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Soccer scholar athletes named

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet held recently at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates that...

Kids fall to ESS in finals; but season not over

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Spencer Cole’s three-pointer cut East Stroudsburg South’s lead to six points with a little less than three minutes remaining in the district 6A finals, the sea of orange on Northampton’s side were ready to blow the lid off Easton Middle School’s gym.

The Kids had cut the deficit to two possessions, a huge comeback after trailing by 13 points at the end of the first quarter. They got to that point by hitting six threes in the fourth quarter, including an Aidan Ellwood drive and...

Britton takes silver; leads Kids to Hershey

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Devon Britton thought he had a handle on East Stroudsburg South’s Patrick Gould in Saturday’s Northeast Regional finals, but Gould had another idea.

After trading takedowns in the first period with the Cavaliers talented grappler, Gould earned his nod as the tournament’s outstanding wrestler with a fall over Britton in 3:21 at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium in the 132-pound championship.

Britton was Northampton’s only finalist of the tournament, making the trek up the ladder in...

Hosking part of three medals at districts

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Northampton freshman Sarah Hosking completed her first varsity swim season this past weekend with a tremendous performance at districts.

Sarah, a veteran swimmer in the Northampton pool but a new face on varsity, broke two individual school records, one school relay record and claimed three medals.

Hosking began her career at the age of 5, swimming with the Kids Swim Club under coach Bill Walakovits for the past nine years. Competing in local summer swim events and USA meets...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Salem Luth 43 17 .717

Christ UCC 38 22 .633

St. Paul’s 35 25 .583

Dryland 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 30 30 .500

Emmanuel 28 32 .467

St. Stephen’s 26 31 .456

Farmersville 24 36 .400

Ebenezer 21 33 .389

Salem UCC 22 35 .386

Messiah 22 35 .386

Christ UCC at

Ebenezer (4-1, 7-3, 5-4)

Eb - Jim Voortman, Paul Yoder 5-12, Carol Voortman 5-13 cycle, Dean Frear...

Don’t leave a Phantoms game early

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine if you will this scenario.

Before the AHL season begins, you scour the Phantoms schedule and pick out a game to see against their rival, the Hershey Bears. It’s an early March game, so you figure the weather isn’t likely to be too bad and it could be a big game for both teams. As the season goes on, you notice that the Bears aren’t very good and the Phantoms are kicking their butts in head-to-head meetings. No problem, because you figure at least you’ll see a Phantoms win....

Outdoors: show gets new location

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For avid saltwater anglers who are anxious to hit the surf and waves for really big fish, the annual mid-Atlantic saltwater fishing show returns to New Jersey, albeit at a different location.

The Saltwater Fishing Expo, now in its 12th year, is moving to a brand-new location, delivering an even bigger and better event for consumers, said Tod Alberto, show director.

The Progressive “Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo,” as it’s now called, will be held at the New Jersey Convention...

Swimmers end year

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton swim team ended its season with several personal bests as well as three individual medals and a relay medal at the District 11 championships. The two-day event was slated to be held Friday, March 2-3, at Parkland, but severe weather forced a delay in the start and a change of venue; moving to Emmaus March 3-4.

Despite a crazy start, and an overly crowded Emmaus Natatorium, Northampton came to the championship event unphased by the changes and ready to compete.


BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round...

Kids headed to District 11 finals

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

For the first time since 1973, the Northampton boys basketball team will be playing for a District 11 championship.

That’s because on Wednesday night, the Kids knocked off Emmaus in an exciting 58-54 contest. The K-Kids will now face top-seed East Stroudsburg South, which was a 52-49 winner over Pocono Mountain West, also Wednesday night.

The Kids trailed by as many as four points with just over two minutes left to go. Cory Weisenberger hit a big three-pointer before Aidan...