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Becahi falls to Parkland in showdown

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic football team fell into an early hole, and could not dig themselves out last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium.

The Golden Hawks found themselves down 17-3 heading into halftime against Parkland, and then trailed 24-3, their biggest deficit of the game, early in the third quarter.

They were able to battle back and make things interesting, but the Trojans answered any Becahi score and held on for a 38-24 victory in a battle of unbeaten teams...

Sinai takes silver

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School’s number one singles tennis player Natalie Sinai worked her way through five matches to earn the silver medal at the District XI Class 3A singles tennis final last Thursday at Winning Touch in Allentown.

Sinai faced Easton’s Elessa Jacobs who won in two sets 6-0, 6-1 in the championship match.

Sinai had previously defeated Easton’s Kaitlin Grogg 6-0, 6-2, Liberty’s Paige Simons by default, Easton’s Hiu Yink Kwok 6-2, 6-4, and Pottsville’s Michala Zembas 6-0...

’Canes look to finish strong before leagues

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the postseason nearly upon us, Liberty’s volleyball team is hoping that their season will be peaking at the right time.

The Hurricanes finish out a stretch of three games this week before the EPC tournament getting underway this week.

Liberty (13-1) continues to battle for the top seed in the EPC standings following Monday’s sweep over Bethlehem Catholic and intend to keep momentum following matches with Dieruff (3-12) and Freedom (10-6) this week.

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Liberty qualifies for field hockey playoffs

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s field hockey team is right at the top of the EPC standings and they hope it stays that way with the end of the regular season coming this week.

The Hurricanes (14-2) are third in District 11 and second in the EPC with two games left on the schedule.

Staying in the second or third spot is important for the Hurricanes, as it would clear a path to the finals without having to deal with Emmaus (16-0) in an earlier round.

With a nonleague contest at home against...

Ehrig wins EPC gold

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic High School tennis player Molly Ehrig won the number two singles gold medal in the East Penn Conference tennis tournament on Sept. 29 at Freedom High School.

“It felt so good to finally win the EPC tournament after some pretty devastating losses over the past years,” said Ehrig. “I came in second twice and third once, so it was something I really wanted to do before graduation.”

Ehrig defeated Easton’s Kaitlin Grogg 10-2 in the final.

“I think the...

Zephs outpace FHS in EPC shootout

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you’re going into a shootout with Whitehall’s football team, you better have enough bullets to keep up and that just wasn’t the case for the Patriots in last Friday’s home defeat.

Whitehall used an array of big plays throughout the night to pull away with a 45-37 victory that had the Pates playing catch up all night.

Zephyr QB Ethan Parvel put on a dazzling display, throwing for four touchdowns on the night with 205 yards through the air and another 181 yards rushing.


Liberty boys extend streak

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ soccer team extended its record last week to 11-2-3 after defeating Allen 3-2, Bethlehem Catholic 4-1, and tying Easton 0-0.

“It was just a well-balanced game, and I think we could’ve scored a few goals and won that game, but it is what it is,” said Hurricane forward Andy Epsaro regarding the outcome against the Red Rovers.

It was also senior night for the Hurricanes.

“We expected clean sheets, but I think it was quite unfortunate we were unable to find...

Hurricanes get revenge

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Things did not sit well with Liberty’s girls’ soccer team when they were defeated by Bethlehem Catholic earlier this season.

“Since they beat us the first time, we were not going to let them beat us again,” said Liberty co-captain Jess DelCorso.

This time, the Hurricanes won 5-2 last Wednesday night, and even that three goal lead was just a little too close for Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach.

“We had given up so many dumb goals, goals that we shouldn’t give up because I...

Pete’s Top-10: PHS cements No. 1 status

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, so much for Parkland not being their consistent selves. The Trojans convincing 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic solidified that Parkland is the team to beat this year and the 6A bracket will go through them.

For the likes of Whitehall, Becahi and Palisades, they’ve clearly painted the picture for district title runs in their respective classes as well.

With teams heading down the home stretch of the season, district positioning is now at the forefront.

Only three...

Magliochetti wins 2A tennis tourney

Monday, October 9, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles tennis player Brenna Magliochetti repeated as District XI Class 2A singles tennis champion after defeating Notre Dame Green Pond’s Logan Lencheski 6-2, 6-1 last Thursday at Winning Touch in Allentown.

“I’m really excited,” Magliochetti said. “I had such a great time at Hershey, so I’m excited to go back.”

Magliochetti was the PIAA state singles tennis silver medalist last year.

On Thursday, Magliochetti won the first game of the...