Northampton Press

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Girls knock off Pates

Friday, January 11, 2019 by TJ WENBORG in Sports

On Tuesday night at Pete Schneider Gymnasium, the Konkrete Kids girls basketball team looked to follow up their 92-67 thrashing of a previously undefeated Pleasant Valley squad with a win over a two-loss, defending District 11 champion Freedom team.

The Northampton fans held their collective breath as a last-second Freedom heave was off target, preserving a hard-fought, 58-57 win.

The Kids had a tough first quarter, going just 3-for-13 from the field and getting badly out-...

Gula plays bigger role

Monday, January 7, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past two years, Zach Gula played his part into transforming Northampton into one of the better programs around in the East Penn Conference and the Lehigh Valley.

This season, Gula knew he would play a bigger role, and he has made a smooth transition.

The junior guard has been one of the team’s leading scorers this season, as the Konkrete Kids continue to adjust to their new identity after a momentous season last year.

“We’re just playing hard,” said Gula. “We...

Boys, girls sweep Salisbury tourneys

Monday, January 7, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ and girls’ teams already may reschedule their recent holiday tournaments at Salisbury for next season.

They both won their respective tournaments in a dominating fashion.

The boys’ team won the tournament for the third consecutive season, beating Saucon Valley, 56-31, and Quakertown, 47-32. The girls beat Allen, 62-48, and then routed Pocono Mountain West, 54-24.

Donte Rodriguez, who had 15 points in the championship game, was the tournament Most...

Kids take second

Monday, January 7, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Three Northampton grapplers entered Saturday’s championship round at Liberty High School. And all three left Bethlehem with individual titles.

Julian Chlebove, Devon Britton and Jagger Condomitti picked up first-place finishes on Saturday at the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic. Northampton finished second as a team with 175.5 points, only behind host Liberty (179 points).

What’s even more ironic about the Konkrete Kids’ three champions is that they occurred back-to-back-to-...

District 11 cheering competition to take place

Monday, January 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Nineteen area cheerleading squads will compete in the 2019 District XI Competitive Spirit Championships beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

Bethlehem Catholic, which won the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Championships, will compete in the Small Division. Performing positions were assigned by random draw, and as with the EPC competition, the Hawks will perform last in their division at approximately 10:20 a.m.

Freedom will also compete in the Small...

Outdoors: Deer, small game hunting seasons continue

Monday, January 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For those of you who struck out on getting a buck or doe over the past archery, muzzleloader and rifle deer seasons, you get another chance when the season reopens for archery and flintlock muzzleloader statewide on the traditional post Christmas seasons. Those seasons run Dec. 26-Jan. 12. If you hunt in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, that season runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 26, 2019.

The extended firearms season also kicks off Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 26, 2019, but only for antlerless deer and in...

D-11 HOF class is inducted

Monday, January 7, 2019 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Sue Butz-Stavin was inducted into the inaugural District 11 Hall of Fame Class back in October of this year.

The longtime Emmaus field hockey coach was unique among the group of 14 that were honored at the Holiday Inn in Breinigsville.

The group included eight former star athletes and six coaches. But of the six, Butz-Stavin is the only one who is still coaching.

“To be honored by such a distinguished group and to be part of the first class in District 11 is quite an...

Outdoors: a look at stats from AnglerSurvey

Monday, January 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With spring fishing season upcoming, anglers may be interested in some statistics gathered by who do bimonthly and yearly surveys of anglers and hunters and their various mediums. The surveys also help equipment manufacturers tailor and market their products to sportsmen’s trends and needs. his report presents the results of the© online consumer panel survey. The panel, composed of anglers across the U.S. who volunteer to participate, tracks angler...

Girls off to a hot start

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Win big. Breathe easier. Set a strong pace.

Northampton’s girls’ team is off and running.


After they lost to host Owen J. Roberts in their championship game, Northampton opened its East Penn Conference (EPC) schedule with three lopsided, 20-point-plus wins over Whitehall, Emmaus, and Pocono Mountain East.

The Kids have been pushing the ball and producing plenty of positives, racing out to a 4-1 start.

“They are teams with new coaches and are in...

NHS boys fall to Emmaus

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

There is an old coaching adage, “You can’t teach size.” The Emmaus Green Hornets took advantage of their superior height when they brought their boys varsity basketball team to Northampton on Friday night and left with a 60-48 win.

The Kids got off to a solid start using an active defense to combat Emmaus’ size advantage. Seven first quarter points by Isaac Harris had Northampton leading 12-10 as time ran down in the period. A late steal by Emmaus resulted in breakaway layup that tied...