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Outdoors: Spring turkey season to begin

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

There will be lots of clucks and gobbles emanating from Penn’s Woods on Saturday, April 27, when the spring turkey season opens statewide.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), there is a turkey population of about 215,000-225,000 turkeys in the state. Last year, an estimated 174,500 hunters pursued them and took 40,303 of them. This was up from 38,101 in 2017. The PGC claims it set the highest hunter success rate in years. And this year’s forecast looks promising,...

Baseball looks to keep their win streak alive

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

A situation that once looked like a deprived season for the Northampton baseball team has developed one with a few whiskers around the edges.

With their 5-1 win over Easton Tuesday, the Konkrete Kids won 12 consecutive game after they dropped opening games to Parkland and Emmaus. The Kids and some of their coaches also made a vow nine games ago not to shave until they lose.

Needless to say, there are some beards coming into form.

They have won the most consecutive games...

Boys notch second win of the season

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Last Thursday night, the Konkrete Kids’ boys lacrosse team bounced back from a tough 7-6 loss to Pleasant Valley the night before to beat Liberty 11-8 to claim their second win of the season.

Zakary Schwartz got Northampton off to a fast start by finding the back of the net just 18 seconds into the game. Aiden Jones tallied four times for the Kids before Liberty was finally able to break through at the 3:46 mark when Northampton was playing two men down. Jones and Kyle Wescoe each...

Steel fall 3-0

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC played its eighth match of the 2019 USL Championship regular season against Indy Eleven. The Steel fell 0-3 in this one, after a back and forth battle at Talen Energy Stadium.

The match started slowly as neither team was able to establish an offensive presence. Steel FC pushed forward through left back Matt Real, on loan from Philadelphia Union, who whipped in multiple crosses that tested the Indy backline.

Indy Eleven broke up the slow first half in the 26th...

Phils, Pigs already see plenty of moves

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a perfect world, a player like Phil Gosselin would have likely spent the entire season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, a perfect world doesn’t exist and Gosselin had to be added to the 40-man roster before the first month of the season was even complete.

Injuries to starting Phillies shortstop Jean Segura and his backup, Scott Kingery, made the Phillies consider who was next up to make the trip down the turnpike to join the Phillies.

Gosselin, who was signed...

Tryouts approaching

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With summer around the corner, Legion and Carpenter Cup tryouts are on the horizon.

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team will hold its first tryout from 8:30 a.m.-noon on May 12 at Limeport Stadium. The second and third tryouts will take place on May 19 and May 26 at the same times and location.

The LV squad is set to play their opening game of the tournament on June 12 against Suburban One American/Continental.

In order to try out, each player will need a signed waiver...

Zwolenik seeing a bigger role

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As a sophomore, Evan Zwolenik threw 16.1 innings for Northampton in a limited role.

However, the lefthander picked up an important, late-season victory over Liberty, helping the Kids keep pace to qualify for districts.

This season, Zwolenik would be cast in a bigger role. And the junior certainly has been a headliner.

Zwolenik recently tossed a complete-game, eight-inning, six-hitter in the Kids’ 3-2 win over Nazareth, marking their seventh straight victory (7-2).

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Girls continue to win

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

After couple of mercy rule wins up north, 22-5 over East Stroudsburg South and 12-2 over Pleasant Valley, the Northampton softball team returned to the Lehigh Valley to take on the 6-2 Freedom Patriots Monday.

Not even the gale force winds at Freedom could blow the Kids off course as they took care of business with an 8-1 victory and secured a district playoff spot with their 10th win of the season.

The game started out as a pitchers’ duel as a Maddie Biechy double in the...

Volleyball team splits two recent games

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team had a pair of away matches last week.

On Thursday, they went to Allen and scored a straight-set victory over the Canaries. On Monday night, they traveled to Freedom and dropped a four-set match to the 8-2 Patriots, 26-24, 25-13, 23-25, 25-17.

The split moved the Kids’ record to 6-4 on the season and pushed them one win closer to the nine required for district playoff qualification.

Northampton is still in search of a signature win...

Demchak preaches team before yourself

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In the future, Gabby Demchak has aspirations about being a teacher and coach. She currently enjoys tutoring students in her spare time.

For Demchak, it is the perfect fit.

The senior has the ultimate player/coach for the Konkrete Kids’ basketball and softball programs.

Her teammates and coaches certainly can attest to it.

“She’s the glue that every team needs to be successful,” said Kids’ head coach Kristy Henritzy. “She has a connection with every player and...