In my opinion, there’s no bird as interesting and fun to watch as hummingbirds. And they’re on the way through the area right now as they’re on their way north, according to the Birding Wire.
As per Perky-Pet’s birding website, a Rufous Hummingbird was spotted on April 29 in Media, PA, and on April 26 a Ruby-Throated was seen in Nesquehoning.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The East Penn Conference baseball tournament gets underway this weekend and Liberty is in the pole position to take home the top seed when actions gets underway Saturday at noon.
Who the Hurricanes (17-2) will be playing is still up in the air, as the regular season closes out this week with contests past Press deadlines.
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;
Bethlehem Steel FC saw a player make their mark in the record books in last night’s match against Loudoun United FC when Michee Ngalina recorded the quickest brace in club history. The Steel added one more to Ngalina’s tally, taking a point from the 3-3 draw.
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.
While Liberty may be on cruise control heading into the final two weeks of the baseball regular season, Bethlehem Catholic will be fighting for every last drop with four games left on the calendar.