Northampton Press

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Kids fall to Parkland, 2-1

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a game matching two teams that have some offensive questions about themselves, a 2-1 outcome wasn’t exactly unexpected. For Northampton, the offense sputtered against one of the better pitching staffs in the EPC and wound up on the losing end of the score and without any hits on the day.

Pitchers Adam Smith and Koby Staivecki held the Konkrete Kids hitless as the teams battled for eight innings before the Trojans scored a run in the top of the eighth and Northampton couldn’t...

K-Kids see season end

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The reality of the PIAA basketball playoffs is that of the qualifiers, only the six state champions will end their seasons with a win. The Northampton girls basketball team saw their season come to an end at Cumberland Valley HS against District 7’s Norwin Lady Knights, 68-58.

Norwin jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but an 8-point run fueled by 2 Victoria Keenan threes put the Kids ahead at the 4:36 mark of the first period. The Knights scored the last 5 points of the quarter to take...

Boys poised to return 14

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Potential will be a key word for the Northampton boys’ basketball program in the 2019-20 season.

Having 14 players returning and losing only two can generate plenty of optimism.

The Konkrete Kids got a good glimpse of their future this season with a maturing team that found its way back to the districts playoffs after they lost three players who accounted for 75-percent of their offense last year.

Northampton recently ended its season with a 56-43 loss to Parkland in the...

Girls had great year, future bright

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton’s girls basketball team wore down opponents with their speed that fueled their transition game.

In a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal game against Norwin, the Konkrete Kids met a team that arguably was a little bit faster.

The Kids answered some early Norwin runs, but it wasn’t enough down the stretch as they eventually dropped a 68-58 decision at Cumberland Valley High School March 12.

“They were a lot faster than they looked on film,” said Kids’...

Youth Fishing Day coming March 23

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commissions fleet of white stocking trucks are on the roll, stocking trout for the March 23 Youth Fishing Day and regional trout opener on March 30 in 18 southeast region waters.

If you’d like to introduce your youngster to the sport of fishing, the Youth Fishing Day is an opportune time for them to experience catching their first trout. It’s also an opportune time since there’s no fishing pressure from adults, and there will be loads of freshly...

Phantoms get a last-second victory

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning, 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center. The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of their two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.

In Saturday night’s win, the third period alone was worth the cost of admission. In the final 10:09 of...

Tennis team starts year with two wins

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys varsity tennis team began their 2019 season with a marked difference this year as long time girls and boys tennis coach Kim Davis was not there to lead the charge.

Davis officially resigned from his post with the boys team this past February. With big shoes to fill, the team will be led this year by new head coach Daniele Bowman.

Bowman’s inaugural season is off to a strong start as Northampton is currently 2-2 in league play and 3-2 overall. Her team is...

Chlebove a state champ - again

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Julian Chlebove acknowledges that he has plenty of “haters” in the wrestling world, but that only seems to motivate him.

The Northampton senior came away from last weekend’s PIAA 3A wrestling championships with his third state title in four years after dispatching Bethlehem Catholic’s Kenny Herrmann 6-2 in the 132-pound finals.

It was the seventh-straight win over Herrmann and the third in as many weeks en route to completing his K-Kid career on the mats.

After sitting...

Hosking prepares for states

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Sarah Hosking, a sophomore from Northampton Area High School, will travel to Bucknell University later this week to compete in the PIAA State Championship Meet.

Hosking is one of five swimmers from the girls team to medal in either an individual or relay event during the PIAA District 11 AAA championships in mid-February. Hoskings has advanced to the PIAA state championship meet in both the 100 breaststroke event and the 200 individual medley.

Hosking was seated second in the...