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NHS to host seminar

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers.

It used to be that batting averages, points per game or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars. Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It's called the grade point average.

The days of athletes dreaming to "Be Like Mike" and parents' dreams of having it pay for an education and a lucrative future for their child-student-athlete have vastly changed over the last...

Sterner's goal was always team wins

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For Leandra Sterner, it's all about playing the game and winning, too.

That's the way it has been for the recently graduated Northampton senior since the days of her early youth. Sterner's spirited attitude has driven her to new personal heights as well as raised the bar for teammates from each of the three sports she participated as a Konkrete Kid the past four seasons.

Her efforts this year helped her gain the Northampton Press Athlete of the Year Award. It was the second...

Bath wins title

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bath swept their way through the NORCO Legion postseason and are now trying to stay alive in the Region 2 American Legion Baseball Tournament.

After sweeping the Birches in two games and finishing the series with a 5-4 victory last week to win the NORCO crown, Bath focused their efforts on regionals, which started with a loss.

Norchester dealt the local champions a 4-3 loss in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament last weekend to pit them in the losers bracket...

Gaye a budding star at Northampton

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Sam Gaye has only lived in the United States for two years, but the impact he made at Northampton will last for years.

The Ivory Coast born Gaye, spent most of his childhood living throughout Africa, moving to Ghana at six-years-old before his family moved to war-torn Liberia in 2008.

In June of 2012, Gaye stepped on United States soil when his mother married an American, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Gaye took the Lehigh Valley Conference by storm last fall in...

Kids win two at SportsFest

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With their continued improved play during the summer, Northampton's boys' basketball team continues to grow optimism toward the upcoming winter season.

The Konkrete Kids recently finished play in the Allentown Sportsfest Tournament with an overall 2-1 record, earning impressive victories over Philadelphia-based Ben Franklin as well as Saucon Valley and losing a heart-breaking game to Reading. The Kids also just missed advancing to the sweet sixteen of the tournament due to their point...

Boys post a 3-2 mark

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head boys' basketball coach Coy Stampone continues to be pleased with the ongoing progress of his team as they take steps toward their upcoming season.

The Konkrete Kids recently participated in the annual and prestigious Stellar Tournament, one that draws recognized programs from the greater Lehigh and Delaware Valleys.

Northampton advanced into Sunday's play after a big win over perennial power Allentown Central Catholic before they were eliminated by Easton in a...

Lehigh Twp. makes playoffs, Moore just short

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Lehigh Township Connie Mack team is headed to the playoffs.

While games were rained out Monday, things are expected to get under way Tuesday - if the weather permits.

LT will take on Nazareth in a best-of-three series. The winner will advance to states.

"One thing that I love with this team is they are fighters," said first-year head coach Tom Onusconich. "We have had nine, one-run games with us being on the losing end six times. But these kids, they don't give up. I...

Bath, Birches in NorCo Legion finals

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

One area team remains alive in the NORCO Legion playoff race, as Bath opened the championship finals Tuesday night against the Birches and came away with a 13-1 victory.

The Wanderers, who had a 1-0 lead in their series over the Birches, lost in three games Sunday evening, losing both contests on Sunday to fall in the series 2-1 and end their season at 14-10.

Bath head coach Alex Specht wasn't sure if he wanted to see the Wanderers in the finals, but is happy his team has been...

Grand Slam Combine helps with learning fundamentals

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by KATYA HRICHAK Special to the Press in Sports

The 2014 Grand Slam Baseball Combine, sponsored by St. Luke's Sports Performance, Chandler Bats and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, was held at Coca-Cola Park July 9.

There were 98 boys from approximately 60 schools in attendance. To accurately judge the athletes against their peers, three age groups were formed this year: ages 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18.

"The number-one focus of the program is we really hope to educate our youth baseball players in the community about the values of...

outdoors

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As we're in the height of the vacation season, it's also a time when homes get burglarized since the bad guys seem to know when there's no activity at a residence. And because of this, and if you're an outdoor sportsman who owns a variety of hunting and personal protection firearms, they need to be secured in a safe.

For many years I procrastinated about buying a safe. But in today's world, and if you own firearms or are concerned about a fire at your residence, a safe is a good...