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HOOPS - Three LVP teams advance in states

Friday, March 17, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.

The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.

David Kachelries...

Girls win state opener

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

By halftime of Northampton’s girls’ first round PIAA state playoff basketball game against Philadelphia Central High School, Kids’ coach Jeff Jacksits was stressing fundamentals and the importance of running through their plays.

Then Jacksits watched as Northampton increased its lead from 27 points to 37 points and posted a 63-26 victory over the Lancers last Friday at Freedom High School.

Aja Blount was the top scorer of the night with 19 points, followed by Jenna Rogers with...

PHS beats NHS for title

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

If Northampton had hopes of forcing a winner-take-all Game 3 in the championship series of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL), the Konkrete Kids would likely need a fast start. One much like Northampton had in Game 1.

Instead, seven-time defending champion Parkland was the one to hit the ice fast and never look back.

The Trojans scored the only two goals of the first period, held a 4-1 lead heading into the third, and held on for a 6-3 victory last Wednesday at...

Chlebove wins second state gold

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Julian Chlebove certainly knows that with each win, the expectations will rise for him.

After the sophomore won his second straight PIAA 3A wrestling championship over the weekend with a 13-3 major decision over Liberty’s Luke Werne, Chlebove talked about following in the footsteps of Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee.

That was, however, before Lee took the mat and lost to Exeter’s Austin DeSanto 6-5 in perhaps the greatest high school upset ever, as the senior 126-pounder...

PIAA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beca, Northampton girls advance

Saturday, March 11, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic advanced with a 60-37 win over Scranton Prep in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A girls basketball playoffs.

Taliyah Medina scored 18 points for the Golden Hawks, while Morgan Orloski added 13 points.

Scranton Prep was the third place team out of District 2 and finishes its season at 15-11.

The Northampton girls advanced with a 63-26 win over District 12 second-place team Central High School of Philadelphia.

Aja Blount scored a game-high 19...

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket....

Kids advance six to states

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

There was ice and water spilled all over the floor in the hallways of Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium during the championship round of the 3A Northeast Regional finals last Saturday night.

It wasn’t hard to guess the culprit either, as Hazleton’s Jimmy Hoffman was the one responsible for making a mess.

And you couldn’t really blame him for knocking over a water cooler after getting pinned by Northampton senior KJ Fenstermacher in the 132-pound championship.

Fenstermacher...

Girls beat Parkland

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Victoria Keenan has a way of just taking over a basketball game.

After being shutout in the first quarter of the District 11 consolation game against Parkland, Keenan gladly took the reins, leading Northampton to a 53-47 win over Parkland, making the Kids the three-seed out of District 11 and dropping Parkland to number-four.

Keenan finished the night with 24 points, 11 of which came in the final eight-minutes of the game. She hit from outside, hit on drives through the...

Bauer to states amid successful NHS season

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

On Friday, March 3, the Northampton varsity swim team arrived at Parkland High School, the home of the 2017 PIAA District XI Championship meet, with 15 swimmers ready to compete against the best of the best from surrounding schools.

Swimming in the AAA division, the competition for Northampton was undeniable, but at the close on Saturday evening, Northampton had earned five medals, set two new school records and achieved numerous personal best times.

After a winning season, the...

Buskirk is scholar athlete winner

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete...