Northampton Press

Friday, November 16, 2018

Yarbough earned his playing time

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

Bendekovits helped to change culture

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

Phantoms see high scoring games this year

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

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...

Pete’s Top-10: More D-11 titles on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

It’s only...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

Suburban Dart League

Standings

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...

Black bear season starts soon

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

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...

Kids fall on rainy Friday

Friday, November 9, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS & trapshooting

SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE

Standings

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,...

Outdoors: It’s the time of year to stay alert

Friday, November 9, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

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...