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Via games conclude season

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The high school basketball season concluded last Saturday in the annual Via All-Star Classic held at Northampton Area Community College.

With the first two games between the Lehigh Valley West and Colonial League boys and girls each being decided by two points, it was up to the Lehigh Valley East and Mountain Valley Conference boys and girls in the afternoon portion to keep the exciting games going. And they did not disappoint the fans.

After a break in the action from the...

LVC names boys, girls all-stars

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The LVC is pleased to announce its 2013-14 basketball all-star selections of the head coaches of the Lehigh Valley Conference.


MVP: Kalista Walters, Bethlehem Catholic; Janelle Robinson, Bethlehem Catholic; Emma Redding, Central; Kassie Behler, Nazareth; Leandra Sterner, Northampton; Alyssa Mack, Central; Beth Wiseley, Emmaus; Olivia Brown, Parkland; Maddie Capuano, Liberty; Chelsea Gary, Nazareth. Honorable mentions were: Olivia Roseman, Central; Taylor George, Whitehall...

Tennis focuses on consistency

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team has had a strong start to the 2014 season, but after defeating William Allen (6-1), Jim Thorpe (4-1) and Pocono Mountain East (5-2), Northampton suffered its first loss to Wilson on March 24. by a score of 5-2.

As the team prepared to host Emmaus on March 27, the team's focus was on consistency and teamwork.

Northampton, led by 11 seniors, is high on passion and spirit but low on experience, particularly in its singles play. The team lost their...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Good Shepherd Catholic School of Northampton knocked off St. Ann's of Emmaus in the Seventh and Eighth Grade B League Championship back on March 2 by a score of 18-14. Pictured are: row 1 (left to right) - Mariella Flores, Alexis Sames, Mary Ballas, Theresa Ballas; row 2 - Kaitlyn Pearl, Madi Nika, Mary Rose Janny, Lauren Rota; back row - coaches Joe Nika, Kevin Sames, John Janny.

A 3-on-3 fundraiser hoop tourney scheduled

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua athletes will be gathering at the high school this Sunday with a special cause in mind.

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held to benefit an eight-grade student at Catasauqua Middle School who recently underwent brain surgery. The event, which is sponsored by the Catasauqua High School Student Council, will begin at 10 a.m.

Cost is $5 per player and it's a double elimination with each team guaranteed two games in the blind draw. There will be two, 6-minute...

Boys fall to Parkland

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team took on league rival Parkland on Tuesday, April 1, in a home game.

The Trojans would begin the game not only with an undefeated record, but fresh off of two decisive shutouts. Meanwhile, the Kids entered with a 2-0 record as well and were looking to keep up their winning ways.

The boys, led by returning starters Mike Holihan, Josh Palenchar and Josh Morgan, played a tough game to open the contest and won the first match by a score of 26-24...

Mann takes over as coach

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

Sunday, Kevin Mann was "excited and anxious."

Monday, Kevin Mann was still "excited and anxious" after Northampton's softball team opened their season with an 11-1 romp over Saucon Valley.

Mann is beginning this season as the Konkrete Kids' head coach after spending the last 13 years as their junior varsity coach.

The 54-year-old softball veteran was named coach after Sally Whittaker-Kahan resigned for health reasons. Mann takes over a team that won the District 11...

Kids aim to excel in playoffs

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

Northampton head track coach Tim Caffrey can apply the same principal he has through the years to his squad for the spring season - start slow and finish fast.

"We may not do as well as we think we can during the dual season," said Caffrey, who began his ninth season as head coach and 36th overall in the program. "But we always tend to do well in the conference and district meet.

"We have a handful of returnees for both our boys' and girls' teams, and we expect to do well at...

Born to Teach Matt Durich destined to be a coach

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

Someday, Matt Durich would welcome the chance to coach baseball.

The vivacious Northampton senior is cherishing every moment this spring, and it is easy to see how his upbeat attitude and approach easily can transform him from student to teacher in the future.

"Oh, I would love to coach someday," gushed Durich, who will pursue middle education at Bloomsburg University next fall. "Definitely, coaching is in my future. I have grown up with baseball and I know the game will always...

Via games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 39th annual Via All-Star Classic will feature former Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy as their guest speaker this year and they hope that the formulated rosters for this year's crop of teams will provide some showtime for area fans as well.

Via announced the rosters for their March 29 lineup at Northampton Community College, which action tipping off at 10:30 a.m.

The Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame also announced their 2014 inductees which includes,...