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Press photo by Don HerbBlake Lambert and the Konkrete Kids had a huge day at the Parkland Duals this past weekend. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_ Press photo by Don HerbBlake Lambert and the Konkrete Kids had a huge day at the Parkland Duals this past weekend. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_

Kids dominate Parkland Duals

Friday, January 11, 2019 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Northampton’s wrestling team is coming off a dominating performance at the Parkland Duals over the weekend and the K-Kids now hope they can build off that heading into the second half of the season.

The Kids (8-2) went 5-0 in the event at Parkland pounding all of their opponents in the tournament with wins over Boyertown (64-9), Mariana Bracetti (75-6), Central High (73-3), Cumberland Valley (67-10) and Souderton (72-3).

Head coach Seth Lisa was happy to see his team dominate in the event, like they were expected to.

“Parkland duals was a great event,” said Lisa. “We wrestled some tough out of area schools are were able to come out on top. We scored a lot of bonus and we’re getting to our attacks, so it was a good performance for us in this part of the season.”

Lisa has credited the leadership the Michael Kistler (160), Julian Chlebove (132) and Devon Britton (138) to the team’s success this season, as their only two losses have been narrow defeats to Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty.

Northampton lost to both of those teams this year by a combined 10 points and Lisa is convinced that this year’s group of Kids are capable of knocking off either team this year in what appears to be an open District 11 race for the top spot.

“We feel we are just as good as those teams,” said Lisa. “The only difference is, those kids found ways to win, and our guys let those matches slip. We need to find ways to finish matches and finish dual meets if we are going to be wrestling at Hershey.”

The Kids lone match this week came Wednesday against Whitehall and will take on Pocono Mountain West and Emmaus next week before they head out to Council Rock South for the Escape the Rock tournament on Jan. 19 and 20.