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Stampone takes over

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Coy Stampone figured it would be a good time.

The veteran coach, who spent last season as the head boys' basketball coach at Pen Argyl after a seven-year stint in the Nazareth boys' varsity system, decided last spring to apply for the head boys' position at Northampton. After all, Stampone has been a teacher in the school district for the past six years.

When he was named to the post this past spring, Stampone knew he would have some challenges ahead. For one, the team is...

Kids get past P-burg

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

These days are the test of times for the Northampton ice hockey team.

Off to a rather unceremonious start this season in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL), the Kids arguably faced their biggest stretch of games before Christmas, and they began it with a pivotal 6-5 victory over Phillipsburg Monday night.

NHS ended the week with an overall 4-3-1 mark (nine points), one point ahead of Easton (4-2-0, eight points) for the top spot in the LVSHL Non-Pure Division....

Girls return just one starter from last year

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

In one word: Competitive.

That's Jeff Jacksits' assessment of his Northampton girls' basketball team as the season opens Friday.

Jacksits, starting his ninth season with the Konkrete Kids, has three letter winners - but only one starter - back from last year's 19-5 team.

After winning the District 11 Class 4A Championship two years in a row, last year's team was eliminated in the quarterfinal round by eventual champion Bangor.

But Jacksits, who had losing seasons...

NHS looks to improve

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

A loss to Catasauqua is never the way the Northampton football program wants to end their season on Thanksgiving. A 52-21 defeat littered with four turnovers might have made things even worse for the 2012 K-Kids campaign.

But after a 2-9 finish in first-year head coach Jeff Brosky's inaugural season, he hopes that the foundation for a future has been laid.

"I told the younger guys in the program that we need to get into the weight room and we need to get better everywhere as a...

For Catty, it was a much-needed win

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After a possible team-shattering loss in the Class 2A district final a week earlier, Catasauqua's football team went back to business again.

Having a 10-point lead at halftime over archrival Northampton in their traditional Thanksgiving morning tilt, the Roughies exploded for 29 unanswered points in a 52-21 romp over the Konkrete Kids before a standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field.

With the win, the Roughies finished with a 12-1 mark, tying the school record for victories...

K-Kids hope to find that missing gear

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's entry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) began this week arguably sitting atop the LVSHL Non-Pure Division, but it hasn't felt like a seat in the penthouse all season long for the Konkrete Kids.

They began the week with a 3-3-1 record and seven total points in seven games, while Easton entered play with a 4-2-0 mark with eight points. However, the Kids had a 3-0 mark in divisional play while Easton posted a 4-1 slate in the same bracket.

Yet the...

Scoring a buck could be tougher

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

After Monday's general deer season opener when 750,000 orange clad hunters took to Penn's Woods, there will have been some successful hunters and not so successful ones. If the former, hunter numbers will decline somewhat, however, so will buck numbers, which makes scoring on one a lot tougher.

Deer have a way to become scarce when hunters invade their home turf. They'll either go underground or move elsewhere when the going gets tough.

Case in point, most Lehigh County deer...

Cook, George want to end on high note

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nick Cook and Kyle George have tried to be on the same page throughout the entire football season. But as the 2012 season continued to grind its way unfavorably for Northampton, the quarterback and wide receiver duo also deteriorated stat wise.

The two K-Kids hope things can pick back up this Thanksgiving when they take on rival Catasauqua in the final game of both team's regular season.

One thing for sure on the minds of both players is that they have the same mindset about...

Catty kids share their memories

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Zack Bradley has some vivid memories about a Thanksgiving Day game against Northampton two year ago. More precisely, some cold ones that quickly conjured thoughts of a warm dinner ahead.

"It was the game that it snowed and we all expected rain," said the junior quarterback. "I remember having snow own the back of my neck the whole game and thinking about being at home soon.

"Basically, it is a game of pride, and mainly it is a good send off for our seniors."

Bradley also...

Kids look to take advantage

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most people in the Lehigh Valley thought Catasauqua would be preparing for two football games this week.

Their annual Thanksgiving Day contest with Northampton is always a given, but after an undefeated run up till November 17, the Rough Riders were expected to be preparing for the PIAA playoffs this weekend as well.

That's not the case anymore after they suffered the biggest upset of the year at the hands of Pen Argyl (10-2) last Saturday night, losing 26-20 to the Green...