Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fermin first as LHS boys edge Emmaus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ cross country team edged out Emmaus, 27-28, last Tuesday during the Hurricanes’ home meet at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Darlyn Fermin and Cole Frank had a one-two finish with times of 16:09 and 16:37, respectively.

Emmaus scored the next two places, followed by Freedom’s Nick Bauer whose time was 16:55.

Liberty’s Ryan Wycherley was sixth with a time of 17:04, and teammates Paul Jensen placed 10th in 17:25, and Philip Bezas placed 11th in 17:31.

BC girls soccer knocks of Liberty

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Sixteen saves for Bethlehem Catholic goalkeeper Caitlin Vogrins against Liberty last week held the Hurricanes as the Hawks won in double overtime, 3-2, at Becahi.

“It was brutal. Their shots were amazing, and it was hard to get set up and block them, but I found a way to do it,” Vogrins said. “When it went in the net, it was the best feeling in the world.”

Becahi forward Brooke Bisko saw to that, kicking the game winner with just a couple of minutes left in the second overtime.

Bisko scored earlier in the game for the Hawks on an assist by Teighan Boyle.

Pete’s Top-10: Battle of unbeatens this week

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

You don’t always get matchups between undefeated teams this late in the season, but the top two teams in the region square off this Friday night in Emmaus, when top-ranked Freedom hits the road to take on the Green Hornets.

It is the marquee game of the week that will likely decide who wins the EPC South and will be another opportunity for the Patriots to confirm their standing as the unequivocal top team in the area, while giving Emmaus the chance to steal the spotlight.

Freedom-Emmaus steals the show this week, but look below for what else is in store for week 8.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 13 2 .867

St. Paul’s 7 2 .778

Bath Luth 8 4 .667

Christ UCC 6 6 .500

Dryland 7 8 .467

Salem UCC 5 7 .417

St. Stephen’s 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Ebenezer 6 9 .400

Light of Christ 4 8 .333

Farmersville 4 8 .333

Star of Beth (5-1, 4-0, 4-3) at Light of Christ

SB - Bryan Frankenfield 7-12, Scott Hoffert 6-14, Bill Hoke Sr. 5-12, Bill Hoke Jr. 4-12, Kyle Taylor 4-12, Jason Biggs 4-15.

Golfers compete in District 11 match

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All three of Bethlehem’s high school teams had their seasons end recently at the PIAA District 11 golf match.

Liberty, Freedom, and Bethlehem Catholic didn’t advance any players to the state regional round.

Emmaus won the East Penn Conference (EPC) league title for the second consecutive season, and Northampton won the EPC tournament last week. Liberty, which finished with an overall 17-3 mark last season, began the season as defending EPC tournament champions.

Hawks hold off Cavaliers

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It looked like it homecoming was going to script for Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday afternoon, but things suddenly turned dicey in the second half before the Golden Hawks eventually held off East Stroudsburg South for a 41-28 victory.

Becahi led 35-0 at halftime to kick in the mercy rule, but the Cavs weren’t interested in feeling sorry for themselves, scoring on three big plays in the third quarter to make things interesting before eventually running out of gas.

Freedom wins again

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nobody expected Freedom to mercy rule Easton last week, but you can’t put anything past this year’s group of Patriots following another impressive performance in last week’s 35-7 thumping over the Rovers at BASD Stadium.

The win pushed the Pates to 7-0 heading into a massive showdown with undefeated Emmaus (7-0) this week on the road Friday night, but there was no looking ahead of Easton last week, as Freedom raced to the game’s first 35 points in dominating fashion to put the game into the mercy rule by halftime.

Hawks Magliochetti wins 2A tennis title

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s Smith second in 3A

Bethlehem Catholic senior Brenna Magliochetti repeated as District XI Class 2A singles tennis champion last week and hopes to repeat as PIAA State Class 2A singles champ in early November.

Magliochetti defeated Notre Dame Green Pond’s Logan Lencheski, 6-1, 6-1 in the district final last Thursday at Lehigh University. Magliochetti and Lencheski played in last year’s district final also.

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.


The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.