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NHS in top-five at district wrestling

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Zach Valley and Bobby Fehr both got the district gold medals they coveted over the weekend at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium. Valley topped Easton's Evan Fidelibus 7-5 in the 126-pound champion ship, while Fehr (160) scored a convincing 8-2 decision over Nazareth's Ricky Fornaciari.

It was the first district championship for both seniors, as it helped Northampton grab a fourth-place finish with 127 points in the team standings.

The K-Kids advanced six wrestlers to this weekend's...

Kids give their all in loss to Parkland

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head hockey coach Brian Ruff and his club recently walked away from a 5-4 loss to Parkland in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) championship game without any regrets.

"What a great hockey game," boasted Ruff. "It was the best losing game I have ever been involved with. It was just back and forth all night, and it truly was a game that neither team deserved to lose."

The Kids, who entered the contest on a five-game winning streak, rallied back from...

Tough loss for girls vs. PHS

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

It was a nail-biter at the end as Parkland edged Northampton 45-43 Tuesday night in a District 11 Class 4A semifinal game at Allen.

The Trojans' Nadine Ewald sank a layup on a backdoor screen to snap a 43-43 tie with six seconds remaining to wrap up the win.

But, all is not lost as the Konkrete Kids are still alive for a spot in the PIAA state tournament and will face Pleasant Valley Friday night at Stroudsburg at 6 p.m. Pleasant Valley lost to top-seeded Pocono Mountain West...

Football banquet to be held

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter is holding the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

The main speaker this year is Lehigh coach Andy Coen. Ticket price is $30.

Northampton Area High School

Nicholas David Cook

A 6-1, 160-pound quarterback and defensive back, he ranks 45 out of 418 students. He is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member and...

Laubach wins vs. lsu

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Penn State softball team turned in another split effort on last Monday evening, falling to No. 21 LSU, 11-3, in five innings in game one before upsetting the Tigers 6-5 in the second game. With the win, first year head coach Amanda Lehotak earns her first victory over a ranked opponent.

Freshman Shelby Miller (Sugar Land, Texas) led the team in hits between the two contests, going 3-for-6 with two RBIs while freshman Marlaina Laubach (Northampton) turned in another winning...

NHS boys have Kids first winning season since 2007

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys varsity swim team ended the 2013-2014 season on high note last Wednesday evening as they clinched their first winning season in seven years with a record of 8-5 overall and 5-5 in the Lehigh Valley conference.

Despite a loss to Easton at home on last week on senior night, this season marks the first winning record Northampton swimming has achieved since the girls team posted a winning season since the winter of 2007.

In their final meet of the season, both...

Girls wait another day

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

It took all of Northampton's 22 games to get a berth in the District 11 Girls Class 4A basketball tournament, which was to start Tuesday.

But, the Kids still had to wait an extra day to play their pigtail round game with East Stroudsburg South. Coach Jeff Jacksits' team was to play the Cavaliers Tuesday but the game was postponed by snow and rescheduled for Wednesday - which is after Press deadlines.

Northampton went into the home game with an 11-11 record, while ESS was 12-11...

Hockey team makes playoffs

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For Northampton, it has been all about timing in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League.

The Kids, who started slowly in the revamped LVSHL that will have one division instead of two, won their fifth-consecutive game Tuesday night and clinched a playoff spot in the process with a commanding 8-1 victory over Liberty/Southern Lehigh.

Derrick Wruble and Anthony Belsky has two goals apiece in the crucial victory that also was their fifth in their last six games and evened their...

Committee makes decision on Palisades coach

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 brought the hammer down on the Palisades wrestling program Sunday morning during a special hearing to discuss the sanctions and punishment against head coach Omar Porrata following the team's decision to forfeit the entire match against Bethlehem Catholic on Jan. 30, in the District 11 2A team tournament.

During Sunday's meeting, the district committee cited Porrata's actions as "unsportsmanlike" and agreed with Palisades School District's decision to suspend Porrata for...

Zach Valley, Bobby Fehr eye gold

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's wrestling team is shooting for a top-five finish at this weekend's District 11 3A wrestling tournament.

The action will take place Friday and Saturday at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium, as the K-Kids gear up for the individual part of the season which should bear the most fruit for them.

"We have a good chance to be in the top five," said head coach Seth Lisa. "I thought we've done a good job in all the tournaments we've been in this year, so we're hoping that this...