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Kids set to face Emmaus next

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It continues to be a season of accomplishments for the Northampton baseball team.

With their East Penn Conference (EPC) semifinal playoff appearance against Emmaus Tuesday, the Konkrete Kids made their first appearance under current head coach Mick Sugra. A win would send them into the finals Thursday against either Liberty or Easton.

Previously, the Kids under Sugra made it to the EPC quarterfinals and lost both times (Parkland in 2017 and Stroudsburg in 2015).

The Kids...

EPC Track and Field Results

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports




At Whitehall High School Sporting Complex

Legend: Allen (All), Allentown Central Catholic (ACC), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Dieruff (Die), Easton (East), Emmaus (Emm), East Stroudsburg North (ESN), East Stroudsburg South (ESS), Freedom (Free), Liberty (Lib), Nazareth (Naz), Northampton (Nor), Parkland (Park), Pleasant Valley (PV), Pocono Mountain East (PME), Pocono Mountain West (PMW), Stroudsburg (Str), Whitehall (Whi).


Rain alters girls run in EPC playoffs

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by TJ WENBORG in Sports

A quirk in the seeding process saw the Northampton softball team in the third spot for the EPC tournament, below an Emmaus team they had defeated twice in the regular season.

This led to a first-round matchup with Nazareth, a team that had defeated the Kids three days earlier.

The Blue Eagles drew first blood when Serena Smith led off the game with an infield single and came around to score on a fielder’s choice.

Hannah Boggs tied the game with a home run to lead off the...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.


The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...

EPC announces playoff baseball matchups

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced baseball pairings for the playoffs.

Action gets underway on Saturday, May 11, with four games.

Liberty earned the top seed and will take on 8-seed Whitehall at 12 p.m. at Liberty High School.

Parkland takes the second seed and will host rival Emmaus, which ended as the 7-seed. That game is at 11 a.m. at Parkland.

Northampton earned the third seed and will host Pleasant Valley, the 6-seed, at 12 p.m.

The 4-seed went to...

Kovalchik, Rufe have Kids ready for postseason

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Since the beginning of the season, Andrew Kovalchik and Cole Rufe believed their team would be in the hunt for the East Penn Conference (EPC) and District 11 6A titles.

So far, the senior duo has been right. And it has been all about the Kids’ bond.

“Since we came up short against Parkland and Emmaus in our first two games, our team chemistry has been stronger than ever and it shows,” said Kovalchik. “We have guys constantly picking each other up and encouraging one another....

EPC announces playoff softball pairings

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC announced pairings for the softball playoff tournament.

Play begins Thursday, May 9, moving up a day from Friday because of the threat of storms.

Parkland earned the top seed and will host 8-seed Whitehall.

Emmaus is the second seed and will host 7-seed Easton. Northampton took the third seed and will host 6-seed Nazareth.

Freedom, the 4-seed, hosts Stroudsburg which is the 5-seed.

Semifinals take place on Monday, May 13, with two games at Patriot’s...

Softball prepping for the EPC playoffs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

An international crowd was on hand to cheer the Northampton softball team on to a 10-4, revenge victory over Whitehall on Friday evening for Senior Night.

The pitchers and catchers from the Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) junior national team were in town to attend a clinic given by pitching coach Jen Shellhammer and stayed to watch the Kids in action.

Seniors Hannah Boggs, Gabby Demchak, Nikki Secara and Emily Stuhldreher were honored before the game.

After the first two...

Volleyball heading to district playoffs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team’s senior night was supposed to be a celebration of the careers of captains Luis Roman and Dominic Frey and manager Emily Gehris as well as the moment the team would clinch a district playoff berth with their ninth win of the season.

The feting of the seniors took place as planned in a nicely decorated Pete Schneider Gymnasium. But the visiting 5-12 Dieruff Huskies were uncooperative as they spoiled the night by winning the match in four sets.