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Outdoors: Additional hunting days scheduled

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Deer and bear hunters are in for some changes this season, with most offering additional hunting days afield.

Now that the statewide archery deer hunting season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5), it also spells the time junior license holders can hunt squirrels and rabbits until Oct. 19. Juniors can also hunt ring-necked pheasants from Oct. 12-19.

But the big news is that for the first time in 50 years, the regular firearms deer hunting season will open on a Saturday after...

Boys soccer gets a key win vs. Emmaus

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With Northampton fighting for a district playoff berth, boys soccer head coach Ryan Brazuk admitted that they needed to steal a game against one of the teams above them in the division.

Well, the Konkrete Kids broke into the vault last Friday afternoon and committed the perfect heist. They defeated previously unbeaten Emmaus, a nationally-ranked team that had spoiled the Kids opener with a 4-0 win. Moreover, they shutout the Green Hornets who had scored 51 goals prior to last week’s...

Pete’s Top-10: A new number-one this week

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week we saw Nazareth fall for the first time this season. Was it the eventual slip that most teams in the EPC face, or are there cracks in the foundation?

The lone EPC team to remain undefeated is Easton following its win over Central Catholic over the weekend, but the Rovers haven’t been truly tested yet.

That changes this week with Freedom coming to town.

Parkland’s win over the Blue Eagles could be a sign they’re gearing up at the right time, while the Colonial...

Girls soccer team falls to EHS, but clinches berth

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In the highly competitive world of girls soccer in the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference where teams play one another twice a year, sometimes adding a new wrinkle is a necessary gambit.

After losing to Emmaus earlier this season, Northampton head coach Michael Missmer said that they tried a couple of different formations since the Green Hornets’ staff were well aware of how they approached the match in their prior meeting.

“We figured that they’ve trained...

K-Kids get big victory over ESS

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It was the kind of game Northampton head coach Kyle Haas has been expecting. And the timing of it couldn’t have been better.

Overall, it was one of those nights that Northampton people will talk about foe a long time. The Konkrete Kids celebrated the past, the present, and possibly some of the future.

With members of the unbeaten 1955 and 1956 teams playing their role in the evening, the Kids took a major step forward toward an East Penn Conference (EPC) North title and beyond...

K-Kids Roundup Wheeler wins EPC boys golf tourney

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Northampton’s Nate Wheeler captured the EPC golf tournament boys title with a score of 75 at Olde Homestead Golf Course on Monday morning. His 75 actually first sent him into a playoff with Aiden LeBlanc of Emmaus, who also shot 75.

Wheeler placed a 30-foot putt right up to the hole for a tap-in while LeBlance three-putted from a similar distance on the first playoff hole. The win gave Wheeler the EPC boys title.

“Nate is a testament to hard work,” said head coach Brian Davis...

Boys get a win over BC

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Last Friday’s night soccer game versus Bethlehem Catholic was a prime of example of the old sports adage that no one should ever give up on a play.

It came to life early in the first half when Anthony Snyder came bursting through midfield and fired a shot toward the goal which was initially stopped by the diving Golden Hawks’ keeper. With the keeper on the ground, the ball squirted loose allowing Snyder to possess it again. He briefly dribbled toward the net before unleashing a tough-...

Girls soccer wins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton’s girls’ soccer team is doing more than winning games this season; they’re building a program with seniors that they can’t do without when they graduate, planning to reload with a new group they also won’t be able to do without.

With only three losses on the season, the Konkrete Kids defeated Bethlehem Catholic, 7-2, last Friday.

“They’re so talented,” said Northampton head coach Mike Missmer.

So what Missmer is doing with that talent is putting into action...

Article By: nick hromiak Special to the Press

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the archery deer hunting season kicked off this past Saturday in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, the remainder of the stateÕs season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5) and runs until Nov. 16. It reopens again from Dec. 26-Jan. 20, 2020.

Bowhunters should not have a problem finding deer this season as they seem to be everywhere, even places youÕd least expect them to be. A few weeks ago I was rounding the cloverleaf at Route 191 off Route 22 and standing there amidst the heavy traffic were...

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to...