Northampton Press

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Jones turns the corner

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Aiden Jones knew last year wasn’t one of his better ones.

“I was playing both ones, but it wasn’t a good year,” said Jones. “I became a running back, but I was mainly playing defense (strong safety). But I wasn’t conditioned enough and it was a hard year.”

This year, Jones, a senior, has been a major part of a transformation with the football program.

He recently rushed a for a team-high 80 yards and scored a touchdown — a 30-yard run — in the Konkrete Kids’ 50-0 pasting...

Kids look to pick up another win

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next three weeks, Northampton should have a definitive reading on its football program.

The Kids will host Pocono Mountain West Friday night at Al Erdosy Stadium riding a three-game winning streak in an impressive fashion. They have posted three consecutive shutouts for the first time since 1970 and have scored 50 more points in two consecutive games for the first time since 1961.

Their latest shutout was a 50-0 drubbing of East Stroudsburg North.

It is a...

Hornet golfers knock off unbeaten K-Kids

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Brian Davies saw it coming four years ago.

He had a class of talented freshman golfers and predicted that in a few years, his team would be in the mix for league and district titles.

Last season the Konkrete Kids went 18-3 overall and 13-2 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches. They finished in second place in the league standings and were one of the four teams competing for the District 11 Class 3A team title, which was won by Liberty. Northampton finished as the runner-...

Fourteen to see induction in D-11 HOF

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall athletic director Bob Hartman announced the inaugural class for the District 11 Hall of Fame recently.

The inaugural class includes 14 inductees selected from nominations made by member schools, officials’ chapters, and media membership.

All inductees were selected based on their high school accomplishments solely.

This year’s class will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Upper Macungie Township at 4 p.m....

Field hockey looks to make push

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Despite a somewhat slow start, Northampton head field hockey coach Carrie Saul believes her team will be in the hunt over the next few weeks.

The Konkrete Kids began the season with a 1-2 mark through their first three games, dropping a close 3-2 opener to Liberty before they routed East Stroudsburg North, 12-0.

They then had trouble getting past Stroudsburg, losing a 4-0 decision.

“We were down 3-1 to Liberty and had two corners to try and tie it in the end, but we...

Pete’s Top-10: Poll looks clearer this week

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

A month into the season, clarity has been bestowed upon us to a certain degree.

The top-three teams have solidified their spots in the upper echelon of the pecking order to date, but Bethlehem Catholic looks eager to crash the party after last week’s win over Parkland.

The Colonial League takes a step forward with the removal of Nazareth and Central Catholic from the poll, while an outsider from the north makes a rare appearance.

Let’s see what comes to fruition this...

Boys hoops had good summer

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a successful summer program behind them, Northampton’s boys’ basketball program can look forward to the fall and winter ahead.

The Konkrete Kids once again had a busy summer as they went 4-2 in the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase and posted a 2-1 record in the A-town Throwdown Tournament.

They went 8-4 overall in the Allentown Summer League and lost to eventual runner-up Easton in the playoffs.

Head coach Coy Stampone credited assistant coach Matt Scholl, who...

Article By: Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Emmaus volleyball trio named all-state

By PETER CAR

pcar@tnonline.com

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association named their All-State teams last week with several members from District 11 named to the 3A team.

The Emmaus trio of James Haag, Cameron Parsons and Matt Swanson earned honors, while Whitehall’s Joseph Herman and Nazareth’s Michael Dougherty also made the squad.

The complete 3A list is below.

3A...

ArtsQuest to host Penn State football viewing parties

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.

The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos...

Kids, Mounties tie

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

On Sept. 15 Northampton played host to the Stroudsburg Mountaineers in boys soccer.

The Konkrete Kids were coming into this game on a four-game unbeaten streak having beaten Whitehall, Parkland and Pocono Mountain East all away from home. The Kids came into this game as second in the EPC Skyline division. Stroudsburg though, was putting together a respectable season themselves. The mountaineers won five out of their first six games of the season, helping them to top of the EPC...