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Outdoors: Hummingbirds entering Valley area

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

In my opinion, there’s no bird as interesting and fun to watch as hummingbirds. And they’re on the way through the area right now as they’re on their way north, according to the Birding Wire.

As per Perky-Pet’s birding website, a Rufous Hummingbird was spotted on April 29 in Media, PA, and on April 26 a Ruby-Throated was seen in Nesquehoning.

If you share this interest in hummers, and maintain feeders, now’s the time to clean your hummingbird feeders if you haven’t already....

Pivetta hopes time with Pigs helps turn things around

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phillies have had success with sending struggling pitchers down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to get themselves straightened out.

Last season, Hector Neris lost the feel for throwing his splitter and along with it, his confidence. When he returned to the Phillies, he was his old self and probably even better. They had the same hopes for Nick Pivetta and the early returns are pretty good.

After an initial outing where he allowed four innings in six innings of work against...

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

According to Michele Dragovits, Word Processing Secretary at the Whitehall Recreation Department, her department...

K-Kids prep for playoffs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Like any team, Northampton head coach Mick Sugra has worked for the best possible outcome for his team this season.

With their 5-0 win over Whitehall Monday, the Konkrete Kids certainly have achieved and accented it.

The win total marks the most under Sugra’s nine-year reign, topping the previous mark of 15 wins in 2015.

“That’s what we have strived for all season,” noted Sugra about his team’s success. “We have seen it all come through.

“We liked our pitching and...

Davidson takes second place

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Day one of the EPC track and field meet took place on Tuesday, May 7 at Whitehall, with day two set for Wednesday, May 8, after Press deadlines.

On day one, Northampton’s Mikayla Davidson took second place in the pole vault, clearing 10-6. Parkland’s Jada Mangahas won the event clearing 11-0.

Look for more on the meet in next week’s edition.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY ONE RESULTS

FINALS ONLY

At Whitehall High...

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

According to Michele Dragovits, Word Processing Secretary at the Whitehall Recreation Department, her department...

Former Pigs come home

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you like seeing former IronPigs players, this homestand has been a good opportunity for you to see some old friends.

The Buffalo Bisons have former Phillies pitching prospect Jacob Waguespack on their roster and they were followed in by the Syracuse Mets with infielder Danny Espinosa on their roster.

Waguespack got the start for Buffalo on Sunday and was hit for five earned runs in five innings of work. The outing wasn’t typical for what Waguespack has done for the Bisons...

Kids rebound to beat Emmaus

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Northampton, their 13-game winning streak was a major accomplishment this season.

Beating Emmaus Monday was even bigger.

The Konkrete Kids took another giant step toward gaining more respectability when they edged Emmaus, 4-3, Monday afternoon. Two days prior, the Kids (14-3) had their winning streak snapped in a 5-4 loss to Parkland. They began the season with consecutive losses to Parkland and Emmaus.

“We knew we had to split with Parkland and Emmaus,” said head...

Volleyball looks to make a push

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

In the Northampton boys volleyball match against Parkland on Tuesday night, the Kids outscored the Trojans 105 points to 92. Unfortunately, the match is decided by the number of sets won and Parkland had the edge 3-2. The set scores were (Northampton points first) 25-14, 23-25, 18-25, 25-12, 14-16.

The Kids opened the match by playing their best set of the season. “They came out laser focused in the match and in warmups,” said head coach Sue Arndt.

Northampton got out to an...

Softball falls to Parkland, rebounds vs. EHS

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton softball team went to Parkland Saturday night looking to sweep the Trojans and establish themselves as the favorites in the EPC and the district.

The Kids struggled to produce any offense, managing just a pair of two-out singles in the 5th inning, as they fell 5-0.

Parkland scratched out an unearned run in the 1st when they turned a walk, an error, and a fielder’s choice into the game’s first score.

Maddie Biechy kept the Trojans hitless through the first...