Bethlehem Press

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Parkland sweeps area teams

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Last week’s cross country meet was held at Lehigh Parkway where Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty competed against William Allen, Dieruff, and Parkland on Tuesday.

In both girls’ and boys’ team results, Parkland defeated all three Bethlehem teams, but the Bethlehem teams defeated Allen and Dieruff.

In girls’ individual results, Liberty’s Emily Jobes took first place in 20:07, Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau was second in 20:37, Liberty’s Belle Weikert came in fourth in 20:49...

LU wins, Moravian falls

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Powered by one of its best defensive efforts in recent memory, the Lehigh football team picked up its first victory of the season by a 10-3 margin over Merrimack at Goodman Stadium on Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Tackle Cancer Day presented by Red Robin.

The Mountain Hawk defense held the Warriors to minus-25 rushing yards, recorded six sacks, took the ball away twice, and gave up just a second quarter field goal, despite being on the field for nearly 37 minutes.

On a day in...

Cane girls get 2-1 win

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ soccer team wrapped up last week’s play with a 2-1 overtime victory over Bangor on Saturday.

Bangor struck first with a goal by Sarah Wilk on an assist by Morgan Karasek, and Liberty’s Kathryn Wescoe evened the score on an assist by Catherine Kelly at 7:35.

Both teams were scoreless in the second half, but midway through the first overtime, Kelly scored the game winner on an assist by Mia DelCorso.

Destiny Deschamps made 12 saves for the Hurricanes, and...

Easton tops Liberty

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

At no point did Liberty or Easton really have their second meeting in hand on Monday night, but as Easton’s Jonathan Morello said after the game, “We had to do something about this,” so with 38 seconds left, the Red Rovers topped the Hurricanes 4-3 at Liberty.

The game winner came at the end of a soccer match that seemed to be headed into overtime, but Easton forward Hunter Radowitch-Ambearle put it away.

“Michael Clarke crossed it in and I just slid it to the bottom corner. We...

Pete’s Top-10: A new number-one this week

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week we saw Nazareth fall for the first time this season. Was it the eventual slip that most teams in the EPC face, or are there cracks in the foundation?

The lone EPC team to remain undefeated is Easton following its win over Central Catholic over the weekend, but the Rovers haven’t been truly tested yet.

That changes this week with Freedom coming to town.

Parkland’s win over the Blue Eagles could be a sign they’re gearing up at the right time, while the Colonial...

Becahi latest to fall to Eagles

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Things did not go great for Bethlehem Catholic last Friday night in Nazareth. As the fourth quarter slowly came to an end, Becahi’s lead drummer from the band performed a solo act in the stands, which was the most entertainment fans got in the final stanza. A week after pummeling Parkland, Becahi fell flat in a 27-13 defeat to the undefeated Blue Eagles (5-0).

It was a loss that left head coach Joe Henrich visibly frustrated on a night where the offense was held to 90 yards rushing...

Hall to coach Liberty

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Brandon Hall doesn’t see his new coaching gig as much pressure, more so as an honor.

After sitting out last season on the sidelines, it didn’t take long to lure the 43-year old South Mountain social studies teacher back to the wrestling room.

Hall was approved by the Bethlehem Area School District Monday night to become the fifth head coach in Liberty wrestling history. He takes over for the legendary Jody Karam, who resigned this summer after a 26-year stint as LHS boss,...

’Canes take second

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Liberty’s golf team has a successful day the East Penn Conference (EPC) golf tournament, and they also took a step toward the upcoming district tournament.

The Hurricanes finished second at the EPC tournament behind Emmaus and they also qualified as a team for the district tournament. As a result of Moravian Academy winning the Colonial league title, Liberty was able to notch a district spot.

Jimmy Barker fired a 3-under 76 for a third-place finish and Matt Vital took fifth...

Parkland ends skid vs. Liberty

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Not a lot went right for the Liberty football team last weekend against Parkland. There was some hope and confidence after the Hurricanes tied the game on a second quarter touchdown, but the Trojans wound up scoring the next 28 points to win an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game last Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District stadium.

“We just got outplayed tonight in all facets of the game,” said head coach John Truby. “We were right there in the third quarter...

FHS girls win three

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ cross country team ran their way to three victories on their home turf, defeating Stroudsburg, 25-30, East Stroudsburg North, 15-48, and East Stroudsburg South, 23-36.

Lauren Charboneau placed second overall but first for the Patriots in 20:26.

Eliza Fihlman finished in 12th place in 22:59, and Julia Heineman came in 15th in 23:12, also for the Pates.

“I usually run my first mile a lot faster than my other two. My second mile is usually my slowest and as...