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LV struggling in 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If the Phantoms New Year’s resolution was to come out of the gate hot in 2019, consider their resolution to have been shorter than most of us who resolved to lose weight this year. Since putting new calendars on the wall, Lehigh Valley is 1-5-0-0 and have lost six of seven games. In those games, the Phantoms have been outscored 27-15 and have dropped to a fourth-place tie with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Most players have rolled out the usual excuses – call-ups, injuries, etc. - but can we...

Outdoors: Survey shows population of 8-pointers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the major portion of the deer hunting seasons about over, our annual deer-take survey from local deer processors and a taxidermy shop shows a healthy population of 8-point bucks, a favorable accomplishment since antler restrictions went into effect in Pennsylvania.

At Hartman’s Butcher shop in New Tripoli, Mr. Hartman said they no longer take deer in for processing, but merely process the boneless meat into specialty cuts. But he did add that some local hunters told him that...

A Team Player

Friday, January 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Victoria Keenan is usually straight to the point.

When asked what she does to get away from basketball, the Northampton senior guard doesn’t mince her words.

“Nothing,” said Keenan. “I guess I am pretty boring.”

On the court, however, Keenan surely isn’t humdrum.

The Seton Hall-bound recruit is on pace to finish her career as one of the all-time leading scorers in Northampton girls’ basketball history. She began the 10th girl to crack the 1,000-point career mark...

Boys swim team remains undefeated

Friday, January 11, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys and girls varsity swim team swam to another victory on Thursday night, Jan. 3, with dual victories over East Stroudsburg South.

This road contest was highlighted with accomplishments on both squads as the girls swept the meet with first place wins in every event while the boys squad claimed another ‘W,’ keeping their season undefeated so far.

Overall the results of this meet show first place Northampton wins in 14 out 16 individual events, including several...

Kids dominate Parkland Duals

Friday, January 11, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s wrestling team is coming off a dominating performance at the Parkland Duals over the weekend and the K-Kids now hope they can build off that heading into the second half of the season.

The Kids (8-2) went 5-0 in the event at Parkland pounding all of their opponents in the tournament with wins over Boyertown (64-9), Mariana Bracetti (75-6), Central High (73-3), Cumberland Valley (67-10) and Souderton (72-3).

Head coach Seth Lisa was happy to see his team dominate...

District 11 Spirit Championships take place

Friday, January 11, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cheerleaders won the Small Division and Liberty’s cheerleaders won the Medium Division at the District XI Competitive Spirit Championships on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

The Hawks had the highest overall score with 85.400. They were also the only squad that received no deductions.

Stroudsburg placed second in the Small Division with a score of 79.600. Pocono Mountain East was third with 75.083, Wilson was fourth with 70.933, Southern Lehigh was...

Outdoors: Susquehanna home of bass, catfish

Friday, January 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Within an hours drive of the Lehigh Valley, some of the best smallmouth bass fishing can be had in the Susquehanna River that runs past Harrisburg. And in a pair of recent reports, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) biologists concluded that the Susquehanna River is home to a healthy, abundant population of smallmouth bass and channel catfish.

From October 22-28, 2018, fisheries biologists conducted nighttime electrofishing surveys targeting adult smallmouth bass at four...

Boys beat PV on Saturday afternoon

Friday, January 11, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Konkrete Kids boys basketball team hosted a Saturday matinee when Pleasant Valley visited Northampton for an EPC interdivisional clash. The Bears were looking for their first win of the season, but they didn’t find it in Schneider Gymnasium as the Kids rolled to a 66-35 victory.

Donte Rodriguez keyed the Kids’ fast start with a couple of early steals and 8 of his game total 10 points in the first quarter. The Northampton defense gave up only one field goal as they stormed out to a...

Komm hoping to have found a home

Friday, January 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Consider that you lose your job and have to tell your wife. That’s not fun. Now, consider that you’re going to have to tell your wife that because you lost your job, you have to move from Idaho to Quad City, Illinois for another job.

Then after one day at work, you’re again let go and now have to move 978 miles to Manchester, New Hampshire. Then, just a few weeks later, good news; sort of. You weren’t fired, but you’ve been “transferred” to Reading, Pennsylvania. So, with three pretty...

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Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 32 13 .711

St. Paul’s 25 14 .641

Bath Lutheran 25 17 .595

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Dryland 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Farmersville 19 23 .452

St. Stephen’s 20 25 .444

Ebenezer 20 25 .444

Light of Christ 16 26 .381

Salem UCC 13 29 .310

As play resumed, Star of Bethlehem swept Light of Christ by scores of 5-3, 2-1,...