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Charboneau takes 11th at Lion Invitational

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic cross country runners competed in the Lions Invitational and the Northampton Invitational, respectively, this past weekend.

In the Lions Invitational on Friday at Moravian Academy, the top finishers for Freedom’s girls were Lauren Charboneau, 11th in 21:19, Elizabeth Fihlman, 27th in 22:41, and Julia Heineman, 44th in 24:01.

Top finishers for Moravian Academy’s girls were Krysta Nichols, 22nd in 22:22, and Lilly Eyvazzadeh, 39th in 23:45.


Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel post victory

One goal in the first half from Michee Ngalina and another from Zach Zandi in the second half helped push 10-man Bethlehem Steel FC to a 2-0 victory. Philadelphia Union Academy forward Patrick Bohui made Steel FC history, becoming the youngest player to start a match and goalkeeper Todd Morton made six saves to ensure the Steel kept their fifth clean sheet of the season.

Bethlehem Steel FC will travel to Cary, North Carolina to take on North Carolina FC in...

Liberty tennis knocks off Emmaus

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ tennis team won its fourth 4-3 match last Thursday when the Hurricanes defeated Emmaus, bringing their record to 5-1 after also defeating East Stroudsburg North on Friday, 6-1.

Shivani Patel and Gabby Palermo won the deciding match against Emmaus when they defeated Ivory Gao and Payton McGlory, 6-4, 6-3, at three doubles.

“It was really hard and I didn’t think we were going to make it, but we actually did because we were really consistent,” said Patel. “Their...

Pates, Hawks ready for their Week 2 city clash

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week one could have been a glorified scrimmage week for many EPC South teams, as they took on their counterparts from the North. Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom each had lopsided affairs in hand, as the Pates torched East Stroudsburg North 58-0 and Becahi slammed Dieruff 48-7.

As week two gets underway, the real tests begin for many of the area teams and all eyes will be on BASD Stadium Friday night when Freedom hosts Becahi in their annual early season showdown.

Freedom won...

Liberty rolls by Bears

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by ANDY STEINMETZ in Sports

Early on in the season, football programs need to be able to handle the jitters then hopefully the talent can overcome that adversity to nab Week 1 wins.

Led by senior quarterback Dallas Holmes’ effort, and plenty of other standout performances, the Hurricanes came out of the gates with a gritty 70-0 shutout win over Pleasant Valley.

“I was very excited with our execution overall and that’s the kind of effort you want to see in the first game and I thought our guys did a great...

McGorry one of the good guys

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Sometimes in life, you have to recognize the good guys.

They are the ones who often are taken for granted for all the good they do and bring to a situation.

Bethlehem Catholic’s Tim McGorry is one of those.

McGorry, who began his 17th year as Bethlehem Catholic’s golf coach last week, also recently retired after a 34-year career as a theology teacher.

He truly is a credit to his profession.

McGorry always has professed and exhibited what he taught. You...

FHS cheers ready for season

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom varsity cheerleaders Jordan Collins and Madison Fey are set to lead the Patriots as captains for the upcoming sports and competition seasons.

Zeanah Bey, Mikayla Fey, Juliana Guzzo, Aracelis Marquez, Leslie Morales, Laycie Parker, Julia Ronca, Isabella Schaffer, Reese Schleppy, Amelia Stocker, Abigail Stocker, Sophia Szvetecz, and Carly Wrecsics make up the rest of the squad.

The Patriots attended an NCA Camp in Honesdale, Pa. recently along with the junior varsity...

Pete’s Top-10: BC vs. FHS highlight Week 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With week one of football in the books, not much has changed in the poll heading into this week’s action.

With the EPC South contests back under a full slate, we’ll get a better gauge of where teams are at. Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic highlight this week’s top game on the slate, while Parkland and Central Catholic should be another noteworthy contest.

Notre Dame looks like the team to beat in the Colonial League, while Northampton hopes it can make a run in the EPC North....

Freedom hosts cross country scrimmage

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s cross country team hosted its second annual scrimmage last Thursday attended by Whitehall and Southern Lehigh.

Freedom coach Bob Thear saw the scrimmage as a good opportunity for everyone involved since the official start to the season isn’t until Sept. 10.

“I wanted to get something under our belts, especially for the new people - let them feel the distance out and get comfortable, as opposed to potentially throwing them right into the deep end,” Thear said. “I do...

BC cheer earns awards

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cheerleaders spent four days at Pine Forest-Chestnut Lake Camp where they received multiple awards between Aug. 12 and 15.

The Hawks took first place in the Rally Routine, first place in Sideline, and received the Superior Squad award. This year’s varsity squad will be led by senior captains Bridget Ehrig, Gina Gaglione and Reagan Zemgulis.

The squad also includes Paige Mathur, Madison Gritz, Kaylyn Ward, Keianna Lopez, Maura Harnett, Mckenna Harnett, Mya...