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Senior boys want to extend their season

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The eight seniors on the Northampton boys basketball team will look to extend their high school careers when they take on Liberty in a District XI 6A quarterfinal game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Easton.

The 14-8 K-Kids last played on Feb. 3 when they beat Central Catholic 71-45.

The #2 seeded Hurricanes boast an impressive resume, finishing the regular season at 18-4 with a 14-2 record in the EPC. They lost to Allen in the final of the EPC tournament.

Liberty’s star player...

Condomittis ready for wrestling postseason

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Jagger and Dagen Condomitti are continuing a long tradition of standout wrestling brothers for Northampton. They are both looking put their names on the wall of the Konkrete Kids’ wrestling room by becoming district champions this weekend.

Jagger, a junior and University of Nebraska commit, has already cemented his place in K-Kids’ lore by notching over 100 career match victories and scoring an unforgettable win over Beca’s Ryan Anderson, the nation’s #1 ranked 145-pound wrestler, in...

Girls looking to extend their season

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team will kickoff the defense of their District XI 6A title on Friday, when they play Pocono Mountain West at Pleasant Valley High School at 7:30 p.m.

The K-Kids claimed the #3 seed on the virtue of their 18-4 regular season record. They beat the sixth-seeded Panthers 50-32 on January 14 at Pocono Summit.

PM West has had an emotionally difficult season. Their 14-year head coach, Stacy Perryman, passed away on Jan. 20 after a two-year battle with...

Outdoors: A look at recent survey results

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates, the folks who do yearly surveys on hunting and fishing preferences, has released their recent Fall Hunter/Shooter Survey showing the most popular hunting, shooting equipment purchases by sportsmen and sports gals, and the species they pursued.

The panel, composed of hunters and shooters from across the country who volunteer to participate, track hunter/shooter participation and purchases.

The survey begins with the most popular species hunted. As expected...

Trades could impact LV

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The NHL trade deadline arrives on Monday. So, what does that have to do with the Phantoms? Possibly a lot.

When you make an addition via trade in sports, there’s a subtraction that goes with it and the subtraction could conceivably come from among the Phantoms roster. Of course, trades in the real sports world aren’t like the trades pulled off in the world of fantasy sports where “owners” just talk to a friend and work out some zillion-player blockbuster trade. In the real world,...

Boys will take on Liberty

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Heading into the PIAA District 11 Class 6A playoffs this weekend, Northampton’s boys’ basketball team believes they are peaking at the right time with six wins in their last seven games.

The Kids certainly will have a test ahead to prove it.

Seventh-seeded Northampton (14-8) will open against second-seeded Liberty (20-5) Saturday night at Easton High School with a 6 p.m. tipoff. Liberty recently has a 15-game winning streak snapped against Allen in the East Penn Conference...

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

The No. 1...

NHS girls fall to Freedom

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team was able to erase an 8-point halftime deficit and force overtime against Freedom in their EPC quarterfinal game on Friday, but eventually fell 57-50 to the Patriots.

The K-Kids had trouble stopping the balanced Freedom offense in the first period as three different Pates scored at least five points in the quarter on the way building a 21-14 lead.

Northampton got its act together in the beginning of the second quarter. The Kids cut the...

K-Kids honor their senior swimmers

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swimming and diving teams honored their senior swimmers during a home meet against Nazareth High School on Thursday evening.

Nine senior swimmers and their parents were recognized as Northampton head coach Cullen Mentzell conveyed some of the swimmers’ best team memories and plans for the future. In the end, both the boys and girls teams fell to Nazareth by scores of 95-73 and 89-80 respectively, but this evening was about more than the competition; it was...

Christman, K-Kids prep for districts

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Growing up, Northampton’s Jake Christman recalled playing point guard.

“I was a guard when I was younger,” said the Konkrete Kids’ senior. “It was a good fit for the then because I wasn’t as tall as I am now.

“But once I got to middle school, I started to grow.”

Ironically, point guard is the lone position Christman hasn’t played for the Kids. He arguably has been the team’s most versatile player over the past few years, playing every other position on the floor and...