Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.
Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this week’s Parkland Press).
While the deer hunting season closed in January, it doesn’t have to end if you take to the woods and fields in search of antler sheds.
According to Pennsylvania resident Bob Foulkrod, a RedHead Pro Hunting Team member, outdoor TV personality and outdoor writer, “From a practical standpoint, hunting sheds is a tremendous aid in hunting the deer that grew them. Finding shed antlers in your hunting area in late January and into February and March, can tell you a great deal about the number and quality of bucks you are likely to see during next hunting season.”
With Memorial Day traditionally kicking off the pleasure boating season, and if you own a boat or watercraft, this list, prepared by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS), tallies the most popular boat names.
The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. And the list is entertaining to say the least.
The 2019 BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names:
One thing after another has come up for J.D. Hammer in his baseball career and he’s conquered them all.
First, he envisioned himself being a major league shortstop, but the coaches at Navarro Community College in Texas didn’t see enough offensive skills to keep him on the team. His choices were to pitch or redshirt; he learned to pitch.
Freedom came out swinging in their quest to topple Whitehall in the District 11 3A volleyball semifinals, but ultimately didn’t have enough punches to take down the Zephyrs last week.
Whitehall came back after dropping the first set to win three straight [21-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-22]. The Zephyrs went on to knock off Parkland for the district championship, keeping their 22-0 undefeated season going.
Liberty roared through Parkland in the District 11 6A baseball semifinals thanks to a nine-run sixth inning, which catapulted them to an 11-4 victory over the weekend.
The win sets up a district finale between the Hurricanes (22-3) and Emmaus (13-11) on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park, which comes after Press deadlines.
The second-seeded Hurricanes clinched a spot in the PIAA tournament with Sunday’s win, but hope to add a gold medal to their resume this season after losing in the EPC championship game.
Freedom’s softball season came to an abrupt conclusion when its district playoff run was ended by Emmaus, 1-0, in eight innings last Tuesday at Emmaus.
Patriot pitcher Jen Slanovec had 11 strikeouts and gave up one run and five hits over seven innings.
Madison Piripavel, Brenna Ortwein, and Gabby Glick had one hit apiece for Freedom.
Ortwein’s hit came in the first inning before Taylor Resetar reached first base on an error, and Ortwein advanced to second.
Piripavel led off the second inning with a double to left field and advanced to third base on a ground out.
Bethlehem Catholic’s volleyball team had the weekend to prepare for the PIAA 2A tournament, as the Golden Hawks took on Lower Dauphin (15-4) in their state opener. The Hawks (13-9) were hoping to move to Saturday’s quarterfinal round with a win over the state’s eighth ranked team on Tuesday night, as those results are past Press deadlines.
Head coach Jeff Koch was hoping his team could rebound from their loss in the District I/11/XI subregional 2A championship to Holy Redeemer last week, as the Hawks fell in four games.
Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team entered District XI Class 4A playoffs with a 12-2 victory over Allentown Central Catholic last Tuesday at Becahi before falling to Blue Mountain, 4-3, last Friday at Pine Grove.
“They’re a lot like we are,” said Becahi coach Rich Mazza, regarding Blue Mountain. “They’re beating the teams that they should beat, and in teams they’re close with, they’re not winning those.”
Blue Mountain will have played Northwestern Lehigh this Tuesday past Press deadlines.
Athletes from Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic competed at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Shippensburg University where Liberty junior Christian Tackett won a fifth place medal.
Tackett medaled in the 300 meter hurdles with his time of 38.60.
Liberty senior Darlyn Fermin just missed a medal in the 3200 meter run.
Fermin placed ninth with a time of 9:23.90, missing the eighth place medal by .76 seconds.