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Saturday, March 17, 2018

’Canes pounce on EHS

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s wrestling team is shaping up to be one team that nobody wants to see this weekend at District duals.

The Hurricanes had little trouble taking third place at the East Penn Conference wrestling championship day Saturday at Easton Area Middle School with a convincing 43-21 over Easton.

In the win over Easton, Liberty throttled the Rovers with five falls, a forfeit and a major decision as Kevin Hennessy (182), Damen Moyer (195), Jaden Freeman (HWT), Tal-Reese Flemming (...

Regular season winds down

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic may have a comfortable outlook on their postseason fate, but Liberty and Freedom are on the opposite end of the spectrum.

The Golden Hawks (14-3, 10-1) have clinched a district playoff berth and are fighting Pocono Mountain West (11-6, 10-1) for the top spot in the East Penn Conference.

Liberty (8-10, 4-8) and Freedom (7-10, 5-6), however, will be clawing for their playoff lives this week, as their rivalry showdown on Friday night will most likely become a...

BC girls beat Pates

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team changed things up in their rematch against Freedom last week, using a zone defense instead of man-to-man, making shots when the Patriots gained some momentum, and coming up with a 54-43 victory last Tuesday night at Becahi.

“The main difference was our defense. We kept them out from driving because that was a big thing last time. All their points were in the paint, and this time we tried to make them shoot outside shots. It changed the game...

Pate girls defeat Eagles

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ basketball team came out strong in the first quarter, and Nazareth came out strong in the second, but it was the Patriots who prevailed in the end, 55-44, over the Blue Eagles last Friday at Freedom.

“We needed this win because of the league standing, so this is a good one for us,” said Patriot forward Jennifer Kokolus.

Freedom, Easton, Bethlehem Catholic, and Allen are fighting for the top spots in the Steel Division of the East Penn Conference.


Liberty’s Jake Evert breaks pool mark

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty swimmer Jake Evert was feeling it during the Hurricanes’ meet against Whitehall and broke the pool record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.44 last Tuesday at Liberty.

“I did pretty well in the medley and the 50, so I was kind of feeling a 46, and I got a lot of rest last night, so I was feeling pretty energetic. I didn’t get as tired, and my coach has been giving me a lot of instruction like put my elbows up, flip earlier, when to breathe, and he’s been helping me out a...

Patriots fall to Central Catholic

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ swim team just missed a victory over Allentown Central Catholic, losing 89-87 last Thursday at Freedom.

The Vikings picked up extra points with a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 free, a 1-2 finish in the 200 free relay, and a 1-3 finish in the 200 medley relay.

“It was down to tenths, [1:48.06 to 1:48.42] but we’ve been working on that medley,” said Freedom senior Spencer Smith. “I saw it Tuesday [against Allen], and I saw it tonight that a lot of the swimmers are...


Thursday, February 1, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This inspirational story comes to us from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), which we did a column on a few years back.

Locally, the Swain School in Allentown, Defranco Elementary School in Bangor, Bangor Area Middle School and Bangor Area High School are involved in the program. The sport affords an opportunity for youngsters who don’t care to or can’t participate in ball sports, be a part of the scholastic sports environment.

And in this particular situation,...

D-11 wrestling tournament this weekend

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 team wrestling championships will kick off on Thursday night and concludes Saturday at Freedom.

Bethlehem Catholic enters the 3A tournament as the top seed and the clear favorite to win the district crown as they open Thursday’s action at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Freedom. Those matches will take place at Liberty.

Fifth-seeded Stroudsburg will more than likely face fourth-seeded Northampton in Thursday’s other half...

Phantoms ready to get back to work

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You can learn a lot watching YouTube. Heck, even some professionals use the video system to learn new things. Oskar Lindblom did just that to pick up a trick that he used in the shootout portion of the AHL Skills Competition to score a goal.

Because of the injury to Danick Martel, Lindblom was a late entry to the AHL All-Star Classic held this season in Utica, NY to replace his teammate. Lindblom was included in the shootout competition and he didn’t disappoint. On his first attempt,...

Hawks win 7th EPC crown Becahi will now focus on upcoming District 11 duals

Monday, January 29, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was business as usual for Bethlehem Catholic, as the Golden Hawks won their seventh straight East Penn Conference championship over the weekend knocking off Nazareth 47-12 Saturday evening at Easton Area Middle School.

The Hawks have owned the EPC since the inception of the conference, but Saturday’s victory is now the telltale caution of how winning a league title may not mean so much a week later when district duals roll around.

Becahi (9-1, 9-0) learned that lesson the...