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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...

Dakota Galusha Tournament

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by The Press in Sports

Press photos by Mike Luberti Jr.

The 7th Annual Dakota Galusha Tournament took place on Sunday, March 8 with numerous teams from around the area. Pictured at the top right are the first place Cadet girls from Northampton. From left to right are: front row - Claudia Bentelspacher, Abby Piotrowski, Kayla Best, Solei Rodriguez, Talia Hemingway; back row - coach Robb Piotrowski, Madison Beichy, Vee Keenan, Jenna Rodgers, Gabby Demchak, Angie Rex, coach Ed Demchak. Middle right is the...

Kids' Moran keeps wrestling streak alive

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's a streak that may not be well known, but one that Northampton's wrestling program certainly is proud of continuing.

The K-Kids left the PIAA championships in Hershey with another medalist, extending a 31-year streak of having state place-winners, following Dan Moran's fourth place finish at 113-pounds Saturday night at the Giant Center.

Moran was one of three wrestlers to make the trip to the 3A championships for the K-Kids, but was the only one to come away with hardware...

Mother Nature no help with spring schedules

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first day of spring, Friday, March 20, is a little more than a week away, but like recent years, high school spring sports teams are in a familiar position in early March.

A late winter with periods of heavy snow have once again caused baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and track and field teams issues with their outdoor practice schedules that began last Monday, March 2. Due to covered playing fields across the area, most teams have been forced inside gymnasiums to replicate...

Swimmers conclude season

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With just two seniors and a team with fewer swimmers than most, Northampton had an uphill battle at the District 11 Swimming Championships at Parkland High School Feb. 27-28.

The good news is that they handled the battle well and came away with the girls finishing ninth and the boys finishing in tenth in the team competition.

"We did very well," said coach Gwen Whildin. "We had 92-percent improvement on our performances and I was very thrilled with that. Three or four of the...

Saltwater Expo coming up this weekend

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With all the sports show over the winter, one unique show remains that caters to avid saltwater fishermen.

The annual Saltwater Fishing Expo takes place March 20-22 at the Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset, NJ. It is a one-of-a-kind sportfishing show that features the top fishing pros in America and the latest saltwater tackle.

The show offers gear for inshore, offshore, surfcasting and big game fishing. You'll not find a local tackle shop that offers this vast variety...

Three head to Hershey

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

Dan Moran and Michael Scheetz saw familiar opponents in their Northeast Regional 3A championships last weekend and they probably wouldn't mind seeing them again if the cards play out the right way.

Both Moran (113) and Scheetz (120) reached the regional championship last Saturday evening and both came away with silver medals.

After beating Liberty's KJ Fenstermacher in the district finals a week ago, Moran lost to one of his good friends 8-5.

Scheetz ran into the...

Tie for scholar athlete award

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Southern Lehigh's Travis Edmond and Whitehall's Jacob Buskirk were separated by one seat at Sunday's Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame banquet.

By the end of the 55th annual awards ceremony at Northampton Community Center, the two shared the evening's prestigious award.

Of the 34 high school football scholar-athlete nominees, Edmond and Buskirk were recognized as the award winners. It was the first time since 2011, when Bangor's...

Kids swim at districts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School's boys swim team placed 10th out of 16 teams, and scoring 102 points at the District XI Class AAA Swimming Championships last weekend.

Northampton assistant coach Cullen Mentzel said, "I was happy with all their times. They all dropped times at districts."

Northampton sophomore, Michael Bauer, placed the highest for the Konkrete Kids, coming in fifth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.18.

"He realized he had the potential to do that, and it...

Sustained cold makes for great ice fishing season

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

After a survey of local tackle shops, all agree that this winter has been one of the best ice fishing seasons in a long time. Thanks goes to Mother Nature who provided prolonged periods of freezing temperatures, with no thaw periods in between.

Chris from Chris's Bait and Tackle in Mertztown, said this was the best ice fishing season he's seen in a many years, even though last season wasn't too bad but the ice didn't last as long as it has so far this year.

Ontelaunee Reservoir...