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Steel win opener, fall in second game

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Steel’s opening match of 2019 against Birmingham Legion FC was the 100th match in charge for Bethlehem Steel FC head coach Brendan Burke. Burke has amassed a 33-40-27 record across all competitions in his four seasons with Steel FC. Burke has helped managed the Steel to two USL Cup Playoffs births, including leading the club to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time in the club’s modern-era founding.

Kacper Przybylko and Zach Zandi both scored their first goals for...

Liberty tennis looks to get season going

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The East Penn Conference boys’ tennis season was slated to have begun on March 11, weather permitting.

Liberty’s courts were clear of snow as of March 10, and Hurricane coach Chris Conrad expects that other schools’ courts are also clear since Liberty is one of the last courts to dry.

In the meantime, the Hurricanes had an opportunity to get some matches under their belts along with players from Parkland and Muhlenberg High Schools on March 9 at a junior team tennis event...

Article By: Peter Car

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

EPC girls volleyball all-stars

The East Penn Conference volleyball all-stars for the fall saw Emmaus’ Caroline Bond coming away with MVP honors.

Liberty seniors Linda Perugini and Julia Burcin were both named to the first team list as well.

The complete all-star list is below.

First Team

Caroline Bond (MVP), senior, Emmaus; Rachel Hess, senior, Central; Lina Perugini, senior, Liberty; Maria Harding, senior, Nazareth; Macy Van Den Elzen, junior, Emmaus;...

Patriots aim for a memorable 2019 year

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

This season might shape up to be a memorable run for Freedom’s volleyball team, as the Patriots return their entire squad from last year’s 15-6 campaign.

Head coach John Yanek, coming into his 28th season, has high expectations for the group, as they hope to be in district and conference title contention.

“We return all our starters,” said Yanek. “Most of our starters and substitutes have been playing varsity for three or four years. Almost all of our returners played club...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Sports

District 11 girls Volleyball All-Stars

MVP Caroline Bond 5-10 senior Setter Emmaus

First Team

Lina Perugini 5-8 Jr. OH Liberty, Macy Van Den Elzen 6-3 Jr OH Emmaus, Maria Harding 5-10 Jr. OH Nazareth, Adriana Goetz-Morales 5-10 Sr. MH Parkland, Grace Steurer 5-9 Jr. OH Parkland, Alyson Peters 6-0 Sr MH Whitehall.

Second Team

Caroline Walsh Sr. MH Nazareth, Julia Burcin Sr. MH Liberty, Emily Quinn Sr. S Nazareth, Brooke Kratzer Sr. S Parkland, Desi Powell Sr...

BC excited for season

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ tennis team got in some extra days of practice due to its season opener scheduled for last Thursday against Nazareth at Illick’s Mill.

“It feels good,” said senior Stephen Botek. “We still have some improvements to make, but I think for the most part, we have a solid group of kids, good team chemistry and we can only get better from here.”

Freshman Curt Gruber is the Hawks’ number one singles player this year, Botek is at two singles, and Gabe Velez...

Pates comeback falls short

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Despite a strong second half by Freedom’s girls’ basketball team, the Patriots were unable to overcome an 18-point deficit in the first half and were knocked out of the PIAA State Class 6A tournament by Garnet Valley, 62-40, last Tuesday at Souderton High School

“I think we blew a great opportunity. They took the game to us. There’s no doubt about it,” said Freedom coach Dean Reiman. “We didn’t shoot a free throw in the first half. We didn’t play the way we know how to play. We were...

Hawk girls beat Gwynedd Mercy

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team defeated Gwynedd Mercy in the second round of PIAA State Class 4A playoffs, 44-33, last Wednesday at Governor Mifflin High School.

The Hawks were troubled by bad passes and were forced to press early in the game, but Gwynedd Mercy worked its way around that in the first quarter.

“Then, our feet came alive, and we talked about taking the next pass away and taking the onus of playing that man to man defense in the center of the court,...

Hawks win team title in Hershey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Ryan Anderson is no stranger to a smile or having fun.

On Saturday night in Hershey, Anderson was able to do both of those things after winning his second-straight state championship at the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Anderson was the lone gold medalist for the Hawks on the night, as Kenny Herrmann made a run to the finals but lost to Northampton’s stalwart Julian Chlebove. The pair helped push Becahi to the team title with 93 points and closed an eventful season for the...

Moyer, Torres bring home state medals

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Damen Moyer waited years for the opportunity to come home from Hershey with a medal and the Liberty senior finally made that dream a reality Saturday night in Hershey in the championship round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Moyer joined Mikey Torres atop the podium for the Hurricanes as the two medalists from this year’s tournament, as the Hurricanes advanced seven wrestlers into the gauntlet at the Giant Center.

Moyer, who was making his third state tournament appearance...