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Morin, Kids aiming for playoff berth

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Kyle Morin knew this could be a special year for him. So far, the senior is doing his part to help his teammates make a district run.

Through Northampton’s first 14 games of the season, Morin was among the team leaders in batting average (. 469) and hits (23).

But for Morin, it runs deeper.

Over the past four years, Morin has watched how the Konkrete Kids’ program has operated, and he has realized it was time to become totally immersed.

“It has been an awesome...

Kids Wrap: Lacrosse ends with a victory

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The K-Kids’ lacrosse team finished its second year under Head Coach Jace Shively on a high note. Northampton picked up a 12-10 victory over Liberty to sweep the season series with the Hurricanes.

Northampton overcame a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to steal the win. Junior midfielder Kyle Wescoe led the team with six goals, and junior midfielder Aiden Jones added a hat trick. Junior Garrett Transue finished with two goals and senior Greg Milnes contributed with a goal and...

Win and they’re in...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton baseball team, it certainly was gut-check time.

Head coach Mick Sugra envisioned his team getting into the play-in game of the District 11 Class 6A tournament.

But the Konkrete Kids entered Wednesday night’s season finale at home needing a win over Nazareth on their senior night to grab a spot. That result was past Press deadlines.

They had a 9-10 record and were in the midst of a roller-coaster two weeks that saw them potentially peaking at the right...

Outdoors: With warmth comes the threat of ticks

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the weather finally warming up to normal temperatures for this time of year, folks will be out and about after suffering from cabin fever.

While the much needed warming trend is upon us, so are ticks. Both wood ticks and deer ticks, the latter being more difficult to spot because of their tiny size. Experts are expecting a potential tick explosion with the warm weather and the bloodthirsty critters will be in abundance this summer. The exports say ticks will be looking for a host...

Kratz returns to Lehigh Valley

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Erik Kratz is a guy who has come to accept his baseball life for what it is. In each of the last eight seasons, the Telford, Pennsylvania product has played at least a couple of games in the majors and has done so with six different major league teams, including the Phillies. He continued the streak last season when he played in four games with the Yankees and he’s returned to the organization this season and is playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

As one of the more popular...

Kids edge Parkland in a feisty game

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

What a difference a month makes.

In the beginning of April, the Northampton softball team allowed 17 runs in losses to Emmaus, Central Catholic and Parkland.

Four weeks later, the K-Kids held all three teams scoreless.

Northampton improved to 15-4 on the season with a thrilling, 1-0 victory over the Trojans on senior night. Emily Stuhldreher knocked in Madison Biechy with a fifth inning RBI single for the game’s only run.

Only a sophomore, Biechy is quickly...

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Sports

saylor helps to pace kings COLLEGE

Kings College softball team recently fell Manhattanville in the MAC Freedom Conference championship, 19-6.

Trailing 6-1 in the game, Kings rallied to tie it at 6-6 and former Northampton player Amber Saylor delivered a sacrifice fly RBI as part of the rally.

Saylor, a 2015 Northampton graduate who was part of the 2013 NHS District 11 championship team, is attaining a 3.99 in the physicians assistant program at Kings. In addition, Amber...

Game canceled, but Kids visit Cooperstown

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When he walked into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Northampton head baseball coach Mick Sugra admittedly was in awe.

“Here’s little me right in the middle of all of this baseball history,” said Sugra. “It really stops you in your tracks.

“I have been around baseball my while life, but this is the first time in 40 years that I have been to something like this. It’s crazy”

Sugra and his Konkrete Kids were scheduled to meet East Penn Conference rival Emmaus at Doubleday Field...

Girls on four game win streak

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton softball team tallied three more victories with week with two away games and one home contest.

The team, who has enjoyed a busy schedule the past few weeks is on a four-game winning streak. Players Heather Alich, Hannah Boggs and Madison Fraley lead the way for Northampton this season with total RBIs of 16, 16, and 14 respectively. Northampton starting pitcher Madison Biechy is credited with seven wins and backup pitcher Emily Marokovits has two wins to her credit so...

Kids in middle of postseason

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team has advanced to several district contests in postseason play, including two seeds in the singles tournaments, two teams in the doubles tournament and an appearance in the team event.

As one of the top-eight teams in the district, Northampton faced number one seeded Nazareth, but the impending tough competition didn’t seem to deter this coach’s enthusiasm leading into the game.

“We’re just going to grip-it and rip-it and see what happens,” Davis...