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Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS & trapshooting


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 10 2 .833

Bath Luth 6 3 .667

St. Paul’s 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 6 6 .500

Christ UCC 6 6 .500

Salem UCC 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Dryland 5 7 .417

Ebenezer 5 7 .417

Emmanuel 4 8 .333

Farmersville 3 6 .333

Salem UCC (2-1) at

St. Paul’s (4-3, 3-0)

SP - Kevin Gross 5-12, Paul Slimmon 4-11, Amber...

Outdoors: Large numbers of Chinook, coho salmon

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

According to The Fishing Wire service, the white water release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River (Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.

Salmon numbers typically increase through the month of September. The run usually peaks in mid-October when most of the spawning occurs. Although Chinook and Coho salmon...

Pete’s Top-10: Showdown weekend in the Valley

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week’s results were par for the course, as none of the top-10 teams suffered a loss, but that could change this week as Freedom, Easton, Northwestern and Stroudsburg all face threats looking to knock them off.

The Patriots and Rovers are this week’s marquee showdown, while the back end of the poll features Stroudsburg taking on Northampton in the biggest home game the K-Kids have had in close to 10 years.

It’s coming down to crunchtime for area teams, so let’s see which...

Kids win EPC golf title

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

When Northampton’s golf team suffered its only loss this season, falling to Emmaus by just a few points in a showdown for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regular season title, Kids head coach Brian Davies immediately looked ahead.

Davies knew that when his team went down to its five-player tournament lineup in the EPC Championship, the Hornets’ depth advantage would be neutralized.

Davies was right.

Last Wednesday he sent his five best players out with the top-four...

Konkrete Kids prep for huge game vs. Mounties

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, it arguably is Northampton’s biggest game since it last ventured into the district playoffs in 2008.

The Konkrete Kids (5-1) will host Stroudsburg (5-1) Friday night on a collision course for the Easter Penn Conference (EPC) North title.

Since they lost their opening games, both teams have reeled off impressive, five-game winning streaks.

The Kids took a major step toward cementing their respectability in the EPC and beyond they edged East Stroudsburg South, 21...

Join ‘Team Jess,’ fight brain cancer

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

If you were asked to picture in your mind someone with brain cancer, you might think of John McCain or perhaps a small child in a pediatric cancer unit.

It is be unlikely that you would picture a 26-year-old former college athlete. And yet Northampton eighth grade math teacher and girls varsity head volleyball coach Jess Finlayson found out this summer that she has Grade III anaplastic astrocytoma.

She’s undergone two craniotomy surgeries in an attempt to remove as much of the...

Girls topple Emmaus

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by TJ WENBORG in Sports

On a muggy Monday evening, the 8-2-1 Emmaus Green Hornets descended on Northampton to take on a Konkrete Kids’ girls varsity soccer team bent on revenge. Emmaus had defeated the Kids 1-0 in the season opener on September 1st. The Kids entered the game riding a season high 3-game winning streak, having beaten Becahi, Allen, and East Stroudsburg North by a combined 26-0.

During the first half, it appeared that the momentum of the previous three games had carried over. Abby Czarnecki...

Boys priming for postseason runs

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over their next five games, Northampton’s boys’ soccer team may have a good indication on how they will fare in the postseason.

The Konkrete Kids lost a heart-wrenching, 2-1 double-overtime decision to Emmaus Monday night that left them with an overall 7-2-3 mark. Their other loss also was to Emmaus to begin the season.

Now, the Kids face Allentown Central Catholic, Parkland, and Whitehall along with nonleague foe Southern Lehigh over the next two weeks, one that certainly will...

Hozza, Tepes win opening matches

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity tennis team sent two players to the PIAA District XI AAA singles tournament at Lehigh University earlier this week.

The tournament, which spans multiple rounds of elimination play, includes games at Lehigh University and Saucon Valley High School. Representing Northampton in the tournament were Grace Tepes and Liz Hozza.

Grace Tepes has enjoyed a good season this year with nine wins in singles competition throughout the regular season. Tepes...

Volleyball tops Allen

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids girls volleyball team snapped a three-match losing skid by defeating Allen 25-9, 25-7, 25-9 on Monday at Northampton High School.

Leading the way for the Kids were Sydney Heffner with 8 aces, 4 kills, and 16 assists, Brooke Rockovits with 9 kills, and Kayla Best with 6 digs and an ace. The win boosted the team’s record on the season to 5-6.

However, Monday in the Lehigh Valley volleyball community was about more than wins and losses, or the push to...