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Boyko looking toward NFL dream

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing that former Northampton graduate Billy Boyko took away from last week's Pro Day at Lehigh, it's that he's faster than Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

Boyko, one of Lehigh's best football players from this past season, was joined by teammates Ryan Spadola, Bryan Andrews and Gabe Johnson at Lehigh's third-ever pro day at the Cundey Varsity House and Rauch Fieldhouse.

Boyko, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior linebacker, was Lehigh's MVP this past season. He ran a...

Hockey team wins title

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

It didn't take Northampton hockey head coach Brian Ruff to realize this was a different season. On the positive side, his club has maintained their lead throughout the year in the Non-Pure Division of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

The difference came with the six regular season losses, a total that is totally uncharacteristic of the Kids' prowess through the years in the LVSHL.

Yet, Ruff also believed there would be a turning point. Fortunately for him and...

Bill Walton set to speak at Via banquet

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Via of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the keynote speaker sponsored by the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Basketball Banquet, an sports event honoring the finest basketball talent from the 35 high schools in the greater Lehigh Valley. Bill Walton, all-star basketball legend, two time NBA and NCAA Champion, and NBA MVP, is the keynote speaker for what promises to be an exciting night to honor Lehigh Valley basketball. The banquet will take place Wednesday, March...

Three bring home medals

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton may not have the same Hershey presence as the old days when state champions were nearly the norm for the K-Kids, but their three medal contingent from last weekend's PIAA tournament certainly assured everyone that Northampton is still around.

The Kids (15th) finished ahead of Easton (23rd) in the overall team standings and Michael Scheetz (106), Zach Valley (120) and Bobby Fehr (160) each returned home with medals.

"I think we came out here and wrestled hard," said...

Four wrestlers head to states

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bobby Fehr has accomplished one of the goals he had set for himself in the second half of the wrestling season.

Knocking off Whitehall's Matt Bonshak was a hurdle he's done twice over the past two weeks at districts and most recently at last weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament.

Fehr took care of Bonshak by a 6-2 decision in the semifinals, but couldn't take care of another thorn in his side in the finals against Easton's Evan Disora.

The Easton senior pulled out a...

Not-so-smooth transition

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For most coaches, growth in a basketball team and normally every other sport isn't totally measured in the amount of wins and losses in a season. Northampton head boys' basketball coach Coy Stampone has long been a proponent of the adage, and the first-year coach has a first-hand experience of its effects this winter.

Stampone took over the reins of the program in late May and already knew the cards might be stacked against him. He didn't have sufficient enough time to devise his own...

Blue Mt. League names Hall of Fame members

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Blue Mountain Baseball League Hall of Fame inducted four new members at their 29th annual banquet back in October.

The banquet was held at the Holy Family Sick and Relief Hall, with about 100 guests in attendance.

The Hall of Fame presented their 13th annual Scholar Athlete Award to Aaron Cook, a graduate of Palmerton High School, who is currently continuing his studies at Penn State University.

Also recognized was the 1972 Bethlehem Red Sox championship team, which...

Three wrestlers earn silver medals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Three Northampton wrestlers reached the finals at last week's District 11 3A tournament, but all came up short in bids to claim gold.

Michael Scheetz (103), Zach Valley (120) and Bobby Fehr (160) fell in the finals, but represented the program well, as Northampton finished sixth overall in the team standings with 103 points.

The K-Kids advanced six wrestlers to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament at Liberty and head coach Seth Lisa was pleased for the most part with...

Kids head to playoffs

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Brian Ruff finally believes he has it all figured out.

The veteran head coach of the Northampton hockey entry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League has watched his club uncharacteristically not play up to their capability throughout most of the season.

Ironically, however, the Kids basically have maintained their hold on first place in the LVSHL Non-Pure Division with a 9-6-1 record (19 points). They will enter the first round of the one-game elimination upcoming...

G.I.O. soccer expo to debut at Sands

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say if you build it, they will come.

In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.

Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.

The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and...