Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 26 7 .788
St. Paul’s 19 11 .633
Bath Lutheran 19 14 .576
Christ UCC 18 15 .545
Emmanuel 17 16 .515
Ebenezer 16 17 .485
St. Stephen’s 14 19 .424
Light of Christ 14 19 .424
Dryland 13 20 .394
Farmersville 11 19 .367
Salem UCC 10 20 .333
Farmersville (6-2) at
St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)
SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10, Zach Kern 4-12, HRs - Tom Unger, Amber Gross.
Melissa Baer will be the Freedom Patriots’ new head swimming coach for the 2018-2019 season, replacing Coach Will Berisha.
Baer was the head swimming coach at Allentown Central Catholic High School, an assistant at Emmaus High School, and a coach, manager, site supervisor, and instructor at the Emmaus Aquatic Club.
You can’t really label a series of games between two teams as a rivalry unless one side has tasted defeat, but perhaps from a Bethlehem Catholic point-of-view, this week’s matchup with Imhotep Charter in the PIAA 4A state tournament is just as big, or bigger than any Liberty or Freedom city showdown.
The Golden Hawks (11-3) will make another trip down the turnpike this Friday night to Northeast High School to face Imhotep (11-2) for the third straight year in the state semifinals at 7 p.m.
The District XI 6A football championship game between the Freedom Patriots and the Emmaus Green Hornets appeared to be a matchup of equals.
The two teams had been declared EPC South co-champions after posting identical 9-1 regular season records. Freedom had won the regular season game between the squads 32-31 in overtime after making up a 15-point deficit in the last 1:11 of regulation.
When the final horn sounded on Saturday night in Nazareth and the scoreboard showed a score of 49-17, the Patriots left no doubt as to who was the best football team in the Lehigh Valley.
Winning never gets old and Bethlehem Catholic’s football program certainly doesn’t mind celebrating on November weekends when other teams are at home watching.
The Golden Hawks won their third-straight District 11 title Saturday night in dominating fashion, posting a 73-14 win over Saucon Valley in the 4A championship game.
A game that started out with the Hawks trailing 14-7 saw them score 66-straight points in a rout that materialized quickly, giving the program their fifth title in six years and their 13th overall.
As head coach Jason Roeder clutched the trophy representing the first District XI football championship in Freedom’s history, he reflected on the win.
“We crossed the finish line tonight. We had to cross the finish line for a lot of guys who came close,” he said. “And we crossed the finish line for a lot of guys who didn’t come close, but who still played their hearts out for Freedom football year-in and year-out.”
It almost seems like the last two weeks of football was just a formality for Bethlehem Catholic, but the dirty work has been completed and berth in this Saturday’s District 11 4A championship has been booked for the Hawks after handling Pottsville 40-28 Saturday afternoon at BASD Stadium.
The win matches Becahi (9-3) with a date against Saucon Valley (10-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Nazareth.
For the third straight year, Freedom will play for the District 11 Class 6A football title.
After losing to Parkland in each of the past two seasons, the Patriots advanced to this year’s title game with a win over the Trojans in Saturday’s semifinal at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.
Freedom capitalized on four Parkland turnovers and Patriot quarterback Jared Jenkins threw for three touchdowns in a 35-21 win over the Trojans, ending their streak of six consecutive district titles.
Freedom’s boys’ soccer team signed off Saturday night after losing, 1-0, in the PIAA State Class 4A quarterfinal to Wilson-West Lawn.
The quarterfinal, which was played at Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, started an hour late on an unseasonably cold afternoon, mostly due to wind.
About halfway through the first half, Wilson-West Lawn forward Sage Klein scored on a corner by David Dries.
Ten minutes later, a Wilson forward was one-on-one with Patriot goalie Derek Bast, but Bast made the save.
DARTS & trapshooting
SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE
Star of Beth 22 5 .815
St. Paul’s 13 8 .619
Christ UCC 14 10 .583
Bath Luth 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 12 12 .500
St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417
Farmersville 10 14 .417
Emmanuel 10 14 .417
Salem UCC 10 14 .417
Ebenezer 9 15 .375
Dryland 9 15 .375
Emmanuel (5-2) at
St. Paul’s (5-4, 6-4)
SP - 4-12: Rich Kern, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark, Amber Gross HR
Em - Bob Bast 4-11, Bruce Danyluk 4-13 HR.
Farmersville (2-1) at