Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Outdoors: Feeding deer in winter months can be harmful

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When hard-crusted snow covers the ground, wildlife have a tough time finding food. Deer in particular have trouble finding suitable forage. As such, many well-meaning folks put out bagged corn or grain. While commendable as it appears, their graciousness is only harming the species.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, artificially feeding deer in the winter is the best way to kill a large number of deer in a small area in a short time. The problem, says the PGC, is that a deer’s diet cannot be rapidly changed in winter without damage to its digestive system.

Kids blank Pates, prep for districts

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Although Northampton’s 71-0 win over Freedom at the EPC Wrestling Team Championship was technically for 5th place in the conference, all area high school wrestling fans know that there are flaws in the way teams get ranked in the league and the district.

Liberty head coach Jody Karam stated after his team won the conference title, “This is what makes Lehigh Valley wrestling great. There’s four teams that can beat each other on any given night.”

Boys one win away from playoff berth

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

One to go.

That’s the number of wins Northampton’s boys’ basketball team needed to begin the week for a return trip to districts. The Konkrete Kids certainly didn’t have an easy road in the final weeks to achieve the mark.

The Kids (10-8) began this week with their final home game against Whitehall Tuesday and then Nazareth Friday before they finish at Parkland next Monday and Allentown Central Catholic next Wednesday.

Bath, Allen merge

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Sports

John Colocino and Eric Miller approached Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Jan. 22 with an idea for combining youth sports programs in Bath and Allen Twp.

Miller is working on local baseball teams for the spring season and wants to use the township’s baseball field.

The plan is to combine the organizations into one group that was dubbed BathAllen. The group spent $1,000 on a website with scheduling and signup options.

Hall and Reid named soccer scholar athletes

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.

Boys pick up a victory

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys swim team claimed another win last Thursday night, this time over local rival Whitehall High School with a 101-64 victory. The girls fell just short of a win by a score of 90-80.

This meet was somewhat of a ‘split-decision’ with both Northampton and Whitehall gaining one point in the Cement Belt Challenge. The Cement Belt Challenge is a yearlong contest between the neighboring communities of Northampton and Whitehall. The challenge spans multiple high school sports and awards one point for each win in any contest where the two teams face each other.

District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI passes are to be accepted. No league passes for any session.

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Thursday

EPC wrestling champtionship schedule released

Friday, January 25, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC released its schedule for the 2018-19 Wrestling Championship Day.

The event takds place Saturday, Jan. 26 at Easton Middle School. Adult admission is $6 and it’s $3 for students and senior citizens.

Round 1 kicks off at 1:30 p.m.:

13th - Pleasant Vy. vs. Dieruff

15th - Pocono Mt. West vs. Allen

17th - Central vs. Eastburg North

Round 2 starts at 3:15 p.m.:

7th - Parkland vs. Stroudsburg

9th - Emmaus vs. Eastburg South

11th - Whitehall vs. Pocono Mt. East

Round 3 is 5 p.m.:

3rd - Becahi vs. Easton