Northampton Press

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

Softball falls to Parkland, rebounds vs. EHS

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton softball team went to Parkland Saturday night looking to sweep the Trojans and establish themselves as the favorites in the EPC and the district.

The Kids struggled to produce any offense, managing just a pair of two-out singles in the 5th inning, as they fell 5-0.

Parkland scratched out an unearned run in the 1st when they turned a walk, an error, and a fielder’s choice into the game’s first score.

Maddie Biechy kept the Trojans hitless through the first four innings to keep the Northampton in the game.

Volleyball looks to make a push

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

In the Northampton boys volleyball match against Parkland on Tuesday night, the Kids outscored the Trojans 105 points to 92. Unfortunately, the match is decided by the number of sets won and Parkland had the edge 3-2. The set scores were (Northampton points first) 25-14, 23-25, 18-25, 25-12, 14-16.

The Kids opened the match by playing their best set of the season. “They came out laser focused in the match and in warmups,” said head coach Sue Arndt.

Northampton got out to an early, 9-4 lead and never looked back as Parkland scored only 4 points on serve in the set.

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.


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

Kids rebound to beat Emmaus

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Northampton, their 13-game winning streak was a major accomplishment this season.

Beating Emmaus Monday was even bigger.

The Konkrete Kids took another giant step toward gaining more respectability when they edged Emmaus, 4-3, Monday afternoon. Two days prior, the Kids (14-3) had their winning streak snapped in a 5-4 loss to Parkland. They began the season with consecutive losses to Parkland and Emmaus.

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.

Mikayla Davidson took first in the pole vault and Olivia Vajda won the javelin.

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 and it happens to bad teams. I hope this one stings just enough to wake them up.”

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.