Despite the snow we had, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s fleet of trout stocking trucks are on a roll. They’ve been planting trout in area streams and lakes for the regional season opener March 31. There’s also the Mentored Youth Trout Opener March 24 where kids get a chance to catch a trout or two before the crowds of opening day take over.
Devon Britton thought he had a handle on East Stroudsburg South’s Patrick Gould in Saturday’s Northeast Regional finals, but Gould had another idea.
After trading takedowns in the first period with the Cavaliers talented grappler, Gould earned his nod as the tournament’s outstanding wrestler with a fall over Britton in 3:21 at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium in the 132-pound championship.
When Spencer Cole’s three-pointer cut East Stroudsburg South’s lead to six points with a little less than three minutes remaining in the district 6A finals, the sea of orange on Northampton’s side were ready to blow the lid off Easton Middle School’s gym.
The Kids had cut the deficit to two possessions, a huge comeback after trailing by 13 points at the end of the first quarter. They got to that point by hitting six threes in the fourth quarter, including an Aidan Ellwood drive and foul, that brought them to the brink of tying the game with just two more treys.
Suburban Dart League
Salem Luth 43 17 .717
Christ UCC 38 22 .633
St. Paul’s 35 25 .583
Dryland 35 28 .556
Bath Luth 30 30 .500
Emmanuel 28 32 .467
St. Stephen’s 26 31 .456
Farmersville 24 36 .400
Ebenezer 21 33 .389
Salem UCC 22 35 .386
Messiah 22 35 .386
Christ UCC at
Ebenezer (4-1, 7-3, 5-4)
Eb - Jim Voortman, Paul Yoder 5-12, Carol Voortman 5-13 cycle, Dean Frear 4-13 HR, Vic Pacchioni 4-13, HRs - Charlie Costanza, Ken Stanley, Carl Fraley.
Northampton freshman Sarah Hosking completed her first varsity swim season this past weekend with a tremendous performance at districts.
Sarah, a veteran swimmer in the Northampton pool but a new face on varsity, broke two individual school records, one school relay record and claimed three medals.
The Northampton swim team ended its season with several personal bests as well as three individual medals and a relay medal at the District 11 championships. The two-day event was slated to be held Friday, March 2-3, at Parkland, but severe weather forced a delay in the start and a change of venue; moving to Emmaus March 3-4.
Despite a crazy start, and an overly crowded Emmaus Natatorium, Northampton came to the championship event unphased by the changes and ready to compete.
For avid saltwater anglers who are anxious to hit the surf and waves for really big fish, the annual mid-Atlantic saltwater fishing show returns to New Jersey, albeit at a different location.
The Saltwater Fishing Expo, now in its 12th year, is moving to a brand-new location, delivering an even bigger and better event for consumers, said Tod Alberto, show director.
Imagine if you will this scenario.
Before the AHL season begins, you scour the Phantoms schedule and pick out a game to see against their rival, the Hershey Bears. It’s an early March game, so you figure the weather isn’t likely to be too bad and it could be a big game for both teams. As the season goes on, you notice that the Bears aren’t very good and the Phantoms are kicking their butts in head-to-head meetings. No problem, because you figure at least you’ll see a Phantoms win.
Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.
Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:
Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance
9 a.m. – Preliminaries
11 a.m. – Quarterfinals
1 p.m. – 1st Round Consolations
2 p.m. – 2nd Round Consolations
3:30 p.m. – Semifinals / 3rd Round Consolations
For the first time since 1973, the Northampton boys basketball team will be playing for a District 11 championship.
That’s because on Wednesday night, the Kids knocked off Emmaus in an exciting 58-54 contest. The K-Kids will now face top-seed East Stroudsburg South, which was a 52-49 winner over Pocono Mountain West, also Wednesday night.
The Kids trailed by as many as four points with just over two minutes left to go. Cory Weisenberger hit a big three-pointer before Aidan Ellwood gave the Kids the lead for good at 55-54.