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BC volleyball falls in states

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

You can say that Bethlehem Catholic’s volleyball team was playing with house money as of late.

With a trip to the PIAA 2A tournament in their hands over the past 10 days, the Hawks made the most of their run to the quarterfinals before bowing to District 7 champion Ambridge over the weekend.

Ambridge took care of the Hawks in three games (25-16, 25-22, 25-17) to advance to this week’s semifinals, but it was a journey that was completely worth it for a very young Becahi team....

Phillies select a shortstop

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You might call Bryson Stott a ‘Pig in the making.’

The UNLV shortstop was drafted by the Phillies with the 14th overall pick in the MLB Draft, which got underway Monday night. It’s the third year in a row that the Phillies have selected a college position player in the first round.

In his senior season, Stott put up an offensive line of 10-36-.358 with UNLV and showed solid plate discipline by walking more than he struck out, by a margin of 39 to 55. Stott was a Golden Spikes...

Outdoors: Antler sheds can be indicator

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

While the deer hunting season closed in January, it doesn’t have to end if you take to the woods and fields in search of antler sheds.

According to Pennsylvania resident Bob Foulkrod, a RedHead Pro Hunting Team member, outdoor TV personality and outdoor writer, “From a practical standpoint, hunting sheds is a tremendous aid in hunting the deer that grew them. Finding shed antlers in your hunting area in late January and into February and March, can tell you a great deal about the...

Liberty heads to District 11 finals

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty roared through Parkland in the District 11 6A baseball semifinals thanks to a nine-run sixth inning, which catapulted them to an 11-4 victory over the weekend.

The win sets up a district finale between the Hurricanes (22-3) and Emmaus (13-11) on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park, which comes after Press deadlines.

The second-seeded Hurricanes clinched a spot in the PIAA tournament with Sunday’s win, but hope to add a gold medal to their resume this season...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:



Finals, Thursday, May 30

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Tackett takes fifth at states meet

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Athletes from Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic competed at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Shippensburg University where Liberty junior Christian Tackett won a fifth place medal.

Tackett medaled in the 300 meter hurdles with his time of 38.60.

Liberty senior Darlyn Fermin just missed a medal in the 3200 meter run.

Fermin placed ninth with a time of 9:23.90, missing the eighth place medal by .76 seconds.

Bethlehem Catholic senior Liz...

BC set for Lower Dauphin

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s volleyball team had the weekend to prepare for the PIAA 2A tournament, as the Golden Hawks took on Lower Dauphin (15-4) in their state opener. The Hawks (13-9) were hoping to move to Saturday’s quarterfinal round with a win over the state’s eighth ranked team on Tuesday night, as those results are past Press deadlines.

Head coach Jeff Koch was hoping his team could rebound from their loss in the District I/11/XI subregional 2A championship to Holy Redeemer last...

Patriots proud of their spring season

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ lacrosse season may have come to an end before an opportunity to reach the District 11 3A finals, but the Pates are still looking back fondly on what they accomplished this spring.

Freedom fell to Easton 21-12 in the district semifinals to wrap up its season at 13-6 with three of those losses coming at the hands of the Rovers this season.

Head coach Charis Innarella feels that despite the season ending without any hardware, that progress has continually been...

Blue Mt. knocks out Becahi Hawks

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team entered District XI Class 4A playoffs with a 12-2 victory over Allentown Central Catholic last Tuesday at Becahi before falling to Blue Mountain, 4-3, last Friday at Pine Grove.

“They’re a lot like we are,” said Becahi coach Rich Mazza, regarding Blue Mountain. “They’re beating the teams that they should beat, and in teams they’re close with, they’re not winning those.”

Blue Mountain will have played Northwestern Lehigh this Tuesday past Press...

Freedom softball falls in district playoffs

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s softball season came to an abrupt conclusion when its district playoff run was ended by Emmaus, 1-0, in eight innings last Tuesday at Emmaus.

Patriot pitcher Jen Slanovec had 11 strikeouts and gave up one run and five hits over seven innings.

Madison Piripavel, Brenna Ortwein, and Gabby Glick had one hit apiece for Freedom.

Ortwein’s hit came in the first inning before Taylor Resetar reached first base on an error, and Ortwein advanced to second.