Northampton Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scisly steps down as head football coach

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton football coach Mark Scisly has stepped down from his position after four years at the helm of running the Kids football program.

Scisly submitted his resignation on November 28, days after Northampton defeated Catasauqua 46-19 on Thanksgiving.

During Scisly’s tenure, the Kids compiled a 12-36 record, going 0-32 in the EPC South.

Northampton finished this season 4-8, but showed signs of improvement battling in a close loss to Freedom (26-13) and registering wins over East Stroudsburg North, Pleasant Valley, Pottstown and Catty.

LV Jr. Bassmasters excel recently

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Junior Bassmasters sent a large contingent of anglers to the recent four-state quad competition in Elk Neck State Park in Maryland.

The event features 48 two-man teams of anglers with over 35 of them from Pennsylvania, which traditionally features some of the most successful fishermen in the field at this annual event, which also includes Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware anglers.

Several members of the Lehigh Junior Bassmasters had success at the annual event, which was held in early July.

Outdoors: Area man heads to Nebraska for hunting

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

We’ve all heard the phrase “Go West Young Man,” words written back in 1861 by John B.L. Soule. The phrase came to symbolize the idea that agriculture could solve many of the nation’s problems of poverty and unemployment characteristic of the big cities of the East.

But for Jules Fruhwirth of Emmaus and eight of his buddies, the phrase means heading to Nebraska for big white-tailed deer and huge mule deer. The latter duo are predominantly a plains pursuit that differs immensely from hunting in Pennsylvania.

Hockey hopes to make push

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s hockey season has progressed as expected.

With a 4-1 loss to Freedom Monday night, the Konkrete Kids dropped to 4-6 on the season. Being in the finals of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) last season, the Kids are currently in third place.

“It was a pretty decent game,” said head coach Brian Ruff about the loss to Freedom. “But we just couldn’t get any offensive flow.”

NHS wins fourth-straight meeting

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

First there were touchdowns.

Then there were takedowns.

For the third straight year, the annual Catasauqua-Northampton Thanksgiving football game featured a brawl. Officials ended the contest with 1:59 left in the fourth quarter after a routine K-Kids run erupted into a scrum.

When the dust settled, Northampton left Al Erdosy Stadium with a 46-19 victory. It was the K-Kids’ fourth-straight win in the series, giving the Northampton senior class a sweep over their rival.

Outdoors: Skiing season starts early

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As tradition has it, the days after Thanksgiving have normally seen the opening of local ski areas. Thanks to some below freezing nights of snowmaking, Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton had its earliest opening in years on Black Friday. They were able to open five slopes serviced by three lifts.

This opening also signals a milestone for this Carbon County resort. Blue Mountain is beginning the season celebrating its 40th anniversary on December 22, 2017. It’s a local ski/boarding area that many learned to ski and board there. Count my family and I as some of them.

Kids ready for clash with Roughies

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’ll be the 95th overall meeting between Northampton and Catasauqua this Thanksgiving and it’s the annual clash that both communities are always excited for, no matter what the records are for both teams.

This is the community Super Bowl for both teams, as they enter the 91st actual Thanksgiving Day clash with identical 3-8 records.

Northampton owns a 57-33-4 lead in the series, including three wins in a row in the series following last year’s 42-25 victory.