Northampton Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Kids win three-OT thriller vs. Zephs

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton and Whitehall boys basketball teams kicked off their EPC schedules with a dramatic, three overtime contest that Northampton won by the score of 60-58.

The Kids took a 14-9 lead after the first quarter on the strength of four three-point shots.

The second period saw the offenses stall a bit as the teams could only muster a total of 12 points. Northampton had seven of them and took a seven-point lead into halftime at 21-14.

Swimmers earn double-win over Mounties

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swim team began their 2018-2019 season with a double win over Stroudsburg by scores of 110-70 for the girls and 103-69 for the boys.

With several new swimmers this season, this first meet was a chance to let swimmers try new strokes; it was also an opportunity for Head Coach Cullen Mentzell to see the capabilities of the new team.

“Overall I’m happy with tonight,” explained Mentzell. “It’s great to see some of the newer swimmers stepping up.”

Phantoms win 4-2

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the grand scheme of things, Connor Bunnaman’s second goal of the season wasn’t one that will be extremely memorable. His goal put the Phantoms up 1-0 in a game that they would wind up losing 4-2 to the Cleveland Monsters. What “Bunny” did with his goal though was launch an avalanche of stuffed teddy bears and other assorted animals onto the ice as part of the Phantoms annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Girls aim to be in the hunt

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The big three is back, and the Konkrete Kids likely will be back in the hunt.

Senior guard Victoria Keenan, who broke the 1,000-point career barrier last season, again will be joined by fellow senior post player Jenna Rogers and sophomore guard/forward Morgan Sterner to lead the Kids this winter.

Northampton finished with an overall 15-9 mark last season, their season ending with a loss to Freedom in the Class 6A quarterfinal.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 28 11 .718

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 23 16 .590

Bath Luth 21 15 .583

Emmanuel 20 19 .513

Dryland 18 21 .462

Ebenezer 17 22 .436

St. Stephen’s 17 22 .436

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Farmersville 14 22 .389

Salem UCC 13 23 .361

Salem UCC (4-1) at

Christ UCC (6-4, 6-0)

C - Dave Shaver 6-12, Garry Hunsicker 5-12, Eric Yocum 5-12.

S - Larry Fehnel 5-11, Bob Krause 4-12.

Farmersville (6-5, 4-2) at

St. Stephen’s (2-1)

Girls fall to Owen J. Roberts

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head girls’ basketball coach Jeff Jacksits could appreciate some of the physical play from host Owen J. Roberts in their tournament last weekend.

The Konkrete Kids knocked off Cheltenham, 55-29, in the opener, and then suffered a 46-38 defeat to Owen J. Roberts in the championship game.

Jacksits expects to see more of the same when the Kids open East Penn Conference play this week.

“We’ll see that from Central Catholic, Nazareth and Parkland and others,” said Jacksits. “They like to push and shove.

K-Kid wrestlers hope for bright winter

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton should find itself as one of the top-four wrestling teams in the area this season, but can the K-Kids work their way toward a team spot in Hershey.

With the chase for District 11’s top two spots for Hershey going to Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth as of late, Northampton could be in position to battle the likes of Liberty and Nazareth for a state bid.

Boys look to maintain status

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the first time in a while, Northampton’s boys’ basketball team found its niche last season. They also discovered how timing can be everything.

The Konkrete Kids posted an overall 18-9 mark and advanced to the District 11 Class 6A championship game. Paced by seniors Aidan Elwood, Corey Weisenberger, and Mike Torres, the Kids reached beyond an anticipated level.

Now they need to maintain their status without the trio that accounted for 75-percent of their offense. Elwood and Weisenberger accounted for nearly 38 points per game.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 28 8 ,778

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 21 15 .583

Bath Luth 19 14 .576

Emmanuel 18 18 .500

Ebenezer 16 20 .444

St. Stephen’s 16 20 .444

Dryland 15 21 .417

Light of Christ 15 21 .417

Salem UCC 12 21 .364

Farmersville 12 21 .364

Dryland (12-8 11in, 6-3) at

Light of Christ (5-3)

D - Butch Silfies 9-13, Earl Sigley 7-14, Larry Golick 6-15 cycle 2HR, Al Gilbert 5-13.