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LVIAC scholar athletes announced

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes last month at Moravian College.

Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Bethlehem Catholic's Bridget Smith was the only representative to take home two awards during the morning ceremony, as she won honors in girls' soccer and girls' basketball.


Kids play in Lions Classic

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

With both the boys and girls soccer seasons in the fall for the first time this year, the 32nd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was played nearly six months after the final kick for many of these local high school area players.

The Mountain Valley Conference/Colonial League boys gave up three goals in losing 3-0 to the Lehigh Valley Conference all-stars. The girls teams tied 2-2 in a rain shortened game. Both games were played last Sunday afternoon at Whitehall High School.


Northampton, Lehigh Twp. hope depth problem solved

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Chemistry, according to head coach Mike Bodnar, will be among one of the key ingredients toward the success of the Northampton entry in the Northampton County Legion (NORCO) this summer.

Bodnar believes it is highly possible, mainly due to the merger with Lehigh Township's team this year. With both teams suffering depth problems throughout last year's season, the newly formed Northampton teams should loom as a favorite in the hunt for the postseason.

"We decided to merge the...

NHS softball team gets extra day off

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note: Wednesday's game with Parkland now comes after Northampton Press deadlines.

Rain, rain, go away. Sally and her girls want to play.

Sally is Coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan and her girls are the Northampton softball team.

The second-seed Konkrete Kids were slated to play No. 3 seed Parkland in the District 11 semifinals Tuesday, but rain washed it out.

Instead the Kids (20-2) and the Trojans (16-5) were to try again Wednesday night in the first game of a...

DeCesaris medals at Ship

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

This time of year for high school seniors gets emotional.

With finals, graduation, and college decisions, there are a lot of doors opening and closing for the budding youth of America. For two Konkrete Kids in particular they saw one more thing end last week and that was their high school track and field careers.

Kory DeCesaris and Alec Lederer are seniors who are moving on to another chapter in their lives after spending the last four roaming the halls of Northampton Area High...

Offseason work led to Rybitski's rise

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Geoff Rybitski plans to return to Bethlehem's Sand Island in a few weeks for the same summer job he had last year.

He is also optimistic the two-month stint can provide the same benefits it did for him last year.

As a result of both playing, working, and instructing last summer, Rybitski believed his summer gig helped him advance his high school career, one that proved to be a recently concluded senior season with the Konkrete Kids.

Rybitsky, the team's...

Lions All Star Classic announces schedule, players

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game...

Article By: NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

For landowners who are reluctant to allow hunting on their property, Senate Bill 648 sponsored by Pennsylvania Senator Alloway, now protects them from liability for actions of others.

The Bill received final passage on May 8 by a vote of 49-0. It amends the Game and Wildlife Code (Title 34) to ensure landowners who allow hunting on their property to not be subject to prosecution for Code violations committed by the hunters whom the landowner has allowed to hunt. The Bill also states...

Off to states Lederer, DeCesaris will make trip to Ship

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Sprinting down the red, rubber track, breathing heavily as he pumps his arms trying to propel himself forward, Alec Lederer sees no one ahead of him. As he heads into the final straightaway toward the coveted destination of the finish line, the senior realizes no one is around him. With each stride closer to the finish line, the crowd at Blue Mountain High School cheered louder and louder until he embarked on a golden opportunity.

The East Stroudsburg University-bound Lederer took 9:...

Girls open with Pottsville

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"We have the right attitude and I know we have the ability," Sally Whittaker-Kahan said Tuesday.

The "we" is her Northampton softball team, which has been idle since losing to Emmaus in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals on Monday a week ago.

Now the Konkrete Kids, who are seeded second in the District 11 4A playoffs, are getting ready for Pottsville.

Pottsville, a Schuylkill League entry, knocked off Nazareth 5-2 Tuesday in first-round play and visits Northampton...