Northampton Press

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Lacrosse teams look to find more wins

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

For Northampton’s lacrosse teams, putting wins together has been a struggle this season, but staying competitive is what they can hope for as the 2019 season rapidly approaches its conclusion.

The girls team is 2-13 coming into the week, with their lone victories coming against Northwestern, but head coach Paige Hoffman is still pleased with the progress.

“Our team is coming together,” said Hoffman. “Last week’s games were tough but competitive and the girls definitely finished...

track bests

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Northampton’s track team split with Pocono Mountain East April 25 with the girls winning 94-56 and the boys falling 90-60.

For the girls, Raine Korpic took the 100 and 200 events while Amber Poniktera won the 800, Georgia Wiswesser the 1600 and Magen Perelli won the 3200.

Northampton’s 400 relay team took first and is made up of Victoria Keenan, Kelly Tita, Cassandra and Korpics.

Brooke Rockovits was another double winner, taking the long jump and triple jump.

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Boys see streak end vs. Trojans

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northampton’s Konkrete Kids put together the longest winning streak for the school since 1990 when they rattled off 13-straight wins after opening the season with two-straight losses, including being no-hit in the season opener against Parkland.

Unfortunately, it was Parkland (13-3 overall, 12-1 EPC) that ended their run when they downed Northampton 5-4, recently.

The winning run scored on a disputed play in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jeremy Piatkewicz scored after a...

EPC releases top performance lists

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference released another track and field top performance list last week.

In the long jump the Kids Victoria Keenan holds the top spot with a 17-7.5 this season.

Brooke Rockovits is tied for fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-1. She is also fourth in the long jump with a 17-5. Mikayla Davidson is tied for third in the pole vault clearing 10-00.

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Northampton’s track team split with Pocono Mountain East April 25 with the girls winning 94-56 and...

Softball blanked by Easton

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Following mercy rule wins over Dieruff (12-2) and East Stroudsburg North (22-1), the 12-1 Konkrete Kids softball team took on the 7-5 Easton Red Rovers on Tuesday afternoon in Northampton.

After scoring 15 runs in the first inning the day before, the Kids’ bats went silent as they only managed 3 hits, all singles. Easton went home a 6-0 winner.

“We just didn’t hit the ball today and I don’t feel they were focused,” said head coach Kristy Henritzy. “That happens to good teams...

EPC releases second track and field top performance list

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its second top track and field performance list for the 2019 season.

Northampton is well-represented on the list with five different K-Kids appearing in the top-five.

The girls have four, including Georgia Wiswesser with the fourth-best time in the 3200, Brooke Rockovits, who is fifth in the high jump, Mikayla Davidson, who is tied for third in the pole vault, and Reia Sanchez who is fifth in the javelin.

On the boys side, Dalton Domchek...

Baseball looks to keep their win streak alive

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

A situation that once looked like a deprived season for the Northampton baseball team has developed one with a few whiskers around the edges.

With their 5-1 win over Easton Tuesday, the Konkrete Kids won 12 consecutive game after they dropped opening games to Parkland and Emmaus. The Kids and some of their coaches also made a vow nine games ago not to shave until they lose.

Needless to say, there are some beards coming into form.

They have won the most consecutive games...

Boys notch second win of the season

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Last Thursday night, the Konkrete Kids’ boys lacrosse team bounced back from a tough 7-6 loss to Pleasant Valley the night before to beat Liberty 11-8 to claim their second win of the season.

Zakary Schwartz got Northampton off to a fast start by finding the back of the net just 18 seconds into the game. Aiden Jones tallied four times for the Kids before Liberty was finally able to break through at the 3:46 mark when Northampton was playing two men down. Jones and Kyle Wescoe each...

Steel fall 3-0

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC played its eighth match of the 2019 USL Championship regular season against Indy Eleven. The Steel fell 0-3 in this one, after a back and forth battle at Talen Energy Stadium.

The match started slowly as neither team was able to establish an offensive presence. Steel FC pushed forward through left back Matt Real, on loan from Philadelphia Union, who whipped in multiple crosses that tested the Indy backline.

Indy Eleven broke up the slow first half in the 26th...

Phils, Pigs already see plenty of moves

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a perfect world, a player like Phil Gosselin would have likely spent the entire season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, a perfect world doesn’t exist and Gosselin had to be added to the 40-man roster before the first month of the season was even complete.

Injuries to starting Phillies shortstop Jean Segura and his backup, Scott Kingery, made the Phillies consider who was next up to make the trip down the turnpike to join the Phillies.

Gosselin, who was signed...