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Close games at Showcase

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by TODD KRESS and CJ HEMERLY in Sports

With another great showing at Parkland High School on Sunday for the 19th annual Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase, three of the four games were decided by five points or less.

The one that was not that close included one of the area's local teams. In the opening game of the showcase, Bethlehem Catholic ran into a talented Abington Heights team out of District 2.

The Golden Hawks were making their first Hoop Group appearance since 2003, and the big stage may have gotten to the...

New D-11 tourney gets under way Thursday

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The much anticipated and reformatted District 11 wrestling tournament gets set to kick off Thursday evening at four different locations.

Blue Mountain, Stroudsburg, Liberty and Catasauqua are the four sites that will host 24 teams in the opening and quarterfinal rounds before the event shifts over to Freedom for Saturday's final day of wrestling.

Bethlehem Catholic (8-0) will be the top seed in 2A action and search for their fourth straight district title, while Stroudsburg (12...

Kids go 3-1 at Duals

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The recent Konkrete Duals saw the host team go 3-1 in competition with wins over W.C. Rustin (33-30), Pittston (66-6) and Wyoming Area (60-3) and the lone loss coming to Spring Ford in a 37-25 match.

Individually, Bobby Fehr, Todd Hetrick, Jason Kocher, Dan Moran and Zach Valley all went 4-0 on the day. Josh Coleman, Michael Scheetz and Devon Turner were 3-1 and George Stilgenbauer went 2-0 with Cade Moisey going 2-1.

Against Rustin, the Kids trailed 30-21 heading into the...

Hall of Fame Night

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Northampton celebrated hall of fame night on Friday, Jan. 17. The following were part of this year's induction class:

1937-1938 Wonder Team

The school year 1937-38 was the greatest year for sports in Northampton High School history with teams capturing championships in all three major sports.

As juniors, the football team produced NHS first undefeated sports team. As seniors in 1937 under coach J. Elwood "Woody" Ludwig, this team went undefeated (9-0) while scoring 518...

Boys win two recent meets

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton swim teams swept Central and split with Nazareth in recent meets.

Against the Vikings on Jan. 14, Rachel Pursell and Paige Knouse led the way with double victories and all three relay teams posted wins as well, and the girls cruised 123-56.

Pursell won the 200 IM in 2:26.64 and the 500 free in 5:33.87 while Knouse took the 50 free in 26.06 and the 100 free in 57.30.

The 200 medley relay team of Emma Steirer, Annalise Christy, Knouse and Kaitlyn Nemes won...

Girls expect to be busy down the stretch

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

There's no such thing as continuity in this year's basketball season.

Just ask the Northampton girls.

It seems they play one game or two, then wham, the next game or two are postponed by the weather.

It happened again this week.

After losing to Central Catholic and bouncing back to down Pocono Mountain West, weather postponed the Konkrete Kids home game with Allen on Tuesday.

Now the Kids, who have already made up games with Holy Redeemer, Emmaus, and...

Kids Bobby Fehr wins Escape the Rock tourney

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bobby Fehr may look back at his Escape the Rock tournament title from last weekend as a moment where things finally clicked.

After posting an impressive 10-3 victory over Zak DePasquale of J.W. Robinson in the 160-pound championship Sunday night, Fehr may be primed for even bigger things as the season progresses to the final third of the calendar.

It marked the first tournament title Fehr has won in his four years at Northampton and the senior hopes that better things are on...

Nicholas enjoys time with Kids

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Every time he steps on a high school basketball court this winter, Tyler Nicholas truly can appreciate the moment.

Last season, Nicholas spent the winter playing for the Bath CYO program. It was a result of being cut from a program for the second time in his playing career. He was one of the final cuts of the NHS program last winter and was also cut in eighth grade.

This time around -like the last Nicholas knew he would be back. Nicholas didn't play with the high school team...

Girls rebound with a victory over Freedom

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

After losing three straight Lehigh Valley Conference games, the Konkrete Kids rebounded with 48-38 victory over visitor Freedom Tuesday.

"We needed this," said Northampton head coach Jeff Jacksits as his Northampton girls basketball team improved to 2-4 in the LVC and 5-6 overall. "It was like a football game, lots of bumping and rolling on the floor chasing loose balls.

"But we got a lot of contributions off the bench. We had four girls out with sicknesses (Ali Reppert, Erica...

View from the top

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Growing up, Piefka Stonewall usually didn't mind being one of or the tallest student in his class. When he started playing basketball, Stonewall needed to deal with a constant adjustment of playing in the post.

Now in his senior season as a member of the Kids' basketball program, the 6-foot 6 inch Stonewall has acclimated himself well to his surroundings as he is ready to take his game to a new level.

"Last year, I really started to feel comfortable with everything," said...