Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Outdoors: Archery seasons set to begin

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The most anticipated archery deer hunting season kicks off this Saturday in Wildlife Management Areas 2B, 5C and 5D. The statewide archery deer season begins two weeks later on Sept. 29. Coincidentally, the early archery bear season also opens Sept. 15 in the same trio of WMUs.

But the primary pursuit is deer. And we do have an abundance of them. In fact, too many in certain areas.

Most recently about a dozen Salisbury Township residents voiced their concern at a commissioners...

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

Liberty set to face Becahi

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty is off to a 2-0 start to the year, but the Hurricanes finally get their first test of the season this weekend.

After impaling Pleasant Valley 42-0 in the season opener and then handling Pocono Mountain East in last week’s 42-7 demolition, the Hurricanes now have to deal with an angry Bethlehem Catholic squad Saturday night at BASD Stadium.

With the Hawks coming off a 37-20 loss to Freedom last week, the stakes for Saturday’s city rivalry contest enhances for both teams...

Freedom comes out on top against Becahi

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

Saturday night saw Bethlehem city rivals Freedom and Bethlehem Central Catholic face off in a key, early season meeting.

The Patriots beat East Stroudsburg North (68-14) in their opener, and the Hawks beat Dieruff (54-6) in theirs, and both teams hoped to keep their perfect record through two games.

This was a potential tone-setter for the rest of the season.

Freedom came out of the blocks red hot, jumping out to a 21-0 lead. Running back Jalen Stewart, scored all three...

Scott McClary to coach Becahi boys team

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic recently announced the hiring of long time area assistant Scott McClary to take over the boys’ basketball program.

McClary began his coaching career as an assistant at Muhlenberg College, before moving on as a varsity assistant at DeMatha Catholic (under legend Morgan Wooten), Bishop O’Connell High School and Coastal Carolina University. He landed his first head coaching job at Marymount University where he stayed for six years before returning home to lead his alma...

BC tennis team off to hot start

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s tennis team won six straight matches to start its 2018 season, defeating Emmaus, Whitehall, Nazareth, Allentown Central Catholic, and East Stroudsburg North, and Stroudsburg.

The Hawks’ closest matches were 4-3 victories over Stroudsburg on Aug. 30 and Nazareth on Aug. 23.

In Becahi’s match with Stroudsburg, Brenna Magliochetti won at one singles, 6-0, 6-3, but Stroudsburg’s two and three singles players one their matches, defeating Taylor Adams, 6-2, 7-5,...

Freedom picks up three golf wins

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Freedom won a golf match against Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg North recently.

The Pates shot a 443 while the Bears had a 480, Pocono West a 536 and North had a 694.

Jacob Haberstumph led all golfers with a 78 for the Pates. Tyler Huch shot 87, Chris Guadagnino had an 88, Kyle Petrone a 94 and Max Mehta had a 96.

In another match, Bethlehem Catholic beat Whitehall but fell to Emmaus and Easton.

The Hawks shot 459 while Emmaus won with...

’Canes tennis bounces back

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ tennis team recovered from a 3-4 loss to Stroudsburg last Tuesday and defeated Pocono Mountain East, 6-1, last Thursday.

The Hurricanes’ match against Stroudsburg lasted five hours.

At one singles, Paige Simons won her match, 6-3, 7-6, but Angie Ronca lost at two singles, 0-6, 1-6, and Julia Zheng lost at three singles, 6-7, 6-7.

In doubles play, Braden Drake and Margeaux Donchez won their match, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, at two doubles, and Reagan Gunn and Sophia...

LHS boys take first place

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ cross country team took first place out of 21 teams at the Lions Invitational last Friday at Moravian Academy.

Darlyn Fermin was the first Hurricane to finish for Liberty, coming in sixth with a time of 17:23.44, followed by Cole Frank who placed eighth in 17:28.05, and Ryan Wycherley who placed 10th in 17:44.01.

Philip Bezas was 27th in 18:24.44, Paul Jensen was 31st in 18:28.02, Casey Frank was 43rd in 18:49.88, and Sam Graybeal was 57th in 19:15.15.


Liberty, BC square off early in volleyball

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

There may not be a better way for Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty to open up their volleyball seasons than with a city rivalry match right off the bat.

That’s how both teams started their East Penn Conference slate for the fall in Tuesday’s contest, which was past Press deadlines.

However, the anticipation of the match and what it means to both programs both unveiled similar characteristics from both sides.

“Our team is looking forward to our first season match against a...