Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Zwolenik seeing a bigger role

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As a sophomore, Evan Zwolenik threw 16.1 innings for Northampton in a limited role.

However, the lefthander picked up an important, late-season victory over Liberty, helping the Kids keep pace to qualify for districts.

This season, Zwolenik would be cast in a bigger role. And the junior certainly has been a headliner.

Zwolenik recently tossed a complete-game, eight-inning, six-hitter in the Kids’ 3-2 win over Nazareth, marking their seventh straight victory (7-2).

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Volleyball team splits two recent games

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team had a pair of away matches last week.

On Thursday, they went to Allen and scored a straight-set victory over the Canaries. On Monday night, they traveled to Freedom and dropped a four-set match to the 8-2 Patriots, 26-24, 25-13, 23-25, 25-17.

The split moved the Kids’ record to 6-4 on the season and pushed them one win closer to the nine required for district playoff qualification.

Northampton is still in search of a signature win...

Girls continue to win

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

After couple of mercy rule wins up north, 22-5 over East Stroudsburg South and 12-2 over Pleasant Valley, the Northampton softball team returned to the Lehigh Valley to take on the 6-2 Freedom Patriots Monday.

Not even the gale force winds at Freedom could blow the Kids off course as they took care of business with an 8-1 victory and secured a district playoff spot with their 10th win of the season.

The game started out as a pitchers’ duel as a Maddie Biechy double in the...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel win

Led by Philadelphia Union players Kacper Przybylko and Fabinho, Bethlehem Steel FC handed Charleston Battery their first loss of 2019 with a 3-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday evening.

The home side made their presence known at the beginning of the first half when midfielder Michee Ngalina played in Zach Zandi who had his shot blocked by a Battery defender.

Steel FC continued to apply pressure on the visitors as Zandi sent Faris down the left side,...

Kids track splits with Eastburg South

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton track team split with East Stroudsburg South in a meet last week held on April 10. The boys won 82-68 while the girls fell 80.5-69.5.

The boys were led by their performances in the running events. Tyrese Brandon was first in the 100 while Brandon Kitz took the 400 and Dalton Domchek was first in the 800. Evan Gillette won the 1600 and Vince Gallagher took care of business in the 3200.

All three NHS relay teams took first as well.

Aaron Marth was first in...

Pigs start off the 2019 season strong

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces.

Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers. Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

The success of the team seems to be...

Kids represented on top performance list

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its top track and field performances last week for meets to that point in the season.

A number of Northampton athletes appear on the list.

Four girls appear on the first edition of the list. Georgia Wiswesser

For the boys, Dalton Domchek is fourth in the 400 even with his time of 2:03.0.

Georgia Wiswesser is fourth in the 3200 with a time of 11:58.5. In the high jump, Brooke Rockovits is tied for fourth in with a 5-1. Mikayla...

Outdoors: An update on local fishing action

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Trout fishing is tops on the local fishing menu, but following a close second and third are shad and stripers.

Chris’ Bait & Tackle in Mertztown reports good trout action in all area streams thanks to recent stockings. At Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County, the crappie action died down and the overall bite is slow. At Blue Marsh Lake, anglers are doing really good on catch-and-release bass using large shiners. Crappie guys are also doing well there and picking up quite a...

Demchak preaches team before yourself

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In the future, Gabby Demchak has aspirations about being a teacher and coach. She currently enjoys tutoring students in her spare time.

For Demchak, it is the perfect fit.

The senior has the ultimate player/coach for the Konkrete Kids’ basketball and softball programs.

Her teammates and coaches certainly can attest to it.

“She’s the glue that every team needs to be successful,” said Kids’ head coach Kristy Henritzy. “She has a connection with every player and...

Rivalry series honor local teams

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be celebrating local school districts and communities in the all-new St. Luke’s Rivalry Series.

Multiple schools will be celebrating their pride with classmates, alumni and friends throughout the opening month at Coca-Cola Park.

These communities will be able to show off their school pride as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play each of their scheduled games.

Tickets start at $8 and the first 250 purchasers from each school will receive a T-...