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Twenty Hawks sign their letters of intent

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been known for awhile that Darian Cruz would be heading to Lehigh to wrestle, but three other teammates of the Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team joined a festival of athletes last week to announce their college destinations.

An ensemble of 20 Golden Hawks signed the dotted line in a conglomeration of fall, winter and spring athletes making their college announcements.

Connor Hedash, was one of four wrestlers to move onto the next level, as he'll attend the Air Force Academy.

Walking off! Clymer's extra-inning HR sends Pates to quarters

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

All it took was one swing of the bat to change the outcome of Freedom's season Monday afternoon in the opening round of the District 11 4A playoffs.

And based by the smiles coming from the Patriots dugout, things worked out in their favor.

Jarrett Clymer hit a walk-off home run in extra innings to give Freedom a 4-3 victory over Northampton to setup a showdown against top-seeded Whitehall this afternoon.

Clymer was the lead-off batter in the bottom of the eighth when he found the right pitch from Kids' starter Garrett Kunkel to blast over the fence for the victory.

Horton, Reightler golden

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic hurdlers, Tyler Horton and Lexi Reightler, may not have a track to practice this technique-driven event, but that did not stop them from clinching gold medals at the District XI Track and Field Championships last week at Blue Mountain High School.

Horton was a double gold medalist, winning the 300 intermediate hurdles in 38.46, and the 110 high hurdles in 14.5.

"The 300 was a pretty tight race. [Nazareth's] Carter [Taylor] was out on my right side, but I didn't hear him," Horton said.

Taylor won the silver in 38.48.

Blanchard, Harewood and Hargrove win gold

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic senior, Mara Blanchard, and Liberty senior, Casey Harewood, won gold medals in jumping events, and Liberty senior, Gracie Hargrove, won gold and silver in throwing events at the District XI Track and Field Championships last week at Blue Mountain High School.

Blanchard took first place in the pole vault with a height of 11-0.

"I was really nervous. There was stiff competition and pressure, but I got all my attempts on the first try. Once I got 11 on the first try, it made me relieved," Blanchard said.

Becahi eyeing states; LHS hopes for D11 finals

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

A loss in the Lehigh Valley Conference championship hasn't derailed Bethlehem Catholic's hopes for repeating as the 2A state champions again.

The Hawks fell to Parkland in four games last week to relinquish their hopes of claiming an LVC championship, but that's all water under the bridge at this point for head coach Jeff Koch.

As Becahi doesn't have any competition this week in district play, due to no other qualifiers, the Hawks are getting ready for a state run, just like they did a year ago.

District 11 baseball and softball schedules

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Sports

BASEBALL

4A

May 20

(9) Northampton at (8) Freedom, 4:30; (10) Bangor at (7) Pleasant Vy., 4:30.

May 22

Winner of NHS-FHS vs. (1) Whitehall, 4:30; (5) Emmaus at (4) Stroudsburg, 4:30; Winner of Bangor-PV at (2) Pocono East, 4:30; (4) Liberty at (3) Parkland, 4:30.

May 24

Semifinals at Hackett Park, 4:30 & 7

May 29

Finals at Coca-Cola Park, 7

3A

May 22

(5) Northwestern at (4) Lehighton, 4:30; (6) Blue Mt. at (3) So. Lehigh, 4:30.

May 24

Semis at Parkland

Breaking: Becahi falls in LVC volleyball finals

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Parkland knocked off Bethlehem Catholic in four games in the LVC volleyball finals Wednesday night at Whitehall, 25-17, 19-25, 25-15, 25-21.

The Hawks were paced by Evan Blair with 16 kills and 17 digs. Bryan Brown had 42 assists, three kills and four blocks while Matt Kawecki had 12 kills, nine digs and three blocks.

David Bright added five kills and three blocks to go along with two digs.

Look for a story and more photos in next week's edition of the Bethlehem Press.