Northampton Press

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Playoff hoops heating up in Catasauqua

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It’s mid-July in Catasauqua and playoff basketball is starting to heat up.

The Catty League reached the quarterfinal stage Tuesday, and the North Catty League finds itself in a similar situation. The nearby Stiles league in Whitehall will begin their playoffs next week.

All three leagues will crown champions that will participate in the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Tournament of Champions in early August.

In the three quarterfinals games in the Catty League, Catty...

Football anxious to get season going

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After a recent final 7-on-7 passing scrimmages, Northampton head football coach Kyle Haas left notes on a whiteboard for his coaches.

The plan was to have all passing completed in June and then have July to evaluate.

Moreover, though, the real message continues to be clear – Northampton is anxious and ready to take the next step from its 8-4 campaign last season.

“We wanted to leave July open and get together as a coaching staff,” said Haas, who will begin his second...

Checking out where some former Pigs have landed

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Are you going through ‘Pig withdrawal yet?

The IronPigs haven’t played a home game since July 7 and they won’t be back home for another week yet, leaving Coca-Cola Park empty for 15 straight days. The current 11-game road trip saw the ‘Pigs fly from Rochester to Gwinnett Sunday night to start a four-game series against the Stripers.

With the gang out of town, it’s a good time to take a look at some former IronPigs who have also flown out of town, only on a more permanent basis...

Outdoors: Best fishing could be lakes, ponds

Friday, July 19, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With all the heavy rain we’ve been having, stream and river fishing has been curtailed. During these times, anglers are best advised to fish lakes and ponds that aren’t affected as severely. As such, selected local waters are fishing fairly productively.

Willie Marx of Willie’s Bait & Tackle in Cementon, says the Lehigh River has surprisingly receded quickly. “I have a Hollywood block placed vertically on the shoreline below my shop, it’s my water level measurement device. There...

Legion falls in finals as bats go silent

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Having allowed one run apiece in two playoff games normally is enough for two victories.

Unfortunately for Northampton in the Northampton County Legion tournament (NORCO), it wasn’t.

Northampton won a 1-0 over the Wanderers, but they then suffered a recent 1-0 defeat in the deciding game of a three-game series for the NORCO championship.

With the win, the Wanderers advanced to the Region 2 championship at Boyertown, while Northampton’s season came to an end with an...

Legion team set for playoffs

Friday, July 12, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton received a few days off from the opening round of the Northampton County Legion playoffs with a bye after a second-place finish.

With their first game either Wednesday or Thursday, they’ll begin to piece together their pitching staff for a long run.

Overall, Northampton ended the regular season with an impressive 15-3 mark after they lost to Nazareth, 5-4, in a walkoff finale July 3.

Northampton will meet the winner of the Nazareth-Banko’s best-of-three...

Girls program feeling good during summer season

Friday, July 12, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball program continues to prepare for the 2019-20 winter season and so far they have seen success along the way.

The varsity, JV and freshman teams all took part in the Parkland Summer League, which ended a couple of weeks ago.

Despite some key losses from last year’s team, the varsity squad went 9-1 during the season while the JV team was an unbeaten, 10-0. The freshmen team went 5-5.

“All in all we had a good summer considering many of the...

Haseley seeing up and down season

Friday, July 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a wild season for Adam Haseley.

After being selected by the Phillies with their first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, Haseley has moved quickly through the minor league system thanks in part to a whirlwind 2019 season that has seen him move from Double-A ball in Reading all the way to the majors and then back down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Haseley was born and raised in Florida and played college ball in Virginia. As a pro, he played in the Gulf Coast League before...