Bethlehem Press

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Pates Charboneau finishes fifth

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom sophomore Lauren Charboneau had a fifth place finish at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, not the placement she had hoped for, but a top five finish nonetheless.

“I wasn’t feeling my best, and the weather definitely impacted how I ran,” Charboneau said. “The paces were so different from they were last week.”

Last week was the EPC meet, where Charboneau placed first on the same course.

“I had a...

Becahi football hosts Blue Mt. in D-11 opener

Friday, November 2, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

You don’t need to tell Joe Henrich about proceeding with caution in the District 11 postseason, despite top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic entering the 4A tournament as the unequivocal favorite when they open up postseason play at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon at BASD Stadium against Blue Mountain.

The Hawks (7-3) have won the last two District 11 4A titles and the eighth-seeded Eagles, coming in at 3-7, don’t likely have a chance for a massive upset this season, but that doesn’t change the...

Banuelos, Millen pace Becahi Hawks

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cross country team competed in the District XI Class 2A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Golf Course where Becahi sophomore Marcela Banuelos placed 16th out of 85 runners in the girls’ race.

“I think I did pretty OK,” Banuelos said. “I think I got a P.R., but I was tired at the end.”

Banuelos’s time was 20:35.39.

“Usually at the start, we run as a team but this time it started so fast, some girls didn’t even know it was...

LHS field hockey season ends

Friday, November 2, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

A full moon rose over the East stands at BASD stadium on a chilly Wednesday night as the curtain descended on the Liberty Hurricanes’ field hockey season after a 4-2 loss to Stroudsburg in the opening round of the District XI playoffs in the battle between the 4th and 5th seeds.

The ‘Canes were looking for their third victory of the season over the Mounties after having defeated them 1-0 during the regular season and 2-0 in the first round of the EPC tournament.

Stroudsburg had...

BC Hawks fall to top-seeded Lehighton

Friday, November 2, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Spooky season? Not for Lehighton.

This is when the Indians feast.

A district runner-up the last two years, Lehighton enter this postseason as the top contender for the crown - and with a target on their back.

Don’t expect the Tribe to buckle under the weight of those expectations.

Lehighton lived up to its billing as the No. 1 seed with a 3-1 win over Bethlehem Catholic in the District 11 Class A semifinals on Monday.

The treat? The Indians will play...

Liberty moves on to volleyball semifinals

Friday, November 2, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s volleyball team is the last team standing as the District 11 postseason heads into the semifinal round Tuesday night.

The Hurricanes (15-3) took on top-seeded Emmaus in last night’s semis at Catasauqua, with the results of that contest past Press deadlines.

Liberty easily dispatched Delaware Valley in their playoff opener last week, sweeping them 25-15, 25-13, 25-5 to advance for their first showdown with Emmaus this season.

The Hornets (18-5) needed four games...

Boys and girls D-11 soccer roundup

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KYLE MAGDA in Sports

The Bears shut out Freedom, 3-0, highlighted by Brianna Clark’s hat trick and strong defense last week.

The first score of the game came during a quick sequence of events, when Larissa Mulligan moved the ball swiftly down the field. Clark was there to pounce on the opportunity by scoring around the four-minute mark.

Pleasant Valley added another score from Clark later in the first half, as unlike last week versus Stroudsburg, Pleasant Valley head coach Derek Strohl saw his...

Liberty’s Fermin captures third

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Awesome is how Liberty senior Darlyn Fermin described taking third place, up from sixth place in leagues the week before, at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Fermin looked just as awesome heading into the finish, having improved his time by, yes, an awesome 31 seconds.

“Jogging, going easy, getting in shape, drinking water, resting,” said Fermin regarding his preparation for districts. “I felt better today,...

Liberty looking for volleyball redemption

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Second chances don’t always come in life, but for Liberty’s volleyball team, they’ll have that opportunity when the District 11 tournament kicks off this Thursday.

Liberty (14-3), who lost to Central Catholic in the opening round of the EPC tournament, takes on Delaware Valley (14-3) in a four-five matchup at home with the hopes of making a run in districts.

The Hurricanes are in the opposite half of the bracket, meaning they’ll likely get a semifinal round battle against top-...