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NHS blanks PME 35-0

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s impressive 35-0 shutout of Pocono Mountain East may not have been a signature victory, but it certainly was close to a complete game victory.

The Konkrete Kids totally derailed the high-flying Cardinals, who scored 72 points the previous week and set a new state record for most points in a quarter with 52 in the opening stanza.

“I think it was a great effort by our defense that brought a lot of energy,’ said Kids’ head coach Kyle Haas. “We knew they had a very potent offense and it would be tough.”

Girls fall to Easton

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey team will head into the postseason on a script that pretty much has played put as planned.

The Konkrete Kids finished the regular season with an overall 12-6 mark, and they lost to Easton, 5-1, in the opening round of the East Penn Conference (EPC) playoffs.

The Kids will now await a district bid in the upcoming playoffs in two weeks, as they are seeded seventh in the Class 3A bracket.

Senior Abby Piotrowski, who is headed to York College next fall, led the Kids with 20 goals and 12 assists.

Kids fall to SHS

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Now it is about how the Konkrete Kids respond.

The Kids seemingly were deflated after they watched Stroudsburg erupt for 27 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 34-26 victory over the Kids at Al Erdosy Stadium that snapped their five-game winning streak.

Northampton (5-2) has its opportunities in the opening half, as they were in position for several scoring opportunities. They did emerge with a 7-0 advantage at halftime held Stroudsburg to 81 yards of total offense in a game that likely decided the East Penn Conference North division.

Konkrete Kids prep for huge game vs. Mounties

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, it arguably is Northampton’s biggest game since it last ventured into the district playoffs in 2008.

The Konkrete Kids (5-1) will host Stroudsburg (5-1) Friday night on a collision course for the Easter Penn Conference (EPC) North title.

Since they lost their opening games, both teams have reeled off impressive, five-game winning streaks.

The Kids took a major step toward cementing their respectability in the EPC and beyond they edged East Stroudsburg South, 21-14, last week.

Boys priming for postseason runs

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over their next five games, Northampton’s boys’ soccer team may have a good indication on how they will fare in the postseason.

The Konkrete Kids lost a heart-wrenching, 2-1 double-overtime decision to Emmaus Monday night that left them with an overall 7-2-3 mark. Their other loss also was to Emmaus to begin the season.

Now, the Kids face Allentown Central Catholic, Parkland, and Whitehall along with nonleague foe Southern Lehigh over the next two weeks, one that certainly will be a primer for the postseason.

Kids win again

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton football team, the beat goes on.

The Konkrete Kids have been one of the surprises of the East Penn Conference (EPC) as well as football in the Lehigh Valley. A doormat for the better part of the last century, the Kids (4-1) will enter this week’s clash against East Stroudsburg South riding a four-game winning streak.

And they have done it in grand style.

With their latest 48-6 victory over Pocono Mountain West, the Kids have outscored their opponents, 211-6.

However, the Kids aren’t taking anything for granted.