Bethlehem Catholic is feeling good about themselves following last week’s 28-7 road victory at Easton, but the Golden Hawks will face their stiffest test in weeks with their marquee showdown at home against Emmaus this Saturday night.
The Freedom Patriots were crowned District XI Class 3A Team Tennis champions, and Bethlehem Catholic was crowned District XI Class 2A Team Tennis champions on Oct. 12 at Lehigh University.
The District XI tournament began last Monday when the Patriots defeated Emmaus, 4-1. The Patriots then defeated Southern Lehigh, 4-1, the next day.
Taking on Parkland in the final, Freedom won, 3-1, leaving the two singles match between Natalie Sinai and Joanna Wu unfinished since the Patriots had already won.
The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.
Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.
The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.
The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.
Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.
Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.
Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.
Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon.
The semifinals are Tuesday, Oct. 16 with the finals on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Liberty’s field hockey team will be the lone team from Bethlehem in the East Penn Conference playoffs when things get underway this weekend, as the Hurricanes are vying for the second seed of the tournament as they head into this week.
Liberty (13-2-2) had their eight game winning streak snapped last week with a 4-0 loss to an undefeated Emmaus (16-0) team. The Hurricanes have games against East Stroudsburg South and Freedom this week before the EPC tournament gets underway Saturday, as they look to lock up the second seed.
The Liberty Hurricanes’ attempt to put a damper on Nazareth’s homecoming ended in a 26-13 defeat Friday night at Andrew S. Leh stadium. The loss extended the ‘Canes losing streak to five games and left them at 2-5 on the season.
Freedom and Liberty’s girls’ cross country teams scored victories over Whitehall and Allentown Central Catholic last Tuesday during the Hurricanes’ home meet at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.
Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau placed first in the girls race with a time of 19:03.
Liberty’s Greta Stuckey placed sixth with a time of 20:19, followed by teammates Belle Weikert in 20:21 and Grace Haas in 20:23. Emily Jobes came in 10th in 20:36, also for the Hurricanes.
Whitehall athletic director Bob Hartman announced the inaugural class for the District 11 Hall of Fame last week.
The inaugural class includes 14 inductees selected from nominations made by member schools, officials’ chapters, and media membership.
All inductees were selected based on their high school accomplishments solely.
This year’s class will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Upper Macungie Township at 4 p.m.
In a turnaround from past attempts at legalizing tracking dogs in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has approved the use of them after getting legislative approval.
The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Mario M. Scavello, provides another choice for hunters who have shot and inflicted injury on a white-tailed deer, black bear or elk, but lose the trail.
The Phantoms opened their season on home ice over the weekend and everything seemed to go right for the home team.
Goalie prospect Carter Hart looked every bit of the super-prospect player that he is, the top line of Greg Carey, Phil Varone and Nicolas Aube-Kubel operated like a well-oiled machine and the young players were ready to go. It all resulted in a 6-3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.