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Medical staffs save NFL player’s leg

Friday, November 10, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Whether you are a fan of the National Football League or not these days, one thing that can’t be denied is the league has a lot of issues.

On top of the whole anthem debate, concussions are a big topic of conversation, and as much as my family and I love to watch the sport every Sunday, it’s a scary enough concern that my wife and I don’t plan to let our twin, 6-year-old boys ever take to a football field.

Even aside from concussions, there are enough other gruesome injuries...

Outdoors: Suggestions for winter boating

Friday, November 10, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With colder weather oncoming many boaters and paddlers pack it in for the winter. But there are those who don’t let the cold bother them and continue to fish and paddle throughout the winter months. For those die-hards, BoatUS, the organization representing the boating sports, has these suggestions if going on-water during cold times, or even on warm winter days.

BoatUS says that it’s wise to know when to wear thermal protection be it with a dry or wet suit. However, a long-assumed...

Ehrig, Sloan take district silver

Friday, November 10, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic tennis players Molly Ehrig and Jenna Sloan were silver medalists in the District XI Class 2A Doubles Tennis Championships recently at Winning Touch in Allentown.

Logan Lencheski and Emma Anmolsingh from Notre Dame Green Pond won the doubles final, 6-4, 6-3.

“Overall they were a little bit more aggressive and took more risks,” Ehrig said.

Things seemed to be going the Hawks’ way after the pair took a 3-0 lead in the first set, but the Crusaders took...

Becahi takes silver

Friday, November 10, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s tennis team were awarded silver medals at the District XI Team Tennis Championships last Wednesday at Lehigh University.

The Hawks defeated Notre Dame East Stroudsburg 4-1 in the quarterfinal and Salisbury 3-2 in the semifinal, but lost to Blue Mountain in the final 3-2.

As with the match against Salisbury, most of the pressure fell on Becahi’s three singles player Jenna Sloan.

“There were a few things she was trying to do like keep the ball deep and...

’Canes outmuscle Patriots in victory

Friday, November 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

After the frustrating season Liberty’s football team had endured through nine weeks, last Saturday’s dominating 21-7 victory over Freedom gave everyone on the Hurricane sideline a monstrous smile.

Sparked by Jaden Vazquez punt block after Freedom went three and out on their opening drive, Trevor Harris scooped up the football and raced six-yards for the opening score that felt like a grand slam of emotion for the early 7-0 lead.

From there, Liberty (4-6) never looked back en...

Area harriers will head to state meet

Friday, November 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty runners Belle Weikert, Grace Haas, Darlyn Fermin, and Cole Frank became state qualifiers after competing at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course.

“I was so excited because last year it felt like it just happened because I was 10th and the last one to make it, but this year I really earned it and I didn’t just squeak in,” said Haas, a junior.

“The first mile I felt really strong and then we hit the hills and it...

Becahi wins in OT

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was closer than expected, but last Friday’s Holy War between Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic displayed what rivalry games are all about, as the Hawks held on for a 38-37 overtime victory.

The Vikings (6-4) tried to steal the win on the BASD turf in overtime, electing to go for the two-point conversion after Logan Bachman’s 10-yard TD run brought Central within a point.

Instead of looking to kick the extra point and head to double OT, Central went for the jugular,...

Bunke takes 19th

Friday, November 3, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic senior Lauren Bunke had to wait awhile before confirmation came of her state qualification after her 19th place finish at the District XI Class 2A Girls’ Cross Country Championships last Wednesday afternoon at Bethlehem Municipal Course.

“I thought I was going to miss it by one or make it. It was a little bit long of a wait, so I was hoping,” Bunke said.

Becahi coach Kelly Bracetty delivered the good news to Bunke, that she earned the last spot for the PIAA...

Pete’s Top-10: PHS remains at No. 1

Friday, November 3, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Another week is in the books and the playoffs are upon us. For as long as the season has been, it will end for many teams this weekend.

One team that won’t see their season ending anytime soon is Parkland, who has passed every test this season and should do it again this week against Liberty.

Easton and Nazareth square off in round two of their rivalry slugfest, while Emmaus and Freedom highlight another marquee battle this week.

Things are heating up even though it’s...

Charboneau third

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It was no surprise that Freedom freshman Lauren Charboneau qualified for the PIAA State Cross Country Championships after the District XI meet Last Wednesday, but her third place finish may have taken everyone by surprise.

“I sure didn’t see that coming,” said Patriot coach Bob Thear.

The week before, Charboneau placed 10th at the East Penn Conference meet with a time of 20:04. Charboneau’s district meet time was 19:51.

“At one point in the race, my legs felt like...