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Summer season ends for NHS

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northampton girls' basketball team had their backs against the wall before the SportsFest "American Arch" Girls Basketball Tournament began exactly two weeks ago.

After graduating six senior players from last year's team, the Konkrete Kids had just two seniors dressed for play during SportsFest.

Additionally, the Konkrete Kids were paired up against Dunmore, last season's champion of the tournament, on Friday to kick off their tournament run. Following a 49-31 loss, the...

Blast Crowned Co-Champs

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The East Allen Township Blast played in the Parkland Youth league in the Biddy Division. They finished the regular season with a record of 10-2. In the playoffs the team defeated Laurys Station and Hamilton Park Blue to go to the championship. East Allen played Orefield in the championship on June 25 in Coplay. On top of it being a championship game, the contest went extra innings and was tied 3-3 in the top of the 8th when lighting struck. The game was called and both teams were crowned co-...

Three LV football programs make top 20 list

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley schools made Max Preps' Top 20 Most Dominant Football Programs in Pennsylvania.

You can probably assume which three schools made the list, as all three are Class 4A opponents, with Liberty, Parkland and Easton heading the list of teams across the state to be selected since the Max Preps era started in 2004.

The Hurricanes head the list with the highest ranking, coming in at 10th overall. Teams are allotted points through Max Preps' computer system, based on...

LVHFE set for Aug. 23-24

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

While most outdoor sportsmen shows are held during the freezing months of January and February, the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza (LVHFE) is held in August when fall fishing begins to heat up and hunting seasons are forthcoming.

This year the show opens Aug. 23-24 at Kempton Fairgrounds, one day shorter than in the past to allow distant vendors sufficient time to set up their booths and attractions.

And because it's a true outdoor show, it's the only show to...

Bath Legion ousted by Norchester in regionals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been a long summer for Bath's Legion team and it finally came to an end last week in the Region 2 American Legion Baseball Tournament.

The locals fell to Norchester 9-0 last Wednesday to lose their second game of the double-elimination tournament, as both of their losses came by the hands of Norchester and their talented right-handed pitcher Steve Muscovitch.

Muscovitch led Norchester to a 4-3 victory over Bath in both teams' opening game of the tournament and he ended...

25 years later TOC still strong

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In more than one capacity in his sports circles, Eric Snyder has seen it all and also has wondered how the time has flown.

Along with leading as Catty's head boys' basketball for more than 20 years, Snyder has seen the equal range of truths and consequences as director of the town's annual Tournament of Champions.

This summer, the tournament, which has developed into one of the most anticipated and prestigious hoop events throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond, is celebrating...

Hall 'playing basketball, seeing Europe'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For Derek Hall, his new life continues to be a series of adjustments and discoveries both on and off the basketball court.

The former Northampton High School and Albright College basketball standout is back home this summer after he spent his second season playing in a Hungarian professional league. While there, the 7-footer dealt with his share of a range of experiences.

"This season was a roller coaster of a season team wise," he said. "We faced many obstacles playing our...

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...