Northampton Press

Sunday, January 26, 2020

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.

Schedule:

Round 1 (2 p.m.)

Weigh-ins: 1 p.m.

13th Place – PM East...

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).

Last year, Becahi was forced into the third place match,...

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...

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.

“They really like playing together, and they really don’t worry about what their record is. One of...

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.”

Among the highlights of the meet were new district championship qualifying times by Northampton’s Morgan Thomas...

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.

The Winter...

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...

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.

After the Kids put up the first 6 points of the second quarter...

Former Phantoms playing well for the Flyers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The NHL trading deadline is just over a month away on Feb. 24. This year’s deadline finds the Flyers in somewhat of a precarious position; they definitely need some help for their lineup, but they’re also up against the salary cap so they don’t have much wiggle room financially. Injuries – especially ones to Oskar Lindblom (bone cancer) and Nolan Patrick (chronic migraines) - have left a couple of holes in the lineup.

A saving grace for Philadelphia has been the play of a couple of...

Winter Classic set for January 25

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The annual Lehigh Valley Winter Classic will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Bethlehem Municipal rink located at 345 Illick’s Mill Rd, Bethlehem.

The Winter Classic is an all day ice hockey celebration with all the proceeds going to the SPHL (Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley) Polar Bears team. The event started back in 2014 and continues to grow, raising $3,000 its first year to a record $44,000-plus in 2019.

The event includes full regulation hockey games...