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Outdoors: Firearm deer season starts Saturday

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

It’s here. It’s deer - the firearms deer hunting season that is.

The much awaited rifle deer season gets underway statewide Saturday, Nov. 30, when the majority of sportsmen go afield in hopes of bagging a buck. And this year, the season opens on a Saturday after Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after the holiday as it has traditionally been.

According to Chris Rosenberry, supervisor of the Game Commissions Deer and Elk Section, “The Saturday opener will become the biggest...

Tamaqua the lone D-11 team to move on

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The local District 11 postseason is over.

The Catasauqua-Northampton Thanksgiving Day clash will formally pull down the curtain on the overall season.

Except for Tamaqua, both Nazareth and Southern Lehigh had its seasons end at the hands of District 1 suburban Philadelphia powerhouses last weekend.

Nazareth was thumped by District 12 champion St. Joseph’s Prep – a team laced with Division I recruits including the son of former Philadelphia Eagles’ middle linebacker...

Pete’s Top-10: Blue Eagles stay on top

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s finally the end of the football season and for our viewing area, this is an earlier exit for Lehigh Valley teams than we’ve been accustomed to in recent memory. Bethlehem Catholic’s run to the state semifinals over the past couple of years helped prolong the season after Thanksgiving, but with Nazareth falling to St. Joe’s Prep and Southern Lehigh getting bounced by Archbishop Wood, that leaves us with only Turkey day games this week.

So, enjoy the start of the holiday season and...

MS football unbeaten again

Friday, November 22, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head middle school football coach Travis Brett can’t specifically recall when his teams last lost a football game.

It’s for a good reason, too.

The young Rough Riders have posted consecutive undefeated, 10-0 seasons, and had an 8-2 mark in the previous year, compiling an extraordinary 38-2 mark during the span.

“I believe we have won 26 or 27 (games) in a row,” said Brett, who is in his sixth year with the middle school program and 18th overall in the...

Volleyball team made progress this season

Friday, November 22, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

First-year head girls’ volleyball coach Jordan DeMasi is being patient.

Yet, DeMasi knows she has to stay the course. Wins and losses won’t truly measure the progress of the team this past season.

“It definitely will take time,” said DeMasi. “But everything has been positive. Most of our girls haven’t played before. They are still figuring things out.

“You can see that they are improving with experience and that’s all we can ask for.”

DeMasi has seen cohesion...

Outdoors: Bear rifle season starts Saturday

Friday, November 22, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday, Nov. 23 kicks off the rifle bear season for its three-day run that ends Nov. 27. After that, there’s the extended season from Nov. 30-Dec. 14 in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D. The extended opener also opens again in WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4E and 5A, but that period ends Dec. 7.

Pennsylvania is known nationwide for having large bears. Bruin’s in the 500-600-pound range are taken every year and in fact two were shot last year that topped 700...

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth Special gives Eagles gold

Friday, November 22, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

For the first time ever, I didn’t get one pick right in last week’s edition. Truly a Haley’s Comet moment, but also a great week for all three winners last week, as Nazareth’s victory over Parkland will always be remembered by the Blue Eagle faithful for their Nazareth special.

Pottsville proved that they are no joke, as they head into the state tournament and Southern Lehigh dismantled Oil City 41-0 in their state playoff game.

What can all three teams do this week?


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Friday, November 22, 2019 by The Press in Sports



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Frost heads south

Friday, November 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Last December, the Phantoms lost top goalie prospect Carter Hart to the Flyers when goalie Anthony Stolarz went on injured reserve. This season, they were blessed with another top prospect on the roster, but he didn’t even last as long as Hart.

The Flyers recalled Morgan Frost Monday and it’s likely that he will see his first NHL action with the team immediately.

Frost’s recall also has a Flyers injury as at least part of the reason the Phantoms are losing the organization’s...

Outdoors: Ski resorts preparing for season

Friday, November 15, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the cold temperatures and occasional snow flurries we’re experiencing, it may be the incentive to think about the upcoming skiing/snowboarding/tubing season.

In a prepared press release, Tricia Matsko, Director of Sales and Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, said they put their snow guns in service last Friday night thanks to below freezing temperatures and low humidity. It’s their first attempt this year to make snow and to build a base on the major trails of Lower...