Northampton Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Legion sits at 8-1

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton Legion baseball team has gotten off to a blistering start in the NORCO League.

With a record of 8-1, Northampton sits atop the 12-team league and has amassed a run differential of 50-16. The Orange-and-Black defeated Wilson 5-1 on Friday, June 15 and Bankos 10-0 on Saturday, June 16.

Four of Northampton’s eight wins have come via shutout, including a no-hitter by Jared Hunsberger in the beginning of the month.

Northampton Legion hosts Roseto on Thursday, June 21 and travels to Hellertown on Friday, June 22.

Baseball battled to make playoffs

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton baseball team, it proved to be more about the parts than the whole.

The Konkrete Kis finished the season with a 2-1 loss to Pleasant Valley in the opening round of the Class 6A playoffs.

They finished the year with an overall 10-11 record, a season that was a roller coaster in more ways than one.

“It was a trying year,” said head coach Mick Sugra, who finished his eighth year at the helm. “We needed to be more unified as a team. We had five players who weren’t part of our team workouts in the offseason, and they thought it was better.

Lehigh Valley falls in Carpenter Cup play

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup run ended Monday afternoon in Philadelphia at the hands of a Delaware North in the quarterfinal round.

Delaware North was in control from the beginning taking a three-run lead in the first inning and then never looked back en route to a 26-9 victory.

After taking care of SOL National/Bicentennial 10-7 in the opening round of the tournament, LV was no match for their Delaware counterparts at FDR Park.

Outdoors: Bear spotted in Upper Mac

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark Rabenold, a friend of mine from Allentown, took his mother for a ride last Tuesday afternoon to visit his grandparents’ grave site at Jordan Lutheran Church’s cemetery in Upper Macungie Township. When he pulled up into the cemetery he couldn’t believe what his eyes saw.

No, it wasn’t a ghost like something you’d see in a horror movie. But a more realistic figure.

NHS summer hoop team off to good start

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s magical ride from a year ago still hasn’t totally lost it luster.

The Konkrete Kids came off one of their finest basketball season in school history, posting an overall 18-9 record with an appearance in the District 11 final and a state playoff showing.

It’s true the Kids have lost 1,000-point plus scorer Aidan Elwood, along with other talented seniors, all of whom helped shape the program the past few years.

But, they got off to a 5-2 start in the Allentown Summer League this spring and can perhaps take some cues about the upcoming season.

Gold team defeats Red

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It wasn’t a typical night of high school football. Instead, it was a night of camaraderie and memories for all those who participated and watched.

The 48th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic football game at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium wasn’t your average September game as it was dotted with errors from the players and referees alike who all struggled to get in sync.

Boggs, Secara part of Cup team

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High school softball players Hannah Boggs and Nicole Secara will compete in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, beginning June 25 at FDR Park in Philadelphia, after being named to the Lehigh Valley team last weekend by head coach Blake Morgan.

“I was really excited. It caught me off guard because I thought there was going to be another day for tryouts,” said Secara. “I just wanted a good opportunity, and I knew it took a lot of talent to get there, and I wanted to see if I could make it.”

A dream acheived

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

Former Tiger golfer Cole Miller will play in next week’s U.S. Open

It’s every golfer’s dream. For Cole Miller, it became a reality.

The former Northwestern Lehigh High School student-athlete and three-time Times News Golfer of the Year, qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday. He earned his spot by taking third place at a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. He will now get to tee it up with the world’s best at this year’s U.S. Open, which will be held June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.