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Kids compete at recent Lions Classic

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s K.J. Fenstermacher and Danny Moran had one last chance to wear the Northampton colors in the recently held Easton Lions Club Wrestling All-Star Classic.

Fenstermacher was a 6-4 winner over Matt Valli of Warren Hills at 132. Moran lost by fall to Matt Kolonia of Delaware Valley at 138.

Pennsylvania defeated New Jersey 26-21. Becahi’s Mikey Labriola and Niko Camacho were among the area winners. Each picked up victories, as Labriola added another technical fall to...

NHS track teams start season with three wins

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton track team got off to a great start to their season with two close wins over Bethlehem Catholic. The girls beat the Hawks 77.16-72.8 while the boys won 78-72.

Lyndsey Gallagher broke the Al Erdosy Stadium record in the 3200. She ran a 11:39 which broke the old stadium record of 11:46, held by Joelle Perelli and set in 2016.

Alexis Barrall was the only field event winner winning the pole vault, but clearing 10-0, a new school record.

Victoria Keenan was...

Girls have high expectations

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton softball team got off to a hot start despite some cool temperatures.

The won their first two games against Fleetwood and East Stroudsburg North, but recently fell to Emmaus to start off East Penn Conference play.

The girls will be led by four seniors this year in Taylor Keeney, Hallie Muffley, Anna Filchner and Jillian Muthard. Keeney will pitch for the kids while Huffley and Filchner make the Kids solid up the middle as Muffley plays short and Filchner second....

Kids tennis team starts off season with 4-2 mark

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team is off to a 4-2 start so far this season, looking to improve from a 6-10 mark from last season.

The Kids posted wins against Easton (4-3), Freedom (4-3) and Wilson (4-1) with losses coming against Pleasant Valley (5-2) and Stroudsburg (4-3).

The team is looking to get past the graduation of Tom Reinhard, a four-year starter, as well as Kevin Trinkle, who was a two-year starter.

“We are inexperienced and most players are new to the game,”...

Baseball team gets off to a hot start

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s baseball team got the start that it needed. And the Konkrete Kids did it in grand fashion.

Heading into this weeks’ play, the Kids began with a 2-0 record due to two lopsided wins. They opened with a convincing 9-3 win over perennial playoff power North Pocono and followed with a 12-1 rout of East Stroudsburg North.

More importantly, it gave the Kids a sturdy cushion to start their always ultracompetitive East Penn Conference play.

This time around, the...

Volleyball falls to Liberty

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

On April 4, Liberty defeated the Northampton boys volleyball team 3-1 inside Liberty High, leaving the Kids with a 2-2 record on the year.

The ’Canes won the first set by a score of 25-12 as NHS fell to an early 7-3 deficit. The Kids couldn’t muster the strength to get back into the fight during the first set, but it served as a wake up call.

The Kids stepped up to win the second set 25-21. Originally down 8-3, Northampton gained steam after keying in on multiple blocks. The...

K-Kids part of Via games

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games. The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.

In the girls game, the lead bounced back and...

Kids face loss of 10 seniors

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a new cast ready to take the field, Northampton’s baseball team is optimistic they again can remain a headliner.

However, the Konkrete Kids likely will see their results surface later in the season.

Northampton will enter the 2017 campaign with the loss of 10 seniors to graduation in June, two of the more prominent being three-year infield starters Will Stackhouse and catcher Ian Luberti.

The Kids advanced to the districts playoffs for the sixth straight season last...

Girls hoops team hit their stride in playoffs

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team doesn’t have any hardware to show for their 2016-17 campaign, but it can still be considered a very successful season for the program.

The girls made the league, district and state playoffs, and when all was said and done, they advanced farther than any other area 6A team in the Lehigh Valley.

While the regular season saw some inconsistencies, the Kids really seemed to hit their stride in the district consolation game.

“I think we...

Track team looking to get the season started

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Despite the snow and cold weather recently, the Northampton track and field team looks to be in good shape as spring athletes are finally starting to take to the courts and fields.

The Kids return a host of track team members who competed at districts last year. The hope is to get those kids back, and more, and also advance some to states.

“We hope to have a winning record on both the boys and girls teams this season as well as to qualify as many athletes as possible for the...