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Gordon recalls his first trip to NHL

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In minor league sports, coaches and managers have different ways of telling a player that they’re getting that first call to the highest level of their sport. Former Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage used to enjoy having a bit of fun at the player’s expense, sometimes letting them think they were being passed over or that the coaches were concerned about their play lately before he would let the cat out of the bag and give out the good news. For Phantoms coach Scott Gordon, the approach is a little more straight forward and businesslike.

Outdoors: Sunday hunting days added

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For sportsmen clamoring for more weekend hunting time afield, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year - one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season and one selected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The law will take effect Feb. 25, 2020, and the first new Sunday hunting opportunities will be identified by the Game Commission thereafter.

Catasauqua closes out 2019, looks ahead to bright future

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin knew his squad would have a stiff challenge Thanksgiving morning against Northampton.

The situation became even more precarious when McClarin underwent an appendectomy a few days earlier and watched the game from the press box at Northampton.

Unfortunately, life didn’t get any easier for the Rough Riders as they suffered a 63-0 defeat to the Konkrete Kids in the 97th meeting between the two teams.

Northampton (10-2) scored on it first seven possessions and held a 49-0 advantage at halftime.

Hess a natural leader for Roughs

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Mason Hess figured this year would be different for him and his teammates.

The Catasauqua junior knew his team would have a different outlook with plenty of freshmen and sophomores sprinkled into the lineup.

It would also have a different twist for him as he made the move to linebacker form his defensive and offensive line post.

With the season now over, his year has followed the script. An elder statesman on the team, Hess has watched his younger teammates mature as he strive to keep a positive approach despite the team’s overall record.

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.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league

Standings Week 1-10

East Hills 18 9 .667

Holy Trinity 18 9 .667

Holy Cross 18 9 .667

First UCC 16 11 .593

Christ Luth 17 13 .567

Bethany UCC 17 13 .567

Schoenersville 14 13 .519

WS/Edgeboro 14 13 .519

St. Peters 11 16 .407

College Hill 12 18 .400

Fritz Wesleyan 10 17 .370

Trinity UCC 8 19 .296

Christ UCC 8 19 .296

RESULTS 9/16

Christ UCC at

St. Peters 4-1, 9-2, 3-4

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LV wins two in return home

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms clicked their skates together three times and said “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.”

With that, the team that had lost four straight returned to winning form with back-to-back wins taking two of the three games on their recent homestand.

The good news for the team is that three of its next five games are also on home ice, giving the team some momentum.

Kids look to keep on rolling

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton will enter its 97th annual Thanksgiving Day tilt with Catasauqua apparently with a sizable advantage on a few fronts with a 10 a.m. kickoff at Al Erdosy Stadium.

The Konkrete Kids (9-2) have a strong chance to gain their first 10-win season since 2008 (10-3), and they will have a size and player number advantage over the Rough Riders.

Northampton hasn’t played since it suffered a hard-fought, 42-37 loss to Easton in an opening–round district Class 6A playoff game Nov. 1.

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 thanks for following throughout the year.

Here’s a look at our final poll.