Freedom’s girls’ cross country team ran their way to three victories on their home turf, defeating Stroudsburg, 25-30, East Stroudsburg North, 15-48, and East Stroudsburg South, 23-36.
Lauren Charboneau placed second overall but first for the Patriots in 20:26.
Eliza Fihlman finished in 12th place in 22:59, and Julia Heineman came in 15th in 23:12, also for the Pates.
Not a lot went right for the Liberty football team last weekend against Parkland. There was some hope and confidence after the Hurricanes tied the game on a second quarter touchdown, but the Trojans wound up scoring the next 28 points to win an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game last Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District stadium.
Brandon Hall doesn’t see his new coaching gig as much pressure, more so as an honor.
After sitting out last season on the sidelines, it didn’t take long to lure the 43-year old South Mountain social studies teacher back to the wrestling room.
Hall was approved by the Bethlehem Area School District Monday night to become the fifth head coach in Liberty wrestling history. He takes over for the legendary Jody Karam, who resigned this summer after a 26-year stint as LHS boss, walking away as the winningest coach in program history with a 362-150-1 record.
Things did not go great for Bethlehem Catholic last Friday night in Nazareth. As the fourth quarter slowly came to an end, Becahi’s lead drummer from the band performed a solo act in the stands, which was the most entertainment fans got in the final stanza. A week after pummeling Parkland, Becahi fell flat in a 27-13 defeat to the undefeated Blue Eagles (5-0).
It was a loss that left head coach Joe Henrich visibly frustrated on a night where the offense was held to 90 yards rushing and the defense finally broke down late in the second half.
Liberty will be looking to lock up a playoff berth this week, as the Hurricanes are sitting on the cusp of a District 11 spot with seven games to play.
The Hurricanes (8-3) have split their last six games after a 5-0 start, suffering one goal defeats to Easton (9-1), Pocono Mountain East (10-0-1) and Parkland (9-0).
All three of those teams, along with Emmaus (10-0), have already clinched district berths and are in the top tier of teams in the area.
Liberty hopes that they can join them in that category, despite their recent string of narrow defeats.
Liberty’s golf team has a successful day the East Penn Conference (EPC) golf tournament, and they also took a step toward the upcoming district tournament.
The Hurricanes finished second at the EPC tournament behind Emmaus and they also qualified as a team for the district tournament. As a result of Moravian Academy winning the Colonial league title, Liberty was able to notch a district spot.
Steel falls to Indy 2-1
Fueled by a strong win at home over Swope Park Rangers and a comeback draw away to a powerful North Carolina FC team, Bethlehem Steel FC gave the Eastern Conference’s second-placed side, Indy Eleven, a run for their money in their own building. The two sides played to a 2-1 win in favor of Indy in the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, with the hosts breaking out all the stops to get the three points.
Jason Roeder made sure his players remembered a barrage of Nazareth students storming the BASD turf last Friday night.
In the aftermath of a 35-33 victory by the Blue Eagles on Freedom’s home turf, the Pates brass was left ruminate in their first loss of the season to an upstart Nazareth squad that traded blows all night and made a final defensive stop on a two-point conversion to preserve victory.
With an increasing number of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases occurring within certain areas of Pennsylvania’s deer herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is soliciting input from sportsmen on a response plan before more areas are affected.
To date the CWD has designated three CWD areas: Disease Management Area 3 (DMA3), encompasses WMU 2E and includes parts Jefferson and Indiana counties; DMA2, the largest of the affected areas, covers WMUs 4B, 4A, 5A and parts of 2G and 4D; DMA4 covers Lebanon, parts of Lancaster and Berks counties.
Suburban Dart League
Bath Luth 5 1 .833
Salem UCC 4 2 .667
St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667
Star of Beth 2 1 .667
Farmersville 3 3 .500
Dryland 3 3 .500
Ebenezer 3 3 .500
Emmanuel 3 3 .500
Light of Christ 2 4 .333
St. Paul’s 2 4 .333
Christ UCC 1 5 .167
St. Paul’s (5-4) at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)
SS - Dave Blaukovitch 6-12, Jon Hoysan 4-12 HR, Gary Buczynski 4-12, Nathan Naprava HR.
SP - Bret Remel 5-13, Rich Kern 5-13, Jen Erkinger 5-12.
Bath Luth (4-1, 2-0, 11-4) at Christ UCC