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Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Sports

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Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 35 19 .648

St. Paul’s 30 18 .625

Bath Lutheran 30 21 .588

Emmanuel 27 24 .529

Dryland 28 26 .519

Christ UCC 25 26 .490

Ebenezer 23 28 .451

St. Stephen’s 23 28 .451

Light of Christ 21 30 .412

Farmersville 21 30 .412

Salem UCC 19 32 .373

With Bob Bast hitting 2 HRs, one winning Game 3 in the 10th, Emmanuel swept 1st...

Patriots fall to Parkland, Emmaus

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s swim team faced two powerhouses in one week and even though the team scores were losses, the Patriots produced some top individual times against both Parkland and Emmaus.

Freedom hosted Parkland last Tuesday when the Patriots’ medley relay teams just missed a first place finish. Abby Burnette, Aliah Corrado, Sage Hillier, and Hallie Smith came in second in 2:04.82, and Andrew Ehret, Al Bell, Danny Connell, and Dylan Stahl were out touched with a time of 1:46.32 to 1:45.70....

Freedom inducts new Hall of Fame class

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom High School inducted a new Hall of Fame class on Friday, Jan. 25, before the boys’ varsity basketball game against Dieruff.

This year’s class included: Scott Tuner, Michael Lawrence, Beth (Crocus) Kondorossy, Lauretta Dezubay Harbilas and the 1973 baseball team.

A brief bio for each inductee is below:

Scott Turner was a three-time Northeast Regional champ in wrestling at Freedom. He went on to become a two-time All-American, a three-time ACC champion and a...

District 11 wrestling duals begin on Thursday

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 dual tournament kicks off this Thursday night to officially begin the postseason run for area teams with opening round 3A action taking place at Liberty and Northampton.

Freedom (eighth seed) will open with Emmaus (ninth seed) at 6 p.m. for the right to the on top-seeded Liberty at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.

The other opening round bout at Liberty features Nazareth (fifth seed) taking on Whitehall (12th seed), with the winner moving on to take on...

Rayne Wright named first team all-state

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association announced their 2018 all-state field hockey team.

Liberty’s Rayne Wright made first team honors, while a pair of teammates, Sadie Abboud and McKenna Burkhardt were named honorable mention.

In total, 23 athletes from the East Penn Conference and Colonial League were named to the teams.

The complete list is below:

First Team

Annie Walsh, Easton; Ellie McIntyre, Easton; Kayla Kisthardt, Emmaus; Annika Herbine,...

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Sports

2018 EPC soccer all-stars

2018 EPC

Girls Soccer

All-Stars 1st Team

Nazareth, Allison Hoff, Defender, 12; Easton, Leslie Echevarria, Defender 12; Whitehall, Erica Juliano, Defender 12; Stroudsburg, Emily Banashefski, Midfield, 12; PM West, Caroline Weirich, Midfield, 11; Whitehall, Kylie Saliby, Midfield, 12; Whitehall, Kate Bonshak, Forward, 11, MVP; Easton, Ashley Lucas, Forward, 12; Freedom, Haley Gschrey, Forward, 10; Beth. Cath., Brooke Bisko, Forward, 11;...

Outdoors: Feeding deer in winter months can be harmful

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When hard-crusted snow covers the ground, wildlife have a tough time finding food. Deer in particular have trouble finding suitable forage. As such, many well-meaning folks put out bagged corn or grain. While commendable as it appears, their graciousness is only harming the species.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, artificially feeding deer in the winter is the best way to kill a large number of deer in a small area in a short time. The problem, says the PGC, is that a...

’Cane’s Wright was EPC MVP

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2018 East Penn Conference field hockey all-stars were announced and Liberty’s Rayne Wright came away as the league MVP. The midfielder has helped the Hurricanes to a 15-2-2 record heading into this week’s EPC semifinals where the Hurricanes took on Emmaus Tuesday night.

Bethlehem Catholic’s Jaleesa Lanier also earned first team consideration from the midfield, while Wright’s teammate, Sadie Abboud, earned second team honors at forward.

The entire all-star list is below:...

District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults, $4 students, $4 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $7 adults, $4 students, $4 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $7. Only District XI...

EPC wrestling champtionship schedule released

Friday, January 25, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC released its schedule for the 2018-19 Wrestling Championship Day.

The event takds place Saturday, Jan. 26 at Easton Middle School. Adult admission is $6 and it’s $3 for students and senior citizens.

Round 1 kicks off at 1:30 p.m.:

13th - Pleasant Vy. vs. Dieruff

15th - Pocono Mt. West vs. Allen

17th - Central vs. Eastburg North

Round 2 starts at 3:15 p.m.:

7th - Parkland vs. Stroudsburg

9th - Emmaus vs. Eastburg South