12-1) on Wednesday...

BC girls beat Pates

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ track and field team throwers propelled the Hawks to a 78.50-65.50 victory over Freedom last week with first, second, and third place finishes in each event.

Rachel Tanczos won the shot put with a distance of 35-04, Julia Zambo was second with a distance of 31-09, and Sarah Baumann was third with a distance of 31-03.

Tanczos also won the discus with a distance of 128-11, followed by Tessa Zamolyi with a distance of 102-01, and Zambo, who had a...

Morgans and Persa highlight LV HOF class

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Five new members of the National Football Foundation Lehigh Valley Chapter Hall of Fame will be inducted at this year’s banquet, scheduled to take place during a dinner and ceremony on Friday, May 5 at the Northampton Community Center.

The list is led by former Central Catholic and Parkland head coach Jim Morgans, who won two state titles with the Vikings during his career, as well as leading Parkland to two state championship appearances.

Former Liberty quarterback Dan Persa,...

Liberty holds annual signing ceremony

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty held its annual press conference for senior student-athletes heading to college this fall on April 21, as 32 Hurricanes were represented in this year’s class.

The signing ceremony has been a yearly event at Liberty, highlighting the core of Liberty’s top athletes heading to the next level.

Football standout Jaohne Duggan made his decision to commit to Rutgers last summer and he’s never looked back on his decision after enjoying a stellar senior campaign, which saw him...

Liberty stays hot with victory over Freedom

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Every game is a big game according to Liberty head coach Andy Pitsilos, but whenever Liberty and Freedom come together for one of their two regular season rivalry contests, it’s fair to say the stakes get even bigger.

During Saturday’s affair at Liberty, the Hurricanes had everything going the right way en route to a five inning, 10-0 shutout over the Patriots to bolster their confidence heading into another packed week of games.

With Liberty playing twelve games in the past 16...

Hawks get past Freedom

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

When Bethlehem Catholic pitcher Tatum Kresley was asked if she needed to come out of the game during the sixth inning of the Hawks’ game against Freedom last Thursday, her response was heck no, and Kresley and the Hawks proceeded to finish off the Patriots 8-3.

“I was feeling really, really good except for the sixth inning. I got a little tired,” said Kresley.

The Patriots strung together three hits to load the bases when Julia Roman doubled, Jana Boksan singled, and Shay Banas...

Liberty boys win EPC tennis title

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes boys’ tennis team finished the regular season with a record of 14-0 and are the 2017 East Penn Conference Champions.

“I am very happy for the team,” said Hurricane coach Leo Schnalzer. “Prior to the season, I knew we would have very good players, so I can’t take a lot of responsibility for their success. I was there to help and support them, and maybe add to their success.”

Schnalzer is extremely grateful to his assistants, Chris Conrad, Dawn Ketterman-...

Rain halts EPC tennis tournament

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty tennis players Dan Lynn, Louis Gruber, and Jacob Berg have advanced to the finals in the East Penn Conference Tennis Tournament which was played last Friday and Saturday at Freedom High School.

Lynn began his match against Nazareth’s Ben Tauber at number one singles, but it was stopped due to rain and will be continued at time to be determined.

Down 2-5, Lynn won the second game and the seventh game on Saturday.

“Normally, he beats me most of the time. He’ll stay...