Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cheerleaders to compete at states

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

For the first time in school history, Northampton High School cheerleaders will compete in the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships after winning the silver medal in the small division at the District XI Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships last Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

“I am beyond proud of them,” said Northampton coach Lauren Sniscak. “This is a huge accomplishment.”

That huge accomplishment held even more meaning for the Konkrete...

Northampton girls top Whitehall

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

It was almost the perfect storm.

The Northampton girls basketball team battled rust, illness, and a red-hot shooting performance by Whitehall, but the K-Kids hung on for a 52-47 victory on Jan. 9.

Victoria Keenan scored 21 points and Jenna Rogers added 20 to lead Northampton. The two teams combined to make 14 3-pointers in the game, with Keenan sinking five.

Head Coach Jeff Jacksits was unsure of how his team would start the game. The K-Kids had a full week off since...

Two Phantoms make all-star team

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When you talk about the best players on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season, there isn’t much debate. Defenseman T.J. Brennan and winger Danick Martel would be the consensus best of the best for Lehigh Valley. Both were recognized by the AHL when they were named to the Atlantic Division All-Star Team. This year’s AHL All-Star Classic will be played in Utica on Jan. 29, with the skills competition taking place the day before the game.

Brennan, from Moorestown, New Jersey, will play...

Kids win Parkland Duals; prep for Escape the Rock

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

If Northampton turned a corner at the Parkland Winter Duals over the weekend, the Kids picked a good time to kick-start their season in the new year.

Northampton went 5-0 last weekend featuring wins over Exeter, Delaware Valley, Cumberland Valley, Council Rock South and Parkland to push their season mark to 7-2 heading into Thursday’s dual meet with lowly touted Pocono Mountain West before the team heads to the Escape the Rock tournament this weekend at Council Rock South.


Outdoors: Record bow buck taken in PA

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania has a new record book bow buck. The 13-point typical buck was arrowed on Oct. 24, 2017 by Ron Shaulis of West Newton, Pa., on public land in Westmoreland County.

The new record buck had a net score of 185-4/8 that surpassed the previous record holder that scored 178-2/8, which was taken in Allegheny County in 2004.

According to Bob D’Angelo, PGC Big-Game Record Scorer and B&C official scorer, the rack was symmetrical and lost only 7 7/8-inches in side-to-side...

K-Kids looking to keep up momentum

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton took a major step with a recent win, but the Konkrete Kids know there are plenty of other hurdles ahead.

The Kids traveled to Parkland Jan. 3 and they knocked off the Trojans, 71-64, to raise their overall record to 6-3 and 2-3 in the East Penn Conference.

It not only was a timely win, but it also was an emotional one over a longtime staple of the league.

Cory Weisenberger had a game-high 25 points, Aidan Elwood had 23, and Mike Torres added 10 for the Kids,...

Boys win Salisbury tourney

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After they successfully defended their tournament title at Salisbury, Northampton’s boys’ basketball team is hoping history doesn’t repeat itself.

Off the tournament last season, the Konkrete Kids dropped games to Parkland, Allen, and Phillipsburg, dousing any momentum they incurred.

This time around, though, head coach Coy Stampone believes they use the tournament title as a springboard with Parkland and Allen looming this week.

The Konkrete Kids’ Aidan Ellwood was...

Liberty takes Holiday Classic crown

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

When Damen Moyer claps his hands at the center of the mat, it usually means good things. And those good things could have been heard across Bethlehem when Moyer put an exclamation point on a hallmark two days of wrestling for the Hurricanes at their own Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic.

Moyer’s fall over Blue Mountain’s Nate Stine in 4:32 of last Friday’s 195-pound finals gave all the Liberty faithful something to clap about, as the Hurricanes came away with three champions and...

Girls unbeaten in EPC

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team has been shooting to win this season. At almost the halfway part of the year, the girls are sitting with a 7-1 overall record, and a 4-0 EPC mark in a season that has been highlighted with triumphant battle stories.

Perhaps no story was more noteworthy this season than the nail-bitter, overtime win over Nazareth Dec. 22. The Northampton–Nazareth game seemed to exemplify the type of season it has been so far for the girls as it was another chance...

Whitehall’s Barkley declares for NFL Draft

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) was unanimously selected to the NCAA Consensus All-America team, becoming the 42nd student-athlete in program history to earn the honor. Barkley is also the 14th player to be a unanimous selection.

“I would like to start off by saying thank you so much for all of the memories that you have helped create over the last three years, whether it be on the football field, in school or in the community,” Barkley said. “I am forever grateful to...