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EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th –...

BC girls top CB West

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

A big third quarter for Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team led to a 52-45 victory over Central Bucks West in a nonconference game on Saturday at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

“We get six out-of-conference games a year ... it really gets us ready for playoffs and state competition,” said Becahi coach Jose Medina. “This was our third game in a row, which is unprecedented, but we’ve got a deep bench, and the girls have great resolve.”

The Hawks were down 11-3 but...

Haas new football coach at Northampton

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Kyle Haas has found a new home, as the former Bethlehem Catholic football coach was formerly approved to become Northampton’s new head coach during Monday’s school board meeting.

Haas served as Bethlehem Catholic’s interim head coach in 2016, leading the program to an 11-4 mark, which included a District 11 4A title and an appearance in the state semifinals, while current Becahi head coach Joe Henrich took a year off from the sidelines for personal reasons.

The hiring of Haas...

Becahi loses to Kids in final seconds

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Most longtime Lehigh Valley high school basketball fans will tell you there has been a slow decline in attendance over the past decade or so.

Student sections seem to be shrinking, and bleachers are rarely full at most contests in the area.

You never would have known that last Friday night when the Northampton K-Kids visited Bethlehem Catholic.

Parents, students and supporters packed the Golden Hawks’ north Bethlehem gymnasium for the likely East Penn Conference game of...

Pate boys get a victory

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ swim team got off to a strong start in their meet against Stroudsburg, winning the 200 medley relay and ultimately securing a 98-68 victory over the Mountaineers last Thursday at Freedom.

Colin Burnette, Grayden Hogan, Spencer Smith, and Al Bell took first place in the relay with a time of 1:45.55.

I led off with the backstroke,” said Burnette. “I think I was at a 27.0 which is right around where I want to be. I’ve been at 26.3 so anywhere between 26.3 and 27 is...

Valley soccer scholar athletes announced

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The 2017 top male and female Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes will be announced during the annual awards banquet on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

The winners will come from the 44 schools which nominated their top male and female players.

Also, longtime soccer referee and assignor, Harold Grahn, will be inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame.

The keynote speaker will be Rob Berkowitz, head...

EPC wrestling day set for Saturday

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference Wrestling Championship Day will take place this Saturday at Easton Area Middle School headlined by the 7 p.m. showdown between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth for the EPC crown.

The Golden Hawks (7-1, 7-0) knocked off the Blue Eagles (10-0, 5-0) last year 40-20 to win the league title and will be favorites to do so again.

Wrestling begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the bottom three teams from Division A and B squaring off.

The next round takes...

LHS tops the K-Kids

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

With their boys’ swim team intact, the Liberty Hurricanes scored a 93-65 victory over Northampton on Jan. 11.

Robert Negron and Jake Evert returned to the pool after missing one or more meets due to illness, and both were double individual event winners in the win over the Konkrete Kids.

Negron took first place in the 50 free with a time of 21.44, and the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.87.

Evert took first place in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.14, and the 100 free...

FHS girls rally to win

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ swim team came back from a 29-31 deficit at the diving event to score a 96-83 over Stroudsburg last Thursday at Freedom.

“It’s a very different dynamic than some of the larger teams because recently we’ve been going against some of the bigger teams in the league like Nazareth and Parkland, so going against a team that was basically at our level made it a lot more competitive, and pushed us, I feel, as a team to cheer for each other and work our hardest to pull out the...

Article By: nick hromiak Special to the Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark your calendar for Feb. 3-11, the dates for the largest consumer outdoors show in the world.

The Great American Outdoor Show rolls into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and it’s the most comprehensive outdoor show you’ll ever attend. For us folks here in the Southeast, we refer to this extravaganza as “the Harrisburg show” because it’s been well known over the years and there’s none like it or even comes close to it.

The show covers 650,000 square feet of...