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Girls expect to be busy down the stretch

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

There's no such thing as continuity in this year's basketball season.

Just ask the Northampton girls.

It seems they play one game or two, then wham, the next game or two are postponed by the weather.

It happened again this week.

After losing to Central Catholic and bouncing back to down Pocono Mountain West, weather postponed the Konkrete Kids home game with Allen on Tuesday.

Now the Kids, who have already made up games with Holy Redeemer, Emmaus, and...

Boys win two recent meets

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton swim teams swept Central and split with Nazareth in recent meets.

Against the Vikings on Jan. 14, Rachel Pursell and Paige Knouse led the way with double victories and all three relay teams posted wins as well, and the girls cruised 123-56.

Pursell won the 200 IM in 2:26.64 and the 500 free in 5:33.87 while Knouse took the 50 free in 26.06 and the 100 free in 57.30.

The 200 medley relay team of Emma Steirer, Annalise Christy, Knouse and Kaitlyn Nemes won...

Kids Bobby Fehr wins Escape the Rock tourney

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bobby Fehr may look back at his Escape the Rock tournament title from last weekend as a moment where things finally clicked.

After posting an impressive 10-3 victory over Zak DePasquale of J.W. Robinson in the 160-pound championship Sunday night, Fehr may be primed for even bigger things as the season progresses to the final third of the calendar.

It marked the first tournament title Fehr has won in his four years at Northampton and the senior hopes that better things are on...

Nicholas enjoys time with Kids

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Every time he steps on a high school basketball court this winter, Tyler Nicholas truly can appreciate the moment.

Last season, Nicholas spent the winter playing for the Bath CYO program. It was a result of being cut from a program for the second time in his playing career. He was one of the final cuts of the NHS program last winter and was also cut in eighth grade.

This time around -like the last Nicholas knew he would be back. Nicholas didn't play with the high school team...

Girls rebound with a victory over Freedom

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

After losing three straight Lehigh Valley Conference games, the Konkrete Kids rebounded with 48-38 victory over visitor Freedom Tuesday.

"We needed this," said Northampton head coach Jeff Jacksits as his Northampton girls basketball team improved to 2-4 in the LVC and 5-6 overall. "It was like a football game, lots of bumping and rolling on the floor chasing loose balls.

"But we got a lot of contributions off the bench. We had four girls out with sicknesses (Ali Reppert, Erica...

View from the top

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Growing up, Piefka Stonewall usually didn't mind being one of or the tallest student in his class. When he started playing basketball, Stonewall needed to deal with a constant adjustment of playing in the post.

Now in his senior season as a member of the Kids' basketball program, the 6-foot 6 inch Stonewall has acclimated himself well to his surroundings as he is ready to take his game to a new level.

"Last year, I really started to feel comfortable with everything," said...

Kids down Emmaus

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Last season, Emmaus downed Northampton during the regular season only to have the Konkrete Kids come back and knock them out of the district tournament.

This season, it was Northampton picking up the regular season win by a 42-23 score last week. The night's highlight was senior Zach Valley picking up his 100th career win when he needed just 1:20 to pin Jake Alcaro at 126 pounds.

Ironically, Valley's historic win came on Alumni Night at Emmaus High School when the team saluted...

Hockey team continues to fight for berth

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

At this point of the season, Northampton hockey coach Brian Ruff and his players will take what is given them in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) this season.

It hasn't been a typical season for the defending Non-Pure division champions. With the LVSHL adopting a one-league format of eight teams, having the top four make the postseason, Northampton appeared to be a lock to make another title run, likely facing former perennial Pure Division champion Parkland for the...

Valley looks toward win 101

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton senior Zach Valley recorded his 100th career win last week in fashion that produced a perfect exclamation to his centennial feat.

A first period pin over Emmaus' Jake Alcaro in 1:20 added Valley to the long list of Northampton wrestlers to top the century mark.

But it's victory 101 that Valley was looking forward to more than anything as the K-Kids took on Bethlehem Catholic last night.

Valley, who has now dropped down to 126-pounds on the season, was...

Kids top P-burg

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head hockey coach Brian Ruff has been searching all season long for solutions to his team's season-long slump.

The defending Non-Pure division champions won just one of their first nine and the normal prolific scoring machine had trouble putting the puck in the net as they were the third-lowest scoring team in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

Ruff and his staff were perplexed by his team's status and didn't have any new possible solutions on the...