Three of Bethlehem Press’s 2018-2019 athletes of the year, Brenna Magliochetti, Greta Stuckey, and Bradley Turocy are enjoying freshman year athletic success in college.
Bethlehem Catholic graduate Magliochetti and the Providence College women’s tennis team won the PC Invitational this fall after winning 18 of 22 matches against Bryant, Holy Cross, and Merrimack.
Maggliochetti was undefeated on the day.
For the third time in program history, the Lehigh men’s soccer team has won the Patriot League Men’s Soccer Championship, defeating rival Lafayette, 1-0 Saturday night at the Ulrich Sports Complex in front of a packed crowd of 1,705 people. After finishing the regular season with an unblemished 6-0-3 record, the Mountain Hawks head into the NCAA Tournament with an overall record of 13-4-3, the team’s most wins since 2015 when they won the title for the second time.
Freedom graduate and Eastern University freshman Jared Whitehorn has played in all 17 soccer games for the Monarchs this season.
The Monarchs were crowned MAC Freedom Champions after defeating King’s College, 3-1, on Nov. 9.
On Oct. 16 in a 3-0 victory over Delaware Valley University, Whitehorn played a part in Eastern’s third goal when he ran up the right side and teammate Nik Kokolios picked up the ball, scoring inside the far post.
In an earlier season win over Cabrini, Whitehorn made two scoring attempts, one on a header that hit off the crossbar.
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Star of Beth 19 5 .792
Dryland 19 8 .704
Salem UCC 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 14 13 .519
Bath Luth 14 13 .519
Emmanuel 13 14 .481
St. Paul’s 13 14 .481
St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417
Christ UCC 11 16 .407
Farmersville 10 17 .370
Ebenezer 8 19 .296
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Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2
SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark 6-13, Brett Remel 5-12.
Eb - Vic Pacchioni 5-12, Roman Lugo 4-12, Carol Voortman HR, Robert McDonald HR.
Bethlehem Catholic head football coach Joe Heinrich knew it was time to break his team’s recent skid over the past month, one in which the Golden Hawks had dropped three of their last four games.
A rematch with Pottsville in the District 11 Class 4A semifinal loomed as possible answer. The Golden Hawks thoroughly defeated the Crimson Tide the past two seasons in the same game.
Unfortunately for Becahi, it didn’t work.
If a regulation football field was 99 yards, there’s a chance Freedom could be playing for a District 11 Class 6A championship on Friday night. Instead, that extra yard helped No. 3 Parkland hold off the second-seeded Patriots and get a bit of revenge after last year’s semifinal went the other way.
With the cold temperatures and occasional snow flurries we’re experiencing, it may be the incentive to think about the upcoming skiing/snowboarding/tubing season.
In a prepared press release, Tricia Matsko, Director of Sales and Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, said they put their snow guns in service last Friday night thanks to below freezing temperatures and low humidity. It’s their first attempt this year to make snow and to build a base on the major trails of Lower Main Street, Vista, Come Around, Valley School and Snow Tubing Lanes.
Freedom’s girls’ soccer team took no time in making an early statement against Council Rock South in the Patriots’ 3-1 victory over the Golden Hawks in the first round of the PIAA State soccer tournament on Tuesday at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.
Patriot forward Abby Sipel scored what turned out to be an emotional goal in the first minute on an assist by KK James.
Over the past four years, Freedom’s football team has gained chunks of yardage through the air and on the ground.
For the better part of the first half of their District 11 Class 6A semifinal playoff game against Parkland last Friday, the Patriots appeared to be on the same path toward a successful night with a 17-point advantage.
The championship aspirations for Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic came to a close last week in the District 11 volleyball tournaments. as both teams were ousted from their respective tourney’s via sweeps.
Liberty (16-4) fell in three games to Parkland in the 4A semifinals, while Becahi (16-6) couldn’t overturn a regular season loss to Southern Lehigh in a sweep in their 3A semifinal.
Both Parkland and Southern Lehigh went on to win their respective classes.