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Allen boys, Beca girls win EPC; Slaters, Spartans take CL crowns

Saturday, February 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four league basketball champions were crowned Friday night as both Lehigh Valley area high school athletic conferences held finals.

The Allen boys and Bethlehem Catholic girls won titles in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference games, held at Freedom High School. Bangor boys and Southern Lehigh girls captured Colonial League crowns at Easton Middle School.

EPC BOYS

Bethlehem Catholic-Allen

The Canaries pulled out to a 46-23 halftime lead and never looked back, taking the title with an 82-64 victory.

Catty wrestlers prepping for D-11 tourney

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Even though they took some lumps, Catasauqua’s wrestling team was satisfied with their showing at the recent PIAA District 11 Class 2A team tournament.

“I think we had a good tournament and it was a great way to finish this part of the season,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock, whose team recorded a 2-2 record in four bouts. “It was one of our goals to make districts and they accomplished a number of things. I am proud of our effort.”

Heydt, Sturgess scholar athlete winners

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School center midfielder, Ethan Heydt, and Quakertown High School forward, Victoria Sturgess, were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton, Pa.

Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the overall winners.

Catty advances to districts

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team will advance to the upcoming district playoffs for the first time in two years, but the Roughies certainly will have to deal with some interesting circumstances along the way.

The Roughies closed out the regular season this week with games against Northwestern (a loss) and Notre Dame East Stroudsburg. Unfortunately, they just missed grabbing the sixth and final spot in the Colonial League playoffs when they lost a tight game to Moravian Academy in a winner-take-all for the space.

Green, CHS hope to have right prescription

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jaylen Green can see clearly now. Literally.

Early in the season, the star freshman forward admittedly had trouble with his shooting. Green, who has a prescription for glasses, wasn’t wearing them and he knew something wasn’t right.

“I have glasses, but I wasn’t wearing them,” said Green. “I did have trouble shooting, and I realized my eyes were getting worse. I went back to get my eyes checked and I got a new prescription. From there, I got contacts and everything is much better.”

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Defending Colonial League champs look to repeat

The Colonial League basketball semifinals are over and both of last year’s championship teams are still alive to defend their titles.

The top-seeded Bangor boys team looks for its third straight league title when it takes on No. 2 Southern Lehigh in Friday’s title game, scheduled for 8 p.m. at Easton Middle School. Southern Lehigh seeks its second straight girls crown. The top-seeded Lady Spartans will meet No. 2 Notre Dame (Green Pond) in Friday’s opener at 6 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS

Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawk wrestlers earn grudge match with Nazareth at state championships

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

East Stroudsburg North-Emmaus

The No. 8 seed Timberwolves knocked off top-seeded Emmaus 52-49 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinal.

Arian Azemi led East Stroudsburg North with a game-high 21 points.

Emmaus’ David Kachelries scored 17 points, while teammate Zach Sabol added 10 points.

The Timberwolves will move on to face No. 4 seed Bethlehem Catholic in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Hawks defeated Whitehall in Friday’s quarterfinal round.

BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: NW girls, Salisbury boys advance in Colonial League playoffs

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League basketball playoffs got underway Saturday. While the top two seeds in boys and girls had byes into the semifinals, four quarterfinal games were contested Saturday.

For more about your local teams see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Colonial League Playoffs

Moravian Academy-Salisbury

The No. 3 seed Falcons beat No. 6 Moravian Academy 65-54 in their Colonial League quartefinal game.

INSTANT CLASSIC: Nazareth beats Becahi for state wrestling title

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawks upset Canaries in OT

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Sports

In the finals basketball games of the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference season, Bethlehem Catholic knocked off Allen, the state’s top ranked team, while several other games were contested on the league’s final night before Friday’s playoffs begin.

For more about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Bethlehem Catholic-Allen

The Golden Hawks handed the state’s top-ranked team its first loss of the season, 68-56 in overtime.