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Outdoors: Hunting seasons begin to open

Friday, October 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

By the time you read this, several hunting seasons, including small game and big game, have opened statewide.

As for big game, it’s muzzleloader bear season in WMUs 2B. 5B. 5C and 5D that runs Oct. 13-20. The small game list includes rabbit, grouse and squirrels with split seasons that run Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24; and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. The exception is grouse that whose seasons are Oct. 13-Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-24.

This weekend, pheasant season opens and it has a split season...

Phantoms fans could see ups and downs

Friday, October 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Get ready for what could be a roller coaster ride with the Phantoms this season.

The team is very young and with that youth often comes inconsistency. Look at the first two games and you’ll see the start of the ride.

The season opened with an impressive 6-3 win over Bridgeport and in game two of the season, the Phantoms looked flat and uninspired when they fell to Springfield 7-0 on the ice at the PPL Center. In the opener, the Phantoms were aggressive and made some things...

Top-10: Pates on top

Friday, October 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?

Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.

Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.

1. Freedom (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

This just seems like a magical year for the...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Trap League


Star of Beth. 16 2 .889

St. Paul’s 8 4 .667

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 8 7 .533

Farmersville 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444

Ebenezer 8 10 .444

Salem UCC 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Dryland 7 11 .389

Light of Christ 5 10 .333

Salem UCC (2-1)

at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS — Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.


Wiswesser takes sixth

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton sophomore Georgia Wiswesser medaled at the EPC Cross Country Championships after placing sixth on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

“The first mile, I felt really good. It was pretty fast, but not too bad, though,” Wiswesser said.

Wiswesser’s time was 20:05.6.

“There are two pretty big hills. The first one is in the first mile, and I felt good going up that one, but the second one was a little rough because it was longer. Right into the finish, two...

Football team bounces back vs. Allen

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After a 34-26 gut-wrenching, emotional loss to Stroudsburg, Northampton head coach Kyle Haas was a little apprehensive how his club would respond the following week.

Haas’ worries quickly were put to rest.

The Konkrete Kids responded with 48 points in the first half and rolled to a 62-7 victory at William Allen High School last Friday night.

“We had two days of practice that was OK, but not that intense,” said head coach Kyle Haas. “I wanted to see how they would respond...

Hozza moves on to state tourney

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It’s one thing to play your best golf when there’s nothing on the line. It’s much harder to stay in form when the pressure is amped up a bit.

Northampton’s Andrew Hozza finds a way to play his best in either situation. With the end of his high school career looming, the Konkrete Kid senior shot a round of 3-over par 75 at Monday’s PIAA East Regional Championship at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood.

Hozza needed a solid round in order to keep his high school career alive one...

Girls fall to Easton

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey team will head into the postseason on a script that pretty much has played put as planned.

The Konkrete Kids finished the regular season with an overall 12-6 mark, and they lost to Easton, 5-1, in the opening round of the East Penn Conference (EPC) playoffs.

The Kids will now await a district bid in the upcoming playoffs in two weeks, as they are seeded seventh in the Class 3A bracket.

Senior Abby Piotrowski, who is headed to York College next...

Boys fall to PV Bears

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by RICH STRACK in Sports

The game took 80 minutes of regulation play, two 15 minute overtimes and five shootout penalty kicks before a winner was decided.

Mirza Sabovic’s shootout goal ended the marathon and gave Pleasant Valley a 1-0, shootout win over Northampton in an East Penn Conference quarterfinal boys’ soccer game.

The matchup featured school’s with excellent team speed. The Bears (14-3-1 and the fourth seed) dominated play and field position in the first half and held the fifth-seeded Kids to...

Boys, girls finish with winning records

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

At the beginning of the season, cross country coach Dan Benner said one of the goals for the year was to have the boys and girls teams finish with winning records.

While both teams have had their share of success in the past, it had been a while since both teams ended with records above the .500 mark.

Over the past couple of weeks which closed out the regular season, success in the final three meets resulted in just that as the girls ended their year with a 12-5 mark and the...