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Seidick named new Catty girls coach

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the years, Ed Seidick has always admired the work of his friend and former girls' basketball coach Dave Troxell at Catasauqua.

When Troxell recently stepped down as head coach to accept the school's athletic director's position, Seidick believed it was time to make a move in conjunction with his friend's latest ascent.

After being involved with the Northampton High School girls' program since 1992 and serving as a varsity assistant the past two seasons, Seidick was...

Pete's Top-10: Easton still on top

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the playoff races coming to a head over the next two weeks, spots can be strengthened with wins by the likes of Freedom, Whitehall, Parkland in the 4A race. Liberty will look for some momentum before their regular season finale against Freedom. Meanwhile, Northwestern, Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley all can clinch postseason berths this weekend with wins as well.

1. Easton (8-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Rovers look to secure home field throughout playoffs.


Berks is better for most small game hunting

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This Saturday (Oct. 25) marks the opening season for pheasants and cottontail rabbits. Every year at this time upland hunters face the same problem as to where to hunt in Lehigh County. The best advice is to head west into Berks County. Here's why:

The PGC will release 270 pheasants during the week of Oct. 22-24; another 270 during the week of Oct. 29-31; 180 for the week of Nov. 5-7; 80 for Nov. 12-14; and 90 for Nov. 19-21 for a total of 1,110 birds. And a good majority of these...

D-11 scenarios laid out

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 officials Bob Hartman (Whitehall Athletic Director) and Jason Zimmerman (Northwestern Athletic Director) held a conference call Monday afternoon to discuss potential football playoff scenarios, as the regular season approaches the finish line with two weeks to go.

In classes 3A, 2A and 1A, the scenarios for the four team playoffs appear to be mostly set, but in 4A there is plenty to figure out before week 10.

Easton and Stroudsburg, both 8-0, have clinched two of...

Perelli 9th at leagues

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School cross country runners, Jo Perelli and Lyndsey Gallagher medaled in the East Penn Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at the Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Perelli placed 9th with a time of 19:55.

"The first mile is the hardest part. You have to work people and get your place, and then just try to maintain and save for the end," Perelli said.

As usual, Perelli ran alongside Gallagher for most of the race.

"We were kind of...

Girls now have to wait for D-11 playoffs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER in Sports

Kelly Backenstoe is seven-for-seven as Northampton's field hockey coach.

The former Northampton High and Northwestern University goalkeeper has been in charge of the Konkrete Kids' program for seven years and her teams have gained a berth in the District 11 Playoffs each year.

This year's K-Kid team will likely be seeded fourth - behind Stroudsburg, Emmaus and Easton - based on Northampton's12-6 regular season record.

The Konkrete Kids are preparing for the District 11...

Soccer incident under investigation by NASD

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

What are being called "inappropriate comments" from Northampton boys soccer players from last Thursday's match with Nazareth are now under investigation by the Northampton Area School District.

Boys head soccer coach Craig Carvin and assistant coach Jason Melniszyn resigned on Tuesday, according to other media outlets, and NHS students could face discipline, Northampton Superintendent Joe Kovalchik told the Northampton Press Wednesday morning.

"The overall statement from the...

Scheetz headed to Notre Dame College

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Michael Scheetz didn't have a hard time choosing where he wanted to wrestle in college.

The Northampton senior recently chose Notre Dame College, last year's Division-II national champions, located in South Euclid, Ohio to further his wrestling career.

Scheetz wanted to get the decision out of the way before his final year at Northampton begins, so he can fully commit himself to the K-Kids.

"I really wanted to focus on this season," said Scheetz. "That's why I wanted to...

Pete's Top-10: Rough week

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, what a surprise week seven became! With the season coming down to crunch time, I failed miserably on my picks from last week. Part of it was ambition, part was bad luck, but you need a little bit of both in order to get quality wins at this point of the year.

With the division races in the East Penn Conference finding matchups that can determine league champions, week eight is full of intriguing play. Meanwhile, the Colonial League saw some shakeups after last week, which means...

Canoers need to keep in mind danger of cold water

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As the weather gets colder, kayakers and canoers should keep in mind that cold water can be unforgiving in the fall. For paddlers with just a few inches of freeboard to spare, getting wet this time of year can have serious consequences, says BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety. So they offer these seven tips for fall paddlecraft safety.

* Know how to re-board: All paddlecraft are different, so before you hit a lonely remote stretch of river, stream or lake, learn (in a safe place)...