It was a roller-coaster week for the Konkrete Kids girls' basketball team.
After beating Dieruff 54-46 for their second straight Lehigh Valley Conference win, Northampton ran into a buzz saw in the form of preseason LVC favorite Bethlehem Catholic with the Golden Hawks racking up a 63-36 decision.
But, Coach Jeff Jacksits' Kids bounced back with a Saturday matinee victory over visiting Holy Redeemer 49-44 in a nonleague clash.
Northampton's record starts at 2-4 in the...
Derrick Wruble bagged a hat trick, but it was too little, too late as Northampton fell just short of a comeback against Whitehall/Salisbury, losing 6-5 on senior night last Monday at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.
Despite the loss, Northampton (6-6-1) remains atop the non-pure division, two games ahead of Becahi/Central Catholic.
The Konkrete Kids opened the scoring a little over three minutes in. Senior Tyler Feist scored on a deflected slap shot. Later, fellow senior Gunnar Mishko...
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...
The Northampton swim team swept Pocono Mountain West. The girls won 102-66 while the boys won a close, 85-79 match.
Rachel Pursell and Emma Steirer each took home two victories to lead the way for the Kids. Pursell won the 200 free in 2:10.75 and the 500 free in 5:38.84. Steirer won the 200 IM in 2:34.85 and the 100 back in 1:09.58.
Other winners for the girls were Paige Knouse, Madison Bernal and Kaitlin Nemes. Knouse won the 50 free in 27.62, Bernal took the 100 fly in 1:05....
If you're looking to expand your wintertime pursuits, Pennsylvania's state forest and park systems are extending an invitation to enjoy their public offerings.
There's sledding, tobogganing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, ATVing, camping and ice fishing, all enjoyable outdoor activities - provided we get some appreciable snow and colder temperatures.
Snowmobilers have access to almost 3,000 miles of marked joint-use state forest roads, closed roads and trails...
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 (2-8) in their past three games.
"Our goal was to play one quarter at a time and hold (...
"Finally we played as a team," said Jeff Jacksits after Northampton's girls basketball team racked up the Kids' first Lehigh Valley Conference win.
Northampton, which opened the season with a 1-7 record (including three LVC losses, trounced Emmaus 59-39 last Friday.
And Tuesday the Kids followed that with 54-46 decision over host Dieruff to move Northampton's record to a 2-3 in the LVC and 3-7 overall.
Jacksits, who said his girls were a "work in progress," saw his team...
Perhaps a free week on the calendar isn't such a bad thing for Northampton's wrestling team.
Following a difficult 35-20 loss to Liberty last Saturday night, the K-Kids have some time to reflect on their current position of sitting at 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the LVC.
Teams like Liberty (5-0) and Emmaus (7-2) have enjoyed rare victories over the Kids this season, as last weekend's Hurricane win was the second in the last 20 years over Northampton.
With last night's bout...
The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.
Gregory M. Casee is a midfielder with two career goals. He ranks sixth in his class with a 3.86 GPA out of 4.0.
Other activities include: track, German Club, Math Club, German American Partnership Program, powder puff football and Science Olympiad. He's...
On the eve of the National Hockey League finally ending the lockout, the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League returned to action after a long holiday break.
Bret McHale netted four goals to help propel Parkland (10-0-1) to a 7-0 win over Northampton last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.
Head coach Brian Ruff is not blaming the holiday layoff, he knows his team was ready, they just met a good team.
"Games against Parkland are very easy to prepare for," Ruff said...