The 2019 Northampton Area High School Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, during halftime of the home football game vs. East Stroudsburg South.
An inductee meet and greet in the natatorium lobby will take place from 6:30-7 p.m. Kickoff of the Northampton vs. East Stroudsburg South football game is 7 p.m. with the ceremony taking place in Al Erdosy Stadium during an extended, 20-minute halftime after the visiting band performs.
Our list of inductees includes:
Northampton Area High School Class of 1957
Suburban Dart League
Salem UCC 2 1
Ebenezer 2 1
Emmanuel 2 1
Bath Luth 2 1
Star of Beth 2 1
Farmersville 1 2
Light of Christ 1 2
Dryland 1 2
Christ UCC 1 2
St. Paul’s 1 2
St. Stephen’s 0 0
Emmanuel (6-2, 5-0) at Christ UCC (5-3)
Em - Jim Hill 5-12 HR, Bob Bast 5-13 HR, Troy Haydt 4-12 HR, Bruce Danyluk 4-13, Dave Williams HR.
C - Keith Laudenslager 5-12 HR, Eric Yocum 4-12, Ron Wagner 4-13, Donnie Laudenslager HR.
Ebenezer (3-0, 5-4) at Light of Christ (4-2)
Friday’s severely dropping temperatures could be a hint that fall is on the way. As such, fresh water fish traditionally go on the feed as cooler water temps signal the feeding frenzy, says our local fishing reporters.
Willie, from Willie’s Bait & Tackle in Cementon, reports Leaser Lake is the hot spot with customers picking up muskies on jumbo minnows while bass anglers are nailing largemouths on large shiners. As for Lehigh River, Willie said it’s dead of late although one avid angler picks up an occasional trout or two but no smallmouths, which is rare for this time of year.
The Northampton boys soccer team capitalized late in the firs half, and then relied on some late saves in the second half to defeat Allentown Central Catholic on Monday for their first win of the season.
The game’s lone goal came with 49 seconds remaining in the opening half. It was the result of a nifty header by Joseph Tiwold as he notched his first goal of the season.
The Northampton and Whitehall girls volleyball teams renewed their Cement Belt rivalry last Thursday night at Whitehall High School.
The two teams had split their contests last year, but this match was dominated by the Kids in straight sets, 25-6, 25-14 and 25-15.
The Zephyrs had entered the match with reason to be confident after taking a set off perennial power Nazareth in their opening match. However, the match proved costly as Whitehall lost their setter, Lexi Crum to injury.
After two weeks of the regular season, we have an idea of where teams stand in the Lehigh Valley football landscape. Freedom narrowly escaped last week, but Bethlehem Catholic proved they are right up there with anyone, as long as Tavion Banks is running the ball.
The Pates follow up their city rivalry last week with a trip to Parkland, while the Hawks are back at BASD to tangle with the Hurricanes.
Easton is proving its hype train is overblown, while Central Catholic has become a team nobody wants to play.
First year coach Ryan Brazuk would have loved to have his team knock off perennial power Emmaus in the season opener, but short of that, he wanted his team to play a game that they could be proud of at the end of the game.
Northampton lost to Emmaus 4-0, but Brazuk was encouraged by his team’s effort and left the field feeling proud of how his team played against one of the better teams in the Lehigh Valley.
With the archery deer hunting season set to kick off locally Sept. 21 in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, now’s the time to check your bows, bow strings, arrows and tree stands if you use one.
Last summer, Northampton made it to the final day of A-Town Throwdown tournament, losing to eventual champion Wilson West Lawn.
This summer, history repeated itself for the Konkrete Kids. They lost to eventual champion Reading on the final day.
However, Northampton sees a different winter ahead than the transition season from last year. The K-Kids should be in the hunt for the East Penn Conference and a possible deep district run with 11 senior-heavy returnees.
The Northampton girls volleyball team opened their season with a visit from Emmaus on Tuesday.
The Hornets left Pete Schneider Gymnasium with a victory in three sets, 25-18, 25-19, and 25-20.
The Kids struggled to find answers to Emmaus’ two elite outside hitters, Jaya Bhagat and Macy Van Den Elzen.
As head coach Jess Finlayson pointed out after the match, “They’re big. Even when the block is there, they can hit over, around, or through it.”