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Baseball: Young Konkrete Kids make strides

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With an overall 10-10 record, Northampton head baseball coach Mick Sugra easily can look back at his season at being either half-empty or half-full.

It can also be equivalent to a sophomore year in high school, one that was prominent for the K-Kids this season.

NHS began the season with an overall 2-5 mark before the team had a run, winning seven of their next eight contests. From there, the K-Kids spun their wheels down the stretch, dropping four of their last five games....

Three off to Ship

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

An old quote from Robert Burns goes, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."

For Hannah Marth, it was actually quite the opposite as the junior wanted to achieve the state qualifying distance in the AAA girls' javelin - and she did just that.

Marth threw 129-10, earned silver, and qualified for states at last week's District 11 track and field meet at East Stroudsburg South High School.

Allison Horn and Erica Filipovits will also be joining Marth at the PIAA...

Girls win LHS is next

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"We started flat, but picked up the pace," said Kevin Mann after his Northampton softball team rallied for a 4-3 District 11 first-round playoff victory.

The Konkrete Kids trailed Easton 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning before riding Leandra Sterner's three-run double to cap the Kids' four-run inning.

Freshman Gillian Muthard weathered three, tough innings at the start, but retired 13-straight Rovers from the third to the seventh inning.

Easton loaded the...

Boys fall to Mounties

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head coach Mick Sugra knew his team likely would be embroiled in a pitchers' duel Monday afternoon that wouldn't involve many runs, and he wasn't disappointed.

Unfortunately, his team wasn't on the winning side.

Stroudsburg pitcher Dillon Dunne limited the Konkrete Kids to three hits and helped his team to a 2-0 victory in the opening-round of the PIAA District 11 Class AAAA playoffs. With the defeat, Northampton ended its season with an overall 10-11 record.

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District 11 Track and field results

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by The Press in Sports

LEGEND: Allentown Central Catholic (ACC), Bangor (Bang), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Blue Mountain (BM), Catasauqua (Cat), Dieruff (D), Easton (Eas), East Stroudsburg North (ESN), East Stroudsburg South (ESS), Emmaus (Emm), Freedom (Free), Jim Thorpe (JT), Lehigh Valley Christian (LVC), Lehighton (Leh), Liberty (Lib), Mahanoy Area (MA), Marian Catholic (MC), Minersville (Min), Moravian Academy (MA), Nativity BVM (Nat), Nazareth (Naz), North Schuylkill (NS), Northampton (No), Northern Lehigh (NL...

Boys fall in leagues, districts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's volleyball season ended without any hardware, as the K-Kids lost in last week's Lehigh Valley Conference championship to Parkland and failed to get a second chance at the Trojans in Thursday's District 11 3A title game, following an epic collapse during Tuesday's semifinals against Emmaus.

The Kids appeared ready to qualify for their first district final and state berth, winning the first two games 25-13 and 25-16, but Emmaus turned the heat up and rattled NHS, taking...

Free fishing days coming up

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're reading this column because fishing has piqued your interest, but you don't know how to start, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has solved that problem for you.

On Memorial Day, May 26, the PF&BC has set the first of two free fishing days in the state for residents and non-residents who want to try fishing but are reluctant to buy a license and equipment for fear that the sport may not be for them.

On these free (no license required) days, the PF&BC...

On to the finals!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton clipped one of the Lehigh Valley Conference kingpins Monday night in the LVC volleyball semifinals, but they hoped to slay the ultimate dragon during last night's championship at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium.

The K-Kids swept Emmaus 26-24, 25-13, 25-19 on Monday and took on Parkland in last night's finals, which were past Press deadlines.

It marks the first time Northampton has ever reached the LVC finals and head coach Doug Fehnel hoped that his team could equal...

Girls fall in semifinals

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Last year Northampton's softball team won the District 11 championship by doing it the hard way.

This year's Konkrete Kids have to do it the same way.

Last year's Northampton girls went 19-1 during the regular season, but lost to Emmaus in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals before rebounding to win the 4A District title.

This year's Kids, handled by first-year coach Kevin Mann, went 15-5 in the regular season, but lost to Parkland in the LVC semifinals.

The...

Kids do well at leagues

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Erica Filipovits began competing in the triple jump, full-time, at the beginning of this season.

With only a few months of competition under her belt the senior competed in the event last week at the Lehigh Valley Conference track and field meet at the Zephyr Sports Complex at Whitehall High School.

She emerged as the top participant in the entire LVC.

Filipovits earned gold for her mark of 35-03. Afterwards she talked about working her way to the top.

"I tried it...