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Trojans knock off NHS

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

There’s an old saying in sports, “It’s hard to beat a team three times in the same season.”

While the truth of the saying is statistically dubious, it did hold true for the Northampton boys basketball team as their season came to an end at the hands of Parkland in the opening round of districts, 56-43.

The Kids had swept the two regular season games from the Trojans, 47-44 and 58-53.

Parkland scored the first six points of the game on its way to building an early, 8-2...

NHS boys were ready

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ basketball district playoff game couldn’t have come any sooner.

The tenth-seeded Konkrete Kids (12-10) traveled to seventh-seeded Parkland (13-9) in the opening round of the PIAA District 11 Class 6A playoffs Tuesday. The winner will meet second–seeded Nazareth Saturday at Allen in the next round.

It proved to be an anxious two-week period since the Kids last saw action. They did manage a scrimmage against Palmerton in the process.

“There was a lot of...

NHS senior swimmers and divers are honored

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton swimming and diving teams ended their 2018-2019 season with a home meet vs. Easton High School on Thursday, Feb. 14. Though the meet ended in a loss for both the Northampton teams, the boys team came as close to a win as possible, losing by only one point by a score of 93-92. Despite the loss, the night had a tone of celebration as the team honored the seven senior swimmers and divers who will be graduating this June.

Among the highlights of the evening were senior...

Outdoors: ice fishermen need to head north

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mother Nature has not been kind to ice fishermen this season. With up and down temperatures and weekly rain, ice thickness is dangerously thin in certain local waters.

According to local bait and tackle shops, the best bet is to head north to the Poconos.

Mike, from Mike’s Bait & Tackle in Nazareth, said Promised Land Lake was fishing pretty good for panfish. Over at Shohola Lake, tip-ups were working on sizable bass and pickerel. Mike said the water there has been...

Britton to help bolster Kids lineup

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

After a week off following their stirring run to a second-place finish in the AAA state dual meet tournament, the Northampton wrestling team is back in action this weekend.

The following are the Northampton wrestlers who are seeded in the top-8 of their respective weights: 106-Ryan Stilgenbauer 7th, 113-Alex Hanley 5th, 120-Sam Hanley 4th, 132-Julian Chlebove 1st, 138-Devon Britton 1st, 145-Jagger Condomitti 2nd, 152-Mikey Kistler 2nd, 182-Riley Gallagher 7th, 195-Jayden Bortz 2nd,...

Big Weekend

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s wrestling team is gearing up for one of their best potential individual postseason runs in recent memory when the District 11 tournament kicks off this Friday and Saturday at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium. The Kids return six wrestlers with previous district medals and are one of the top teams that can battle with Bethlehem Catholic in the team standings heading into the tournament.

After losing to Becahi in the state championship two weeks ago, Northampton will be on a...

Article By: chuck hixson Special to the Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine how frustrating this scenario would be to live through.

You’re a highly-regarded prospect in your sport and as you move closer to reaching a point where you’re truly getting an opportunity to show what you can do at the highest levels of that sport, you can’t stay healthy. It seems like every time you rehab from one injury, another one hits.

That’s what Sam Morin has experienced for over a year now. The Flyers drafted him in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, with...

Kids take second at states

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton head coach Seth Lisa summed it up perfectly.

“If you are happy about No. 2, you’ll never be No. 1.”

Northampton didn’t travel to Hershey to just participate in the state wrestling tournament. It didn’t come to win a match. Or two. It came to win the whole thing.

The Konkrete Kids put themselves in position to do just that on Saturday with a trip to the Class 3A finals. Another District 11 foe was waiting, however. District 11 champion Bethlehem Catholic edged...

Demchak all about working harder

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In the near future, Gabby Demchak has aspirations of being a math teacher and a basketball coach.

It is a part of her persona about educating and helping others along her way to playing a role for the common good.

In the present, Demchak is doing her part to make Northampton’s girls’ basketball season a memorable one.

The Konkrete Kids began the week in the middle of battling for an EPC title before districts start.

“We expected to have a good season,” said...

Kids set to play Nazareth - again

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton girls’ basketball team, these are the days of the battle of attrition.

All season long, the Konkrete Kids have played like a team on a mission, hitting only a few potholes along the way.

However, head coach Jeff Jacksits knows all too well how playing East Penn Conference (EPC) rivals late in the season and also playing in the EPC tournament easily can derail momentum.

The Kids (20-3) had little trouble with Allentown Central Catholic, 53-36, in the...