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Four wrestlers head to states

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bobby Fehr has accomplished one of the goals he had set for himself in the second half of the wrestling season.

Knocking off Whitehall's Matt Bonshak was a hurdle he's done twice over the past two weeks at districts and most recently at last weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament.

Fehr took care of Bonshak by a 6-2 decision in the semifinals, but couldn't take care of another thorn in his side in the finals against Easton's Evan Disora.

The Easton senior pulled out a...

Blue Mt. League names Hall of Fame members

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Blue Mountain Baseball League Hall of Fame inducted four new members at their 29th annual banquet back in October.

The banquet was held at the Holy Family Sick and Relief Hall, with about 100 guests in attendance.

The Hall of Fame presented their 13th annual Scholar Athlete Award to Aaron Cook, a graduate of Palmerton High School, who is currently continuing his studies at Penn State University.

Also recognized was the 1972 Bethlehem Red Sox championship team, which...

Not-so-smooth transition

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For most coaches, growth in a basketball team and normally every other sport isn't totally measured in the amount of wins and losses in a season. Northampton head boys' basketball coach Coy Stampone has long been a proponent of the adage, and the first-year coach has a first-hand experience of its effects this winter.

Stampone took over the reins of the program in late May and already knew the cards might be stacked against him. He didn't have sufficient enough time to devise his own...

Three wrestlers earn silver medals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Three Northampton wrestlers reached the finals at last week's District 11 3A tournament, but all came up short in bids to claim gold.

Michael Scheetz (103), Zach Valley (120) and Bobby Fehr (160) fell in the finals, but represented the program well, as Northampton finished sixth overall in the team standings with 103 points.

The K-Kids advanced six wrestlers to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament at Liberty and head coach Seth Lisa was pleased for the most part with...

Kids part of contest

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports is letting the fans choose the best high school sports mascot in the country, from the Auks in Delaware to the Zizzers in Missouri.

The contest begans at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and will end at 3 p.m. March 25.

The USA TODAY HSS staff has chosen 255 of the nation's most unique high school mascots - five per state and one from Washington D.C., with voting on the state round running from Feb. 25 to March 5. Among those selected were the Northampton...

Four Kids sign dotted line

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Four Northampton student-athletes signed the dotted line last week to solidify their future college destinations.

And as much as moving away from home means for many prospective students, three out of the four K-Kids at last Wednesday's signing will be staying together in Philadelphia.

Softball star Tori Gollie, field hockey's tandem of Emily Nonnemacher and Megan Tiwold, along with state qualifying golfer Evan Notaro all made things official last week.

Gollie, a 2011...

Kids head to playoffs

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Brian Ruff finally believes he has it all figured out.

The veteran head coach of the Northampton hockey entry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League has watched his club uncharacteristically not play up to their capability throughout most of the season.

Ironically, however, the Kids basically have maintained their hold on first place in the LVSHL Non-Pure Division with a 9-6-1 record (19 points). They will enter the first round of the one-game elimination upcoming...

G.I.O. soccer expo to debut at Sands

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say if you build it, they will come.

In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.

Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.

The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and...

PMW knocks out NHS

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

The season is over, and all-in-all, it wasn't a bad year.

Although the Northampton Konkrete Kids' record was 11-13, Coach Jeff Jacksits' girls finished with a flurry for a respectful season.

"The girls didn't quit," Jacksits would say after Friday's 46-38 loss to District 11's top seed Pocono Mountain West in the Class 4A tourney.

'The girls didn't quit' could well be said for the whole season, which started with only four wins in the Kids' first 15 games.

But a...

Girls top Mounties

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Coach Jeff Jacksits said earlier this year, "when our shots drop we can beat anybody."

And that's exactly what happened Tuesday night when his Konkrete Kids routed Stroudsburg 52-25 in a District 11 playoff opener.

His Kids hit on 11 field goals in the first period and three more in the second period as Northampton took a 34-11 halftime lead and coasted into District 11's next round, Friday night.

With all-Lehigh valley Conference first teamer Leandra Sterner and senior...