It wasn’t a historic passing night for Freedom and it wasn’t a mercy-rule victory, but it was enough to push the Patriots into the District 11 Class 6A semifinals following last week’s 42-21 win over Emmaus.
Instead of passing at will on the Hornets like Freedom did during their regular season encounter, the Pates (10-1) churned out 243 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns to eventually pull away from a feisty Emmaus (5-6) squad.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.
This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.
Two Emmaus players made the team in Dylan Lehman and Brandon Robinson.
They say Hershey is the sweetest place on earth, but it also can leave a sour taste in the mouth of wrestlers every year.
For Emmaus wrestlers Peyton Brown and Caden Wright, this year’s trek to the PIAA championships may have them leaving with a bitter taste after coming home without any medals from the Giant Center.
Brown (106) was eliminated in the second round of the tournament, but Wright came so close to coming away with medal before losing in the third and final round before guaranteeing a medal following a 3-1 loss to North Penn’s Patrick O’Neill.
It’s not everyday that high school students get rewarded for their work in the classroom by getting off from school, but that’s pretty much how it worked out for nine East Penn Conference scholar-athletes during last week’s luncheon at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.
After all those hours put in the classroom over the years, what better way to start off the final week before the Christmas break than to enjoy a luncheon in Stroudsburg and get a free pass from school?
It wasn’t the way Reed Custer wanted his senior year to end, but that is ultimately the truth for many wrestlers when they vacate the grounds of Hershey’s Giant Center.
Custer bowed out after day one of the PIAA Class 3A wrestling tournament last Thursday night, following two straight defeats to open his first appearance at the state championships.
Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.
Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.
Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket.
Reed Custer made it through to Hershey and at the end of the day, that’s all that mattered for the Emmaus senior.
Custer (22-6) took home a fourth-place finish from the Northeast Regional tournament over the weekend at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, securing the final 160-pound spot after a tough 9-7 loss to Liberty’s Anthony Emig in the third-place consolation round bout.
He’ll be the lone Green Hornet heading to Hershey, as teammate Peyton Brown (106) was eliminated in the second round of consolations.
Were you entertained?
Saturday’s PIAA 3A wrestling state championship between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth came down to the final bout, where the winner took all and Zac Kiefer instantly became a Nazareth legend, following his 2-1 victory over Tavion Banks in the 170-pound finale to give the Blue Eagles a 30-29 state championship victory over Bethlehem Catholic.
It was a stunning match from start to finish and that we’ll likely never see again.
It’ll also be one that Hawks’ head coach Jeff Karam will never forget either, of course, for all the wrong reasons.
The 2016 Pennsylvania Football Writers’ All-State football teams were announced last week and 11 players from the area were honored by their respective classes.
Liberty senior defensive end Jaohne Duggan was the only Bethlehem player named to the class 6A team, as he was joined by Parkland senior defensive lineman DJ Hohman and junior linebacker Jahan Worth. Emmaus kicker Carson Landis also made the team.
There’s a new summer basketball tournament in town and it hopes to fill some of the holes that high school coaches have talked about for years with the July tournament dates.
Glenn Klein, the veteran basketball tournament director for the Stellar Construction Catch A Rising Star showcase, is going solo and forming the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase from June 22-25.
Klein has directed and organized summer tournaments over the past 37 years and feels the time is right now to branch off to put together a different tournament.