Bethlehem Press

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Pates, Hawks win team tennis titles

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Freedom Patriots were crowned District XI Class 3A Team Tennis champions, and Bethlehem Catholic was crowned District XI Class 2A Team Tennis champions on Oct. 12 at Lehigh University.

The District XI tournament began last Monday when the Patriots defeated Emmaus, 4-1. The Patriots then defeated Southern Lehigh, 4-1, the next day.

Taking on Parkland in the final, Freedom won, 3-1, leaving the two singles match between Natalie Sinai and Joanna Wu unfinished since the...

Becahi getting ready for Emmaus

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic is feeling good about themselves following last week’s 28-7 road victory at Easton, but the Golden Hawks will face their stiffest test in weeks with their marquee showdown at home against Emmaus this Saturday night.

The Hawks (6-2) are winners of three straight and last week’s win was spurred by the rushing tandem of Zaheer Seabrooks and Tavion Banks, who both have carved out themselves as a legitimate duo as the two best backs in the league, as Seabrooks ran for...

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.


The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...

EPC announces championship week matchups

Friday, October 12, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.

Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.

Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.

Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.

Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon...

D-11 HOF induction Sun. Saturday

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall athletic director Bob Hartman announced the inaugural class for the District 11 Hall of Fame last week.

The inaugural class includes 14 inductees selected from nominations made by member schools, officials’ chapters, and media membership.

All inductees were selected based on their high school accomplishments solely.

This year’s class will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Upper Macungie Township at 4 p.m....

FHS, LHS girls win

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom and Liberty’s girls’ cross country teams scored victories over Whitehall and Allentown Central Catholic last Tuesday during the Hurricanes’ home meet at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau placed first in the girls race with a time of 19:03.

Liberty’s Greta Stuckey placed sixth with a time of 20:19, followed by teammates Belle Weikert in 20:21 and Grace Haas in 20:23. Emily Jobes came in 10th in 20:36, also for the Hurricanes.


Liberty falls to Eagles Nazareth

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes’ attempt to put a damper on Nazareth’s homecoming ended in a 26-13 defeat Friday night at Andrew S. Leh stadium. The loss extended the ‘Canes losing streak to five games and left them at 2-5 on the season.

Liberty’s problems were mostly self-inflicted. After the defense halted the initial Nazareth drive by stopping a 4th-and-5 attempt deep in Liberty territory, it seemed that the visitors would have some momentum. However, a fumble on their second play from...

Golfers compete in District 11 match

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All three of Bethlehem’s high school teams had their seasons end recently at the PIAA District 11 golf match.

Liberty, Freedom, and Bethlehem Catholic didn’t advance any players to the state regional round.

Emmaus won the East Penn Conference (EPC) league title for the second consecutive season, and Northampton won the EPC tournament last week. Liberty, which finished with an overall 17-3 mark last season, began the season as defending EPC tournament champions.


EPC playoffs begin for volleyball, field hockey

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s field hockey team will be the lone team from Bethlehem in the East Penn Conference playoffs when things get underway this weekend, as the Hurricanes are vying for the second seed of the tournament as they head into this week.

Liberty (13-2-2) had their eight game winning streak snapped last week with a 4-0 loss to an undefeated Emmaus (16-0) team. The Hurricanes have games against East Stroudsburg South and Freedom this week before the EPC tournament gets underway Saturday,...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 13 2 .867

St. Paul’s 7 2 .778

Bath Luth 8 4 .667

Christ UCC 6 6 .500

Dryland 7 8 .467

Salem UCC 5 7 .417

St. Stephen’s 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Ebenezer 6 9 .400

Light of Christ 4 8 .333

Farmersville 4 8 .333

Star of Beth (5-1, 4-0, 4-3) at Light of Christ

SB - Bryan Frankenfield 7-12, Scott Hoffert 6-14, Bill Hoke Sr. 5-12, Bill Hoke Jr...