Bethlehem Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

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...

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to...

FHS notches a sweep

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ cross country team, host of last week’s meet, swept Stroudsburg, 27-28, East Stroudsburg South, 16-43, and East Stroudsburg North, 34-44.

Freedom’s Alex Hume took second place overall and first for the Patriots with a time of 17:42.

“I was behind the Stroudsburg kids and passed them halfway through the second mile. Once I beat them, I tried to keep a steady pace and keep ahead of them,” said Hume. “Passing someone definitely feels great, especially when I was...

Article By: nick hromiak Special to the Press

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the archery deer hunting season kicked off this past Saturday in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, the remainder of the stateÕs season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5) and runs until Nov. 16. It reopens again from Dec. 26-Jan. 20, 2020.

Bowhunters should not have a problem finding deer this season as they seem to be everywhere, even places youÕd least expect them to be. A few weeks ago I was rounding the cloverleaf at Route 191 off Route 22 and standing there amidst the heavy traffic were...

Freedom girls top LHS

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Haley Gschrey’s penalty kick put Freedom on the scoreboard first and that’s where they stayed clinching a 2-0 victory over city rival Liberty last Thursday at Liberty.

“There was a handball in the box, and I put it to the right bottom corner. The keeper almost had it, though,” said Gschrey.

Leading 1-0 at the half, the Pates came back with more attack, signaling the Hurricane defense to step up the pressure.

“It happens every game that usually someone’s just on me, so I...

Moravian falls to Johns Hopkins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team fell to No. 21 Johns Hopkins University, 41-0, in Centennial Conference action at Homewood Field Friday evening as the Blue Jays played their 50th career Friday game while the Greyhounds played for just the second time in program history on Friday night.

Local standouts included: senior running back Roberto Diez (Freedom HS) led the Moravian offense with the first 100-yard game of his career as he ran for 105 yards on 21 carries. Freshman quarterback...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Bath Lutheran 6 3 .667

Emmanuel 6 3 .667

Salem UCC 4 2 .667

Star of Bethlehem 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667

Dryland 5 4 .556

Farmersville 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 3 6 .333

St. Paul’s 2 4 .333

Christ UCC 2 7 .222

Star of Bethlehem sandwiched 4-2, 4-1 wins around a 6-4 loss to Bath Lutheran. Leading hitters included Bill Hoke Sr. 6-12, Kyle...

Nazareth upends FHS

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jason Roeder made sure his players remembered a barrage of Nazareth students storming the BASD turf last Friday night.

In the aftermath of a 35-33 victory by the Blue Eagles on Freedom’s home turf, the Pates brass was left ruminate in their first loss of the season to an upstart Nazareth squad that traded blows all night and made a final defensive stop on a two-point conversion to preserve victory.

That victory came largely on the shoulders of senior quarterback Anthony Harris...

Hawks gaining momentum

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s field hockey team has been on a surge as of late, but can the Golden Hawks keep the momentum going into this week?

The Hawks were riding a four-game win streak into this week and pushed their record to 5-3 overall to have them ranked second in the District 11 Class A rankings.

Wins over Notre Dame, East Stroudsburg North, Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain West evaporated a 1-3 start, which saw them lose three straight to the likes of Easton, Liberty and...