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LHS girls top EHS in semis

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s softball team had an 11-2 lead against Emmaus going into the bottom of the seventh inning, yet Hurricane coach Sam Carrodo made it a point to walk up to each of his players, showing them three fingers in anticipation of their District XI Class 6A semifinal victory last Tuesday at Pates Park.

“We wanted revenge against Emmaus, and before the game, I obviously had nerves, but I didn’t want to end it for anyone,” said Liberty pitcher Paige Zigmund.

After giving up a walk...

’Canes Kaylin West spends year at IMG

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

There can’t be many things better than spending your first post-graduate year from high school by living in Florida. Double that idea with having sports as your full-time job for the school year and it becomes even more intriguing for any student-athlete.

For Liberty graduate (2016) Kaylin West, you can say, she was living the dream this past year.

West officially received a scholarship to Coastal Carolina recently to become apart of their women’s basketball program after...

Becahi Connie Mack returns strong team

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic Connie Mack team is returning eight starters from a successful campaign a year ago, and that could mean good things for the 2017 season.

So far it has as the team is off to a 4-0 start as of late last week, already beating South Parkland and Lower Mac.

“Last season was our inaugural Connie Mack season at Becahi but we had great year finishing fifth out of 24 teams in the regular season,” said head coach Jack Daddona. “With that said, and returning eight...

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf coming to area

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Since 2003, YWCA Bethlehem has introduced hundreds of Lehigh Valley girls to the game of golf through the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program.

Working with over 375 affiliate sites across the United States, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf empowers girls and young women ages 7-17 to be strong and confident so that they can excel in their daily lives. The LPGA-USGA program promotes self-esteem and fitness through the “Five E’s” of Girls Golf: Empower, Enrich, Engage, Energize, Exercise. The national...

BASEBALL - Liberty knocks off Parkland for D-11 title

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Gabe Albino knew he had to make up for an eighth inning error in last Wednesday’s District 11 6A championship against Parkland and he did it two ways with the game heading into the ninth inning.

His lead off triple put the pressure on Parkland in a deadlocked 1-1 ballgame and a shallow sac fly by Caleb Tereska gave Albino the shot to push ahead the winning run.

As he tagged back to third base, the play at the plate was a microcosm of a championship bout, as the throw home was...

Liberty wins a wild one

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The old baseball adage is that you play for a tie on the road and play to win if you’re the home team. It looked like Liberty was going to have to be content to have tied Emmaus again in the 11th inning, just as they had done in the 10th.

Instead, fate or the Baseball Gods or something intervened and a fly ball that should have been the third out of the inning went untouched and was followed by a hard-hit ball that found open spaces in the Emmaus outfield leading to the winning run in...

Tanczos takes third

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic thrower Rachel Tanczos won a third place state medal in discus at the PIAA State Class 3A Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Shippensburg University.

“I was thinking it would be nice to get in the 140’s, but I was happy,” Tanczos said. “It was a little tricky because it was raining, and we had to wipe our feet off before every throw, but it was something we all had to work against.”

Tanczos threw a 138-7 at states and a 144-9 at districts.

“I...

FHS, Becahi ousted from district playoffs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was not for the feint of heart and a scene that any baseball coach would struggle to endure in the sixth inning of Freedom’s District 11 6A quarterfinal against Pocono Mountain East last week.

With the game tied at 3-3 and both teams battling, the flood gates opened up in a decisive sixth inning, as the Cardinals would score 12 runs in the frame to solidify the contest on Freedom’s home turf, ending in a 15-3 defeat for the Pates.

For head coach Nick D’Amico, last week’s...

Outdoors: Rain not making it easy on anglers

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With all the rain we’ve been getting it makes for some tough angling as streams normally take two rain-free days to subside and clear. When they do, there are still some leftover trout in local waters like the Little Lehigh, Lehigh River and Leaser Lake. But if it’s big fish you’re looking for, take note of these fishing reports.

Bill Brinkman of Brinkman’s Bait & Tackle in Philly reports lots of 24-34-inch stripers hitting crankbaits, poppers and shad bodies from Trenton up to...

BC falls to Tamaqua; LHS aims for finals

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Disappointment was felt by Bethlehem Catholic’s softball players, coaches, and fans after the Hawks’ 5-3 loss to Tamaqua in the District XI Class 4A softball semifinal on Friday at Pates Park.

“What we were told is exactly what we saw. They lived up to their billing,” said Becahi coach Rich Mazza, regarding the Tamaqua Raiders. “I’m disappointed. We had our chances, and we made a couple mistakes. They play a lot like we do. I’m proud of our kids.”

As the lead continued to...