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BC girls fighting for playoff positioning

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

After a week of celebrations, including Hope Brown’s 1,000th career point, senior night, and youth night, Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team struggled against Easton and lost to the Red Rovers 53-42 on Friday at Becahi.

“It was a battle of two great teams, and credit to them, it was their night tonight,” said Becahi coach Jose Medina. “They knocked down shots, and in basketball, that’s what it comes down to.”

The Hawks knocked down shots of their own, taking a one-...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Salem Luth 39 12 .765

Christ UCC 33 18 .647

St. Paul’s 31 23 .574

Bath Luth 26 22 .542

Dryland 27 24 .529

Emmanuel 23 28 .451

St. Stephen’s 23 28 .451

Salem UCC 20 28 .417

Messiah 20 31 .392

Ebenezer 18 30 .375

Farmersville 19 35 .352

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St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-0, 7-1)

SP - Rich Kern 8-12, Amber Gross 5-11, Kevin...

Pates boys lose close meet

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ swim team lost its second close meet in a week to East Stroudsburg South last Thursday 86-81.

The Patriots’ 200 medley relay team was disqualified after what would have been a first place finish for Freedom.

In individual events, Danny Connelly won the 200 freestyle in 2:02.47, and Jack Runco won the 100 free in 56.68.

The Patriots also had 1-2 finishes in the 500 free by Al Bell and Spencer Smith, respectively, and in the 100 backstroke by Colin Burnette...

LHS swimmers split

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ swim team was victorious over Nazareth last week, defeating the Blue Eagles 126-60, and Liberty’s boys lost to the Blue Eagles 95-91 last week at Nazareth.

In girls’ results, Anna Lehr, Natalie Richardson, Kay Wetmore, and Kendra Smith won the 200 medley relay in 1:56.44.

Lehr also won the 200 free in 2:04.02 and the 100 backstroke in 1:02.40.

Samantha Taylor took first place in the 200 IM in 2:17.12, Wetmore won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.84 and the 500...

The gift that keeps giving

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

On Monday morning, I stopped at my local Turkey Hill for a coffee. I didn’t get a lot of sleep the night before.

In the store, I noticed an older gentleman who was also getting a coffee and estimated him to be about 80-years-old. He was talking about the big game the night before to anyone who would listen.

As I was sitting in my car ready to leave, the man came out and stood on the sidewalk drinking his coffee - just looking around and smiling. He seemed to simply be taking it...


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania anglers will have a new way to buy fishing licenses next year.

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission signed a licensing services contract that will give the agency the ability for anglers to easily purchase fishing licenses from their smartphones, and retain the license images on their devices to use as a proof of purchase.

PFBC Executive Director John Arway wrote in a press release that his agency has been seeking a more modern, mobile friendly customer...

Hawks favored to win state title

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic has their eyes set squarely on a team title this weekend as the PIAA wrestling tournament gets underway Thursday afternoon in Hershey.

The Hawks are on their quest to grab their sixth state championship (four in 2A) and enter the tournament as clear favorites heading into the tourney.

That process begins with their opening match against District One third place finisher Downingtown West in Thursday’s opening round of action.

Friday’s quarterfinals will...


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You know that Monday morning feeling when you head into work and it takes you a while to get going? Especially if you had a few extra days off. The Phantoms had that look to them Friday night when they returned from the All-Star Break to face the Charlotte Checkers at the PPL Center. To be honest, both teams had that look as the game started off with a myriad of missed passes and turnovers. The Checkers even got a penalty for too many men on the ice in the opening minutes of the game.


Patriots fall to Allen

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

William Allen’s girls’ basketball coach Stan Broyles reminded his team, “No foul,” during the last timeout of the Canaries’ game against Freedom last Thursday night, but a foul was given and worked in Allen’s favor in its 51-46 victory over the Patriots at Freedom.

“Not what I wanted, and I don’t know if they wanted to do that, but it was a smart play,” said Freedom coach Dean Reiman. “That’s what I would do in that situation.”

The Patriots were looking to avenge an earlier-...

FHS girls split meets

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ swim team won one and lost one last week, losing to Southern Lehigh 128-55 on Tuesday and defeating East Stroudsburg South on Thursday 109-59.

Individual Patriot winners in the meet against Southern Lehigh were Emily Justice in the 200 free in 2:23.42, and Abby Burnette in the 200 IM in 2:27.57 and in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.83.

“While I was swimming, I felt really good because I was really sore at our last meet, and my turns off the wall were really good....