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Liberty boys, girls take 3rd

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s track and field teams placed third at the East Penn Conference Championships where the girls scored 82 points overall and the boys scored 76 points overall last Tuesday and Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Points were given for the top seven finishers in each event, and medals were awarded to the top four in each event.

Greta Stuckey was the only gold medal winner for the Hurricanes. The Liberty junior took first place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:17.54....

Becahi tops K-Kids

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

During the regular season, Northampton was the only team to hold the Bethlehem Catholic softball team scoreless.

Through the first five innings of their East Penn Conference playoff matchup on May 14, it looked like the Golden Hawks were destined for the same result.

As it turns out, they just needed to bunt more.

Bunt singles by Natasha Miner and Julia Sledz keyed a sixth inning rally that propelled Becahi to a 6-1 victory. The Golden Hawks (16-4) advanced to play...

Phantoms close out series with Checkers

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After the Charlotte Checkers literally manhandled the Phantoms at the PPL Center in game two of their division championship series, nobody would have predicted that the Phantoms would go on the road and sweep the next three games to win the series.

The 6-0 drubbing in game two seemed to have sent a message to the Phantoms who responded by winning three straight - including a historic game four – to head to the Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.

With the series...

District volleyball underway this week

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

This is the time of year that Freedom’s volleyball team has been waiting for. The Pates have an opportunity to make some noise when they open the District 11 3A tournament Thursday at 6 p.m. against Nazareth.

The Pates (15-5) are the fourth seed and will host the fifth seeded Blue Eagles (14-5), a team that they lost to this season in their only encounter.

Nazareth beat out Freedom for the fourth and final spot in Monday’s EPC semifinals. The Blue Eagles lost to Whitehall in...

Becahi track has good showing

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls track and field team placed fifth overall, and Becahi’s boys team placed fourth overall at the East Penn Conference Track and Field Championships last Tuesday and Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Liz Lieb won two silver medals, one in the long jump with a distance of 17-08.25 and one in the triple jump with a distance of 37-01.50.

“It’s a best. I jumped 37’ 1 1/2 on my fourth and my sixth,” said Lieb. “I didn’t expect to jump as far today, but I...

Pates Marshburn takes fourth

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom senior Kyree Marshburn was a fourth place medalist at the East Penn Conference Track and Field Championships held last Tuesday and Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Marshburn medaled in the 400 with a time of 51.71.

“This is a really competitive league so getting any kind of medal, any kind of recognition, you can only be happy,” Marshburn said. “My coach told me he wanted me to get to the first 200 meter mark with a high 22, low 23. I guess 250 meters in, 300 meters...

Outdoors: bass fishing looking good in NJ

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re hankering to fish for some hard fighting and tasty striped bass, head over to New Jersey.

According to the Tackle Box in Hazlet, NJ, Capt. Phil said bass fishing is good in Raritan Bay with good numbers of stripers being caught on the troll by chunking and with plugs. In fact, he reported Steve Skoutelas caught a 50-pound striper aboard the Hyper Striper out of the Highlands. Capt. Phil also said stripers are chasing bait at Sandy Hook with clams and worms being the entices...

’Canes win; Pates fall

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty center fielder Mikayla Ruppert hit a grand slam during the fourth inning in the Hurricanes’ 7-0 victory over Nazareth in an East Penn Conference softball playoff game on Monday at Nazareth.

The Blue Eagles were the top seed in the EPC tournament while the Hurricanes were the eighth seed.

Freedom, the sixth seed, lost to third-seeded Easton, 6-4, in their EPC playoff game on Friday at Easton.

“They’re really bummed, so we’re giving them off the weekend and telling...

FHS lacrosse gears up for districts

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the District 11 tournament around the corner, it’s preparation time for both the Freedom boys and girls lacrosse programs, as they’ll be making return trips to the tournament.

The girls (13-5) made a run at the EPC tournament, but lost to Easton 22-6 in the opener to give them some time off before Thursday’s opening round of districts.

The Freedom boys have also had an extended period of down days in build up to the tournament, but one thing in common for both teams, is...

Steel FC fall on the road

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Starting off its busy May slate, Bethlehem Steel FC battled hard but fell on the road to the Charleston Battery, 2-1, at MUSC Health Stadium.

Facing off against a club that hadn’t conceded a goal in its last three matches, Steel FC youthful energy was on display as they outshot their hosts by an 11-7 margin. In a match that saw the first USL starts of Michee Ngalina and Aidan Apodaca as well as the debut of Tonny Temple, it was Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones coming up...