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Hurricanes shock EHS

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

A late fourth quarter drive for Emmaus in the game's final moments capped off a string of 19-unanswered points to put the Hornets (4-3 overall; 3-3 in LVC) up 22-21 against Liberty (1-6 overall; 1-5 in LVC) during last Friday night's contest at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hornets took their first lead of the game since leading 3-0 in the first quarter off a touchdown pass with just 48.8 seconds remaining, and the momentum had suddenly swung away from the Hurricanes....

Hawks sweep LHS, FHS; clinch D-11 playoff spot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls soccer team scored a 5-0 victory over Freedom last week, and for the first time in several years, beat both the Patriots and Liberty twice in the same season. They also clinched a District 11 playoff berth Monday afternoon.

"We like to win against people in our own city," said Becahi forward, Brighde Foley.

Foley scored two goals against the Patriots, Mackenzie Bento scored two goals, and Abby Guman scored one.

Foley's first goal came in the...

Hawks to face Trojans

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

When you're sitting with a 1-6 record in mid-October, you have more problems to deal with other than X's and O's. That's exactly the dilemma Joe Henrich is dealing with as Bethlehem Catholic's football team suffered through another defeat last week at the hands of Nazareth during a 30-0 loss.

With Parkland (5-2) on the agenda this week for the Hawks, facing the hottest team in the district isn't what the doctor ordered, but it's what the Hawks have to deal with.

"We're not in a...

Parkland rolls

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Freedom football team ran into the wrong team at the wrong time. Parkland (5-2 overall, 5-1 LVC) came in winners of four straight, including wins over Whitehall and Nazareth, with their defense pitching two shutouts in that streak of four.

The defense forced five Patriots turnovers, and amassed more than 300 rushing yards in defeating Freedom 41-7 last Friday night at Orefield Middle School.

"We got beat in every aspect of the game," said head coach Jason Roeder. "You don't...

Becahi looks to rebound

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing that you can say about Paul Abi-Daher, it's that he's not afraid to switch things up. Now he hopes his Bethlehem Catholic volleyball can flip the switch on a week before the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball playoffs kick off.

The Golden Hawks (12-3,10-2) will be back at full strength this week as they gear up fore the postseason, following a short stint where Abi-Daher chose to rest some of his top players in preparation for the postseason.

After losing...

LHS field hockey makes first LVC playoff

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It'll be another notch in Liberty's field hockey belt this week when they take part in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, but what will it mean in the end?

Hopefully for the Hurricanes, it means another step toward chasing a championship this season.

The 'Canes (12-5-1) took on Northampton in yesterday's LVC semifinals, which are past our Press deadlines, but Mary Kathryn Omdahl's side hopes they can reach their first ever conference championship after making their first...

Pete's Top-10: Steady

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

As the season continues to dwindle down to its final weeks, it still doesn't feel like things are settled with the big boys of the Lehigh Valley Conference. The top four teams in the poll appear to only real contenders for the district crown, but Parkland's emerging dominance appears to be superior of anyone around.

On the flip side, Catasauqua is riding their way into a possible undefeated season, while Stroudsburg jumps back into the poll because there's nobody else worthy of a spot...

BC duo takes fourth

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's Mara Blanchard and Nina Kopy took fourth place at the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tennis Championships on Monday at West End Racquet Club in Allentown.

Blanchard and Kopy, who are singles players during the regular season, were the sixth seed out of 32 doubles pairs.

In the first round last Thursday, Blanchard and Kopy defeated Allentown Central Catholic's Josie Airoldi and Beth Digiacomo, 6-1, 6-3. In the second round, the Becahi duo defeated Moravian...

DISTRICT 11 FOOTBALL NOTES - WEEK 6 Central's McDermott continues stellar year

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 289 yards against Liberty to take the area lead with 1,131 yards for the season. McDermott now has 61 career touchdowns (tied with Dan Tavani of Notre Dame) to put him in 16th place in the area. He is 3 TDs behind school record holder Rashonn Drayton, who scored 64 from 1992-94. McDermott moves up four spots on the all-area list to 15th place with 4,311 yards. He moved by Darren Mason (Lib), Jonathan Linton (Catty), Brett Snyder (NW) and Matt...

Article By: MIKE HAINES mhaines@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nick Maff didn't know exactly what his lead was coming down the stretch. He got to three under par early in Monday's District 11 golf championship and finished at four under, three strokes better than second-place finisher Evan Notaro of Northampton in the Class AAA tournament.

Maff knew he had to be at or near the top. And the Bethlehem Catholic freshman handled the pressure like a season veteran.

"I got some nerves," said Maff. "I just wanted to par out and not make any...