It’s here. It’s deer - the firearms deer hunting season that is.
The much awaited rifle deer season gets underway statewide Saturday, Nov. 30, when the majority of sportsmen go afield in hopes of bagging a buck. And this year, the season opens on a Saturday after Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after the holiday as it has traditionally been.
The East Penn Conference announced their league all-stars and Freedom’s Jared Jenkins (QB) took home EPC South MVP honors on the offensive side of the ball. The Pates had six players get all-league recognition, while Liberty’s Sander Sahaydak (K) and Zaire Mitchell (LB) got first team nods for the Hurricanes.
Other Freedom honorees were: Gabe Katon (WR); Kaden Moore (OT/DL); Vince Reph (LB); Jalen Stewart (ATH/RB) and Matt Russin (CB).
After early chances to score in the first half, the Lehigh men’s soccer team were held to just eight shots in 90 minutes, allowing two first half goals, eventually falling to Pitt, 2-0 at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Senior Kweku Dawson-Amoah (Bethlehem Catholic) was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player leading the DeSales University men’s basketball team past Alvernia University, 75-72, to take home the Quality Inn Tournament title at Oneonta on Saturday afternoon.
A back-and-forth first-half saw Alvernia finish the half on a short 8-5 spurt to take a 37-32 lead into the halftime locker room.
DeSales quickly erased the halftime deficit using a 10-2 run to take a one-point lead early in the second half.
For the first time ever, I didn’t get one pick right in last week’s edition. Truly a Haley’s Comet moment, but also a great week for all three winners last week, as Nazareth’s victory over Parkland will always be remembered by the Blue Eagle faithful for their Nazareth special.
Pottsville proved that they are no joke, as they head into the state tournament and Southern Lehigh dismantled Oil City 41-0 in their state playoff game.
What can all three teams do this week?
Hopefully, I have better luck this time around.
1. Nazareth (12-1)
Last week’s rank: #1
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 20 7 .741
Dryland 21 9 .700
Salem UCC 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 16 14 .533
Bath Luth 16 14 .533
Emmanuel 14 16 .467
St. Paul’s 14 16 .467
St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444
Christ UCC 13 17 .433
Farmersville 11 19 .367
Ebenezer 9 21 .300
St. Stephen’s 2-4, 1-7, 5-1
SS - Ed Wychock 6-13, John Hoysan 5-12 2HR, Allan Beahm HR.
Eb - Steve Gountis 5-12, Vick Pacchioni 5-13, Robert McDonald HR.
The Bethlehem middle school ice hockey team got off to a fast start in the 2019-2020 season.
The team won a back and forth battle with Salisbury. Five minutes into the first period Caden Dudeck scored an unassisted goal to give Bethlehem a 1-0 lead. Salisbury answered three minutes later to tie the score. Salisbury had three, first-period power plays, but Bethlehem’s defense limited Salisbury’s opportunities. With six minutes left in the second period Nick Moniz scored for Bethlehem to break the tie.
Liberty graduate and Moravian College freshman Darlyn Fermin was named the Landmark Conference’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year on Nov. 2.
Fermin had the top finish by a first-year collegiate runner at the Landmark Championships after placing seventh in the 8,000 meter race with a time of 26:56.33 at Catholic University of America, also on Nov. 2.
Fermin also received All-Conference First Team honors after the meet in which the Greyhounds men’s team placed second out of six teams.
Freedom senior lacrosse player Katie Flynn signed a National Letter of Intent on Nov. 13 to play lacrosse at Temple University.
“Everything the coaches were saying and how they were willing to help me, I knew it was the right place for me,” Flynn said.
It was September of Flynn’s junior year when she was contacted by the Temple Owls whose head coach is Bonnie Rosen. Flynn had a tour of the campus in December, and a week later, she was made an offer.
By this time next year, Taliyah Medina will have gone from Golden Hawk to Wildcat as the Bethlehem Catholic senior guard signed a National Letter of Intent on Nov. 13 to play basketball at Villanova University.
With parents Linette and Jose on either side of her, Medina signed her letter of intent in front of a roomful of family and friends at Coordinated Health in Bethlehem.