Northampton Press

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Outdoors: Snow geese are back in the area

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a snow goose hunter, or just a wildlife photographer, you both can shoot thousands of snow geese by trekking on down to upper Berks County.

There’s a large field behind Sittler’s Golf Center and Haldeman Ford on Route 222 outside Kutztown and on Kutztown Road. As I drove past there at 12:20 p.m. last week, the field behind these two businesses was a sea of white, that on first view took on the appearance of snow. But instead, was a few thousand snow geese feeding there with smaller flocks continuing to come in from the East to join them.

Wrestlers have high hopes for districts

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Winning district titles has been apart of Northampton’s wrestling legacy and the K-Kids will look to write another chapter when the District 11 3A tournament gets underway this weekend at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium.

The Kids will look to advance a contingent of wrestlers and try to match last year’s results, where they finished third in the team standings and medaled eight wrestlers (two champions).

NHS girls fall to Bethlehem Catholic

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls defeated Northampton 62-45 at Becahi as part of a boys girls doubleheader as the EPC basketball playoffs got underway.

The Kids came out strong offensively with four, three-pointers, one by Morgan Sterner, one by Jenna Rogers, and two by Victoria Keenan, in the first quarter of play.

But, two consecutive turnovers that resulted in points for the Hawks by Abby Brown and Jaleesa Lanier, along with seven points by Becahi’s Taliyah Medina gave the Hawks a slim, 27-26 lead at halftime.

Phantoms continue success over Hershey

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As much fun as rivalries are, for them to be at their best, both teams have to be competitive. Unfortunately, the Hershey Bears haven’t upheld their end of that deal against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season. On Friday night, Lehigh Valley downed Hershey 5-1 to give themselves a perfect 5-0 mark against their Chocolatetown rivals. They also took their scoring advantage over Hershey to 26-10. The Bears have struggled against everybody this season, leaving them last in the Atlantic Division with a 19-25-3-4 record and just 45 points on the season.

Hockey looks to keep playoff spot

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s hockey team is in a fixed mood in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

Coming off a 10-3 win over Beca/ Central recently, the Konkrete Kids will maintain their fourth seed and likely spot in the upcoming LVSHL playoffs. The Kids are in a position to face top-seeded and undefeated Parkland in a single elimination game that would lead to a best-of-three championship round.

Yet, the Kids haven’t lived up to preseason expectations with a 6-8-0 record.

Kids turn eyes to district playoffs

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s run in the East Penn Conference (EPC) ended quickly, but the Konkrete Kids are confident in their district hopes ahead.

The seventh-seeded Kids dropped a 64-48 contest to second-seeded Allentown Central Catholic in an opening–round game Monday night at Rockne Hall.

It was the rubber match between the two teams as Central won the opening match, 66-36, Dec. 19, and Northampton returned the favor, 60-45, Jan. 18.

Aidan Ellwood paced the Kids with 20 points, and Central had four players in double figures led by Dat Lambert’s 18 and Jordan McChristian’s 13.

Outdoors: Great Backyard Bird Count to begin

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For you avid bird watchers (also known as ‘Birders’), you may want to join in this years 21St. Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).

This annual event takes place February 16-19 in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. The global event provides an opportunity for bird enthusiasts to contribute important bird population data that help scientists see changes over the past 21 years.