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Swimmers look to work together for success

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head swimming coach Gwen Whildin expected to have her team endure some growing pains with a handful of experienced swimmers among a small squad. She also expected to see her team jell at this point of the season through the emphasis of daily basics.

"It is difficult to qualify the start of the season," said the veteran coach. "I had hoped by now we would see teamwork and commitment by our swimmers. Certain individuals have grasped the basic concepts of training and are...

Fehr takes second at Classic

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With a win over the No. 2 seed earlier in the season, Bobby Fehr felt like he should have been higher than a No. 7 seed in the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic.

Six wrestlers had first round byes, meaning Fehr had to start in the pigtail round. On the other hand, he fell on the opposite side of the 160-pound bracket from defending state champ Garrett Peppelman.

Fehr proved much better than his seeding. He won four straight matches to earn a spot in the championship match...

Feist, Kids look to hit all strides

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Tyler Feist has been around the Northampton varsity program in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey (LVSHL) long enough to know something isn't quite right. In fact, his coach shares the same feeling.

Ironically, Northampton has occupied it usual spot in the LVSHL Non-Pure Division as they will begin the post-holiday season in first place, three points ahead of second-place Becca/Central.

A senior in the program, Feist has his own distinctive opinion why his team hasn't hit on...

Girls hope to turn things around with a new year

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Shades of Jeff Jacksits' first season as head coach of Northampton's girls basketball team.

The Konkrete Kids of the 2012-2013 season are off to a 1-7 start and that record mimics the Kids' record of 4-17 in Jacksits' first season nine years ago.

"We're a work in progress," says Jacksits as his team has only two seniors and three letter winners from last year's 19-5 team.

Junior letter winner point guard Leandra Sterner, senior center Ashley Brink and senior guard...

Article By: JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Three time Olympian and professional volleyball player Tayyiba Haneef-Park appeared in Catasauqua at a volleyball clinic hosted by Barry Lovelace, owner of the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy at Lehigh Valley Christian High School in the former Lincoln Gym in Catasauqua.

Haneef-Park, a 6-7 outside hitter/ opposite who recently played in her third Olympics this past summer in London, used Lovelace's training as part of her workout program.

"This clinic provided local...

Bethlehem Holiday Classic carries more

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Something happened on the way to Liberty's wrestling tournament at Penn Manor two weeks ago that prompted a slight change to this weekend's Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic plans. Following the tragic events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. on December 14, Liberty's wrestling team had other things on their mind as they geared up for a wrestling tournament.

"Driving to the tournament that Saturday, it really bothered all of us," said head coach Jody...

Northamtpon swimmers get swept by FHS

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton swim teams were recently swept by Freedom.

The girls fell 111-65, while the boys lost 113-46.

For the girls, freshman Rachael Pursell came away with two victories. It was the only two wins the Kids managed. Pursell won the 200 free in 2:08.63 along with the 500 free in 5:36.40.

Juniors Emma Steirer and Madison Bernal took seconds in the meet. Steirer was second in the 200 IM behind Freedom's Brooke Munion and Bernal was second in the 100 butterfly behind...

Boyko named to all-star team

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by From Lehigh University in Sports

Three Lehigh football players were named to the ECAC Football Championship Subdivision All-Star team announced. Offensive lineman Mike Vuono, nose guard Sajjad Chagani and linebacker Billy Boyko were namedon the heels of Lehigh's third-straight ten win year.

All three Lehigh honorees were first team All-Patriot League selections in 2012. Vuono is named an ECAC All-Star for the second-straight year as he was named to the second team in 2011. This year's ECAC FCS All-Stars consisted of...

George, Kids hope to start clicking

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With a new coach and system in place, Northampton senior Kyle George knows time in on his and his teammates' side.

Consequently, he isn't overly concerned with his team's 0-5 start through Thursday the latest being a lopsided 63-25 defeat to Parkland Tuesday night.

"We're starting to come together," noted George, who has been an integral part of the Konkrete Kids' program for the past three seasons and a prominent member of the Kids' football program. "We have a lot of football...

Kunkle wins, improves to 2-1

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Tim Kunkel of Northampton is fighting for Team Tiger Schulmann Bethlehem MMA. He recently took part entertaining Mixed Martial Arts fans, who filled the stands for the PA Cage Combat Valley VII Fight Series.

He took part in the eighth fight of the night, and the first one that was broadcast by Service Electric TV, before a full house at the Bethlehem Sands Event Center. The fight was promoted by former Liberty wrestler, football player and actor Duke Valenti.

Kunkel took on...