The third part of the big game season kicks off Nov. 17 when the black bear season opens in Pennsylvania for its four-day run.
According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), our state has a bear population of around 20,000 over the past three years. And with good mast crops all over, the agency says bears have spread out making them harder to find.
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 22 5 .815
St. Paul’s 16 8 .667
Bath Luth 15 12 .556
Christ UCC 15 12 .556
Emmanuel 13 14 .481
Light of Christ 12 15 .444
Ebenezer 12 15 .444
Dryland 11 16 .407
St. Stephens 11 16 .407
Farmersville 10 17 .370
Salem UCC 10 17 .370
St. Stephens (4-0) at
Dryland (7-5, 9-0)
D - Earl Sigley, Bernie Yurko 6-14, Larry Golick 4-9, Rich Dern 4-10, Nathan Phares 3-7.
With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.
Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.
It’s only fitting that a gold medal is on the line.
The Phantoms offense has been hot early in the season. Hot enough that they are tied for second in the AHL in goals, just two behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who lead the league with 57 goals. The Phantoms, Chicago Wolves and Toronto Marlies all have 55 goals on the season following weekend action.
Defensively, Lehigh Valley has allowed 49 goals, ranking 11th in the league for the most goals allowed.
DARTS & trapshooting
SUBURBAN DART LEAGUE
Star of Beth 22 5 .815
St. Paul’s 13 8 .619
Christ UCC 14 10 .583
Bath Luth 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 12 12 .500
St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417
Farmersville 10 14 .417
Emmanuel 10 14 .417
Salem UCC 10 14 .417
Ebenezer 9 15 .375
Dryland 9 15 .375
Emmanuel (5-2) at
St. Paul’s (5-4, 6-4)
SP - 4-12: Rich Kern, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark, Amber Gross HR
Em - Bob Bast 4-11, Bruce Danyluk 4-13 HR.
Farmersville (2-1) at
TURKEY DAY GAME
Tickets for the 96th Thanksgiving Day football game between Catasauqua and Northampton will be sale in the Catasauqua High School Athletic Office and Northampton Area High School Athletic Office beginning on Thursday, Nov. 8.
The tickets will be on sale daily from 8:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The last day to purchase
advance tickets is Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. All tickets sold at the game will be $7. All tickets sold in advance and at the game are general admission.
We had a predictable first week of the postseason, but things spice up a bit this week in all classes as the cream rises to the top.
Freedom and Parkland highlight the big boy affair in 6A, while Becahi should keep pounding their way in 4A. Notre Dame is looking for a 3A title, but the second most interesting game of the weekend takes place in Saucon Valley with a Colonial League showdown with Northwestern.
Who will come out on top this week? Check out this week’s picks below.
1. Freedom (10-1)
Last week’s rank: #1
Can the Pates get back to normal?
Sebastian Henry loves a challenge and knows about honor and dedication.
The Catasauqua senior has tackled some challenges in his athletic career, and he has another one ahead next year.
Henry, who has run cross country and participated in track and wrestling, plans to join the United States Marine Corps after high school and enlist in the infantry for hands-on combat.
“This is something that I have thought about since seventh grade,” he said. “To me, it is about what the symbol means and how we should honor and respect those have guarded our nation.
With the deer rut in progress (when bucks chase does during the breeding season - for you non-hunters), it’s a time for motorists to stay alert, because if you hit a deer with your vehicle, you’ll probably have to pay a deductible for your car insurance to cover the damage. And if you no longer carry collision coverage, you’re out the cost for repair.
The chances of a deer collision is quite high in Pennsylvania. In fact, the Keystone State ranks third in states where you’re most likely to hit a deer with your vehicle. West Virginia is rated first and Montana second.
Andrew Martinez knew his senior year would be different.
This summer, he found out just how different it would be.
Martinez was indoctrinated to lead a triple-option offense under new head coach Mike McClarin, an offense he previously has not seen.
Through 10 weeks, Martinez has done an above-average job at running the show, and he has one last shot in his high school career on Thanksgiving morning.
“I was a little confident with it at the beginning of the year,” said the senior quarterback. “But around the Notre Dame, things got interesting.