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Deer harvest numbers are not encouraging

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The much-anticipated Pennsylvania deer harvest report figures are in, and they're not encouraging.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took an estimated 303,973 total deer or about a 14 percent decrease compared to the 2013-14 seasons which saw 352,920 deer being harvested.

Of this total, 119,260 antlered deer were shot or about an 11 percent decrease compared to last season when 134,280 bucks were taken.

On the antlerless side, 184,713 were killed...

2015 Via All-Star Rosters

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by The Press in Sports

NORTH GIRLS

Coach Stacey Perryman, Pocono Mountain West

G Helena Bacheva, East Stroudsburg North; G Abby Battle, Stroudsburg; G Jackie Benitez, Pocono Mountain West; G Shante Benjamin, Pleasant Valley; C Jenesa Fields, Pleasant Valley; F Rana James, Pocono Mountain West; F Deana McKeller, East Stroudsburg South; C Alpreshia Parker, Pocono Mountain East; F Elizabeth Pope, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg; G Jazzlyn Rodriguez, East Stroudsburg South; G Taylor Turrentine, East...

Student-Faculty Game

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by The Press in Sports

For the second-straight year, Northampton students took on faculty in a game of basketball, and for the second time, the teachers came away with the victory. This time the final was 77-70, in a contest that helped to raise money for the class of 2018.

Press photos by

Scott M. Nagy

NFL, Valley legend Chuck Bednarik passes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

Chuck Bednarik, one of the most iconic members of the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL, passed away over the weekend at the age of 89. The Bethlehem native and Liberty High School graduate was known as one of the toughest players in the NFL during his 14 seasons (1949-1962) with the Eagles and was apart of two NFL championship teams, as well as being a first ballot member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.

In 2013, Liberty honored Bednarik with a grand ceremony inside Memorial...

Via's Super Saturday set

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Via All-Star Basketball Classic Super Saturday of games will be held this weekend, and the week kicked off with the 40th annual Via All-Star banquet on Wednesday night.

Doug Flutie was the keynote speaker at the March 25 event, as the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem hosted the annual basketball celebration of 37 local high schools from the Lehigh Valley.

Flutie has been a football hero, receiving honors such as All American at Boston College, 1984 College Football Player...

Kids look to take next step

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last season, Northampton's baseball team expected to endure some bumps and bruises, both mentally and physically. It was a team comprised of a handful of seniors and a crop of budding sophomores.

In the end, the Konkrete Kids had a respectable 10-10 record and had a valuable year of experience under the belts with their younger players.

Now, the K-Kids have an array of juniors as well as mixing of seniors who all should figure in helping them again be contenders in the ultra-...

Girls have high hopes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by GEORGE GEIGER in Sports

Friday is the first day of spring and it is also supposed to be the first day of the softball season, and the first day of play for Northampton's Konkrete Kids.

Coach Kevin Mann starting his second season says his Kids are "expecting no less than last year" when his team went 17-7 and reached the Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 semifinals.

"I'm excited with what we're doing at practice despite being inside (in the gym) and we were mainly on the grass in the outfield on...

PIAA proposes a move to six classes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

It appears a proposal that would move the PIAA football playoffs from four to six classes in 2016 has some legs to it.

District 9 representative Bill Tonkin first presented the proposal to the PIAA in December and was met with an overwhelming approval by the directors of the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association, who voted in favor by a 30-3 margin.

The proposal aims to shorten the season by one week and offer a more level playing field for each class. Furthermore, it...

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf opens their registration

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by The Press in Sports

Registration is now open for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley program is hosted by the YWCA of Bethlehem and encourages girls ages 7-17 to learn the game of golf, sample competition and build friendships in a non-threatening environment. Beginner, intermediate and advance levels welcome.

The programs teach girls the fundamentals of the game, while building and encouraging their confidence and character. This is the 12th year of...

Deer harvest numbers are not encouraging

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The much-anticipated Pennsylvania deer harvest report figures are in, and they're not encouraging.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took an estimated 303,973 total deer or about a 14 percent decrease compared to the 2013-14 seasons which saw 352,920 deer being harvested.

Of this total, 119,260 antlered deer were shot or about an 11 percent decrease compared to last season when 134,280 bucks were taken.

On the antlerless side, 184,713 were killed...