Northampton Press

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Former Pigs come home

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you like seeing former IronPigs players, this homestand has been a good opportunity for you to see some old friends.

The Buffalo Bisons have former Phillies pitching prospect Jacob Waguespack on their roster and they were followed in by the Syracuse Mets with infielder Danny Espinosa on their roster.

Waguespack got the start for Buffalo on Sunday and was hit for five earned runs in five innings of work. The outing wasn’t typical for what Waguespack has done for the Bisons...

Kids rebound to beat Emmaus

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Northampton, their 13-game winning streak was a major accomplishment this season.

Beating Emmaus Monday was even bigger.

The Konkrete Kids took another giant step toward gaining more respectability when they edged Emmaus, 4-3, Monday afternoon. Two days prior, the Kids (14-3) had their winning streak snapped in a 5-4 loss to Parkland. They began the season with consecutive losses to Parkland and Emmaus.

“We knew we had to split with Parkland and Emmaus,” said head...

Volleyball looks to make a push

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

In the Northampton boys volleyball match against Parkland on Tuesday night, the Kids outscored the Trojans 105 points to 92. Unfortunately, the match is decided by the number of sets won and Parkland had the edge 3-2. The set scores were (Northampton points first) 25-14, 23-25, 18-25, 25-12, 14-16.

The Kids opened the match by playing their best set of the season. “They came out laser focused in the match and in warmups,” said head coach Sue Arndt.

Northampton got out to an...

Softball falls to Parkland, rebounds vs. EHS

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton softball team went to Parkland Saturday night looking to sweep the Trojans and establish themselves as the favorites in the EPC and the district.

The Kids struggled to produce any offense, managing just a pair of two-out singles in the 5th inning, as they fell 5-0.

Parkland scratched out an unearned run in the 1st when they turned a walk, an error, and a fielder’s choice into the game’s first score.

Maddie Biechy kept the Trojans hitless through the first...

EPC releases top performance lists

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference released another track and field top performance list last week.

In the long jump the Kids Victoria Keenan holds the top spot with a 17-7.5 this season.

Brooke Rockovits is tied for fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-1. She is also fourth in the long jump with a 17-5. Mikayla Davidson is tied for third in the pole vault clearing 10-00.

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Northampton’s track team split with Pocono Mountain East April 25 with the girls winning 94-56 and...

Lacrosse teams look to find more wins

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

For Northampton’s lacrosse teams, putting wins together has been a struggle this season, but staying competitive is what they can hope for as the 2019 season rapidly approaches its conclusion.

The girls team is 2-13 coming into the week, with their lone victories coming against Northwestern, but head coach Paige Hoffman is still pleased with the progress.

“Our team is coming together,” said Hoffman. “Last week’s games were tough but competitive and the girls definitely finished...

track bests

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Northampton’s track team split with Pocono Mountain East April 25 with the girls winning 94-56 and the boys falling 90-60.

For the girls, Raine Korpic took the 100 and 200 events while Amber Poniktera won the 800, Georgia Wiswesser the 1600 and Magen Perelli won the 3200.

Northampton’s 400 relay team took first and is made up of Victoria Keenan, Kelly Tita, Cassandra and Korpics.

Brooke Rockovits was another double winner, taking the long jump and triple jump.

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Boys see streak end vs. Trojans

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northampton’s Konkrete Kids put together the longest winning streak for the school since 1990 when they rattled off 13-straight wins after opening the season with two-straight losses, including being no-hit in the season opener against Parkland.

Unfortunately, it was Parkland (13-3 overall, 12-1 EPC) that ended their run when they downed Northampton 5-4, recently.

The winning run scored on a disputed play in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jeremy Piatkewicz scored after a...

EPC releases second track and field top performance list

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its second top track and field performance list for the 2019 season.

Northampton is well-represented on the list with five different K-Kids appearing in the top-five.

The girls have four, including Georgia Wiswesser with the fourth-best time in the 3200, Brooke Rockovits, who is fifth in the high jump, Mikayla Davidson, who is tied for third in the pole vault, and Reia Sanchez who is fifth in the javelin.

On the boys side, Dalton Domchek...

Softball blanked by Easton

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Following mercy rule wins over Dieruff (12-2) and East Stroudsburg North (22-1), the 12-1 Konkrete Kids softball team took on the 7-5 Easton Red Rovers on Tuesday afternoon in Northampton.

After scoring 15 runs in the first inning the day before, the Kids’ bats went silent as they only managed 3 hits, all singles. Easton went home a 6-0 winner.

“We just didn’t hit the ball today and I don’t feel they were focused,” said head coach Kristy Henritzy. “That happens to good teams...