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Sonic get first-ever win in US Open Cup play

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic came away with a historic win last week in the first round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, knocking off GPS Portland Phoenix 1-0 in double overtime to register their first victory ever in the tournament.

Shastri Spencer gave the Sonic the goal they coveted in the 115th minute, taking a pass from George Tsirukis down the left flank, cutting inside of the box and chipping the goalkeeper for the game-winner.

It was a historic moment for the Sonic,...

Tennis closes out season

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team closed out their 2014 season with an 8-8 overall record (6-5 within the league).

Northampton finished with a mirror image of their 2013 season record and placed seventh in the league overall.

In one of their final contests for the season, the team claimed a victory over Whitehall on April 25. Northampton's Tyler Nicholas led the charge for Northampton's singles winning 6-4, 7-6.

Northampton's Corey Cowitch also added to the Northampton...

SoccerFest to take place in Bethlehem

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you can't attend the World Cup in Brazil this summer, SteelStacks Bethlehem will be the closest experience a fan can get once the tournament kicks off on June 12.

During a press conference last week, Artsquest announced it will be hosting a free FIFA World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party at SteelStacks from June 12-16 and 19-22.

The event will feature a 17-foot high by 27-foot wide outdoor LED screen on SteelStacks' Air products Town Square, broadcasting 26-live matches...

LVC Track and Field Results

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by The Press in Sports


Allen (A), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Central Catholic (CC), Dieruff (D), Easton (EA), Emmaus (EM), Freedom (F), Liberty (L), Nazareth (NZ), Northampton (NH), Parkland (P), Whitehall (W).


Team Standings: 1. Parkland 112.5, 2. Whitehall 94, 3. Nazareth 86, 4. Liberty 81, 5. Easton 68, 6. Emmaus 57.5, 7. Bethlehem Catholic 57, 8. Central Catholic 43.5, 9. Northampton 35, 10. Dieruff 34, 11. Freedom 25, 12. Allen 6.5;

100 - 1. Shakur Lester (D) 10.95, 2....

All grown up: 21 sign letters of intent

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's Zach Valley has had plenty of accomplishments throughout his wrestling career, but joining Bucknell's wrestling program may be greater than any medal he's received.

Valley and 20 other classmates made their college decisions public last Friday afternoon during a ceremony at the school.

Valley, along with teammate, Bobby Fehr, committed to the most prestigious schools of the assembled class, as Fehr chose Hofstra as well.

With Northampton churning out a pair...

Volleyball eyeing postseason

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team has been serving up wins all over the Lehigh Valley Conference this season.

Coming off a 14-5 season in 2013, Northampton started the 2014 season strong with a winning streak of league victories that was disrupted only by a loss on April 1, to league powerhouse Parkland. Overall, as the team enters the final week of the 2014 season they are enjoying a 12-1 record (9-1 within the Lehigh Valley Conference).

Coming into the final stretch of...

Girls look to end skid

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

It was a rough week for Northampton's softball team as the Konkrete Kids lost three times - twice in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

The K-Kids' seven-game win streak ended Thursday in a nonleague, 2-1 loss at Pleasant Valley, but Northampton bounced back by edging Whitehall 6-5 on Senior Parents Night Friday and followed with a 16-2 romp over host Gov. Mifflin.

The the roof sort of fell in as the Kids dropped a 7-3 decision at Liberty Monday before being blanked by unbeaten...

Grube's average climbing

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After last season, Evan Grube decided that he had to make some chances to his game, primarily on offense if he was to be an effective infielder for the Konkrete Kids.

Grube worked on several techniques with longtime family friend and hitting advisor Bob Ehrlacher, and the play of the senior second baseman has certainly been on the upswing as his club prepares to enter the postseason.

Two weeks ago, Grube went 8-for-8 over a three-game stretch. Over the past few weeks, Grube has...

Marth wins gold on day 1

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton's Hannah Marth was the top Konkrete Kid finisher during Tuesday's opening day of the Lehigh Valley Conference Track and Field Championships. She took home gold with a mark of 117-0 in the javelin.

Erica Filipovits ran a 47.56 and took fourth in the 300 meter hurdles, and Lyndsey Gallagher placed fourth in the 3200 meter run (11:29.64).

On the boys' side, Nicholas Cook was the top finisher with a bronze medal in the high jump at 6-02.

Timothy Kelly took home...

Making it Count Erica Filipovits has only been on the track team two years, but she's already a major contributor

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Erica Filipovits wishes she had two more years to spend with the Northampton track program. In her two short years, however, the senior certainly has made an impact.

Filipovits, in her senior season, decided to join the track program when soccer moved its sport from the spring to the fall. It gave her the opportunity to participate in a sport she always relished, as well as make her athletic cycle complete, having her active in all seasons with her extensive basketball and soccer...