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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League

Final Standings

Star of Beth 53 28 .654

St. Paul’s 52 29 .642

Bath Luth 49 32 .605

Dryland 45 36 .556

Emmanuel 39 42 .481

Christ UCC 37 44 .457

Ebenezer 37 44 .457

Salem UCC 35 46 .432

Light of Christ 33 48 .407

Farmersville 32 49 .395

St. Stephen’s 32 49 .395

St. Paul’s (7-6, 4-0)

at Emmanuel (3-1)

SP - Rich Kern 5-12, Tom Unger HR.

Em - Bruce...

BC boys beat CCHS

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ track and field team scored a 106-42 victory over Allentown Central Catholic last week at Freedom.

Nick Lucien won the 100 in 11.10 and the 200 in 23.90, Caden Giordano took first place in the 400 in 53.30, and Daniel Smith was first in the 3200 in 11:05.00.

Steven Santostefano won the 300 hurdles in 43.10.

Tavian Banks, Lucien, Matt Stianche, and Tristan Buscemi won the 4x1 relay in 45.50, and Marco Calantoni, Connor Thierry, Matt Millen, and...

Playoff chances coming down to wire

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s boys lacrosse team will be fighting for their playoff lives with only days left in the regular season.

The Patriots came into the week at 5-8 overall needing wins to solidify a spot, as they take on Saucon Valley (6-5), Northwestern (14-6) and Parkland (14-0) this week.

Getting to the .500 mark would be crucial for the Pates chances, but that may be slim, considering Thursday’s affair comes against Parkland, who has had its way with each of their opponents this season...

LHS honors large student-athlete class

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty held their annual college signing day last Friday, as they celebrated the accomplishments of 42 seniors moving on to play and continue their education at the collegiate level.

The 42 member signing is one of the largest Liberty athletic director Fred Harris has led during his time at Liberty.

Below is the complete list of students moving onto the college scene.


Cross Country/ Track and field: Rachel Byrne - Moravian College, Greta Stuckey - Marist...

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

According to Michele Dragovits, Word Processing Secretary at the Whitehall Recreation Department, her department...

Hawk girls top Central

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ track and field team defeated Allentown Central Catholic, 83-66, last Thursday at Freedom.

Top finishers for the Lady Hawks were Brooke Bisko in the 100 in 13.10, Mikayla Jones in the 200 in 26.80, and Marcela Banuelos in the 1600 in 6:18.00.

Becahi won two relays: the 4x1 (names unavailable) in 52.90 and the 4x4 made up of Isabelle Rosario, Taylor Adams, Maddie Wickel, and Mikayla Jones in 4:27.00.

Liz Lieb won the long jump with a 17-00.25...

EPC releases updated track performance list

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released another version of the top track and field performances as of late last week.

For the boys, Devon West of Liberty is tops in the 200 with a time of 22.2. In the 3200, Cole Frank of Liberty has the top time with a 9:50.17. Christian Tackett continues to lead the way in both hurdle events. His times are 14.5 in the 110 and 37.8 in the 300.

In the jumping events, Liberty’s Javonte Haynes has a 24-1 in the long jump to lead all throwers.


LHS stifling opponents

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say pitching is the key to baseball and Liberty’s staff has certainly devoured teams through the team’s 11-1 start to the season.

The Hurricanes completed another unblemished week, after handling Whitehall, Freedom and Emmaus last week. It pushed them to five-straight wins coming into this week, as the pitching staff has allowed only 2.5 runs per game this season.

If you take out their two nonconference games against Wilson (8-7 win) and Williamsport (5-1 loss), Liberty...

Patriots knock off Liberty in softball

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots wasted no time in their 5-1 victory over Liberty when Brenna Ortwein hit a three-run home run in the top of the first inning on Monday at Liberty.

“I missed the first one, but then she started throwing higher, and I decided if she throws another one, that’s my chance, and I got on it,” Ortwein said.

The ball was hit to right center and also scored Gabby Glick and MaKenzie Smith.

“Definitely when it hit the bat, I knew it was going to be a solid hit,...

Pates aim for redemption against Rovers

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s girls lacrosse has been at the top of the District 11 power rankings all season, but the Patriots will get to see what their status is on Wednesday when they take on arguably the league’s top squad in a rematch at Easton.

Freedom (10-2) lost to the Rovers (7-2) earlier this season by a 20-10 count.

Head coach Charis Innarella hopes that the steps the team has taken as of late can help propel them to a more competitive contest this time around in a game that will have...