Bethlehem Press

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Hawks looking to rebound in Holy War

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

To say that Bethlehem Catholic’s performance on the road last weekend at Emmaus was a disappointment would be an understatement. The Hawks suffered one of the worst losses in the Joe Henrich era, stumbling to an average Emmaus team by a 27-13 margin and giving them more questions than answers heading into a pivotal week 10 clash at home Friday night against Central Catholic.

The anticipation of the Holy War will certainly boost the competitive juices for everyone in the brown and gold, but can the Hawks find their footing moving forward?

Liberty falls in EPC finals

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ soccer team was awarded silver medals after Emmaus captured the EPC championship, defeating the Hurricanes, 1-0, last Thursday at Whitehall High School.

A goal by A.J. Febbraro early in the second half won the game for the Hornets.

Two days earlier, the Hurricanes won the EPC semifinal, 1-0, against Easton at Nazareth High School.

Liberty forward Isaiah Trinidad scored the game’s only goal at 38:36 in the first half.

Outdoors: Long-tail hunting season begins

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the grouse, rabbit and squirrel season opened last Saturday, the third part of small game opens this Saturday (Oct. 26) for pheasants, often referred to as long-tails. A reference to the long tail feathers of a male cockbird.

If a cockbird can be flushed, the cackle and burst of feathers is exciting and when not anticipated, a bit startling for the hunter. But it’s a nice rush to experience.

Vital tied for 30th

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

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Matt Vital took part in the state golf tournament this week at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. The tournament started with round one on Monday and concluded with round two on Tuesday, which came after Press deadlines.

After day one, Vital, a freshman, was 11-over par with an 82. He birdied holes 10 and 11 but had double-bogeys on two and 18 to go along with eight bogeys and six pars.

Carson Bacha, a senior from Central York, was leading the way with a four-under 67 after day one.

Jobes first at EPC meet

Monday, October 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty junior Emily Jobes was crowned the EPC girls cross country champion after finishing her race with a time of 19:14 at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at DeSales University.

“I was very excited because I worked really hard and to see how far I’ve come,” said Jobes. “It was exciting to see my coaches and teammates [at the finish], and representing Liberty.”

Jobes began the race conservatively, staying with the pack during the first mile.

Frank first for boys

Monday, October 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty junior Cole Frank was crowned the EPC boys cross country champion after finishing his race with a time of 16:08 at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at DeSales University.

“It was a good feeling,” said Frank. “I was happy for a bit, but now I’m focused on districts.”

Frank’s biggest competition came from Easton’s Marco Cardone of whom Frank was well aware for all 16 minutes.

“Cardone was really strong. He was really pushing me the whole race,” Frank said.

Cardone placed second with a time of 16:19.

Freedom football beats Emmaus

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

When a quarterback plays nearly flawless football, the chances of that team winning are exceedingly high. When your quarterback sets single game records, well, you know how this will end.

Jared Jenkins put on a passing clinic in Freedom’s 63-28 mercy-rule win over Emmaus last week and it was a night to remember for the senior signal caller.

Jenkins set Freedom single-game records with 426 yards and 25 completions (on 29 attempts) to go along with four touchdown passes, as the Patriots (7-1) had little trouble eventually pulling away from Emmaus (4-4).

Outdoors: Small game season gets underway

Friday, October 18, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The second part of the small game season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 19) when squirrel, rabbit and grouse become legal game.

Of the trio, squirrels are the most plentiful and their sweet meat makes for excellent table fare be it in a stew, creamed or as a primary meat with mashed or sweet potatoes and a green vegetable or two.

As for rabbits, there are more of them in the city of Allentown and suburbs, than there are in area farmland fields and woodlots. And the reason for that are coyotes, foxes and great horned owls who keep their numbers there severely in check.