Northampton Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Orioles taking on Martin’s Creek in BML adult finals

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Iron Financial Orioles know all about coming from behind. When they fell behind Martins Creek 5-0 Sunday in game two of the Blue Mountain League Championship Series, it was just another day on the ball field for them. Unfortunately for the Orioles, there wouldn’t be a comeback in the offing this time and they fell to Martins Creek 7-4, evening the series at one game apiece.

Tony’s Top-Cat takes TOC

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The 28th version of Catasauqua’s Tournament of Champions proved to be an old-fashioned basketball barnburner.

Top-Cat, the champion of the nearby Stiles League, defended its title with a tight-knit, 62-59 win over Ohlson’s Landscaping to capture the crown.

Derek Hall hit John Amoroso for a layup with roughly 15 seconds remaining in the game to help Top-Cat to the title. It was a close contest throughout the night, as the tournament featured its share of interesting games.

Outdoors: good time to catch up on what’s new

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.

If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.

SportsFest run shows potential of NHS girls basketball team

Friday, August 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team recently concluded their summer workouts, and they are hoping some of the results are a good sign of things to come this winter season.

While last summer there may have been less questions to answer, as the team returned one of the best players to ever suit up on the NHS basketball court in Aja Blount, coming into this winter some more things will need to be worked out.

But, the signs are there it can be another special season for the Kids.

Outdoors: Growing number of boat motor issues

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a motor boat owner and are you having motor problems because of ethanol contaminating the innards of your motor, a new survey by Boating Industry Magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”

TOC set to begin new chapter

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Twenty-eight years ago, Eric Snyder had one of those night’s where he couldn’t sleep.

He remembered a passage from a book written by legendary college football coach Lou Holtz who stated that he would “get up and do something to make him tired.”

So Snyder decided to follow the initiative. He had his concept and groundwork for the then initial Tournament of Champions, but he wanted to add another twist. Snyder wanted it to be a rotating tournament in which a different league every year would be the host site.

Orioles advance past Braves

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by SAM MATTA in Sports

BERLINSVILLE – The hits just kept on coming and coming for the Iron Financial Orioles Monday evening in the second game of a best-of-three series against the upstart Berlinsville Braves.

The Braves could hardly answer, save for a solo home run by their player/manager Cody Krupa. Meanwhile, the Orioles jumped on starting pitcher Tyler Svetik early and gradually pulled away for an 8-1 victory.

The Orioles sweep the series and eliminated the Braves from the league tournament, the best season in Berlinsville’s history.

Kistler earns double All-American status

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s Michael Kistler returned from Fargo, N.D. with double All-American status at the Cadet Freestyle and Greco Tournament’s.

Kistler was one of several wrestlers from District 11 to make the trek out west to participate in one of the summer’s biggest wrestling tournaments in the country.

Kistler took fourth in freestyle at 138-pounds in the event, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing and working his way back through the consolation bracket.

He also finished in fifth place in Greco, giving him a productive run during the tournament.

NHS boys hoop team has a busy summer

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton’s basketball team, it was a busy and productive summer.

This week, the Konkrete Kids were in the final stages of the Allentown Summer League. They also participated in the Cedar Beach Bash and SportsFest’s “A-Town Thrown Down,” both of which had strong showings.

The Kids also had weekend shootout tournaments at East Stroudsburg University and Millersville University, as they were exposed to teams outside the general area.

In all, it proved to be an interesting summer.