Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 14, 2018

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Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Sports


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

Week 12

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.

Hawks are moving on

Friday, November 30, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

Patriots beat Emmaus for first title

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

BC pulls away for another 4A title

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

Roeder: ‘We had to cross the finish line’ for guys who came ‘close’ and guys who ‘didn’t’

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.”

Becahi rolls on way to finals

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

Pates top Parkland

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

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.

Pates end year in loss to Wilson-West Lawn

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

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.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS & trapshooting



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