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Dylan Cook was happy to be back

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Dylan Cook didn't look at his team's overall record with the Northampton boys' basketball program this winter. Instead, the senior took a philosophical approach to the team's overall 3-19 mark.

"It was a good year for us," said Cook, a senior who was among the team's leading scorers this winter. "We really came together more than we did last season. We also had a number of young guys step up during the season and that will help for the future.

"We really couldn't judge our...

Fifth-highest bear harvest totals in PA

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The final bear harvest is in with a total of 3,510 bears being taken within the state. This marks the fifth highest bear harvest since the Pennsylvania Game Commission has been keeping harvest records.

The largest bear taken was shot by Daniel Beavers of Covington Township, in Lackawanna County. His bruin weighed 772 pounds. The second and third largest bears were taken later in the season by Nick Corridoni of Duryea who's 656 pound bear was shot on Dec. 5 in Pittston Township,...

Deductions cost NHS

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's fair to say that Seth Lisa wasn't happy with what transpired over the weekend for Northampton at the District 11 wrestling championships.

The fifth-seeded K-Kids fell on hard luck in both of their losses to Mountain Valley Conference opponents, losing one-point decisions to Pocono Mountain East and Stroudsburg to send them packing from the 3A contingent.

Losing is one thing when the opponent has the upper hand, but conceding defeat due to self-inflicted wounds is another...

NHS swimmers sweep Eastburg South

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls and boys varsity swim team bested East Stroudsburg South in a home meet on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The Northampton team claimed their victories by scores of 136-39 in the girls meet and 120-58 in the boys.

The girls team posted first place finishes in every event in Saturday's meet including relay team wins in the 200 yard freestyle relay, the 400 yard freestyle relay and the 200 yard medley relay. Northampton swimmers Rachel Pursell, Madison Bernal and Paige...

Girls eye playoffs

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's girls' basketball team ran their win streak to four with two wins and need one more win to clinch a spot in the District 11 4A tournament.

The Kids faced Parkland on Tuesday night, past Press deadlines due to weather, followed by Nazareth and Stroudsburg this week to close out regular season play and have a 10-9 record overall and 6-6 mark in the Lehigh Valley Conference heading into Tuesday night.

Coach Jeff Jacksits' Kids trounced Allen 54-35 and edged Whitehall...

Boys looking for a victory

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head boys' basketball coach Coy Stampone realized his team might be in another transition year during his second year at the helm of the program.

The Kids had a modest two-game winning streak around Christmas and have since been encrusted in a 13-game losing streak, one that has involved its share of close and lopsided games.

Through it all, though, Stampone has cited one statistic that has been at the crux of the Kids' woes all season – turnovers. Northampton has...

Girls win two in a row

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's girls won two-straight basketball games for the first time this season and it's just what the doctor ordered.

The Konkrete Kids, who dropped two-in-a-row last weekend, rebounded with Lehigh Valley Conference wins over Dieruff and Liberty Monday and Tuesday, and the Kids are still alive in their bid to qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Coach Jeff Jacksits' squad is 4-6 in the LVC and 8-9 overall with five games remaining on the schedule.

They host Allen...

Swimmers swept by Bethlehem teams

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton swimming teams had a tough time of it against Bethlehem-area teams in recent meets. Both the boys and the girls were swept by Liberty and Freedom.

Last Thursday, the Kids took on the Hurricanes, with the girls falling 142-44 and the boys losing 112-71.

On the girls side, Liberty won every event in this contest as Julia McCarthy, Kayla Drago and Chloe Kobus all won two events each to lead the way.

Annalise Christy, of Northampton, came away with two...

From pond to rink Tanczos brothers got their start in third grade

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When they were younger, Chris Tanczos and his twin brother, Eric used to play hockey on their backyard pond.

However, one day that drastically changed. Jerry, their father, had spoken to an old high school friend who was involved with the Northampton hockey program. As a result, Chris and Eric soon became part of the program.

"That was in third grade," recalled Chris. "We had always played hockey on the pond. But one day, my dad came home and told us we were joining the (...

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...