Northampton Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Girls win Throwdown

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team had a very productive summer season, and the hope is that translates into even more success this winter.

The girls went 8-3 in the Central Catholic League, were 7-0 in at a University of North Carolina camp, and, most recently, won the A-town Throwdown last week at Alton Park when they knocked of Bethlehem Catholic in the finals, 38-29.

“It was a good summer record-wise,” said head coach Jeff Jacksits.

While wins and losses don’t...

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel fights back for tie

Trailing by a goal, Bethlehem Steel FC fought back with a second-half strike to extend its unbeaten streak at home to eight, drawing North Carolina FC, 1-1.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem provided the equalizing strike, offsetting a first half goal from North Carolina FC’s Marcel Kandziora. The goal was Najem’s second as a member of Steel FC and the fourth of his USL career. On the tying goal, Steel FC rookie Drew Skundrich collected his...

Northampton Legion moves on to regionals

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar didn’t want to see history repeat itself.

Unfortunately, it did.

Nazareth shutout Northampton in consecutive games to capture the Northampton County Legion (NORCO) title in a best-of-three series. Northampton suffered the same fate to Hellertown last year in the championship round.

“The same thing happened again,” said Bodnar. “Maybe the pressure gets to them. They stop doing what they have been doing the whole year.”

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Outdoors: PF&BC deliver over 15,000 fingerlings

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission transported 15,800 brown and brook trout fingerlings from their Bellefonte Hatchery to the Lil’ Le-Hi Trout Nursery, located on Fish Hatchery Road in Allentown.

The latter is often referred to by many as the Lil’ Le-Hi fish hatchery, but it’s really not. A hatchery, by definition, hatches baby trout from eggs while a nursery receives the baby fish, feeds them and takes care of them while they grow to legal size to be stocked...

A-town event sees 16 teams

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School’s girls’ basketball team won the A-town Throwdown Divaz Varsity Tournament this past weekend after defeating Bethlehem Catholic in the final, 38-29.

The tournament included 16 girls’ varsity teams, some from the Lehigh Valley, others from the Poconos, New Jersey, and even Harrisburg.

“We’ve got some diversity, and it’s been competitive so far,” said girls’ games coordinator Terrence Bomar. “Everything is on schedule. That first year of changing an event...

Lehigh Valley Keystone baseball team announced

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Keystone State games are slated to start next week from July 25-30.

It will be another summer installment for the Lehigh Valley baseball entry, as they look to continue their success at the tournament over recent memory after taking the silver medal in the Scholastic Division a year ago.

The complete schedule for the tournament will be released later this week, but listed below is the complete roster for this year’s team.

Note: there are no Junior Division teams in...

Moore knocks off Northampton

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Moore Township Connie Mack baseball has plenty of momentum heading into this weekend’s state playoffs.

Since losing to Emmaus on June 13, the Red Hawks have won eight of their last nine games and out-scored opponents 72-25. The lone 2-1 loss came in the Lehigh Valley semifinals to Northeast Bethlehem.

Moore Township defeated Northern Valley and Northampton in the Lehigh Valley playoffs to qualify for states.

Starting pitcher Ryan Kovach struck out five and threw a...

Kids don’t advance but take positive steps

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Despite winning two of their three games, Northampton’s boys’ basketball team didn’t advance to the round of 16 in the recent A-town Throwdown at Allentown’s Cedar Beach. A point differential kept them out.

But the Konkrete Kids took another major step to establishing a new presence this winter with the loss of Aidan Ellwood and Cory Weisenberger.

“Overall, we played well,” said assistant coach Matt Scholl, who is in charge of the Kids summer program. “We’re working to...

Legion team on to next round

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton was looking for the right combination of pitching and hitting.

For the most part, they have had it.

Their pitching, however, has been the most consistent component of the two. Yet in the first two games of the Northampton County (NORCO) Legion Playoffs, third-seeded Northampton had the perfect combination.

They had their way with East Stroudsburg in sweeping the best-of-three series. Northampton won the first, 13-4 Monday night, and followed...

Moore moves on to states

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In a roller coaster type of a season, Moore Township is looking to get to the crest of the hill in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) postseason.

Moore began the playoffs as the seventh seed in 12-team bracket. They knocked off 11th-seeded Northern Valley, 9-4 Monday night, in the opening round of the playoffs.

Tyler Antonis had a big night as he struck out seven over four innings and also had a pair of hits to go along with three RBIs. Austin Druckenmiller also had a pair of...