Northampton Press

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For Quinn ‘it’s just going to be a matter of time’

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

His small stature should not evoke fear from opposing pitcher, but Roman Quinn has put the pitchers in the International League on notice.

The Phillies #15 prospect owns the base paths as a leadoff hitter who appears to do it all.

This past Friday night, the IronPigs had just returned home from a 2-4 road trip and were facing their division rival in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. They had just taken a 1-0 lead when leadoff speedster extraordinaire approached the plate with the bases...

Outdoors: antlerless deer licenses to increase

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At their recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to the 2018-19 hunting/trapping seasons, and a lot more.

The first bit of news is that the agency increased the antlerless deer allocation from 804,000 licenses last season, to 838,000 for the upcoming seasons.

Locally, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 5C remained the same at 70,000. Other local WMUs include: 5B, 58,000 (57,000); 5D, 28,000 (30,000).

The board also voted to issue 125...

Kids fight to stay alive

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

If you stroll up to Northampton’s Lisetski Field before or during a baseball game, you are likely to hear Drake or some 80s rock music blasting from the speakers.

After this past week, the K-Kids might want to change their anthem to “Stayin’ Alive” from the Bee Gees.

A five-game losing streak during the middle of the season put Northampton’s playoff hopes in peril, but victories over Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic have got the K-Kids (7-8) back on track.

Northampton...

Lehigh Valley represented at this year’s NFL Draft

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall’s Saquon Barkley stole the show with the NFL Draft taking place last week, but he wasn’t the only local football player to hear his name called by NFL teams during the draft’s three-day event.

Barkley, the former Whitehall and Penn State running back, who was taken second overall by the New York Giants last Thursday, became the highest selection from the Lehigh Valley since Chuck Bednarik was taken first overall in the 1949 NFL Draft.

The former Zephyr led the charge...

Phantoms, Checkers looks to be a very even series

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The series win over Providence in the semifinals of the Atlantic Division playoffs was the first for the Phantoms franchise since their days of playing on the same ice that the Philadelphia Flyers played on at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

It came in the same year where their next-door neighbors, the Philadelphia Phillies, last won the World Series - 2008.

Since that series, the team relocated to Adirondack and finally wound up in Allentown. Now, they look to reach another...

Area celebrates Barkley to Giants

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Saquon Barkley will be trading in his Nittany Lion navy blue for a slightly lighter shade after the New York Giants selected the Coplay running back with the second pick in the NFL Draft.

Watch parties were set up across the area on Thursday, April 26, to see where the former Whitehall Zephyr would land. Fans would not have to wait long to hear Barkley’s name called.

In an interview with Giants.com, New York general manager Dave Gettleman said, “Once Cleveland took Baker (...

Boys lacrosse knocks off Becahi again

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ lacrosse team picked up another important building-block win for the program.

The K-Kids swept the season series with Bethlehem Catholic after a 10-1 win on Friday, April 27.

Junior midfielder Aiden Jones recorded three goals and an assist. Senior Greg Milnes and junior Kyle Wescoe each added two goals.

Northampton held the Golden Hawks scoreless for the first three quarters before Becahi tallied a late goal.

With four wins on the season, the...

Softball a different team in second half

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton softball team has a message for the rest of the East Penn Conference: if you beat the K-Kids in the first half of the season, you are going to see a different team the second time around.

The first team to experience the K-Kids’ thirst for revenge was Central Catholic. After the Vikettes won their first game 6-5 on April 6, Northampton returned the favor with a 10-0 thrashing in five innings on April 23.

Senior Heather Alich continued her fantastic spring, going...

Liggitt shines at ASD meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Zachery Liggitt has only been throwing discus and shot put for a couple years. And he’s already one of the best in the league and district at both events.

Not only did the Northampton senior win both events Friday at the Allentown School District Invitational, but in the process he also established himself as the person to beat in the upcoming league and district championships.

“Right now I’m first in the district for both,” he said after receiving his second gold medal. “I...

Kids Wrap: Volleyball team stays hot

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ volleyball team continues its march toward a District XI playoff berth. The K-Kids (7-4) split their two matches last week with a win over Easton and a loss to Whitehall. Northampton travels to William Allen on Friday, April 27 followed by a home match against Freedom on Saturday, April 28.

The baseball team (5-8) dropped three close games to Stroudsburg, Nazareth and Central Catholic. In the 11-9 loss to the Mountaineers, Isaac Tucker went 3-for-5 with three RBI...