Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

BC boys soccer falls to Eastburg North

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ soccer team is hoping that the second half of the Hawks’ game against East Stroudsburg North will be a turning point heading into the rest of the week.

The Hawks lost to the Timberwolves, 2-0, on Monday at home, but had 18 shots on goal in the second half.

“I feel like the second half, we did play much better, and I think we can capitalize on that this week,” said Becahi coach Mike Reilly. “Tomorrow we’re going to work on some shooting and then we’ll move into Pocono Mountain West and try to get a win there and then Northampton on Friday.”

Jobes first at PV, 3rd at DeSales

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s Emily Jobes and Belle Weikert scored a one-two finish in cross country last Tuesday at Pleasant Valley where Liberty, Bethlehem Catholic, and Freedom competed against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West, and Pleasant Valley.

Jobes’ time was 20:25 and Weikert was right behind with a time of 20:35.

“Belle and I worked together at a comfortable tempo pace, so we stayed together for practically all of the race except for at the end,” said Jobes. “My body felt good so I picked it up a little.”

Tuesday was the first EPC cross country meet of the season.

BC claims the unofficial ‘city title’

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ tennis team won the unofficial city championship after defeating Liberty last Wednesday, 6-0, and Freedom on Friday, 6-1.

In the Lady Hawks match against the Patriots, Shannon Stewart won at number one singles against Isabella Barberis, 6-0, 6-0.

At two singles, Cara Magliochetti defeated Isabella Szmodis, 7-6, 6-2, and at three singles, Taylor Adams defeated Dymea Schippers, 6-2, 6-1.

Freedom’s victory came at number one doubles where Devon Ulmer and Aliyah Corrado defeated Isabella Bautista and Maddie Lennert, 8-7.

Liberty stays unbeaten undefeated

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s volleyball squad got a test Monday night and the Hurricanes passed again, as they handed Central Catholic (5-1) their first defeat of the season in a three-game sweep (25-17, 25-13, 25-15) to remain the only undefeated team in the District 11 4A class.

The Hurricanes (6-0) earned the sweep with the help of Ashley Houchens (14 kills) and Elizabeth Flynn (11 kills, 17 digs) scoring, as well as Jamie Byrne’s 26 assists and 13 digs.

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.

Hawks gaining momentum

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s field hockey team has been on a surge as of late, but can the Golden Hawks keep the momentum going into this week?

The Hawks were riding a four-game win streak into this week and pushed their record to 5-3 overall to have them ranked second in the District 11 Class A rankings.

Wins over Notre Dame, East Stroudsburg North, Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain West evaporated a 1-3 start, which saw them lose three straight to the likes of Easton, Liberty and Emmaus.

Pete’s Top-10: Eagles soar to top

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.

It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony Harris under center.

Becahi has convincing win vs. PHS

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

After a tepid first quarter, the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks (3-1, 2-2) pounced on, and all over, the Parkland Trojans (2-2, 1-2) in a 44-7 mercy-rule ambush at BASD Stadium. The victory raised as many questions as it answered.

“What you saw tonight is what we are capable of,” coach Joe Henrich told his team after the contest. “Our ceiling is so high...We hold our destiny in our hands.”