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Outdoors: Ski resorts preparing for season

Friday, November 15, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the cold temperatures and occasional snow flurries we’re experiencing, it may be the incentive to think about the upcoming skiing/snowboarding/tubing season.

In a prepared press release, Tricia Matsko, Director of Sales and Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, said they put their snow guns in service last Friday night thanks to below freezing temperatures and low humidity. It’s their first attempt this year to make snow and to build a base on the major trails of Lower...

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Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 19 5 .792

Dryland 19 8 .704

Salem UCC 13 11 .542

Light of Christ 14 13 .519

Bath Luth 14 13 .519

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

St. Paul’s 13 14 .481

St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417

Christ UCC 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Ebenezer 8 19 .296

St. Paul’s at

Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2

SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave...

Family hockey rivalry takes center stage

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms Tyler Wotherspoon is just one member of the family playing in the AHL, with the other being his brother Parker Wotherspoon, who plays for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Growing up the two were generally at different levels because of a four-year age difference. Their paths diverged even further as they got older and even through junior hockey, the two never got to play against each other.

Tyler, 26, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 2011...

Kids still take next step, prep for Catty next

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Even though they dropped a close 42-37 decision to Easton in a District 11 Class 6A opening playoff game, Northampton took another step toward gaining further respectability, especially in the East Penn Conference South Division.

With the annual Thanksgiving tilt with Catasauqua in a few weeks, the Konkrete Kids have compiled a 17-6 record over their last 23 games.

“I’m proud of our kids,” said Kids’ head coach Kyle Haas. “They didn’t give up and they just kept fighting.


Harriers perform well, future bright

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Four K-Kids qualified for the state cross country meet held this past weekend.

For junior Georgia Wiswesser, is was her third trip to the meet and head coach Dan Benner said she got better each time.

“I thought the kids ran well,” said Benner. “It is always a challenge racing some of the best runners in the state, but the kids performed well.

“This was Georgia’s third time at states and she has gotten faster each time. She ran a 21:11 as a freshman, 20:50 as a sophomore...

NHS falls short in high-scoring contest

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Sports

Northampton’s first home playoff game, in a long time, did not go as hoped, but was a game every kid on each team will remember for the rest of their lives.

Both offenses were explosive as both teams combined for nearly 900 yards of total offense.

Northampton’s junior quarterback Joe Kerbacher completed 21 of 34 passes for 285 yards and 2 touchdowns. Senior half back Tyrese Brandon ran 19 times for 96 yards, while catching 6 passes for 64 yards. The senior back scored two...

Defenseman Morin gets assigned to LV

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sam Morin is trying to catch a break.

After missing most of last season recovering from knee surgery, the 24-year old defenseman hoped to break camp with the Flyers and get things going in his career.

He did break camp with the team, but was a healthy scratch through their first eight games of the season.

When he finally did get a chance to play against the Islanders he was basically outmatched and out-skated. With the long layoff, it’s hard to blame Morin for the...

Cold weather sends anglers to Jersey shore

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With cold temperatures settling in, most of the best fishing action appears to be at the New Jersey shore where big stripers up to 51 pounds are being caught.

Fishing reporters from On the Water Magazine say linesiders are the ticket. Their report is as follows:

Bob Matthews, from the Fishermen’s Den in Belmar, said boat anglers are finding big fish from a half mile to three miles out. Trolling bunker spoons and Mojos seem to be catching the majority of fish, with spoons taking...

First-ever D-11 victory!

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team took advantage of their first-ever District XI appearance by claiming a straight-set win over Pocono Mountain West on Tuesday, winning 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.

Head coach Jess Finlayson explained that the team needed time to acclimatize to new situation.

“We started off a little slow just because of districts,” she said. “We can’t touch the balls until 20 minutes before (the match starts), so until the captains are called, you can just stretch...

Boys win opening-round game

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton boys soccer team continued their late season resurgence by claiming a 4-1 District XI 4A opening round victory over Pocono Mountain West on a rainy Tuesday night in Al Erdosy Stadium.

The team started the season with a 3-6 record, but since then have gone 7-2-1.

Alexander Mello put the Kids on top with a goal at the 26:20 mark of the first half.

The Panthers equalized with 6:06 before halftime and the teams went into the break tied at 1-1.

The game...