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Family hockey rivalry takes center stage

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms Tyler Wotherspoon is just one member of the family playing in the AHL, with the other being his brother Parker Wotherspoon, who plays for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Growing up the two were generally at different levels because of a four-year age difference. Their paths diverged even further as they got older and even through junior hockey, the two never got to play against each other.

Tyler, 26, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 2011 NHL Draft and 22-year old Parker was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round of the 2015 Draft.

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Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 19 5 .792

Dryland 19 8 .704

Salem UCC 13 11 .542

Light of Christ 14 13 .519

Bath Luth 14 13 .519

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

St. Paul’s 13 14 .481

St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417

Christ UCC 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Ebenezer 8 19 .296

St. Paul’s at

Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2

SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark 6-13, Brett Remel 5-12.

Eb - Vic Pacchioni 5-12, Roman Lugo 4-12, Carol Voortman HR, Robert McDonald HR.

Cold weather sends anglers to Jersey shore

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With cold temperatures settling in, most of the best fishing action appears to be at the New Jersey shore where big stripers up to 51 pounds are being caught.

Fishing reporters from On the Water Magazine say linesiders are the ticket. Their report is as follows:

Bob Matthews, from the Fishermen’s Den in Belmar, said boat anglers are finding big fish from a half mile to three miles out. Trolling bunker spoons and Mojos seem to be catching the majority of fish, with spoons taking the edge over Mojos. Party boats are jigging them with Ava 47s and rubber shads.

NHS falls short in high-scoring contest

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Sports

Northampton’s first home playoff game, in a long time, did not go as hoped, but was a game every kid on each team will remember for the rest of their lives.

Both offenses were explosive as both teams combined for nearly 900 yards of total offense.

Northampton’s junior quarterback Joe Kerbacher completed 21 of 34 passes for 285 yards and 2 touchdowns. Senior half back Tyrese Brandon ran 19 times for 96 yards, while catching 6 passes for 64 yards. The senior back scored two rushing touchdowns on the night.

Harriers perform well, future bright

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Four K-Kids qualified for the state cross country meet held this past weekend.

For junior Georgia Wiswesser, is was her third trip to the meet and head coach Dan Benner said she got better each time.

“I thought the kids ran well,” said Benner. “It is always a challenge racing some of the best runners in the state, but the kids performed well.

“This was Georgia’s third time at states and she has gotten faster each time. She ran a 21:11 as a freshman, 20:50 as a sophomore, and now 20:25 as a junior.”

Kids still take next step, prep for Catty next

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Even though they dropped a close 42-37 decision to Easton in a District 11 Class 6A opening playoff game, Northampton took another step toward gaining further respectability, especially in the East Penn Conference South Division.

With the annual Thanksgiving tilt with Catasauqua in a few weeks, the Konkrete Kids have compiled a 17-6 record over their last 23 games.

“I’m proud of our kids,” said Kids’ head coach Kyle Haas. “They didn’t give up and they just kept fighting.

Defenseman Morin gets assigned to LV

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sam Morin is trying to catch a break.

After missing most of last season recovering from knee surgery, the 24-year old defenseman hoped to break camp with the Flyers and get things going in his career.

He did break camp with the team, but was a healthy scratch through their first eight games of the season.

When he finally did get a chance to play against the Islanders he was basically outmatched and out-skated. With the long layoff, it’s hard to blame Morin for the performance, but it’s also hard to blame Flyers coach Alain Vigneault.

Pete’s Top-10: Rivalry week is finally here

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, Week 10 is finally here. The last week of the regular season is upon us without much fanfare in the District 11 postseason. Most teams are already qualified, but Week 10 is more about the rivalries with Bethlehem taking center stage this weekend.

Bethlehem Catholic hosts Central Catholic in the Holy War on Friday night and then the greatest spectacle of the high school season kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at BASD with Freedom taking on Liberty.

Sprinkle in the Parkland-Emmaus contest, as well as Nazareth and Easton to round out the big games this week.

NHS not looking by Zephs

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head football coach Kyle Haas understands the impact and the ripple effects of his team’s recent East Penn Conference (EPC) North title.

“Winning a championship is huge for the school and the community,” said Haas. “There hasn’t been one in a long time.

“Our younger kids are working harder to get on the field. They want to be part of the success. For us, it really was a big boost of confidence.”

Outdoors: Long-tail hunting season begins

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the grouse, rabbit and squirrel season opened last Saturday, the third part of small game opens this Saturday (Oct. 26) for pheasants, often referred to as long-tails. A reference to the long tail feathers of a male cockbird.

If a cockbird can be flushed, the cackle and burst of feathers is exciting and when not anticipated, a bit startling for the hunter. But it’s a nice rush to experience.