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PIAA NOTEBOOK Curry still going strong at Berwick

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in Sports

Time never stands still. Neither, it turns out, does George Curry.

Curry, the state's leader in career high school football coaching victories, has made his return to sidelines at Berwick Area High School a spectacular one. At 8-1, Berwick has qualified for the upcoming District 2 Class AAA playoff and burnished Curry's extraordinary credentials.

Curry's decision to come out of retirement three years after saying his departure from coaching was permanent was by far the biggest...

Girls in final four

Friday, November 2, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's field hockey team is in District 11's Class 3A "Final Four" and play today Thursday Stroudsburg.

The No. 3 seeded Konkrete Kids take on the No. 2 seeded Mountaineers at 3:20 at Whitehall High School with top-seeded Emmaus facing Bangor at 7:30 at Whitehall with the championship game slated for Saturday.

The semifinals were originally scheduled for Wednesday but Hurricane Sandy forced a change in the District 11 playoffs schedule with a 3A soccer game slated for 5...

Kids drop fifth straight

Friday, November 2, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was another somber night for the Northampton football team last Friday when they fell on the road against Liberty 21-14. The K-Kids fell behind 14-0 in the first half and 21-7 in the third quarter and could never level with the Hurricanes (2-7) en route to suffering their fifth straight defeat of the season.

"It's just inexperience," said head coach Jeff Brosky. "We're just too inexperienced on the offensive line and that's shown in every game this year. We didn't make plays when...

District 11 Football Notes - Week 8

Friday, November 2, 2012 by The Press in Sports

K.J. Williams of Liberty caught 13 passes against Easton to take the District 11 lead with 48. The 13 catches broke the school record of 10, held previously by Bob Mann (1983) and Robbie Opp (2001).

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic scored twice against Nazareth and now has 64 career TDs, tying Rashonn Drayton for the school record. McDermott moves by Tim Barlok (Beca), Scott Lavalva (Ban) and Woody Petchel (PA) on the all-area career rushing yardage list to 8th place with 4,659...

Pete's Top-10 A new team is at top of poll

Friday, November 2, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, after nine weeks of the poll, we have a new king at the top and rightly so. Easton's slow demise, coupled with Parkland's rapid rise since week three of the season finally came to a head last week with the Rovers falling for the first time this season.

Whitehall makes a small jump as well, while Nazareth takes a nose dive in the poll.

With one week of action before districts, let's see who gears up for the postseason in the right way.

1. Parkland (7-2)


Lederer, Jackson make states

Friday, November 2, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School cross country runners, Alec Lederer and Hayley Jackson will be making the trip to the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3 after qualifying at the District XI Cross Country Championships last week at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

"It was a go-hard day," said Lederer, who won second place in 16:44. "This one mattered. I just went out and gave it 110-percent."

Easton's Colin Abert took first place in 16:21, and Parkland's Trevor Bergen was...

Field hockey suffers first loss of year

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

It wasn't the best week for Northampton's Field Hockey team, but it finished well enough.

The Konkrete Kids lost twice, won once and tied once - but, all-in-all things wound up with the K-Kids clinching a berth in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs.

First, Northampton's 12-game win streak came to an end when perennial LVC and District 11 champion Emmaus took a 3-1 decision at the Kids' Joan Kremus Field.

Then the Kids dropped a 1-0 game at Whitehall to drop their LVC...

Tennis preps for districts

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For the Northampton girls' tennis team, it can apparently be a tale of two seasons.

They finished their regular season Tuesday afternoon with a 5-0 win over Wilson that gave them an impressive 15-1 mark for the season.

Yet, the postseason has been a different story, according to head coach Eileen Carbone. Both in the singles' and doubles' postseason play, the Kids have fallen victim to some ill-willed fate.

"Our regular season was great and our postseason has been the...

Third time the charm vs. EHS

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When he thinks back about the District 11 team golf championships, Northampton head golf coach Brian Davies relates the events to his own high school playing days.

"It was so exciting and tense, I could feel my heart pumping," recalled Davis about his team's performance in district play. "It took me back to the days when I was playing sports in high school. It was just that intense."

Intense was certainly the word to describe the final moments of team districts as Northampton...

Boys aiming for LVC playoff berth

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton boys soccer team was as fired up and warm as the day on one of the last nice end of summer days at Whitehall sporting complex last Friday afternoon, beating the host Zephyrs 2-0.

John Yeaw got the Kids on the board first at the 18:30 mark of the first half finishing a ball fed to him from Tyler Davis.

The play was all set up when side midfielder Nick Stewart made a run up the right wing and crossed a ball into the box. Davis did an outstanding job keeping the...