Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sinai takes silver

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School’s number one singles tennis player Natalie Sinai worked her way through five matches to earn the silver medal at the District XI Class 3A singles tennis final last Thursday at Winning Touch in Allentown.

Sinai faced Easton’s Elessa Jacobs who won in two sets 6-0, 6-1 in the championship match.

Sinai had previously defeated Easton’s Kaitlin Grogg 6-0, 6-2, Liberty’s Paige Simons by default, Easton’s Hiu Yink Kwok 6-2, 6-4, and Pottsville’s Michala Zembas 6-0, 6-0.

Liberty boys extend streak

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s boys’ soccer team extended its record last week to 11-2-3 after defeating Allen 3-2, Bethlehem Catholic 4-1, and tying Easton 0-0.

“It was just a well-balanced game, and I think we could’ve scored a few goals and won that game, but it is what it is,” said Hurricane forward Andy Epsaro regarding the outcome against the Red Rovers.

It was also senior night for the Hurricanes.

“We expected clean sheets, but I think it was quite unfortunate we were unable to find the back of the net,” said Liberty coach Ian Larimer.

Zephs outpace FHS in EPC shootout

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you’re going into a shootout with Whitehall’s football team, you better have enough bullets to keep up and that just wasn’t the case for the Patriots in last Friday’s home defeat.

Whitehall used an array of big plays throughout the night to pull away with a 45-37 victory that had the Pates playing catch up all night.

Zephyr QB Ethan Parvel put on a dazzling display, throwing for four touchdowns on the night with 205 yards through the air and another 181 yards rushing.

Becahi falls to Parkland in showdown

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic football team fell into an early hole, and could not dig themselves out last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium.

The Golden Hawks found themselves down 17-3 heading into halftime against Parkland, and then trailed 24-3, their biggest deficit of the game, early in the third quarter.

They were able to battle back and make things interesting, but the Trojans answered any Becahi score and held on for a 38-24 victory in a battle of unbeaten teams at the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) South Division.

Ehrig wins EPC gold

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic High School tennis player Molly Ehrig won the number two singles gold medal in the East Penn Conference tennis tournament on Sept. 29 at Freedom High School.

“It felt so good to finally win the EPC tournament after some pretty devastating losses over the past years,” said Ehrig. “I came in second twice and third once, so it was something I really wanted to do before graduation.”

Ehrig defeated Easton’s Kaitlin Grogg 10-2 in the final.

Liberty qualifies for field hockey playoffs

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s field hockey team is right at the top of the EPC standings and they hope it stays that way with the end of the regular season coming this week.

The Hurricanes (14-2) are third in District 11 and second in the EPC with two games left on the schedule.

Staying in the second or third spot is important for the Hurricanes, as it would clear a path to the finals without having to deal with Emmaus (16-0) in an earlier round.

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Monday, October 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Magliochetti wins 2A tennis tourney

Monday, October 9, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles tennis player Brenna Magliochetti repeated as District XI Class 2A singles tennis champion after defeating Notre Dame Green Pond’s Logan Lencheski 6-2, 6-1 last Thursday at Winning Touch in Allentown.

“I’m really excited,” Magliochetti said. “I had such a great time at Hershey, so I’m excited to go back.”

Magliochetti was the PIAA state singles tennis silver medalist last year.

On Thursday, Magliochetti won the first game of the district final, but Lencheski stayed close until Magliochetti pulled away in the seventh game.

Pates down EHS

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game.

Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to a 24-17 win.

Battle of unbeatens: BC vs. PHS Hawks take on Parkland this week

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

High school football games don’t get much bigger than this Friday’s tilt between Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland.

The 7 p.m. showdown in Orefield pairs both undefeated squads in the crosshairs, as the winner grabs sole possession of the EPC South.

Coming off last week’s 24-17 victory over Easton (4-2), Bethlehem Catholic (6-0) is ready for another pivotal showdown against one of the area’s top programs.