Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.


The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Sone Ntoh rushed for a pair of Emmaus touchdowns while piling up 125 yards on 18 18 carries....

Pates upend Northampton

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Getting a win in East Penn Conference football is a goal every week and that’s what Freedom was able to do in last week’s 26-13 home victory over Northampton.

The win pushed Freedom to 3-1 on the season and that was the most important take-away for head coach Jason Roeder.

“There’s plays where we can see how good we can be, but the attention to detail is missing a little bit,” said Roeder. “Moving forward we can’t expect to be as successful by making mistakes. It wasn’t always...

’Canes suffer first loss

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s volleyball team has been taking down undefeated teams in successive fashion as of late, but the Hurricanes fell victim to that fate on Monday night.

Liberty (5-1) lost in four games to Nazareth (7-0), giving them first blemish of the season, after knocking off previously undefeated Whitehall and Emmaus last week.

“Every match is important and a new opportunity to improve,” said Lynn. “I’m not overly concerned about an undefeated regular season. We did that last year...

Pates fall to Central

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

At halftime during Freedom’s girls’ soccer game against Allentown Central Catholic last Friday, the Patriots talked about being more aggressive towards the ball, and it seemed to be working when Andie Graney scored on an assist by Haley Gschrey to break a 1-1 tie.

The Vikettes responded with a goal of their own, however, forcing the game into overtime which Freedom ultimately lost 3-2.

“It was just a silly mental breakdown that got across and went in,” said Freedom captain...

Liberty tops Northampton

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ tennis match against Northampton last week was chock-full of three set matches and tiebreakers as the Hurricanes pulled out a 4-3 victory over the KKids at Northampton.

“The last two matches were one singles and three doubles. Paige [Simons] played against [Liz Hozza] who was super consistent, and Angie [Ronca] played a great match [at three singles],” said Liberty coach Chris Conrad. “We were lucky enough to get to four before one doubles.”

That’s because...

’Canes try to find rhythm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

You can say that the start to Liberty’s field hockey season has been challenging to say the least.

The Hurricanes had their first two games postponed and had to endure a 12-0 loss to Emmaus last week.

They followed that up with a 13-0 shutout over Pocono Mountain West and a 7-0 win over Freedom last Saturday.

But then they fell to Pocono Mountain East 1-0 on Monday, leaving the team still looking for the right answers.

“I feel we are still trying to find the flow...

Outdoors: archery deer hunting season kicks off

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The archery deer hunting season for antlered and antlerless deer kicked off Saturday, Sept. 16, in Wildlife Management Units 2B and local 5C and 5D. The season statewide gets underway Sept. 30 and runs until Nov. 11.

In their deer population report, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said deer numbers in WMU 5C and 5D is stable. As such, the agency allocated 79,000 antlerless hunting permits for 5C and 24,000 for 5D. Perhaps the reason for the wide spread between the two, wherein 5D...

Becahi tennis gets past the Hurricanes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The outcome of Bethlehem Catholic’s 5-2 tennis victory over Liberty would come down to singles wins for the Hawks and possible doubles wins for the Hurricanes, but that all changed when Becahi’s Kaitlyn Hartman and Sydney Foss won at two doubles 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

“We were pretty concerned about doubles,” said Hartman. “Hitting down the line was effective, and we talk throughout the point and call the ball.”

Hartman and Foss were also concerned about losing the second set.


Two take firsts

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty cross country runners Belle Weikert and Darlyn Fermin took first place in the Hurricanes’ meet against Pocono Mountain West, Pocono Mountain East, and Pleasant Valley last Tuesday at Pocono Mountain West.

Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom’s cross country teams also competed against the Pocono teams.

Weikert’s time was 19:32. Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau placed second in 20:09, Grace Haas (L) was third in 20:41, Greta Stuckey (L) was fourth in 20:52, and Mary Sweeney (F)...

Becahi’s Young and Glenn choose colleges

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

A pair of Bethlehem Catholic senior athletes recently announced their decisions to attend Division-I programs.

Basketball star Ryan Young is heading to Northwestern to play in the Big 10, while Zach Glenn has decided to wrestle at Army.

Young, a 6-foot-10 power forward, helped lead Becahi to last year’s District 11 4A championship and will be one of the top players in the East Penn Conference heading into this season, as the Hawks will be favored to win the league and district...