Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Outdoors: Suggestions for winter boating

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With colder weather oncoming many boaters and paddlers pack it in for the winter. But there are those who don’t let the cold bother them and continue to fish and paddle throughout the winter months. For those die-hards, BoatUS, the organization representing the boating sports, has these suggestions if going on-water during cold times, or even on warm winter days.

Patriots beat EHS on the road, again

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite a rough two-game stretch to close out the regular season, which included a 21-7 loss in the finale to Bethlehem rival Liberty, Freedom head coach Jason Roeder wasn’t concerned as his team prepared for the district playoffs.

In fact, it was that recent stretch that Roeder believed would strengthen his team as postseason football got underway. And he was right.

Becahi to battle Saucon for crown

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic will see a familiar foe Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the District 11 4A football championship when they take on Saucon Valley at Nazareth.

The Golden Hawks advanced thanks to a 48-7 demolition over Pottsville last week, but face a tougher task with the Panthers this week, fresh off their 41-10 thumping over Central Catholic in the opening round of districts.

Magliochetti state champ in tennis!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic High School’s number one singles tennis player Brenna Magliochetti was crowned PIAA State Class 2A singles tennis champion this past weekend at Hershey Racquet Club in Hershey, Pa.

“It’s kind of indescribable. It’s been multiple days now, and I still can’t wrap my head around it,” Magliochetti said. “After last season, it’s been on my mind for 12 months, so match point was completely overwhelming.”

Magliochetti defeated Knoch’s Laura Greb in the final, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Medical staffs save NFL player’s leg

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Whether you are a fan of the National Football League or not these days, one thing that can’t be denied is the league has a lot of issues.

On top of the whole anthem debate, concussions are a big topic of conversation, and as much as my family and I love to watch the sport every Sunday, it’s a scary enough concern that my wife and I don’t plan to let our twin, 6-year-old boys ever take to a football field.

’Canes outmuscle Patriots in victory

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

After the frustrating season Liberty’s football team had endured through nine weeks, last Saturday’s dominating 21-7 victory over Freedom gave everyone on the Hurricane sideline a monstrous smile.

Sparked by Jaden Vazquez punt block after Freedom went three and out on their opening drive, Trevor Harris scooped up the football and raced six-yards for the opening score that felt like a grand slam of emotion for the early 7-0 lead.

Pete’s Top-10: PHS remains at No. 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Another week is in the books and the playoffs are upon us. For as long as the season has been, it will end for many teams this weekend.

One team that won’t see their season ending anytime soon is Parkland, who has passed every test this season and should do it again this week against Liberty.

Easton and Nazareth square off in round two of their rivalry slugfest, while Emmaus and Freedom highlight another marquee battle this week.

Things are heating up even though it’s finally getting brisk outside. Bundle up for this week’s picks.

1. Parkland (10-0)

Bunke takes 19th

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic senior Lauren Bunke had to wait awhile before confirmation came of her state qualification after her 19th place finish at the District XI Class 2A Girls’ Cross Country Championships last Wednesday afternoon at Bethlehem Municipal Course.

“I thought I was going to miss it by one or make it. It was a little bit long of a wait, so I was hoping,” Bunke said.

Becahi coach Kelly Bracetty delivered the good news to Bunke, that she earned the last spot for the PIAA state meet scheduled for Nov. 4 in Hershey.

Area harriers will head to state meet

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty runners Belle Weikert, Grace Haas, Darlyn Fermin, and Cole Frank became state qualifiers after competing at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course.

“I was so excited because last year it felt like it just happened because I was 10th and the last one to make it, but this year I really earned it and I didn’t just squeak in,” said Haas, a junior.

BC, LHS knocked off

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic saw their field hockey seasons come to an end Monday afternoon in the District 11 semifinals.

The Hurricanes lost to Easton 1-0 thanks to a first half goal by Ellie McIntyre that stood up for the final.

The loss ends Liberty’s season at 19-4 after defeating Easton 4-1 in the season opener and 4-3 in the East Penn Conference semifinals, only to see their season go down in districts to the Rovers.