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Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Jahan Worth ran for 243 yards and scored three Parkland...

Battle of unbeatens: BC vs. PHS Hawks take on Parkland this week

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

High school football games don’t get much bigger than this Friday’s tilt between Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland.

The 7 p.m. showdown in Orefield pairs both undefeated squads in the crosshairs, as the winner grabs sole possession of the EPC South.

Coming off last week’s 24-17 victory over Easton (4-2), Bethlehem Catholic (6-0) is ready for another pivotal showdown against one of the area’s top programs.

“Parkland is just a consistent, well-coached team,” said Hawks’ head...

Patriots clinch district volleyball playoff spot

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom’s magic number for clinching a district berth was one win and the Patriots achieved that during Monday night’s 3-0 sweep over Allen.

The win puts the Pates at 9-4, solidifying their spot in the postseason, as they head into Wednesday’s key battle with Bethlehem Catholic (9-3), who also clinched a berth on Monday with a sweep over Dieruff.

For Pates head coach Donna Roman, Monday’s win cemented one of the preseason goals for the team.

“One of our goals for the...

Pates down EHS

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game.

Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to a 24-17 win.

“I feel good after this win,” said Patriot quarterback Jared...

Weikert takes another first

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty sophomore Belle Weikert repeated with a first place finish during the Hurricanes’ cross country meet against Parkland, Allen, and Dieruff last week.

Weikert’s time was 21:04. Liberty’s Grace Haas placed seventh with a time of 22:04.

Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau came in eighth with a time of 22:23, and Becahi’s Lauren Bunke was ninth with a time of 22:35.

Hannah Graybeal placed 11th with a time of 23:16, Madison Drager placed 12th with a time of 23:46, and Greta...

Pete’s Top-10: Hawks look to steal Parkland’s reign

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.

In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season...

’Canes get quick OT goal to top Zephyrs

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Overtime had barely begun in Liberty’s boys’ soccer game against Whitehall last week when Safa Turkdonmez’s goal in the first 30 seconds was the game winner for the Hurricanes last week at BASD Stadium.

“I was not expecting us to score a goal within 30 seconds, but we pressed them like crazy,” said Turkdonmez. “[Salem Hatungimana] played me a ball in. I think I lost it, and then it ricocheted back to [Andy Epsaro], and he played it to me.”

Liberty scored first with a goal by...

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Salem Luth 10 2 .833

Christ UCC 8 4 .667

Salem UCC 6 3 .667

Messiah 5 4 .556

St. Paul’s 6 6 .500

Farmersville 6 6 .500

Dryland 4 5 .444

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 5 7 .417

St. Stephens 2 7 .222

Bath Lutheran 1 8 .111

Christ UCC (8-1, 5-4, 5-3 10in) at Dryland

C - Ed Yost 7-13, Ron Wagner 6-14, Garry Hunsicker 6-14, Dave Shaver 5-14, Eric Yocum HR....

Outdoors: archerty season kicks off in PA

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The statewide archery hunting season kicked off this past Saturday (Sept. 30) for antlered and antlerless deer for the season that continues until Nov. 11. Then there’s the late archery season that starts up again Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 13.

For sportsmen who hunt in WMU’s 2B, 5C and 5D, they can hunt both buck and doe from Dec. 26 through Jan. 28.

In surveying local tackle shops as to recent archery success during the early season in WMU 2B, 5C and 5D, it seems many...

SoccerFest back at SteelStacks

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.

And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.

The last...