Bethlehem Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

FHS girls top Allen

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ basketball team came up with a 54-35 victory over William Allen in its first game of District XI Class 6A playoffs last Thursday at Catasauqua High School.

“Tonight we knew we had to step it up, obviously,” said Patriot forward Jennifer Kokolus. “I’m so happy. We came out aggressive, we threw the first punch, and we never looked back.”

Even though Freedom defeated Allen recently, it was a different game from when the Pates hosted the Canaries a couple of weeks ago.

Gill 7th at diving

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom sophomore Sarah Gill placed seventh out of 17 female competitors at the District XI Diving Championships on Feb. 23 at Emmaus High School.

“She did great,” said Freedom diving coach Lisa Young. “She didn’t have a bad dive the whole day.”

Gill was in or around fifth place for most of the day.

“She was very consistent. Every dive was just great,” Young said.

Gill scored a 384.65, one point away from sixth place and four points away from fifth place.

“That’s how close it was,” said Young.

Hawks on quest for district three-peat

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Patriots, ’Canes out of tourney

The quest for their third-straight District 11 4A title continues this week for Bethlehem Catholic, as the Golden Hawks hope to lock themselves into Friday’s potential championship matchup with Central Catholic.

The 4A semifinals took place on Tuesday night, past Press deadlines, but it was a safe bet that both Becahi and ACCHS, the number one and two seeds respectively, would find their way toward another meeting this season.

Patriot girls rally to defeat Blue Eagles

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ basketball team got off to a very slow start but turned the tables on Nazareth awfully fast in the Patriots’ 48-32 District XI Class 6A girls’ basketball semifinal victory on Monday at Catasauqua High School.

“We knew we came out flat, and we knew we needed to want it more than they did,” said Freedom guard Brenna Ortwein. “It was as simple as getting our shooters hot, and having Jen [Kokolus] make shots in the post. When Jen’s on, and Kailey’s [Turpening] shooting hot, it’s kind of hard to stop.”

Liberty’s Freeman grabs district gold

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Patriots advance 3 to regionals

Jaden Freeman has battled injuries over the past two years to prevent him from participating in the District 11 postseason. Last weekend in his home gymnasium, Freeman finally took advantage of his chance to compete and came away with a gold medal.

Freeman was one of four Liberty finalists, but the only one to come away with a district title, as he topped Northampton’s Hunter Werkheiser by a 5-3 decision in Saturday’s championship finals.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


St. Paul’s 38 19 .667

Star of Bethlehem 39 21 .650

Bath Lutheran 35 25 .583

Dryland 33 27 .550

Emmanuel 31 29 .517

Christ UCC 28 32 .467

Light of Christ 28 32 .467

Ebenezer 27 33 .450

Farmersville 23 34 .404

St. Stephen’s 23 37 .383

Salem UCC 22 38 .367

Week 22

Star of Beth (15-1, 6-3)

at Salem UCC (3-1)

SB - Jason Biggs 7-15, Kyle Taylor 6-11, Scott Hoffert, Bryan Frankenfield 6-14, Bill Hoke Sr. cycle.

Becahi knocks off FHS in semifinals

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom’s girls’ basketball teams met one last time last Thursday at Easton Area Middle School in the EPC semifinal won by the Hawks, 44-39.

It was the third time the Hawks and Patriots faced each other, each team having won one and lost one.

“I feel like it was just another game,” said Becahi forward Kourtney Wilson. “Every game is another game. It’s nothing different. You just have to play your game every game.”