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Outdoors: Long-tail hunting season begins

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the grouse, rabbit and squirrel season opened last Saturday, the third part of small game opens this Saturday (Oct. 26) for pheasants, often referred to as long-tails. A reference to the long tail feathers of a male cockbird.

If a cockbird can be flushed, the cackle and burst of feathers is exciting and when not anticipated, a bit startling for the hunter. But it’s a nice rush to experience.

When I was a preteen, I’d tag along with my uncle and grandfather when they...

Pete’s Top-10: Rivalry week is finally here

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, Week 10 is finally here. The last week of the regular season is upon us without much fanfare in the District 11 postseason. Most teams are already qualified, but Week 10 is more about the rivalries with Bethlehem taking center stage this weekend.

Bethlehem Catholic hosts Central Catholic in the Holy War on Friday night and then the greatest spectacle of the high school season kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at BASD with Freedom taking on Liberty.

Sprinkle in the Parkland-...

K-Kids recover from an early Allen TD

Friday, October 18, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Northampton’s 55-13 win over Allen under the lights at Al Erdosy stadium on Friday moved the K-Kids to within one game of claiming the EPC North Division title. It would be the first league title for Northampton football since winning the Mountain Valley Conference in 1997.

Allen threatened to ruin the celebratory Homecoming atmosphere by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. However by the time the first quarter was over, Northampton held a 34-7 lead and the rout was on....

Harrier girls 4th, boys 7th

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the EPC Championships on Tuesday afternoon at DeSales University, while the boys team finished seventh out of 18 teams.

Georgia Wiswesser (3rd - 19:45) and Amber Poniktera (9th - 20:09) both medaled on the day, which earned them first team, all-EPC honors.

“They have both ran incredibly well all season long and their accomplishments are well deserved,” said head coach Dan Benner.

The Kids had six...

Boys soccer qualifies for districts

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With a district playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Northampton boys soccer team traveled to Southern Lehigh last Thursday afternoon for the final game of the regular season.

After a season in which they were 3-6 about midway through their schedule, the Kids reeled off five consecutive victories, handing Emmaus their first loss of the season, and defeating an explosive Whitehall team during that stretch.

Still, their future was uncertain after two losses and a tie in...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates keep status quo on top

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week seven didn’t bring many surprises to the table, outside of Easton continuing to crumble with the real part of their schedule in tow.

Freedom stays on top after a record passing night by quarterback Jared Jenkins, as the top three teams seem to be cemented now until the end of the regular season, barring upsets.

Central Catholic preps for the postseason, while Northwestern looks to continue its quest for the Colonial League crown.

With Week 9 on the horizon, here are...

Outdoors: Small game

Friday, October 18, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The second part of the small game season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 19) when squirrel, rabbit and grouse become legal game.

Of the trio, squirrels are the most plentiful and their sweet meat makes for excellent table fare be it in a stew, creamed or as a primary meat with mashed or sweet potatoes and a green vegetable or two.

As for rabbits, there are more of them in the city of Allentown and suburbs, than there are in area farmland fields and woodlots. And the reason...

Volleyball falls to Emmaus

Friday, October 18, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

With their first-ever EPC tournament berth on the line, the Northampton girls volleyball team went to Nazareth last Thursday and swept the Blue Eagles 25-20, 25-21 and 25-23.

The Kids still needed some help to qualify in the form of a Pleasant Valley win over Stroudsburg. The Bears took care of the Mountaineers in three sets.

The first playoff game in program history took place Tuesday at Emmaus. The Green Hornets came in as the #1 seed, led by EPC MVP and future Penn Stater,...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Sports

darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 10 5 .667

Salem UCC 8 4 .667

Star of Beth 8 4 .667

Emmanuel 11 7 .611

Light of Christ 11 7 .611

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 5 7 .417

St. Paul’s 6 9 .400

Ebenezer 5 13 .278

Farmersville 5 13 .278

Bath Luth at

Light of Christ 2-0, 0-10, 2-3

LC - Dan Halteman 7-13, Andy Mickelson 5-12, Charlie Mann 4-10, Rich...

Kids look to take EPC North title

Friday, October 18, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Joe Kerbacher certainly will be humbled by the moment.

The Northampton junior quarterback are his teammates are anxiously anticipating the clinching of the East Penn Conference (EPC) North title with a win over Pocono Mountain East Friday night at Al Erdosy Stadium.

Northampton (7-1, 6-0) has won seven-straight conference games since they lost opening night to Parkland, an EPC South team. Pocono Mountain East (4-4) posted a 27-0 shutout last week, and the Cardinals have won two...