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Perugini overcomes for D-11 crown

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there ever was a feel good story winner from Saturday’s District 11 3A wrestling tournament, Liberty’s Carlo Perugini would have ran away with it.

Perugini entered the season as much of an unknown, coming out for the team for the first time since his freshman year after dealing with three ACL tears during his high school career.

And as much of a feel good story he may be, not many would have expected Perugini to come away with a district title his senior year, but that’s...

Lehigh Valley football scholar athletes

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in Sports




Marcus Dileo Vereen

A 6-2, 253 pound tight end and defensive end, he ranks 76th in his class with a 3.53 GPA. He earned first team All-Conference honors on offense as a tight end. He is active in his community.


Ean Joseph Sheats

A 5-8, 180-pound tight end and linebacker, he ranks 14th out of 242 students. He is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, and member of the Spanish Curricular...

Pates take Winter Classic showdown

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For once during this 2016-17 winter season, it wasn’t about X’s and O’s or winning and losing. There was a greater cause to a Lehigh Valley Scholastic ice hockey game.

Last Wednesday evening at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, high school rivals Freedom and Liberty joined together for the fourth annual Winter Classic.

Although a score was kept (Freedom won 6-4), the game was focused more on a student that didn’t lace up the skates.

Adam Recke is a senior at Freedom High...

Freedom boys lose to Emmaus

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Momentum has played a pivotal role during the season for the Freedom boys basketball team. Whether it was good or bad, the Patriots experienced both ends of the spectrum.

With seven straight losses during the meat of their schedule, it looked like it was going to be a quick end to the season back in late January. But Freedom kept pushing each and every day, and wound up winning five consecutive games to qualify for the district playoffs.

The Patriots found themselves as the...

Young leads BC to opening-round victory

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Six-foot, nine inch forward Ryan Young knew he needed to take over. He knew it was the type of game where he had a big advantage with a sizable edge over the opponent.

The junior came through for his team and had one of his best performances of his career, scoring 19 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in leading Bethlehem Catholic to a 71-48 victory against Lower Moreland (8-14) last Friday night at Allen High School in the quarterfinals of the new District 11 Class 4A Subregional, which...

Freedom girls fall to Parkland

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

For the first time in seven seasons, Freedom’s girls’ basketball team qualified for district playoffs, and despite its 65-54 loss to Parkland last Thursday night, the Patriots’ season had success written all over it.

“It’s a process,” said Coach Dean Reiman. “You don’t go from doormat to league champ in a year, but we have kids coming back, and we’ll work harder to hopefully win the district.”

Walking out of the locker room after halftime, the Patriots were full of hope,...

District diving event takes place

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty and Freedom divers competed at the District XI Diving Championships last Saturday at Emmaus High School.

In Class AAA girls, Freedom’s Fallon Tatlow placed seventh with a score of 318.15, and Liberty’s Cara Kuykens placed eighth with a score of 307.25.

Also from Freedom, Leigha Evans placed 11th with a score of 273.35, and from Liberty, Alicia Valladares placed 14th with a score of 205.25.

“Cara was excellent,” said Liberty diving coach Jeff Zettlemoyer. “Overall...

D-11 Wrestling Roundup: Eight from LVP area earn gold

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.

The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.


Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points...

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

For more about you local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.

The senior scored 18 points in a decisive...

WRESTLING ALL-STARS: Hawks, Kids place four on EPC First Team; BC’s Labriola named MVP

Saturday, February 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With 11 wrestlers making one of the three teams, including league MVP Mikey Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers were well-represented on the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star team.

Four of the 14 first-team members were Golden Hawks, including Labriola, Zach Glenn, Mikey Lewis and Niko Camacho.

Northampton also placed four grapplers on the first team as Julian Chlebove, CJ Fenstermacher, Dan Moran and Cade Moisey all made the list.

The following are...