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Outdoors: Bird count events will be taking place

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher, you may enjoy participating in this year’s, Dec. 14-Jan. 5 Christmas Bird Count. If so, register now.

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is conducted within an established 15-mile wide circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear throughout the day. It’s not just a species tally; all birds are counted all day, giving an...

Girls fall to Owen J. Roberts

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head girls’ basketball coach Jeff Jacksits could appreciate some of the physical play from host Owen J. Roberts in their tournament last weekend.

The Konkrete Kids knocked off Cheltenham, 55-29, in the opener, and then suffered a 46-38 defeat to Owen J. Roberts in the championship game.

Jacksits expects to see more of the same when the Kids open East Penn Conference play this week.

“We’ll see that from Central Catholic, Nazareth and Parkland and others,” said...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 28 11 .718

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 23 16 .590

Bath Luth 21 15 .583

Emmanuel 20 19 .513

Dryland 18 21 .462

Ebenezer 17 22 .436

St. Stephen’s 17 22 .436

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Farmersville 14 22 .389

Salem UCC 13 23 .361

Salem UCC (4-1) at

Christ UCC (6-4, 6-0)

C - Dave Shaver 6-12, Garry Hunsicker 5-12, Eric Yocum 5-12...

Phantoms win 4-2

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the grand scheme of things, Connor Bunnaman’s second goal of the season wasn’t one that will be extremely memorable. His goal put the Phantoms up 1-0 in a game that they would wind up losing 4-2 to the Cleveland Monsters. What “Bunny” did with his goal though was launch an avalanche of stuffed teddy bears and other assorted animals onto the ice as part of the Phantoms annual Teddy Bear Toss.

When the fur stopped flying, there were a Phantoms record 7,148 stuffed animals tossed by...

Swimmers earn double-win over Mounties

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swim team began their 2018-2019 season with a double win over Stroudsburg by scores of 110-70 for the girls and 103-69 for the boys.

With several new swimmers this season, this first meet was a chance to let swimmers try new strokes; it was also an opportunity for Head Coach Cullen Mentzell to see the capabilities of the new team.

“Overall I’m happy with tonight,” explained Mentzell. “It’s great to see some of the newer swimmers stepping up.”


Kids win three-OT thriller vs. Zephs

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton and Whitehall boys basketball teams kicked off their EPC schedules with a dramatic, three overtime contest that Northampton won by the score of 60-58.

The Kids took a 14-9 lead after the first quarter on the strength of four three-point shots.

The second period saw the offenses stall a bit as the teams could only muster a total of 12 points. Northampton had seven of them and took a seven-point lead into halftime at 21-14.

After the Kids scored the first...

Swimmers ready to put in the work

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The winter sports season has officially kicked off in Northampton in November. Delayed one day due to an early snow, the slow start didn’t impact the enthusiasm of the Northampton boys and girls varsity swimming and diving team.

The Northampton Middle School Natatorium was buzzing with swimmers and divers preparing for the upcoming season when the Press sat down with head coach Cullen Mentzell this week.

The team of 18 girls and 11 boys maintained their numbers despite losing...

Cross country honors seniors, award winners

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country team conducted their end of season banquet back on Thursday, Nov. 8.

The team celebrated its seniors and honored the many accomplishments throughout the season. Head coach Dan Benner said the team said goodbye to four seniors on the night: Evan Gillette, Magen Perelli, Lauren Pague and Valencia Mercadante. Benner and the team also handed out a multitude of awards to the high school and middle school team runners.

Below is a list of award winners:...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 28 8 ,778

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 21 15 .583

Bath Luth 19 14 .576

Emmanuel 18 18 .500

Ebenezer 16 20 .444

St. Stephen’s 16 20 .444

Dryland 15 21 .417

Light of Christ 15 21 .417

Salem UCC 12 21 .364

Farmersville 12 21 .364

Dryland (12-8 11in, 6-3) at

Light of Christ (5-3)

D - Butch Silfies 9-13, Earl Sigley 7-14, Larry...

Phantoms have success on road trip

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms spent this past weekend in Canada, and boy, did they have fun.

The Phantoms swept their three-game road trip through Canada with an overtime win in Laval and two regulation wins in Belleville and Toronto. Nicolas Aube-Kubel had an especially good time on the trip, picking up two, game-winning goals.

Chris Conner came up big in a 4-2 win in Belleville on Saturday night. With 13.5 seconds left in regulation and the score tied 2-2, Conner had a breakaway...