Bethlehem Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Hurricanes top Pates Patriots

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s track and field team hosted Liberty to end the regular season last week when the Hurricane girls won, 105-45.

Top finishers included Gabrielle Phillips in the 100 in 12.60, Essynce Botz in the 200 in 26.80, Yamilet Ferrufino in the 400 in 1:02.00, and Greta Stuckey in the 800 in 2:24.00, all for Liberty.

For Freedom, Lauren Charboneau won the 1600 in 5:43.00, and the 3200 in 12:18.00, and Lola Willey won the 100 hurdles in 17.80.

Liberty’s Alicia Rodriguez won the 300 hurdles in 50.40.

Pivetta hopes to turn things around

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phillies have had success with sending struggling pitchers down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to get themselves straightened out.

Last season, Hector Neris lost the feel for throwing his splitter and along with it, his confidence. When he returned to the Phillies, he was his old self and probably even better. They had the same hopes for Nick Pivetta and the early returns are pretty good.

Becahi knocks off Liberty

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team wrapped up its city rivalry games with a 4-3 victory over Liberty last week at Becahi.

“It was huge because we’re having a horrible year and it’s not that we’re a bad team. I think we’re a pretty good team, but things are happening and we’re losing. Maybe now they’re going to start believing in themselves,” said Becahi coach Rich Mazza. “I wouldn’t have cared who it was. We beat a good team. If you beat a good team, then you’re capable of being a good team yourself.”

LHS, FHS in race for leagues

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The race for the final EPC playoff spot in boys’ volleyball will likely come down to Friday’s regular season finale date and both Liberty and Freedom will be squarely in the mix.

The Pates (15-3, 11-3) and Hurricanes (11-3, 10-3) meet on Friday at Memorial Gymnasium in what could determine who gets the fourth and final spot in the league playoffs.

With Whitehall (14-0) being the only team that has locked in a spot in next week’s tournament, the race for the final three spots will come down to Parkland (12-2, 11-2), Emmaus (12-3, 12-3), as well as Liberty and Freedom.

Freedom honors college-bound athletes

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom announced 20 student-athletes that will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at the next level last week.

Members from the Patriots District 11 championship football and boys’ soccer teams are represented in the list below:

Zachary Fereno, Arcadia University, Soccer; Justin Szaro, Moravian College, Boys Tennis; Ashley Clymer, Gwynedd Mercy, Track & Field; Shannon Connelly, Moravian College, Track and Field;

LHS honors large student-athlete class

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty held their annual college signing day last Friday, as they celebrated the accomplishments of 42 seniors moving on to play and continue their education at the collegiate level.

The 42 member signing is one of the largest Liberty athletic director Fred Harris has led during his time at Liberty.

Below is the complete list of students moving onto the college scene.


Cross Country/ Track and field: Rachel Byrne - Moravian College, Greta Stuckey - Marist College.