Bethlehem Press

Monday, August 20, 2018

Pates bring home awards

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s varsity cheerleaders recently returned from Pine Forest cheerleading camp where they won multiple awards.

The Patriots took the top spot as overall game day champions.

“That’s a pretty big one. There were a lot of good teams,” said Patriot coach Breanna Bishamber. “The girls work on a new routine and build on their skills, and then get evaluated on that and perform it.”

The squad of 16 also won first place in game day small varsity and first place in sideline chant.

Outdoors: PFBC to crack down on BUI offenses

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is the July Fourth holiday week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced that their waterways conservation officers (WCO) will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence (BUI).

The PFBC, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, is working to increase boater awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence, and to decrease the number of accidents and deaths attributed to impaired boating and other unsafe boating practices.

LV softball Cup team falls

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic came to a surprising end last week when Lehigh Valley lost a three-run lead in the seventh inning and was eliminated by Tri Cape, 8-7, on Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“They were a good team. We only beat them 1-0 the game before,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They keep coming, and you have to stop them.”

Tri Cape scored first, but Lehigh Valley took a 3-1 lead. The two teams traded runs and were tied 4-4 after five innings.

Wanderers aiming for top-3

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s coming down to the final week of the regular season for Norco Legion and the Wanderers are still jockeying for position with Nazareth and Northampton.

The Wanderers came into this week with a 12-3-1 record, good enough to be sitting in third place behind Northampton (11-3) and first place Nazareth (12-2).

Staying in the top-three would be ideal for head coach Dwight Pulieri, but he’s also more than happy with how this season has unfolded for his group.

LV girls earn 5-0 win

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s second game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley defeated Suburban One, 5-0.

Emily Silberman (Salisbury) was the winning pitcher and Falcon teammate Peyton Stauffer had a double in the Lehigh Valley victory.

Lehigh Valley scored its first four runs in the second inning.

Abbey Sechler (Parkland) had three hits and scored twice in the game.

Addie Roche (Bethlehem Catholic) had two hits, 1 RBI, and scored once against Suburban One.

Valley tops Burlington

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team continued play in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

In its first game of the day, Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County, 6-3.

Kelly Dulaney (Parkland) was the winning pitcher, and Hannah Palinkas (Emmaus) also pitched for Lehigh Valley.

The game was tied 1-1 until the third inning when Lehigh Valley scored four runs.

Morgan Karasek (Bangor) had a triple, and Addie Roche (Bethlehem Catholic) had a base hit that scored two runs.