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Outdoors: give bow and arrow fishing a try

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

In these Dog Days of summer, fishing in local waters often becomes slow due to high temperatures and low water conditions. All of which makes many fish lethargic. But instead of pursuing them with rod and reel, why not try a bow and arrow.

Since bowfishing requires a slight change in equipment, most bow fishers favor an inexpensive recurve bow or an old compound bow, outfitting it with a Zebco-type spincast or open reel to retrieve the arrows and land a fish, simple arrow rest and no...

Blount, Gallagher knew what made them great

Friday, July 21, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Part of becoming a great and successful athlete is knowing you can compete at a high level, but also not forgetting what got you to that point.

For this year’s Northampton Press Co-Female Athletes of the Year, Aja Blount and Lyndsey Gallagher, those moments came at different points in their careers.

For Blount it was the first time she took the court as a Konkrete Kid.

“The moment I thought I could be one of the best female basketball players to ever play for the Kids...

Chlebove unmatched on the mat

Friday, July 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s fair to say that wrestling fans are watching greatness unfold in front of their eyes.

For Northampton’s Julian Chlebove, his first two years on the wrestling mat have been everything he’s hoped for and maybe more.

His second state championship this past March cemented his status as back-to-back Male Athlete of the Year for the Northampton Press.

After coming into the program with a torrent of fanfare, Chlebove has certainly lived up to the hype, posting a 82-3...

Connie Mack squad set for playoff run

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

A few weeks ago, Northampton’s Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) team faced the arduous task of a stretch of six games in seven days.

Head coach Steve Kerbacher wasn’t sure how his club would respond to challenge, as it could greatly impact their season. In the end, though, Kerbacher and his team eventually saw the test as one that would leave its mark for quite some time.

Northampton finished the streak on a high note and qualified for one of four state playoff berths....

Northampton Legion advances to finals

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar likely will remember this past Father’s Day.

Aside from his family’s celebrations, Bodnar watched his Northampton Legion team take stock of itself and begin a rampage that has carried them to the top seed in the playoffs and Northampton County League finals.

“We lost to East Stroudsburg and we played badly” said Bodnar. “I benched four players and the coaches agreed with me that we had to send a message. Our play just wasn’t acceptable...

Outdoors: Cleaning and caring tips for tent owners

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the camping season now in progress, some folks prefer enjoying the outdoors in an RV or motor home, while others prefer to rough it in a tent. If you’re in the latter group, you may or may not know how to care for your tent, especially if it was just purchased. As such, Coleman, the premier camping company, has offered these caring and cleaning tips for your tent be it big or small.

*Do not snap poles together. Expend poles section by section. Using care will greatly extend the...

Northampton tops Birches to advance

Friday, July 7, 2017 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

Extra innings are nothing new to both Birches and Northampton Legion teams.

Wednesday night saw Game 2 of a best-of-three series turn into an extra inning game.

This time however, Northampton only needed one more extra frame to score a 5-4 win over Birches to advance to the next round in Northampton County (NORCO) Legion playoff action.

Northampton manager Mike Bodnar expected nothing less against Birches, especially playing on the same field where a regular season...

Connie Mack ready for playoffs

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s team in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) League is optimistic it can enter the upcoming postseason with some momentum.

However, they will have their work cut out for them.

Northampton will finish the regular season this week with games against Lehigh Bethlehem and Catasauqua, both teams that could stand in their way of getting an elevated spot in the standings.

They recently suffered a hard-fought , 5-3 loss to Bethlehem Catholic, but they bounced back...

Aidan Ellwood looks to lead young NHS boys team

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Coming into summer league play, Aidan Ellwood viewed the landscape of his team at Northampton, and he began to undertake a new role.

The lone senior and returning leading scorer, Ellwood understands it simply won’t be about putting the ball in the basket.

“We’re young,” said Ellwood describing his team. “We have a lot of the younger guys realizing their roles. But we are starting to come together as a unit.

“I know I have to be a leader. As a point guard, it really comes...

NORCO playoffs begin

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The NORCO Legion playoffs got underway on Tuesday and Northampton comes into the postseason race as the top seed.

Northampton (15-4) knocked off eighth-seeded Birches 4-2 in the opener and looked to finish them off in Wednesday’s second game of the best of three series, which was after Press deadlines.

The first round of the tournament was slated to begin on Monday, but the league had to push back it’s final day of the regular season a day, moving three opening round dates to...