For once during this 2016-17 winter season, it wasn’t about X’s and O’s or winning and losing. There was a greater cause to a Lehigh Valley Scholastic ice hockey game.
Last Wednesday evening at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, high school rivals Freedom and Liberty joined together for the fourth annual Winter Classic.
Although a score was kept (Freedom won 6-4), the game was focused more on a student that didn’t lace up the skates.
Adam Recke is a senior at Freedom High...
Momentum has played a pivotal role during the season for the Freedom boys basketball team. Whether it was good or bad, the Patriots experienced both ends of the spectrum.
With seven straight losses during the meat of their schedule, it looked like it was going to be a quick end to the season back in late January. But Freedom kept pushing each and every day, and wound up winning five consecutive games to qualify for the district playoffs.
The Patriots found themselves as the...
Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.
The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.
The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points...
District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.
Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.
For more about you local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.
Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.
The senior scored 18 points in a decisive...
With 11 wrestlers making one of the three teams, including league MVP Mikey Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers were well-represented on the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star team.
Four of the 14 first-team members were Golden Hawks, including Labriola, Zach Glenn, Mikey Lewis and Niko Camacho.
Northampton also placed four grapplers on the first team as Julian Chlebove, CJ Fenstermacher, Dan Moran and Cade Moisey all made the list.
The following are...
The District 11 basketball quarterfinal rounds got under way Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Here’s a look at how the Class 5A boys and 6A girls games unfolded.
East Stroudsburg North-Whitehall
The No. 6 seed Timberwolves knocked off No. 3 Whitehall, 52-50 in a Class 5A quarterfinal.
The Timberwolves, which upset top-seeded Emmaus in the league playoffs, saw just four players score and only three players with more than two points in...
Freedom’s wrestling team is hoping that some of the late season momentum they established can carry over to this weekend’s district tournament.
Most of the expectations for the Pates will be laid at the feet of their upper-weights, starting with returning district champion Evan Callahan (220), who is still working to come back fully from his injury during football season.
“Evan is still trying to recover from his injury, so he isn’t as crisp with his technique or in the kind of...
It was a tough night for Bethlehem Catholic in Friday’s East Penn Conference championship game against Allen, but it wasn’t the end of the season.
As the Hawks stumbled back into the locker room after an 84-62 thrashing at the hands of Allen in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Freedom, Becahi head coach Ray Barbosa had a simple message for his team.
“I told the guys this isn’t our last game,” Barbosa said. “You look at Allen and they lost to Parkland last year in the [EPC...
The next phase of the wrestling postseason kicks off this Friday at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, as the District 11 3A tournament begins the road to Hershey for many local athletes.
Liberty head coach Jody Karam is looking for another productive tournament from his team, as Karam hopes the work they’ve put in throughout the dual meet season will pay off.
“I believe advancing six or seven wrestlers isn’t a long shot for us,” said Karam. “I think 195 is the dark horse for...
Bethlehem Catholic only returns one district champion from last year, but the Golden Hawks are planning on more than that when the District 11 3A wrestling tournament finishes up this weekend at Liberty.
Mikey Labriola is the lone gold medalist from last year’s crop of returning wrestlers, but that doesn’t mean the Hawks will be barren in the medal category.
The Hawks should battle with Nazareth for the team title and head coach Jeff Karam plans on advancing most of his lineup...