Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Rodriguez doing a lot for the Konkrete Kids

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In fifth grade, Donte Rodriguez decided to go out for the basketball team. The hunch eventually blossomed into a start reality.

Overall, it has been about reaching his potential.

“I figured I would give it a try,” said Rodriguez, a junior. “At that age, I was looking for help to keep it going. I had some pretty good kids playing around me.

“One of the coaches told me to use my left hand. That was a big help.”

Two years later, Rodriguez knew basketball was going to...

For Sterner, hoops is an all-day thing

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Morgan Sterner, basketball has been a constant.

She began playing in kindergarten and was on her first AAU team in third grade. Since then, her love for the game hasn’t dwindled.

“I think I can say that basketball is a 24/7 thing for me,” said Sterner, a sophomore on the Konkrete Kids’ team. “If I am not playing it, I usually am working out to try and get better.

“When I was younger, my coaches told me that I had a gift for it and I should keep playing.”


Kids hockey looks to make the playoffs

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Simply put, Northampton’s hockey team can control its own destiny toward the postseason in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

The Konkrete Kids (6-4-3) began this week’s play tied with Allentown Central Catholic (15 points) in fourth place and also for the final playoff spot.

However, Central Catholic has one game left on it schedule, while the Kids have three.

“It is there for us,” said Kids’ veteran head coach Brian Ruff. “We play three teams that are...

Boys fall to Central

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

“That was the best game we played all year,” said a Central Catholic player talking to his father as they walked to their car in the Northampton High School parking lot on Tuesday night.

The Kids’ and the Vikings’ boys teams entered the game with identical 9-6 records, but Central dominated both ends of the floor on the way to a 61-46 win.

The Vikings scored off the opening tip, six seconds into game. They eventually built a 21-8 first quarter lead before a Zach Gula buzzer-...

Kids rout Emmaus in wrestling

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

While the Northampton wrestling team’s 81-0 dual meet win over a three-win Pocono Mountain West squad the previous night wasn’t much of a surprise, Emmaus figured to provide a tougher test when they rolled into Pete Schneider Gymnasium on Thursday.

The 7-4 Green Hornets were coming off a win over PMW the previous week by a score of 66-12.

The Kids rolled to a 74-0 triumph that featured eight falls and two tech falls. Emmaus managed a total of two takedowns during the meet....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 35 16 .686

St. Paul’s 29 16 .644

Bath Luth 29 19 .604

Christ UCC 25 23 .521

Dryland 26 25 .510

Emmanuel 24 24 .500

Ebenezer 23 28 .451

Farmersville 20 28 .417

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 19 29 .396

Salem UCC 17 31 .354

Christ UCC (4-3 10in, 4-0) at Dryland (5-2)

C - Eric Yocum 6-14, Joe Hunsicker 5-13 HR, Dave...

Great American show set to start on Feb. 2

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

It’s the largest consumer outdoor show in the country. And it gets underway Saturday, Feb. 2 and runs until Feb. 10 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. To many sportsmen in the Lehigh Valley, this show is commonly known as the Harrisburg Show, despite it’s new name of The Great American Outdoor Show.

Hosted by the NRA and Ram trucks, this year’s super show will feature over 200 seminars, 1,100 exhibits, over 400 hunting/fishing outfitters from around the world,...


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If sports teams made trades based on the popularity of their players with the fans, Taylor Leier would still be a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Instead, as the old saying goes, sports are a business and Taylor Leier is now a member of the Rochester Americans. The 24-year old left winger was dealt to Buffalo for right winger Justin Bailey.

Leier was drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2012 Draft and played 226 games - the second most all-time with the Phantoms,...

Chlebove wins gold medal at Escape the Rock

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s Julian Chlebove came home from the Escape the Rock tournament with a gold medal, while the K-Kids medaled four wrestlers in the tournament for a fifth place finish last weekend.

Chlebove handled Bethlehem Catholic’s Kenny Herrmann 7-2 in the 132-pound championship to lead the way for Northampton, who finished fifth in the tournament overall with 117.5 points.

After sitting out last year, Chlebove is rounding himself into form as the season is heading to it’s peak...

Swim team tops Eastburg North

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swimming and diving team claimed another victory on Tuesday evening against East Stroudsburg North. With both the boys and girls teams winning by significant margins (116-59 for the boys and 143-36 for the girls), Northampton took the majority of first place finishes and all the points in the diving events.

Among the highlights of the evening were dual individual first place finishes from Jack Kennedy (first 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle), Brynne Rockovitz (...