Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team cruised through the first round of PIAA State Class 4A playoffs in a mercy rule game, defeating Carver Engineering & Science, 68-19, at Easton Area Middle School.
Carver had started the game, already behind, when they hit traffic coming from Philadelphia, forcing a late start.
“I really commend them. I feel they had class, they weren’t angry. They played aggressive, but I was happy they were a good opponent,” said Becahi guard Jaleesa Lanier, who hit the first two three-pointers of the game.
Bethlehem will be well represented when the Big 33 football game takes place on Memorial Day weekend this year.
The Pennsylvania squad will feature five players from District 11, three of which are from Bethlehem Catholic, as the game will be played at 2 p.m. on May 27 at Central Dauphin High School.
Golden Hawk linemen Dalton Daddona and Elias Marte will be joined by kicker Anthony DaSilva, as the trio representing Becahi.
Freedom’s boys’ tennis team opened the season with a 6-0 victory over East Stroudsburg North on Monday at Freedom.
“It’s definitely nice to be at home, but it’s a little different because we’ve had pretty bad weather and it’s only our second time out here,” said Patriot captain Justin Szaro.
Snow fell just in time for the start of spring sports practices, forcing teams inside or not at all. Freedom was able to get in a couple of practices at Northwood Racquet Club.
Nathan Rosahac prides himself on working hard on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
The Jim Thorpe senior was recognized for his efforts Sunday night.
Rosahac was honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter’s Awards banquet, winning the Albert M. Beneck Memorial Scholarship as the top scholar athlete.
If you have bird houses or nesting boxes at your residence, now’s a good time to check them so see if they need repair and to clean them out before spring arrives. Incoming birds won’t nest on old nest material that may have mites, bugs or even mice in them.
If you don’t have any boxes but would like to enjoy seeing the spring arrivals such as colorful bluebirds, it would be a great time to either buy or build a box/house or two.
Damen Moyer waited years for the opportunity to come home from Hershey with a medal and the Liberty senior finally made that dream a reality Saturday night in Hershey in the championship round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.
Moyer joined Mikey Torres atop the podium for the Hurricanes as the two medalists from this year’s tournament, as the Hurricanes advanced seven wrestlers into the gauntlet at the Giant Center.
Ryan Anderson is no stranger to a smile or having fun.
On Saturday night in Hershey, Anderson was able to do both of those things after winning his second-straight state championship at the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.
Anderson was the lone gold medalist for the Hawks on the night, as Kenny Herrmann made a run to the finals but lost to Northampton’s stalwart Julian Chlebove. The pair helped push Becahi to the team title with 93 points and closed an eventful season for the program in customary fashion - as champions.
Freedom’s girls’ basketball team recovered quickly from trailing 12-4 halfway through the first quarter in the first round of PIAA State Class 6A playoffs and clinched a 50-45 victory over Souderton last Friday at Easton Area Middle School.
“I think our kids just wanted it more, and 50-50 plays in the second half... When they answered us in the third quarter and cut the lead to two, I don’t think we lost faith. We came down and executed and just ran our stuff,” said Freedom coach Dean Reiman.
The East Penn Conference football all-stars were announced recently two of Liberty’s star players taking home top honors.
Hurricane running back Nasir Legree took home offensive MVP honors for the EPC South after amassing 4,132 career rushing yards. Defensive end Trevor Harris made it a sweep for Liberty’s MVP’s, as he took home the defensive honor from the South.
Freedom had seven first-team selections and Bethlehem Catholic had five members named to the first-team.
The complete list of all-stars is below:
First Team Offense
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Salem UCC swept Farmersville 9-0, 7-6 and 4-3. Leading hitters for Salem UCC were Kim Bush 6-13 with a HR, Sherry Bush 6-14 with a HR, Bob Krause 5-13 and Fred Toncik with a HR. Hitting in a losing effort for Farmersville were Keith Campbell 7-14, Wade Chilmonik 4-13, Kyle Campbell 4-12 and Jason Steigerwalt with a HR.
In another sweep, Hecktown defeated Light of Christ 4-1, 3-1 and 1-0. Hecktown was led by Earl Sigley 4-12, Al Gilbert 3-8 and Jim Goldman a HR. Norm Schoenberger went 4-12 as Light of Christ managed only 12 hits for the night.