Northampton Press

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Kids were hoping to get by Emmaus

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s surge this season easily can be credited to the Konkrete Kids’ offense, paced by seniors Aidan Ellwood and Cory Weisenberger.

Both of them have averaged close to 20 points per contest and the Kids’ other remaining starters and their bench certainly has helped the cause. The Kids have averaged 59 points per game over their 23 contests (16-7).

However, the Kids’ defensive effort has been as steady as their offensive showing. In their 16 wins, they have held...

Six wrestlers advance

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It wasn’t the most memorable District 11 wrestling tournament for Northampton, but one that the K-kids hope they can learn from.

Northampton advanced six wrestlers to this weekend’s Northeast regional tournament, but came away without any finalists last week, as Seth Lisa’s squad looks to regroup and make their final push toward a trip to Hershey.

Sam Hanley (113), Jagger Condomitti (126), Michael Kistler (145) and Jayden Bortz (195) each took third, while Logan Ninos (120) and...

Girls fall to Freedom

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

A tough loss ended the Northampton girls varsity basketball team’s season on Feb. 22, as the Kids were outscored in overtime by Freedom High School in the District 11 Quarterfinals at Catasauqua, 64-48.

The seventh seed in the District 11 Class 6A tournament, Northampton grabbed an early lead against number-two seed Freedom with a score of 11-6 at the end of the first quarter. From that point on, however, the game became a matter to trading places.

With a quick steal,...

Outdoors: Snow geese are back in the area

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a snow goose hunter, or just a wildlife photographer, you both can shoot thousands of snow geese by trekking on down to upper Berks County.

There’s a large field behind Sittler’s Golf Center and Haldeman Ford on Route 222 outside Kutztown and on Kutztown Road. As I drove past there at 12:20 p.m. last week, the field behind these two businesses was a sea of white, that on first view took on the appearance of snow. But instead, was a few thousand snow geese feeding there with...

Boys beat Parkland, advance to states

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Trading wins during their two regular season games, the rubber match between the Parkland and Northampton boys basketball teams had more on the line. With a spot in the District 11 6A final four and berth in the PIAA state tournament on the line, it was the hot outside shooting of the Konkrete Kids that proved too much for the Trojans to overcome last Saturday afternoon in the district quarterfinals at Allen High School’s Sewards gymnasium.

The third seed Northampton relied on a three...

Phantoms see shake-up with NHL trade deadline passing

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You’ve heard of trickle-down economics.

On Monday, it was trickle-down transactions for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The day brought with it the NHL trading deadline, which also brings the rule that states any player on the NHL roster when the deadline passes is not eligible to be returned to the AHL for the rest of the season. That put all eyes squarely on Flyers GM Ron Hextall to see just what he was going to do in an effort to improve the NHL team and how any moves would affect the...

Kids to open districts against Trojans

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s boys basketball team achieved a major goal when it qualified for the upcoming district playoffs, and the Konkrete Kids will see a familiar opponent for the third time this season.

However, the Kids can take another major step with a district win this Saturday that will propel them into the PIAA state tournament, as the top four teams in the district 6A bracket will advance.

The third-seeded Kids will meet sixth-seeded Parkland at Allen High School Saturday...

Wrestlers have high hopes for districts

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Winning district titles has been apart of Northampton’s wrestling legacy and the K-Kids will look to write another chapter when the District 11 3A tournament gets underway this weekend at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium.

The Kids will look to advance a contingent of wrestlers and try to match last year’s results, where they finished third in the team standings and medaled eight wrestlers (two champions).

“Our goal is to be district champions,” said head coach Seth Lisa about the...

NHS girls set for District 11 playoffs

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team didn’t take home any hardware last year, but they were the last local 6A team to survive, making a memorable run in the state tournament.

This year, the NHS girls are seeded seventh and will draw second-seed Freedom in the opening round of their playoffs.

The Pates are led by first team all-star Hailey Silfies and have had some big wins this season, knocking off Becahi earlier this year and going 2-1 against Easton, which is the top seed in...

Swimmers lose to Easton, prep for District 11 meet

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity girls and boys swimming and diving teams ended their 2017-2018 season with an away meet at Easton High School on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Though the meet ended in a loss for both the girls and boys, overall the season was a success with a winning league record and sights now set on district championships.

Some of the highlights of last Thursday’s meet included a first-place finish by Northampton’s DJ Fragano in the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.87. Fragano also...