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Outdoors: Whitewater release March 21-22

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid paddler and itching for some whitewater boating action, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is promoting a whitewater release for your enjoyment.

The DCNR will release water from Lake Nockamixon into Tohickon Creek in Bucks County on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.

According to the DCNR, water releases are historically scheduled on a semiannual basis, usually occurring on the third weekend in March and first weekend in November. The...

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan...

LV suffers tough loss

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sunday’s loss to Bridgeport was one that the Phantoms won’t soon forget. As the team limps toward the end of the regular season, they were up 5-2 over the Sound Tigers with just under 15:00 left in regulation. Surely, this one was going in the win column, especially considering how well Lehigh Valley has played on their home ice this season, right?


The result was a 6-5 shootout loss for the Phantoms. In a scary moment, top prospect Morgan Frost tangled with defenseman...

PIAA suspends winter postseason

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of...

Dagen Condomitti wins NE Regional gold

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Jagger and Dagen Condomitti stared across the mat at a pair of familiar foes during the Parade of Champions during last weekend’s PIAA AAA NE Regional wrestling tournament at Liberty High School.

Northampton’s two regional finalists had rematches from their previous week’s bouts in the District XI finals. Jagger once again got Bethlehem Catholic’s Cole Handlovic at 145 pounds, while Dagen saw Pottsville’s Wiley Kahler at 126.

This time the results were reversed as the younger...

Patriots top K-Kids for 6A finals title

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Getting through the District 11 Class 6A boys’ basketball tournament can serve as barometer for the upcoming state tournament.

Just ask Freedom and Northampton.

The two staged the anticipated battle expected, but Freedom’s overall balanced proved to be the deciding factor in the Patriots’ 58-48 victory at Easton Area Middle School Saturday afternoon.

Yet, both teams are near mirror images of each other heading into the final stage of their postseasons.

Freedom (18...

Szerencsits off to states

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity boys and girls swim teams joined 17 other area high school teams on Feb. 29 and March 1 for the PIAA District 11 AAA Championship Meet at Parkland High School. Overall, both the boys and girls finished in seventh place and both teams had their share of victories to bring the 2019-2020 swim season to a positive close.

For Northampton, the highlight of the district meet came on Saturday afternoon when sophomore Olivia Szerencsits took to the blocks for the 500...

Outdoors: Tips for getting a boat loan

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you visited the recent Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, or traveled to Atlantic City for the gigantic Atlantic City Boat Show, and spied a boat rig you’d like to have, perhaps you may need to start shopping for a loan to finance it.

The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group, urges boaters to be smart when it comes to financing a new or used boat. They offer three tips to help you avoid common...

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 42 21 .667

Star of Beth 40 23 .634

Light of Christ 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 35 28 .556

Salem UCC 32 31 .508

St. Stephen’s 31 32 .492

Emmanuel 27 33 .450

Christ UCC 28 .35 .444

Farmersville 26 37 .413

Ebenezer 24 36 .400

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

St. Paul’s at St. Stephen’s 0-5, 1-5, 1-2 (12)

SS - Ed Wychock 6-14, Allan Beahm 6-14, Bryant Conner 4-12,...

Kids send five to states

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Ten Northampton wrestlers entered last weekend’s PIAA AAA NE Regional wrestling tournament with ambitions of earning a trip to Hershey for the state finals. Besides the Condomittis, three other Konkrete Kids successfully climbed the mountain.

Carson Wagner won four-straight consolation bouts to claim third place at 106 pounds and extend his freshman season. His run started with a pair of pins, the second against District XI runner-up CJ Horvath of Freedom. He then scored a reversal...