Northampton Press

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Kids Connie Mack team enters final stretch

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In their final stretch of the season, Northampton seemingly can control its fate toward the postseason of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) League.

Last week, Northampton further solidified its future when they posted two impressive wins and gained a forfeit to propel itself into a tie for second place in the league with an overall 13-4 record.

They rallied for a 13-8 win over Southern Lehigh and then posted a 10-3 rout of Catasauqua before they ended the week with a 7-0...

Lehigh Valley Cup team sees run end

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic came to a surprising end last week when Lehigh Valley lost a three-run lead in the seventh inning and was eliminated by Tri Cape, 8-7, on Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“They were a good team. We only beat them 1-0 the game before,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They keep coming, and you have to stop them.”

Tri Cape scored first, but Lehigh Valley took a 3-1 lead. The two teams traded runs and were tied...

With 3 game left, Legion looks to get on track

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar expected to see the current state of his team at the beginning of the season.

Instead, he still remains optimistic they can turn the tide in their final three games.

They took the first step with an 8-3 victory over Birches Monday night. Tyler Illif pitched a solid five innings for the win. Patrick Bodnar had three RBIs, and Andrew Kovalchik, Zech Lambert, and Kyle Morin had two hits apiece.

Northampton entered Monday night’s...

PIAA likely to change transfer rules

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The PIAA looks like they’re moving toward making competitive balance changes across the state, as momentum to curb balance of power in athletics is gaining momentum for change.

As the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee met last Monday in Harrisburg, a few items came to the forefront as the PIAA’s competition committee proposed changes in areas of competitive balance, recruiting and transfers.

Some of the key highlights from the meeting revolved around several topics...

K-Kids announce college destinations

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton recently announced 30 student-athletes that are heading to the next level to further their academic and athletic careers.

All-star basketball player Aidan Ellwood is heading to Kutztown, while all-state honorable mention field hockey star Morgan Mullen continued a PSAC theme by going to East Stroudsburg.

Quarterback Josh Smith will attend Wagner College and wrestler Logan Ninos is heading to Ithaca.

Zach Liggitt will also suit up for West Chester this fall on...

Outdoors: PFBC to crack down on BUI offenses

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is the July Fourth holiday week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced that their waterways conservation officers (WCO) will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence (BUI).

The PFBC, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, is working to increase boater awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence, and to decrease the number of accidents and deaths...

Cup team tops Burlington, Suburban One, Inter-AC/Bal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s third game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley had its biggest victory with an 11-0 win over Inter-AC/Bal.

Perhaps it was the momentum Lehigh Valley was gaining after winning the first two games of the day, or the bonding that was solidifying by the time the third game rolled around that led to the shutout.

“It happened fast, probably between the first two games [on Monday],” said...

Northampton Legion team enjoying success

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.

The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.

It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.

“I...

K-Kids post a 4-2 mark

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With already some impressive showings this summer, Northampton’s boys basketball team continued to excel at the recent Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase in Allentown.

The Konkrete Kids finished with an overall 4-2 mark at the tournament and achieved their expectations.

“We had a good weekend, and our goal was to play as many games as possible and play on Sunday,” said head coach Coy Stampone. “We did that.”

The Kids opened the tournament with a win over Southern Lehigh and...