Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Teams prep for Bash at the Beach

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Bash at the Beach will take place this weekend at Cedar Beach and all three Bethlehem schools will look to make a push to last until Sunday’s action.

With a lot of teams across the EPC already playing in the Cedar Beach summer league, this weekend’s tournament [the former Stellar event] amplifies the intensity and competition levels.

Bethlehem Catholic head coach Scott McClary, fresh off an EPC and district championship season, is using the summer as an opportunity to see the program grow after losing stars Justin Paz and Kyle Young to graduation.

Red tops Gold in annual McDonald’s Classic

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s Hunter Werkheiser and Nate Bendekovits truly cherished the moments and the overall experience with the recent 49th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic at Nazareth’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The senior linemen along with Kids’ running back Ethan Deater represented the Gold team – comprised of players from Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades – that lost to the Red team - players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties - 28-14, as the Red team claimed its first victory in the series since 2015.

Valley girls Cup team ready to get started

Friday, June 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic third baseman Addison Roche and Liberty infielder Julia Luisser are returning to this year’s Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, which will have had its first games on Tuesday, past Press deadlines.

“It’s a little different this year because I know a couple more girls, and I’m more relaxed,” said Roche. “I think we will do well.”

The team practiced this past Sunday under head coach Blake Morgan.

“Batting practice was definitely different from high school and tournament softball because we did coach pitch instead of machines,” Roche said.

Area players part of Big 33 victory

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was one final chance for some members of Bethlehem Catholic’s football team to relive their time as Golden Hawks during the recent 62nd annual Big 33 game.

Pennsylvania knocked off Maryland 21-0 in the contest, as four Bethlehem players and Becahi head coach Joe Henrich took part in the festivities.

Freedom linebacker Tristan Wheeler was also part of a PA effort that limited Maryland to six first downs in the contest, while the PA offensive line was anchored by two of Becahi’s biggest boys up front last season, as Elias Marte and Dalton Daddona worked the trenches.

Cup team to play in finals

Friday, June 21, 2019 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

For any Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup player who fell short of a title this season, they now have a golden chance of redemption

Tuesday morning, after Press deadlines, LV looked to put an end to lost opportunities and bring the Carpenter Cup back to the Valley for the first time since 2011.

Derek Holmes (Northwestern) delivered what turned out to be the game-winning, two-run single in the eighth inning that helped lift Lehigh Valley to a 7-6 victory over Delaware South Monday afternoon.

Outdoors: Getting kids involved in hunting

Friday, June 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Our 12-year old grandson shocked our son when he said he’d like to go hunting. A shocker because the boy is very active in basketball and baseball, and up to this point, never hinted he’d be interested in hunting. Perhaps the incentive was that two of his best buddies hunt with their dads.

So when my son asked how to get him started, I strongly suggested they attend a mandatory upcoming hunter safety course, as we did many moons ago.

Valley Cup softball team announced

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

Outdoors: A look at results of an angler survey

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates just released their March/April angler survey, wherein they interview anglers online to get their preferred angling methods, gear, locations, general interest and fishing opinions.

The questions and respective percentages indicate the most annoying problems with angling today. They are as follows:

Q: What is the biggest problem facing fishing today?

LV boys ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on June 14.

The complete LV team roster is below.