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Hawks fall to EHS in high-scoring game

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

You knew it would come to this. It always comes to this after every football game for the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks.

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...”

It places the 50-49 EPC South loss to the Emmaus Green Hornets (8-1, 6-1 EPC South) on Oct. 20 at BASD Stadium in perspective. It is, after all, a football game. It is not a matter of life or death. But that doesn’t mean a loss like this doesn’t hurt, and hurt like a swift kick to the groin. Why?...

Article By: Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 field hockey postseason gets underway this Wednesday and Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic both will be looking to move on in their respective brackets.

The Hurricanes (15-3-2) enter the fourth seed in the 4A tournament and open with tough contest at 7pm Wednesday night at home against fifth-seeded Stroudsburg.

Unfortunately, being a top four seed means the winner of Wednesday’s showdown will most likely take on an undefeated Emmaus (21-0) team in next Monday’s...

Fermin, Frank finish in top-10

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty distance runners Darlyn Fermin and Cole Frank medaled at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Fermin placed sixth with a time of 17:00.4.

“I went out faster than my normal pace,” Fermin said. “I don’t like it cold. I was doing fine until the second mile. At the finish, I had nothing left in my tank. [For districts] I may try to stay behind the top five and let them take the air. Then after that, I’ll have to go early with...

Charboneau first at leagues

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Heading into the finish of the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, Lauren Charboneau heard someone say she started her kick too early, but the Freedom sophomore knew better.

“I was like, OK, I have one person behind me, so I just have to pick it up, and I stopped hearing her over by the trees, but I had to keep pushing. And then I heard a Parkland person say, ‘She started her kick too early,’ but I knew I didn’t because we did workouts...

FHS, LHS advance

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

EPC girls’ and boys’ soccer quarterfinals were played last Tuesday when Liberty’s boys and Freedom’s boys advanced to semifinals and Liberty’s girls did not.

The Hurricane boys took on Easton for the third time this season and won on Tuesday night, 1-0.

“We tied them before and we beat them so we were pretty confident we would get the job done,” said Hurricane defender David Reagan. “We knew we were the better team and could put them away.”

The game remained scoreless at...

Pates win, LHS falls

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The EPC soccer championships continued Thursday with semifinals when Freedom’s boys prevailed over Parkland, 1-0, but Liberty’s boys lost to Pleasant Valley, 1-0.

The Patriots had not faced the Trojans all season and hadn’t won a game against Parkland in the past three years until last Thursday night at Whitehall High School.

“Getting a goal early set the tone,” said Freedom senior Bradley Turocy. “We did get run on a lot the end of the first half, but the second half started...

Pate duo wins title

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom tennis players Natalie Sinai and Tashanna Smith sailed through the District XI Class 3A Doubles Tennis Tournament last week and were ultimately crowned district champions last Thursday at Lehigh University.

The pair had not lost a game all week until the first set of the final against Parkland’s Patricia Yao and Joanna Wu.

Sinai and Smith defeated the Trojan duo, 6-2, 6-0.

Two days earlier, Sinai and Smith defeated Stroudsburg’s Sara Denny and Paris Briegel, 6-0...

Pates win EPC soccer title

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots were crowned EPC boys’ soccer champions on Saturday after defeating Pleasant Valley in the final of the EPC tournament, 2-0, at Nazareth High School.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Freedom coach Matt Reightler. “I knew these guys could do it.”

The Patriots beat the Bears in the regular season, 3-0, but with the post season, everything is new.

“I told them we can’t think about what happened when we played Pleasant Valley last time. This is a new game,”...

Hawks fall to EHS in high-scoring game

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

You knew it would come to this. It always comes to this after every football game for the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks.

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...”

It places the 50-49 EPC South loss to the Emmaus Green Hornets (8-1, 6-1 EPC South) on Oct. 20 at BASD Stadium in perspective. It is, after all, a football game. It is not a matter of life or death. But that doesn’t mean a loss like this doesn’t hurt, and hurt like a swift kick to the groin. Why?...

FHS looks to stay perfect

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

There are a lot of distractions this time of year for high school football teams as they head into the final week of the regular season. With rivalry week on tilt across the Lehigh Valley, the biggest and best one takes center stage Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium when Freedom and Liberty kickoff at 1 p.m.

The stakes are always high for city bragging rights, but this year’s affair features Freedom coming in at a perfect 9-0 on the season, looking to become...