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Frank 18th at states

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty distance runner Cole Frank knew the obstacles that lay ahead at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, so expecting a muddy course, he adjusted as best he could and came home with an 18th place state medal from Hershey.

“There was mud at the bottom of almost every hill because of the bad rain Thursday night, so I watched my footing but there’s nothing you can do,” Frank said.

Frank also was delegated to Box 2, the very edge of the starting line.


Girls get by K-Kids to reach the finals

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

As spectators saw that time was winding down in the District XI girls soccer semifinal between Freedom and Northampton, the Patriots saw the time that was left to tie the game.

“I don’t think I was getting concerned because we’ve come so far this year and had we lost, I would have been disappointed for the girls because they’ve worked so hard and it’s right there in front of us,” said Patriot coach Bob Eaton.

Hannah Werkheiser had put the K-Kids ahead, 1-0, on a header with 4:...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 11 4 .733

Light of Christ 13 8 .619

Dryland 11 7 .611

Salem UCC 9 6 .600

Emmanuel 11 10 .524

Bath Luth 9 9 .500

St. Stephen’s 7 8 .467

Christ UCC 8 10 .444

St. Paul’s 8 10 .444

Ebenezer 7 14 .333

Farmersville 5 13 .278

St. Stephen’s at

Bath Luth. 6-2, 1-4, 3-2

SS - Alan Antry 6-11, Ed Wychock, Gary...

Pete’s Top-10: Rivalry week is finally here

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, Week 10 is finally here. The last week of the regular season is upon us without much fanfare in the District 11 postseason. Most teams are already qualified, but Week 10 is more about the rivalries with Bethlehem taking center stage this weekend.

Bethlehem Catholic hosts Central Catholic in the Holy War on Friday night and then the greatest spectacle of the high school season kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at BASD with Freedom taking on Liberty.

Sprinkle in the Parkland-...

Phantoms already losing players to Flyers

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With the Lehigh Valley Phantoms well stocked with young, exciting talent and the Philadelphia Flyers off to a 1-4 start, changes came quickly to ignite the parent team with some youthful exuberance.

Joel Farabee and Mikhail Vorobyev were recalled by Philadelphia on Sunday, while Carsen Twarynski was loaned to the Phantoms.

Farabee, who is just 19 and has a grand total of four professional games under his belt, was off to a quick start with Lehigh Valley, scoring three goals and...

LHS, BC have tough roads in districts

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty may be the top seed in the District 11 4A subregional volleyball tournament, but the Hurricanes face a difficult road if they want to make a run to the final.

Liberty opens the tournament Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. when they host the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Nazareth and Stroudsburg in the quarterfinal round.

Should they advance to the semifinals on Oct., they’ll either get fifth-seed Parkland, who just knocked off Bethlehem Catholic for the EPC...

Vital tied for 30th

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports


Matt Vital took part in the state golf tournament this week at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. The tournament started with round one on Monday and concluded with round two on Tuesday, which came after Press deadlines.

After day one, Vital, a freshman, was 11-over par with an 82. He birdied holes 10 and 11 but had double-bogeys on two and 18 to go along with eight bogeys and six pars.

Carson Bacha, a senior from Central York, was leading the way with a four-under 67...

Outdoors: Long-tail hunting season begins

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the grouse, rabbit and squirrel season opened last Saturday, the third part of small game opens this Saturday (Oct. 26) for pheasants, often referred to as long-tails. A reference to the long tail feathers of a male cockbird.

If a cockbird can be flushed, the cackle and burst of feathers is exciting and when not anticipated, a bit startling for the hunter. But it’s a nice rush to experience.

When I was a preteen, I’d tag along with my uncle and grandfather when they...

Liberty falls in EPC finals

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ soccer team was awarded silver medals after Emmaus captured the EPC championship, defeating the Hurricanes, 1-0, last Thursday at Whitehall High School.

A goal by A.J. Febbraro early in the second half won the game for the Hornets.

Two days earlier, the Hurricanes won the EPC semifinal, 1-0, against Easton at Nazareth High School.

Liberty forward Isaiah Trinidad scored the game’s only goal at 38:36 in the first half.

“That goal was pretty...

Hawks looking to rebound in Holy War

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

To say that Bethlehem Catholic’s performance on the road last weekend at Emmaus was a disappointment would be an understatement. The Hawks suffered one of the worst losses in the Joe Henrich era, stumbling to an average Emmaus team by a 27-13 margin and giving them more questions than answers heading into a pivotal week 10 clash at home Friday night against Central Catholic.

The anticipation of the Holy War will certainly boost the competitive juices for everyone in the brown and gold...