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NHS ends skid vs. Nazareth with win

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Konkrete Kids wrestling team hadn’t defeated their rivals from Nazareth since the current crop of grapplers were in elementary school and Terry Daubert led the Orange and Black.

This year’s team ended that drought and gave Seth Lisa his first head coaching victory over the Blue Eagles with an emphatic 41-20 win on Thursday night.

Nazareth took a 4-0 lead with a major decision in the first bout, at 220.

Hunter Werkheiser got the Kids on the board with a solid 5-1...

NHS girls top Trojans Parkland

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Northampton girls basketball head coach Jeff Jacksits characterized Tuesday’s matchup with undefeated Parkland as “their bigs versus our speed.”

The Kids took that speed on the road and came home with a 43-40 win over the Trojans.

Northampton got off to a fast start, building a 20-12 edge during the first period. Star senior guard Victoria Keenan continued to bounce back from an injury that caused her to miss the first few games of the season. Keenan scored 10 of her team-high...

K-Kid boy swimmers remain unbeaten

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton swim teams continued a strong start to the season with a double win at their first away meet against Freedom last Thursday night.

While the winning streak continued for the boys squad in another home contest on Tuesday evening against Central; for the girls, they faced their first loss to the Vikings by a close score of 94-89.

Going into their first away meet last Thursday the Northampton was ready for a tough competition.

“We’re just trying to mix things...

Kids prep for big week

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s wrestling team is brimming with confidence early in the season following last week’s win over Nazareth and the K-Kids (2-0) now enter their toughest stretch of the regular season this week.

With their annual trip to the Beast of the East coming this weekend, the Kids have EPC matches with Stroudsburg and Bethlehem Catholic this week as precursors to the toughest weekend tournament they’ll see this year as a team.

Head coach Seth Lisa knows the team’s mentality has...

Outdoors: ice fishing season approaching

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Driving along Mauch Chunk Road last week, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the harvested corn and soybean fields on both sides of the road had small ponds of skim ice on them from the below freezing temperatures we had. That brought to mind that the ice fishing season is forthcoming.

For those who never tried walking-on-water, ice fishing can be fun if dressed properly. Cold weather and time spent standing on ice requires insulated waterproof boots, layered coats and pants, or...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

darts, trapshooting

Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 29 13 .690

St. Paul’s 23 13 .639

Bath Luth 24 15 .615

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Emmanuel 20 22 .476

Dryland 20 22 .476

St. Stephen’s 19 23 .452

Farmersville 17 22 .436

Ebenezer 18 24 .429

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Salem UCC 13 26 .333

Dryland (5-2, 4-2) at Ebenezer (6-5)

D - Nathan Phares 7-13, Larry Golick 7-14, Earl Sigley 7-...

Lots of changes for Flyers, Phantoms

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Remember in Batman how Commissioner Gordon used to shine that big bat signal in the sky to summon Batman to his office? In this case, it wasn’t a bat signal, it was a Phantoms logo and it wasn’t Commissioner Gordon doing the summoning, it was coach Gordon – Scott Gordon – being alerted to trouble in Philadelphia. And oh dear, Gordon brought his sidekick Carter Hart (too bad his first name isn’t Robin) with him for the trip down the turnpike to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


Boys look to maintain status

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the first time in a while, Northampton’s boys’ basketball team found its niche last season. They also discovered how timing can be everything.

The Konkrete Kids posted an overall 18-9 mark and advanced to the District 11 Class 6A championship game. Paced by seniors Aidan Elwood, Corey Weisenberger, and Mike Torres, the Kids reached beyond an anticipated level.

Now they need to maintain their status without the trio that accounted for 75-percent of their offense. Elwood and...

K-Kid wrestlers hope for bright winter

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton should find itself as one of the top-four wrestling teams in the area this season, but can the K-Kids work their way toward a team spot in Hershey.

With the chase for District 11’s top two spots for Hershey going to Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth as of late, Northampton could be in position to battle the likes of Liberty and Nazareth for a state bid.

The Kids welcome back Julian Chlebove (132) for his senior season, a two-time 3A state champion, after sitting out...

Girls aim to be in the hunt

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The big three is back, and the Konkrete Kids likely will be back in the hunt.

Senior guard Victoria Keenan, who broke the 1,000-point career barrier last season, again will be joined by fellow senior post player Jenna Rogers and sophomore guard/forward Morgan Sterner to lead the Kids this winter.

Northampton finished with an overall 15-9 mark last season, their season ending with a loss to Freedom in the Class 6A quarterfinal.

“They are a good nucleus,” said head coach...