Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Haas fifth for girls

Friday, September 28, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of mud stayed Grace Haas from the swift completion of her appointed race, as she gladly left her running shoes behind to clinch a fifth place finish (first for the Hurricane girls) in last Wednesday’s cross country meet at Stroudsburg.

“I decided I wasn’t going to move for the mud puddles; the mud puddles were going to have to go through me, so I ran straight through every mud puddle,” Haas said. “I tried to pick up my feet more quickly so that...

FHS, BC to continue

Friday, September 28, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s tennis match against Bethlehem Catholic will be continued this Wednesday after darkness began to fall on the third set of the two singles match between Natalie Sinai and Belen Blasco last week at Freedom.

“I knew Beca was going to be strong, and we kept talking about it because it seemed like we were on such a role, and I said we have to realize Beca is undefeated, and they’re playing really well,” Sinai said. “Yesterday at practice Coach [Mark Sigmon] was like, it’s the...

LHS falls to Hornets

Friday, September 28, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ tennis team fought through three three-set matches and four tiebreaks, but Emmaus prevailed over the Hurricanes, 5-2, on Saturday at Liberty.

“The tiebreaks are not fun, but they kept hitting us in the same spot, and we knew it, and we couldn’t run fast enough to get the points but we ended up pulling it together,” said Gabby Palermo who won her match with partner Shivani Patel at four doubles, 7-6, 7-6. “There was one girl who didn’t have as much power, so we kind of...

EPC golf meet Wed. scheduled for Tuesday

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Liberty, Freedom, and Bethlehem Catholic headed into the East Penn Conference (EPC) tournament Tuesday, which past Press deadlines, rounding out their regular seasons in varying degrees.

However, as of deadline the tournament was moved back to 11 a.m. because of rain before finally being postponed to Wednesday.

Defending EPC and district champion Liberty will look to make another run with a steadily improving cast. LHS finished the regular season with a 10-5 mark.


Pates still unbeaten

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

A goal-line stand late in the third quarter helped reignite Freedom’s offense, setting the stage for its win over Whitehall as their offense erupted for 21 points in the final period to remain undefeated.

With Whitehall knocking on the door after stringing together an 18-play drive that ate up most of the third quarter, the Patriots held firm at their own 2-yard-line, stopping running back Allen Negrete short on fourth-and-two as he attempted to draw the Zephyrs within one score....

Hawks fall to Eagles Nazareth

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

Saturday saw Bethlehem Catholic host Nazareth in a midseason clash between two very different teams.

Becahi came into this game boasting a 3-1 record on the season and coming off two impressive wins against Liberty (45-16), and most recently, against Parkland (24-16). The Golden Hawks were coming into this game with a lot of confidence.

On the other side of the field, Nazareth was 1-3 entering this contest. The Blue Eagles had lost three-straight games: Emmaus (42-43) Allentown...

Liberty falls to PHS

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It has been a rough, last three weeks for the Liberty football team. Having to play three of the top-five teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference in a row, against two of which were coming off losses the week prior and more motivated than ever.

After winning their first two games to open up the 2018 regular season, the Hurricanes (2-3 overall, 2-3 EPC) have dropped their last three games to Parkland, Easton and Bethlehem Catholic each of the last three weeks respectively.


Becahi beats Parkland

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For nearly 15 minutes of game action last weekend, or a quarter-and-a-half, the Bethlehem Catholic High School football team looked like it was going to be another victim of the Parkland High School football team on its home turf.

It could not get anything going and the Trojans defense, normally stifling to the point of consistently recording shutouts, had not yet allowed a point to the Golden Hawks.

But a strong second half, which saw Becahi score 17 straight points and not...

Freedom upends Nazareth

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom head coach Jason Roeder has been here before with undefeated starts to the football season. Following last week’s 49-28 road win at Nazareth, the Pates continued their trek to an undefeated first month of the season.

Sitting at 4-0 heading into this week’s matchup with Whitehall (1-3), Roeder has seen fast starts play out in the past, as the Pates started 7-0 in 2014 and 6-0 in 2015.

The difference in this year’s start compared to those is the quality of victories the...

LHS, Easton play a classic

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The most indelible image from a game with so many dramatic moments was the one of head coach John Truby with his arm around the shoulder of QB Todd Erney in private conversation following the Liberty Hurricanes’ postgame huddle.

When Truby returned to meet with reporters he said, “I thought Todd Erney played a great game.”

Easton entered the game undefeated but untested, as their three previous opponents had combined to post a 0-9 cumulative record. Liberty was 2-1, coming off...