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BC track finds a home

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic High School track and field coach Fred Rice has his hands full with 157 athletes on the roster this year, and he couldn’t be happier.

In addition, the Hawks have finally found a place to practice since Becahi does not have a track.

“Our A.D. Chris Domyan called Freedom’s A.D. Nate Stannard and asked if they would have any time availability, and then their new coach Ben Reph and I figured out what to do, how to lock up, and things like that,” said Rice. “They...

Rain halts EPC tennis tournament

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty tennis players Dan Lynn, Louis Gruber, and Jacob Berg have advanced to the finals in the East Penn Conference Tennis Tournament which was played last Friday and Saturday at Freedom High School.

Lynn began his match against Nazareth’s Ben Tauber at number one singles, but it was stopped due to rain and will be continued at time to be determined.

Down 2-5, Lynn won the second game and the seventh game on Saturday.

“Normally, he beats me most of the time. He’ll stay...

FHS boys lacrosse looks for momentum

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was another building block for Freedom’s boys lacrosse program last week when the Patriots topped Nazareth 14-12 to register their first ever victory over the Blue Eagles.

Jamal Williamson led the charge with four goals in the win, as Freedom’s program continues to make strides each year.

“This win was huge for our team and our program,” said head coach Tony Fabrizio. “We took a couple of tough losses recently and we’re finally able to bounce back to beat Nazareth. We played...

EPC track and field top performances

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton track team compete at the Allen Invitational as well as in a home meet against Parkland.

Lyndsey Gallagher earned a medal in both the 1600 (2nd) and 3200 (3rd) at the Allen Invite. She also broke the school record in the 1600 by almost 8 seconds - running a 5:08.13.

Alexis Barrall took second in the pole vault. Jeremy Sell was second in the shot put and the boys 400 relay team took third.

Some highlights of the Parkland meet again involved Gallagher, who...

Pates look for run to districts

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

With just over two weeks left in the volleyball season, all three of Bethlehem’s teams appear poised for the District 11 postseason, barring second half collapses.

Freedom (9-5, 5-5) pushed themselves in position with a four-game win streak that continued on Monday with a sweep [25-19, 29-27, 25-23] over Easton.

It’s been a story of inconsistency for the Patriots this season, as they’ve defeated the teams they’re supposed to, but haven’t been able to register that signature win...

’Canes, Pates off to hot starts; play on Saturday

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It appears to be a two horse race in the East Penn Conference’s Steel Division, as Liberty (7-1, 4-0) and Freedom (7-0, 4-0) headed into this week in poll position atop the division.

With a full slate of games this week, both teams could enter their Saturday showdown (1 p.m. at Liberty) with more at stake than their rivalry.

First place in the division and the overall top spot in the conference can be had if both teams can navigate their week, as Liberty has three games on the...

LHS softball falls to Parkland

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes did everything Coach Sam Carrodo asked them to do in their 3-2 loss to Parkland last Friday at Parkland.

They hit, they ran, they threw, they stole, and when two calls did not go their way, they took the loss with disappointment, but what was more obvious was that they took it with respect.

The first call was on a suicide squeeze in the third inning.

Hurricane catcher Cailin Donegan hit a single down the right field line. Mikayla Ruppert was thrown...

BC trio takes home All-State honors

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Winning a state championship usually comes with awards and Bethlehem Catholic earned their share of recognition when the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Girls Basketball Team was announced over the weekend.

Head coach Jose Medina was named the 4A coach of the year and saw senior Neila Luma make the 4A first team.

Medina’s freshman daughter, Taliyah, made the 4A third team.

In 6A, three local seniors were named to the second team, as Northampton’s Aja Blount,...

EPC track and field top performances

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Below is the first release of the East Penn Conference top track and field performances for the 2017 season thus far.


100 - 1. 10.20 Julian Liaci (Naz), 2. 10.70 Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), 3.* 10.80 Zaheer Seabrooks (BC), 10.80 Eddie Brown (ESN), 5.* 10.90 Julian Colon (Park), Martin Labib (WHS), Morgan Heffelfinger (Nor).

200 - 1. 21.70 Julian Liaci (Naz), 2. 21.90 Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), 3 22.30 Julian Colon (Park), 4.* 22.60 Dyony Bueno (Stds), Lubens Myers...

Young named All-State

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Parkland’s Sam Iorio capped off his senior season with one last source of recognition when he was selected to the Pennsylvania sports writers Class 6A All-State first team. Iorio was one of five East Penn Conference players to be named to one of the three 6A teams, leading a strong class of local seniors from a tremendous winter.

Allen’s Tyrese Martin, Emmaus’ David Kachelries and Pocono Mountain West’s Jalen Vaughns were each named to the 6A second team, while Allen’s Tyreek Williams...