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Outdoors: Turkey hunting season kicks off

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This past Saturday kicked off the fall turkey hunting season in most parts of the state. The exclusion is in local WMUs 5C and 5D which haven’t been opened for fall turkey in some time. And depending on where you hunt, the game commission recommends checking season dates as their lengths are different in some management units and a handful changed this year. This is due to declining population trends and the results of an agency study that showed the longer fall season, the higher the female...

Pete’s Top-10: PHS remains at No. 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Another week is in the books and the playoffs are upon us. For as long as the season has been, it will end for many teams this weekend.

One team that won’t see their season ending anytime soon is Parkland, who has passed every test this season and should do it again this week against Liberty.

Easton and Nazareth square off in round two of their rivalry slugfest, while Emmaus and Freedom highlight another marquee battle this week.

Things are heating up even though it’s...

NHS advances past ’Canes

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity soccer team kicked off their 2017 District XI Championship ride with a win over 10th seeded Liberty on Tuesday.

In a close match on Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, the Northampton team called upon months of hard work and preparation to claim a victory in the first round of the championship tournament.

Northampton has become accustomed to sharing the scoring glory this season and Monday evening’s match was no different.

Northampton’s three goals...

Kids get tough test vs. Emmaus

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey team was able to exact some revenge on their opening round playoff game, but the Konkrete Kids knew a bigger task laid ahead.

The ninth-ranked Kids downed host eighth-ranked East Stroudsburg South, 2-1, in overtime in the opening round of the District 11 Class 3A playoffs Monday afternoon. In the regular season, the Kids dropped a 4-1 decision to them on their home turf.

In the latest game, Abby Piotrowski scored the game-winner with 12:29 left in...

A lot up for grabs for Zephs against K-Kids

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the game against Northampton on tap for this weekend, the Zephyr football team knows that they’ll be in a for a fight in their annual end-of-season grudge match.

While Northampton’s record is sub .500, the Zephyrs can’t afford to be complacent knowing that the Kids would like nothing better to end their season on a winning note.

They’ll once again be playing for the Cement Bowl Trophy, with Whitehall keeping a firm grip on the hardware since 2009.

Head coach Brian...

Kids fall to Parkland

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton football team suffered an unfortunate case of déjà vu against the Parkland Trojans on Oct. 20 at Al Erdosy Stadium.

For the second week in a row, the K-Kids fumbled on their first play of the game. And for the second week in a row, the entire second half was played under mercy rule.

The Trojans (9-0) defeated the K-Kids 48-6 behind a strong performance from quarterback Michael Ruisch. The senior tossed three touchdown passes, including a 71-yard strike to Tyler...

Pete’s Top 10: EHS, FHS move forward

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s finally come to the last week of the regular season and with Halloween this week, which teams will provide their fans treats heading into playoff stretch?

It’s also rivalry week for the top seven teams in the poll with plenty of intriguing matchups.

Sit back, relax and eat some candy on this week’s edition of the top 10.

1. Parkland (9-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Is Parkland the only consistent big school team?

The Pick: Parkland 28- Emmaus 17


D-11 playoffs: Roughs still alive in 2A bracket

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s the final week of the football season and playoff spots are on the line. District 11 held a conference call to hash out scenarios Monday afternoon. Listed below are what each of the six classes are shaping up to look like.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (9-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-3)

3. *Nativity (6-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-5)

Williams Valley heads into the tournament as the top seed.

2A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Palmerton (6-3...

Phantoms off to a great start

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Right now, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are in one of those grooves that most times a team can only dream about. At 5-1-0-1 on the season, Lehigh Valley is just percentage points behind Providence for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, but they do hold a one-point advantage over the Bruins, albeit with one extra game played than Providence.

Danick Martel is off to a blazing start for Lehigh Valley and has been playing well from the opening faceoff of the season. The 22-year old...

PSU-OSU viewing party set

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Few Penn State football games have the excitement of a clash between the Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes, and anyone who can’t make the trip to Ohio this year is invited to enjoy the next best thing – getting together with friends and family at the White Out Viewing Party at SteelStacks.

The free event on Sat., Oct. 28, presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest, starts at 3 p.m. and includes the big game shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television...