Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Liberty relay takes first

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It was barely 10 minutes before the boys’ 200 free relay, when Liberty senior Anthony Delcorso was told he would lead off in the final event of day one’s District XI Class 3A Swimming Championships on Friday night at Parkland High School.

It was also more than a pleasant surprise for Delcorso, who had wanted to medal after missing out in previous years, but would he be able to duplicate that same strong start he had when he competed in the 50 free earlier in the evening?

Julia McCarthy named outstanding swimmer

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Winning a gold medal in the 100 breaststroke at the District XI Class 3A Swimming Championships was something Liberty senior Julia McCarthy had her eye on since her freshman year.

“It’s something I just really wanted to do,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy clinched that gold medal in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.57 on day two of districts last Saturday afternoon at Parkland High School.

Hawks win NE Regional title

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Ryan Zeiner paced back and forth in the hallways of Memorial Gymnasium Saturday night after winning the 152-pound Northeast Regional title over Scranton’s Jacob Burgette 5-4.

A bystander walked by and offered, “Congrats champ.”

The word champion is something Zeiner always wanted for himself, but one that was never guaranteed. After leaving districts a year ago without placing, Zeiner is now heading to Hershey, as a regional champion.

Becahi girls capture another District 11 crown

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It seems that almost every year, Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic are battling for the District 11 title. It happened once again this year.

After missing out on district gold last year, the Golden Hawks were back on top of District 11 in the new 4A classification, defeating the Vikettes 43-27 last Saturday afternoon at Easton Area Middle School.

Callahan is champ, DeLoach advances

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

With one week left in the wrestling season, Freedom senior Evan Callahan isn’t going to let anything stop him from competing in the PIAA championships this week in Hershey.

Callahan also didn’t let a tweaked knee cost him an opportunity at his first Northeast Regional championship, following a 6-3 decision over Parkland’s Nate Feyrer in Saturday’s 220-pound championship.

His title capped off the evening for the Patriots, as they advanced two wrestlers to this week’s state tournament at the Giant Center.

Hurricanes advance four to state wrestling

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Luke Werner knows he’s had a tough road in the wrestling postseason. Nestled in the 120-pound bracket, Werner has had Northampton’s defending state champion Julian Chlebove in his weight class throughout this postseason.

With a talent like Chlebove in his bracket, the task was always going to be difficult, but Werner has kept battling over the past two weeks despite losing to Chlebove in both the District 11 and Northeast Regional finals.

Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

HOOPS: Hawk boys, girls are D-11 champs

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic boys and girls each brought home District 11 4A titles this weekend and will advance to states.

The girls, on Saturday afternoon, beat Central Catholic 43-27 thanks to big second and third quarter runs.

The girls got balanced scoring in the game and chipped in with a stuffing defense to keep the Vikes in check. Hope Brown and Neila Luma eached scored 9 points in the win while Tessa Zamolyi had 8.