With 11 wrestlers making one of the three teams, including league MVP Mikey Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers were well-represented on the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star team.
Four of the 14 first-team members were Golden Hawks, including Labriola, Zach Glenn, Mikey Lewis and Niko Camacho.
Northampton also placed four grapplers on the first team as Julian Chlebove, CJ Fenstermacher, Dan Moran and Cade Moisey all made the list.
The following are this year’s EPC All-Stars.
106: Matt Maloney (So., Liberty)
The District 11 basketball quarterfinal rounds got under way Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Here’s a look at how the Class 5A boys and 6A girls games unfolded.
East Stroudsburg North-Whitehall
The No. 6 seed Timberwolves knocked off No. 3 Whitehall, 52-50 in a Class 5A quarterfinal.
The Timberwolves, which upset top-seeded Emmaus in the league playoffs, saw just four players score and only three players with more than two points in the game, led Devantae Wiggins (19 points), Arian Azemi (16) and Darin Bellinger (15).
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.
The Canaries pulled out to a 46-23 halftime lead and never looked back, taking the title with an 82-64 victory.
Emmaus came out on top on both sides of its annual rivalry swim meet against Parkland.
The Hornet boys team won just three individual events and a relay, but Emmaus’ depth helped overcome a strong Trojan effort 98-88.
Emmaus girls took six individual events and two of three relays to hold off a deep Parkland girls team 100-86.
The Hornets finish 11-0 and both the boys and girls team secured Eastern Pennsylvania Conference titles in their final dual meet of the season. Parkland boys and girls finish 10-1 in league meets.
Last week 13 Parkland athletes officially signed letters of intent to Division I and II colleges. Family and friends celebrated the occasion, coaches spoke of the athletes’ past, present and future.
But there was one somber moment during the hour-long-plus ceremony. When Parkland baseball head coach Kurt Weber was introducing Michael Jenkins, a LaSalle baseball recruit and Trojan starting pitcher, he told the crown that Jenkins was there without his father, who lost a long and courageous battle with cancer less than two weeks before the signing.
Parkland might not have won their meeting Sunday against New Jersey’s Linden High School, but the Trojans accomplished a few things in the loss at this year’s Lehigh Valley Hoopgroup Showcase finale at Parkland High School.
Despite falling to the Tigers, 75-58, the Trojans saw their leader reach a career milestone while picking up valuable experience against a team that’s ranked among the top in its state classification.
With the dual-meet season winding down, the Trojans hosted Emmaus last week in a Eastern Pennsylvania Conference wrestling match.
Parkland took advantage of a couple Emmaus forfeits in a 34-24 win over the Hornets last Wednesday in Orefield.
The Parkland swim team swept its past two meets as the boys and girls teams remain undefeated at 6-0 overall.
Parkland girls beat Easton last Thursday, 125-61.
Down by five points at halftime of Saturday’s game against York’s William Penn High School, the Parkland boys basketball felt confident it could turn things around quickly in the second half.
The Trojans did just that. After making just three of 14 first-half three-point attempts, they got hot from outside in after halftime and cruised to a 76-63 win over the Bearcats at the Reading Geigle Complex.
Last week was a busy week for the Parkland wrestling team.
The Trojans faced two of the best teams in the area, taking on Northampton last Wednesday and Bethlehem Catholic last Thursday before hosting the annual Parkland Duals on Saturday.
Parkland went 0-2 in the two Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches before a 3-2 showing Saturday at the tournament.
The Trojans picked up wins over Delaware Valley, St. Anthony’s (NJ) and Souderton, but fell to Council Rock South and Exeter, which edged the Trojans 37-36 to close out the day.