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Making adjustments NHS junior Ryan Hudock trying to transition from JV team to varsity

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Ryan Hudock recalled how he learned the game from his recently-graduated older brother, Jarryd, on their driveway.

"He taught me a lot of things about the game," said the younger Hudock of his older sibling, who played in the basketball program and graduated in 2011. "Playing on our driveway really helped me with my game today.

"With him (Jarryd) already at the high school level, I was able to realize what I needed to do to play at that level."

It was one...

Kids hope to make duals

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's any indication as to how tonight's District 11 seeding meeting will go for Northampton's wrestling team, all signs point to a positive direction heading into this weekend's district duals.

Sitting with a 6-6 overall record, Northampton should see themselves slide into the 3A tournament at Freedom, which takes place Friday and Saturday.

The kids are currently rated 10th overall, which is just enough to get them invited to the dance.

"I am excited for the this...

Zach Valley wins first tournament

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Zach Valley admitted that he had mental blocks about his potential on the wrestling mat when it came to reaching the top.

The Northampton junior never won a high school tournament, despite taking third at both districts and regionals last year and fifth at states, Valley never had even reached a finals mat in high school.

That all changed last weekend, when Valley defeated Micah Hight of Caesar Rodney (Del.) with a 3-2 decision in the 120-pound finals to knock off the two-time...

Mishko, Kids hope to make title run

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Three years ago, Gunnar Mishko was able to celebrate a championship with his older brother Austin as members of Northampton's entry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

Now, three years later, the younger Mishko wants to leave the program with another championship in the LVSHL Non-Pure division as well as the league's overall crown. It would be the first title for the program since both brothers celebrated three years ago.

But all is not right in the Kids'...

Girls need to make a run

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"It's now or never," or "It's never too late."

Those should be the rallying cries for Northampton's girls' basketball team.

The Konkrete Kids, who lost three times last week, are in a "do or die," situation as their schedule heads into the home stretch.

Coach Jeff Jacksits' crew has a 4-11 record overall and a 2-6 Lehigh Valley Conference mark with only seven games remaining-six in the LVC.

And the Kids must win five of the LVC games or all seven if they intend to...

Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show set

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

It's the largest outdoor show in Pennsylvania, if not the entire East Coast.

The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show (often referred to as the Harrisburg show) is set to open Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

Every year, Reed Expositions, the organizer of the show, attempts to bring in new exhibitors and seminar speakers to keep the long- running show fresh. And this year they've accomplished that by featuring over 200 exhibitors showcasing guns, archery,...

Pursell wins 2 in loss to LHS

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton swim teams both lost to Liberty in a meet from last Thursday.

The girls fell 104-63 while the boys dropped a 111-58 contest.

Despite the loss, several swimmers had some big days for the Kids.

On the boys side, three won individual events. Cory Ninos was first in the 200 IM in 2:16.84, Joey Szerencsits was first in the 500 free in 5:33.63, and Kyle Iasiello was first in the 50 free in 24.81.

Ninos also collected a second place in the 100 backstroke...

Kids building on positives

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's boys' basketball team has experienced a myriad of positive and negative emotions and incidents through their first five weeks of the season under first-year head coach Coy Stampone.

Fortunately, the Kids' recent output has been titled toward the positive. In a recent 43-36 victory over Phillipsburg, defense became their calling card, and it also marked their second win (2-13) in their past three games.

"Our goal was to play one quarter at a time and hold (...

Scheetz, Kids rally; knock off Freedom

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Dylan Brown gave Freedom their first lead of the night over Northampton with one bout to go, but the reality of the situation made it bitter sweet.

Brown's fall in 3:13 over Brandon Wallander at 106-pounds gave Freedom a temporary moment of accomplishment, as they held a 27-26 advantage, but it all ended Monday night when Northampton's Mike Scheetz packed away Tyler Trapani with a pin in the final bout of the night at 113-pounds to give the Kids a 32-27 victory.

The loss ended...

Family Man

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Dylan Cook admittedly has had his share of troubling and frustrating times with the basketball program this winter.

The junior swingman has experienced his share of highs and lows of the team's overall 2-10 mark entering this season. Cook, however, has understood the situation with a new coach and system being implemented in the process.

Yet, when he does have his moments, Cook can take solace spending some time with his younger sister, 3-year-old Samantha, to...