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Girls rebound after a loss to Nazareth

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"We could have expected it, but not that bad," was Jeff Jacksits' reaction to his team's loss at Nazareth on Friday.

Jacksits, coach of the Northampton girls basketball team, expected Nazareth "to be upbeat, but I didn't expect us to look so bad," after the Blue Eagles routed the Konkrete Kids 70-47 in a Lehigh Valley Conference game.

"We had rubber-legs and our defense just didn't communicate," said Jacksits about the game, as Nazareth took a 22-9 lead after the first eight...

Valley places at Beast; Kids look toward Classic

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Seth Lisa admits that the current state of the Northampton wrestling program is a mixed bag of results.

Some guys are where they need to be and some aren't. It's a scenario that is reminiscent of any wrestling program at the end of December, but one wrestler that Lisa feels is where he needs to be is 132-pounder Zach Valley.

Valley was the lone K-Kid to come home from the Beast of the East tournament over the weekend with a medal, taking seventh with a 1-0 win over Christian...

Number 100

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Back on Sunday, Oct. 6, head varsity football coach of Moore Township, Keith Zechman, got his 100th career win. Zechman has seen many changes in his 15 years of service to the program - in commissioners, coaches, and even leagues - yet through it all, he remains a shining example of dedication, perseverance, and sportsmanship. As a leader, he knew when to push the kids a little harder, and when to give them a kind word. His technique has brought out the best in many athletes. The Redhawks'...

Late season about to kick off

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're like me and still have your buck tag intact, you'll get another shot when the late season for antlered and antlerless deer kicks in Dec. 26 to Jan. 25.

But listen up. The regulations have changed since last year. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), some areas wherein hunters previously were permitted to use in-line muzzleloaders and slug guns to hunt antlerless deer in the late season, will be closed to hunting.

The PGC says that in previous years and...

Girls look to get back to action

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Thirteen days and five scheduled games into a basketball season, Northampton girls are off to a 2-1 start, but have dealt with two postponed contests as well.

The Konkrete Kids' scheduled opener against Pleasant Valley on Dec, 6 and this past Tuesday's Lehigh Valley Conference game with Parkland were postponed.

As it is, Northampton's nonleague opener was a 62-39 victory over Allen in the annual Yasso-Rothrock Tip-Off Classic at Freedom on Dec. 7.

Coach Jeff Jacksits'...

Boys look to take next step

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Coy Stampone admittedly isn't a patient person.

A former high school athlete, Stampone is a highly competitive person who hates to lose. He also doesn't appreciate any series of moral victories.

As the head boys' coach at Northampton, however, Stampone realizes there is a process his program must endure to transform the Konkrete Kids into solid contenders.

"It is one of my negatives trying to be a patient person," said the second-year head coach. "I have always played to...

Wrestlers will have to face tough week ahead

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton has higher expectations this season on the mats, but after the Kids came away with a 31-30 victory over Dieruff last week, you could say that the Huskies are also on track to make some noise.

Northampton head coach Seth Lisa was happy to pick up the season opening win, considering that he started four freshmen on the mat, as well as facing a Dieruff squad that matches up well with Northampton.

"I am very happy that we came out with a win against Dieruff," said Lisa...

Two gender issues are on the table for PIAA

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in Sports

The calm and quiet that has been a rather unusual hallmark of the PIAA over the last year might be coming to an end.

And the culprit is: gender.

Two separate yet related gender issues have converged on PIAA - one directly, another peripherally - almost simultaneously, and both could have far-reaching implications.

The first is a suit filed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in US Middle District Court by the parents of a seventh-grade female in the Line Mountain School District...

Last minute gift ideas for your favorite outdoorsman

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With Christmas gift giving only two weeks away, buying a gift for the outdoorsman can always be a trying task. To ease the burden a bit, here are some gift ideas that will please the hunter, angler and nature lover.

Since the deer hunting seasons are winding down, and anglers await safe ice for ice fishing, this is the "down time" when it's a good time to curl up with a good book.


Heading the reading list is Blairstown, NJ native Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III's new book...

Girls crush Allen to open season

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

The Konkrete Kids routed Allen 62-39 in the annual Yasso-Rothrock Tip-Off Classic at Freedom.

The K-Kids, whose original opener was to be against visiting Pleasant Valley (it was postponed because of the weather), took a 8-0 lead against Allen and never trailed.

Leandra Sterner, an all-league selection in the Lehigh Valley Conference last year, set the pace for the Kids with 19 points. Freshman Aja Blount added 11 points and junior Giovanna Martinez had nine as Jacksits emptied...