Suburban Dart League
Dryland 10 5 .667
Salem UCC 8 4 .667
Star of Beth 8 4 .667
Emmanuel 11 7 .611
Light of Christ 11 7 .611
Bath Luth 8 7 .533
Christ UCC 7 8 .467
St. Stephen’s 5 7 .417
St. Paul’s 6 9 .400
Ebenezer 5 13 .278
Farmersville 5 13 .278
Bath Luth at
Light of Christ 2-0, 0-10, 2-3
LC - Dan Halteman 7-13, Andy Mickelson 5-12, Charlie Mann 4-10, Rich Hasonich 4-13, double steal and stole home runs in game 2.
BL - HRs - Matt Ziegler, D.J. Stillwell, Jason Matula.
The second part of the small game season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 19) when squirrel, rabbit and grouse become legal game.
Of the trio, squirrels are the most plentiful and their sweet meat makes for excellent table fare be it in a stew, creamed or as a primary meat with mashed or sweet potatoes and a green vegetable or two.
As for rabbits, there are more of them in the city of Allentown and suburbs, than there are in area farmland fields and woodlots. And the reason for that are coyotes, foxes and great horned owls who keep their numbers there severely in check.
Week seven didn’t bring many surprises to the table, outside of Easton continuing to crumble with the real part of their schedule in tow.
Freedom stays on top after a record passing night by quarterback Jared Jenkins, as the top three teams seem to be cemented now until the end of the regular season, barring upsets.
Central Catholic preps for the postseason, while Northwestern looks to continue its quest for the Colonial League crown.
With Week 9 on the horizon, here are this week’s picks.
1. Freedom (7-1)
Last week’s rank: #1
In their season opener, the Phantoms had a bunch of near-misses when it came to shots. The team’s chemistry looked a little off as a number of new faces, many of them young, inexperienced pro players, tried to fit together into a cohesive unit.
They quickly put the opening 3-0 shutout to Providence aside and came out firing against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The result was a 4-1 win, which they followed up with an overtime loss to another rival, the Hershey Bears.
The Northampton girls soccer team traveled to Emmaus on Saturday for their EPC quarterfinal game and came away battered, bruised, and on the wrong end of a 1-0 score.
The Hornets had won both regular season contests between the teams, the first by a 3-2 score and the second 3-1.
The Kids almost drew first blood 4 minutes into the game when an Isabella Nota shot beat the Emmaus keeper and rang off the left post.
After that scare, the Hornets ratcheted up their physical play which frustrated the Northampton side.
The Northampton field hockey team was knocked out of the EPC tournament by a familiar nemesis.
Easton beat the Konkrete Kids 3-0 on Saturday to advance to the EPC semifinal. The Rovers have eliminated Northampton from the conference playoffs in the quarterfinals the last three times the Kids have qualified for the league tournament.
Easton had won the regular season matchup 3-1 on Sept. 21.
Northampton had a few scoring chances early in the game as it earned three penalty corners in the first 14 minutes. However, the Rovers tallied the opening goal at the 14:22 mark.
Northampton’s 55-13 win over Allen under the lights at Al Erdosy stadium on Friday moved the K-Kids to within one game of claiming the EPC North Division title. It would be the first league title for Northampton football since winning the Mountain Valley Conference in 1997.
Allen threatened to ruin the celebratory Homecoming atmosphere by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. However by the time the first quarter was over, Northampton held a 34-7 lead and the rout was on.
While football is the ultimate team game, junior QB Joe Kerbacher had a standout first half.
The Northampton tennis duo of Liz Hozza and Rose Sharga looked great early on before seeing their run in the District 11 Doubles Tournament come to an end on Tuesday afternoon.
Hozza was no stranger to deep runs in tournaments this year as she made it to the quarterfinals in the singles tournament before falling.
Hozza again made it to the quarters, this time with Sharga as the number-five seed, before meeting Parkland’s Jess Tseo and Erin Joo who were seeded fourth in the tourney.
The K-Kid duo fell 6-1, 6-3.
Joe Kerbacher certainly will be humbled by the moment.
The Northampton junior quarterback are his teammates are anxiously anticipating the clinching of the East Penn Conference (EPC) North title with a win over Pocono Mountain East Friday night at Al Erdosy Stadium.
Northampton (7-1, 6-0) has won seven-straight conference games since they lost opening night to Parkland, an EPC South team. Pocono Mountain East (4-4) posted a 27-0 shutout last week, and the Cardinals have won two-straight games.
With a district playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Northampton boys soccer team traveled to Southern Lehigh last Thursday afternoon for the final game of the regular season.
After a season in which they were 3-6 about midway through their schedule, the Kids reeled off five consecutive victories, handing Emmaus their first loss of the season, and defeating an explosive Whitehall team during that stretch.
Still, their future was uncertain after two losses and a tie in their next three matches.