Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

LHS gearing up for playoffs

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the field hockey season winding down, Liberty is heading down the stretch hot.

The Hurricanes (11-3) are winners of five straight as they head into this week’s contests with Stroudsburg (8-5) and Emmaus (14-0). It’ll be a challenging week for Liberty, as they continue to jockey for position in the EPC playoff race, where they currently sit a game behind Easton (10-3) for fourth place.

With a District 11 3A berth already well in hand, the ‘Canes are playing to keep momentum and improve their positioning heading into the postseason.

Pete’s Top-10: A new number-one this week

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week we saw Nazareth fall for the first time this season. Was it the eventual slip that most teams in the EPC face, or are there cracks in the foundation?

The lone EPC team to remain undefeated is Easton following its win over Central Catholic over the weekend, but the Rovers haven’t been truly tested yet.

That changes this week with Freedom coming to town.

Parkland’s win over the Blue Eagles could be a sign they’re gearing up at the right time, while the Colonial League battle between Southern Lehigh and Northwestern could decide the league crown.

Freedom girls top LHS

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Haley Gschrey’s penalty kick put Freedom on the scoreboard first and that’s where they stayed clinching a 2-0 victory over city rival Liberty last Thursday at Liberty.

“There was a handball in the box, and I put it to the right bottom corner. The keeper almost had it, though,” said Gschrey.

Leading 1-0 at the half, the Pates came back with more attack, signaling the Hurricane defense to step up the pressure.

FHS notches a sweep

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ cross country team, host of last week’s meet, swept Stroudsburg, 27-28, East Stroudsburg South, 16-43, and East Stroudsburg North, 34-44.

Freedom’s Alex Hume took second place overall and first for the Patriots with a time of 17:42.

“I was behind the Stroudsburg kids and passed them halfway through the second mile. Once I beat them, I tried to keep a steady pace and keep ahead of them,” said Hume. “Passing someone definitely feels great, especially when I was behind them most of the race. It was a great burst of energy.”

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to stop Harris, nobody will be taking down the Blue Eagles.