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ArtsQuest to host Penn State football viewing parties

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.

The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos and the new Yuengling Golden Pilsner.

Boys hoops had good summer

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a successful summer program behind them, Northampton’s boys’ basketball program can look forward to the fall and winter ahead.

The Konkrete Kids once again had a busy summer as they went 4-2 in the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase and posted a 2-1 record in the A-town Throwdown Tournament.

They went 8-4 overall in the Allentown Summer League and lost to eventual runner-up Easton in the playoffs.

Head coach Coy Stampone credited assistant coach Matt Scholl, who directed the summer program.

Pete’s Top-10: Poll looks clearer this week

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

A month into the season, clarity has been bestowed upon us to a certain degree.

The top-three teams have solidified their spots in the upper echelon of the pecking order to date, but Bethlehem Catholic looks eager to crash the party after last week’s win over Parkland.

The Colonial League takes a step forward with the removal of Nazareth and Central Catholic from the poll, while an outsider from the north makes a rare appearance.

Let’s see what comes to fruition this week in the latest top-10.

1. Freedom (4-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for the other score.

Zamar Brake completed 11 of 17 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Outdoors: Archery seasons set to begin

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The most anticipated archery deer hunting season kicks off this Saturday in Wildlife Management Areas 2B, 5C and 5D. The statewide archery deer season begins two weeks later on Sept. 29. Coincidentally, the early archery bear season also opens Sept. 15 in the same trio of WMUs.

But the primary pursuit is deer. And we do have an abundance of them. In fact, too many in certain areas.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart

League

Standings

Star of Beth 3 0 1.00

St. Stephens 2 1 .667

Bath Luth 2 1 .667

Dryland 2 1 .667

Ebenezer 2 1 .667

Emmanuel 1 2 .333

Light 1 2 .333

Farmersville 0 0 .000

St. Paul’s 0 0 .000

Salem UCC 0 0 .000

Christ UCC 0 3 .000

St. Stephen’s (6-3, 3-1) at Ebenezer (5-1)

SS - Art Oberrader 5-12, Allan Beahm, Gary Buczynski 5-13, Allen Antry 4-12, John Hoysan 4-13.

Eb - Steve Gountis 7-12, Dean Frear 5-13, Jim Voortman 4-12, Vic Pacchioni 4-13.

Boys win two meet races; girls take one

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

On Tuesday Sept. 11, the Northampton cross country teams had a meet at the Allentown Parkway scoring against Central Catholic, Emmaus and Whitehall.

The boys went 2-1 on the day with wins on Central and Whitehall. The girls went 1-2 on the day with a win against Whitehall.

The boys top-seven were: Evan Gillette (7th), Vince Gallagher (15th), Isaiah Tyler (25th), Zeke Coyler (26th), Owen Nahf (27th), Wyatt Poniktera (47th) and John Breslin (49th). There were 159 total boys racing.

Football looks to get better

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, Northampton’s football team appears to be out to a strong start with a 2-1 record, posting consecutive shutouts in which they registered a total of 112 points.

Yet, head coach Kyle Haas knows the Konkrete Kids still need to fine tune some things even with a 63-0 trouncing of Pleasant Valley last Friday night.

The Kids had a 42-0 lead at halftime, and they scored on their first nine possessions.

“It was a big win and to win in that manner was good,” said Haas. “But you really don’t know until you look at the film if you did all the right things.

Pete’s Top-10

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Patriots proving to be area’s best

Hail Freedom!

The Patriots move to the top of the poll with their impressive win over Parkland last week and have fully cemented themselves as the area’s best team through the first three weeks of the season.

Now the question is who can beat them?

Easton still lurks in the background, while Central Catholic jumped back in the poll.

Check out this week’s picks to see where each team stands.

1. Freedom (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #2

Pates are the area’s true number one team.

The Pick: Freedom 35 - Nazareth 17

2. Parkland (2-1)

Young K-Kids look to make push to playoffs

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids field hockey team enters the 2018 season with high hopes after a District XI Class 3A quarterfinal appearance and narrowly missing out on an EPC playoff bid last season.

While last year’s team featured seven seniors, sophomores fill seven of the 15 varsity roster spots this season.

“I do have a younger team this year,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “I’m definitely looking forward to having those core group of girls get a lot of experience this year.”