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EPC wrestling championship set for Jan. 25

Friday, January 24, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced the pairings for the wrestling championships.

The event will take place at Easton Area Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Cost for admission is as follows: adults $6, students $3, senior citizens $3.

Introductions will take place before the championship match.

Championship awards will take place after the championship match.


Round 1 (2 p.m.)

Weigh-ins: 1 p.m.

13th Place – PM East vs. PM West

15th Place – Dieruff vs. ES North

17th Place – Allen vs. Central Catholic

Girls defeat Whitehall

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team completed their season sweep over Whitehall with a 59-35 win at Pete Schneider Gymnasium on Tuesday. The win was the K-Kids seventh in a row and brought their season record to 15-3.

Northampton blew the game open early with a 14-point run in the middle of the first quarter on the way to a 21-6 lead at the first break. Kylie Gilliard scored 9 of her 13 total points in the period.

Wrestlers suffer first loss

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The District XI 3A public-school wrestling dual meet championship belt changed hands last Wednesday as Northampton suffered its first loss of the season, 40-17 at Nazareth.

Head coach Seth Lisa’s postmeet commentary is parsed below.

“I thought it started all right,” Lisa said. “Ethan Szerencsits getting a win, Jagger able to get a major on Farber. We were feeling good.”

Szerencsits started the night with a strong 9-3 decision at 138.

At 145, Jagger Condomitti turned in a dominating performance over last year’s state runner-up at 138, 16-5. The Kids led 7-0.

EPC wrestling title up for grabs Saturday

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference wrestling championship is slated to take place on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The official pairings for the Saturday full slate of competition between each team in the conference won’t be decided until Thursday, but one matchup that appears to be a near certainty before pairings are released is the 7 p.m. championship bout between Bethlehem Catholic (8-0, 7-0) and Nazareth (11-1, 6-0).

Outdoors: Blue Mountain Winter Fest Jan. 25-26

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If cabin fever is beginning to set it, you can enjoy and sample a taste of the great outdoors by attending Blue Mountain Resort’s 11th annual Winter Fest on Jan. 25-26.

Even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder, the event will cater to all, including youngsters.

The two-day event will take place at the Summit Lodge at the top of Pennsylvania’s highest vertical on School Hill on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Girls going about business

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s girls’ basketball team simply isn’t bothered by their surroundings. The Konkrete Kids quietly and efficiently posted a 14-3 record through their first 17 games, and haven’t been fazed by their secure district berth.

“This team isn’t bothered by any pressure, and they just go out and play,” said head coach Jeff Jacksits about his team. “That’s what it is all about.

NHS boys to play meaningful games down the final stretch

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton boys’ basketball, it is now about the final two weeks. Finding some consistency certainly will help.

The Kids will have five of their final six games against divisional opponents in the East Penn Conference, and they are two wins away from clinching a district berth with an overall 9-6 record.

Northampton has split its last four games, the latest a 56-52 loss to East Stroudsburg South.

“These are two big weeks for us,” said Northampton head coach Coy Stampone. “We just have been very inconsistent all season.

Boys hoops falls to Eastburg South

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

On Friday night, the Northampton boys basketball team faced the top team in the EPC Mountain Division, East Stroudsburg South. The K-Kids held an 8-point lead at halftime, but ultimately fell 56-52.

Northampton was down 7-1 early in the game before scoring 12 points over the last 5 minutes of the first quarter to take a 13-11 lead at the end of the period.

The Kids did most of their damage in the second quarter from the free throw line, converting 8 of 9 attempts on the way to amassing a 30-22 advantage at the intermission.

Kids split two recent swim meets

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys and girls teams fell to Southern Lehigh on Tuesday, Jan. 14, but the team ended the week on a higher note with a double victory over Allen on Thursday evening.

Northampton’s head coach Cullen Mentzell summed up Tuesday’s events.

“The meet went very well,” he said. “Even though we did not win we had a lot of swimmers continue to drop time.”

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