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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...

Outdoors: Time of year to clean out nesting boxes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you have bird houses or nesting boxes at your residence, now’s a good time to check them so see if they need repair and to clean them out before spring arrives. Incoming birds won’t nest on old nest material that may have mites, bugs or even mice in them.

If you don’t have any boxes but would like to enjoy seeing the spring arrivals such as colorful bluebirds, it would be a great time to either buy or build a box/house or two.

According to The Birding Wire, by installing...

JT’s Rosahac earns scholar athlete award

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Nathan Rosahac prides himself on working hard on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

The Jim Thorpe senior was recognized for his efforts Sunday night.

Rosahac was honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter’s Awards banquet, winning the Albert M. Beneck Memorial Scholarship as the top scholar athlete.

“I’m just really proud of Nathan,” said Olympians’ head coach Mark Rosenberger. “Four years of hard work in...

FHS tennis gets a win

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ tennis team opened the season with a 6-0 victory over East Stroudsburg North on Monday at Freedom.

“It’s definitely nice to be at home, but it’s a little different because we’ve had pretty bad weather and it’s only our second time out here,” said Patriot captain Justin Szaro.

Snow fell just in time for the start of spring sports practices, forcing teams inside or not at all. Freedom was able to get in a couple of practices at Northwood Racquet Club.


Area represented in all-star games, Big 33

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem will be well represented when the Big 33 football game takes place on Memorial Day weekend this year.

The Pennsylvania squad will feature five players from District 11, three of which are from Bethlehem Catholic, as the game will be played at 2 p.m. on May 27 at Central Dauphin High School.

Golden Hawk linemen Dalton Daddona and Elias Marte will be joined by kicker Anthony DaSilva, as the trio representing Becahi.

Freedom linebacker Tristan Wheeler and Saucon...

Phantoms get much-needed points

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

They needed these!

After a Sunday loss in Bridgeport last week, the Phantoms were looking ahead at a road game in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and two home games against the Charlotte Checkers. At that point, the Phantoms were 4-9-1 in their last 14 games and starting to sink quickly in the Atlantic Division and in the Eastern Conference standings. They traveled north to meet the Penguins and came away with a nice, tidy 3-1 win with Alex Lyon saving 27 of the 28 shots that he faced.


Becahi boys knock off Prep Charter

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It might be safe to say Bethlehem Catholic again will be a force in the Class 4A bracket of the PIAA boys’ basketball tournament.

The Golden Hawks, who advanced to the state semifinals last season, quickly dismantled Philadelphia-based Prep Charter, 89-61, in the opening round of the state tournament at Liberty High School March 8.

Becahi, 26-3, winners of 12 straight, advanced to play Lower Moreland at Souderton High School in the second round Tuesday night, which comes after...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League

Salem UCC swept Farmersville 9-0, 7-6 and 4-3. Leading hitters for Salem UCC were Kim Bush 6-13 with a HR, Sherry Bush 6-14 with a HR, Bob Krause 5-13 and Fred Toncik with a HR. Hitting in a losing effort for Farmersville were Keith Campbell 7-14, Wade Chilmonik 4-13, Kyle Campbell 4-12 and Jason Steigerwalt with a HR.

In another sweep, Hecktown defeated Light of Christ 4-1, 3-1 and 1-0. Hecktown was led by Earl Sigley 4-12, Al Gilbert 3-8 and...

BC boys to play Souderton

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic made a run to the PIAA semifinals a year ago and the Hawks might be poised to equal that journey again this season. After easily dispatching Prep Charter 89-61 last Friday night, Becahi (26-3) traveled to Souderton on Tuesday night to take on District One champion Lower Moreland in the second round of the tournament.

The results of that contest are past Press deadlines, but Lower Moreland came into the game with a 23-3 mark after topping John Bartram 75-61 in their...

East Penn Conference all-stars announced

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference football all-stars were announced recently two of Liberty’s star players taking home top honors.

Hurricane running back Nasir Legree took home offensive MVP honors for the EPC South after amassing 4,132 career rushing yards. Defensive end Trevor Harris made it a sweep for Liberty’s MVP’s, as he took home the defensive honor from the South.

Freedom had seven first-team selections and Bethlehem Catholic had five members named to the first-team.