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Press photos by  Rob Merchant Above photo, Mike Holihan, left, and Mike Henne walk off the court after falling to Parkland in the league finals last week. In the photo on the left, Josh Pelanchar, left, and Josh Morgan look to keep the ball alive as the Kids lost to the Trojans in the LVC finals. Press photos by Rob Merchant Above photo, Mike Holihan, left, and Mike Henne walk off the court after falling to Parkland in the league finals last week. In the photo on the left, Josh Pelanchar, left, and Josh Morgan look to keep the ball alive as the Kids lost to the Trojans in the LVC finals.
Josh Pelanchar, left, and Josh Morgan look to keep the ball alive as the Kids lost to the Trojans in the LVC finals. Josh Pelanchar, left, and Josh Morgan look to keep the ball alive as the Kids lost to the Trojans in the LVC finals.

Boys fall in leagues, districts

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by PETER CAR pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Northampton's volleyball season ended without any hardware, as the K-Kids lost in last week's Lehigh Valley Conference championship to Parkland and failed to get a second chance at the Trojans in Thursday's District 11 3A title game, following an epic collapse during Tuesday's semifinals against Emmaus.

The Kids appeared ready to qualify for their first district final and state berth, winning the first two games 25-13 and 25-16, but Emmaus turned the heat up and rattled NHS, taking the next three games 25-14, 25-21 and 15-13 to send Emmaus players into a frenzy.

After defeating Emmaus twice this season, including a sweep over the Hornets in the LVC semifinals, the Kids couldn't close the deal.

Northampton head coach Doug Fehnel left without commenting to the media on Tuesday night, in regards to his team's loss, but Emmaus proved that it is a team that can't be undervalued when it comes to district play.

The Hornets failed to win last year's LVC championship, but came back and won the district title a year ago.

After not winning the LVC title last week, the Hornets are in position to win their fourth-straight district crown, as they are the only LVC team to defeat Parkland this year during the regular season. The Trojans defeated Easton in four games during Tuesday's district semifinals to advance to the championship.

This also marks the eighth district finals appearance for Parkland head coach Scott Trumbauer, who has won two district titles since 2003, with the last one coming in 2008 over Emmaus.

The LVC championship is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Whitehall High School.

Northampton ends its most successful season in school history with a 15-4 mark.