After his junior year, Damon Yarbough nearly quit the football team.
He didn’t, and proved how an age-old adage can still work.
“I felt like I wasn’t going to get a whole lot of playing time,” said Yarbough. “I didn’t play varsity as a junior. But I figured that I might as well see it through.
“Once I saw how things were and the feeling around the team in the summer, I knew that I made the right choice.”
His coaches certainly would agree.
Yarbough had a...
Nate Bendekovits always will remember his role in his team’s 50-0 win over East Stroudsburg South this year.
The Northampton senior captain had a memorable game as well as one of his many big nights.
Bendekovits was named the defensive player of the game for his play along the line and also had a productive night on the other side in the Konkrete Kids’ 50-0 convincing shutout.
“That was a really big game for me and my best memory of the season so far,” said Bendekovits...
The Phantoms offense has been hot early in the season. Hot enough that they are tied for second in the AHL in goals, just two behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who lead the league with 57 goals. The Phantoms, Chicago Wolves and Toronto Marlies all have 55 goals on the season following weekend action.
Defensively, Lehigh Valley has allowed 49 goals, ranking 11th in the league for the most goals allowed.
Those two statistics could explain why the team has been involved in a...
With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.
Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 22 5 .815
St. Paul’s 16 8 .667
Bath Luth 15 12 .556
Christ UCC 15 12 .556
Emmanuel 13 14 .481
Light of Christ 12 15 .444
Ebenezer 12 15 .444
Dryland 11 16 .407
St. Stephens 11 16 .407
Farmersville 10 17 .370
Salem UCC 10 17 .370
St. Stephens (4-0) at
Dryland (7-5, 9-0)
D - Earl Sigley, Bernie Yurko 6-14, Larry Golick 4...
The third part of the big game season kicks off Nov. 17 when the black bear season opens in Pennsylvania for its four-day run.
According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), our state has a bear population of around 20,000 over the past three years. And with good mast crops all over, the agency says bears have spread out making them harder to find.
This season opener could overtake 2011’s state record harvest of 4,350 bears. But if the rainy weather we’ve been...
Northampton head coach Kyle Haas knew driving sheets of constant rain weren’t the ideal situation for his team at Easton in an opening-round District 11 Class 6A playoff game last Friday night.
The Konkrete Kids’ high-powered offense couldn’t get in gear, as they fell to Easton, 39-19, in their first appearance in a district playoff game since 2003.
Northampton (7-4) ended it most successful season since 2008 when they finished 10-3. It was a season filled with a series of new...
DARTS & trapshooting
SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE
Star of Beth 22 5 .815
St. Paul’s 13 8 .619
Christ UCC 14 10 .583
Bath Luth 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 12 12 .500
St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417
Farmersville 10 14 .417
Emmanuel 10 14 .417
Salem UCC 10 14 .417
Ebenezer 9 15 .375
Dryland 9 15 .375
Emmanuel (5-2) at
St. Paul’s (5-4, 6-4)
SP - 4-12: Rich Kern, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark,...
With the deer rut in progress (when bucks chase does during the breeding season - for you non-hunters), it’s a time for motorists to stay alert, because if you hit a deer with your vehicle, you’ll probably have to pay a deductible for your car insurance to cover the damage. And if you no longer carry collision coverage, you’re out the cost for repair.
The chances of a deer collision is quite high in Pennsylvania. In fact, the Keystone State ranks third in states where you’re most...