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Northampton, Lehigh Twp. hope depth problem solved

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Chemistry, according to head coach Mike Bodnar, will be among one of the key ingredients toward the success of the Northampton entry in the Northampton County Legion (NORCO) this summer.

Bodnar believes it is highly possible, mainly due to the merger with Lehigh Township's team this year. With both teams suffering depth problems throughout last year's season, the newly formed Northampton teams should loom as a favorite in the hunt for the postseason.

After first title since '96, girls fall at states

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

A great season came to an end on Monday for Northampton's softball team.

The Konkrete Kids gained Northampton's first District 11 4A championship since 1996 last Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Liberty.

But, the Kids' season ended Monday at the same Patriot's Park field when District 1's North Penn Maidens took a 1-0 win on Jackie Bilotti's one-hitter.

The Konkrete Kids, who finished 22-3, got only a fourth-inning single from Tori Gollie and a base on balls by Megan Tiwold in the second inning as their season ended.

Lions All Star Classic announces schedule, players

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 5 p.m.

Offseason work led to Rybitski's rise

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Geoff Rybitski plans to return to Bethlehem's Sand Island in a few weeks for the same summer job he had last year.

He is also optimistic the two-month stint can provide the same benefits it did for him last year.

As a result of both playing, working, and instructing last summer, Rybitski believed his summer gig helped him advance his high school career, one that proved to be a recently concluded senior season with the Konkrete Kids.

NHS softball team gets extra day off

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note: Wednesday's game with Parkland now comes after Northampton Press deadlines.

Rain, rain, go away. Sally and her girls want to play.

Sally is Coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan and her girls are the Northampton softball team.

The second-seed Konkrete Kids were slated to play No. 3 seed Parkland in the District 11 semifinals Tuesday, but rain washed it out.

LTAA honors wrestlers

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Sports

On Sunday, April 28, the Lehigh Township Athletic Association (LTAA) wrestling banquet took place in Danielsville.

The banquet was sponsored by the Talon Wrestling Club and was free of charge to all in attendance.

"This was the most successful year in my eight years of coaching here," said Joe Tocci, head coach and wrestling coordinator for LTAA. "We have a wonderful parents and a dedicated group of kids who have worked very hard to become the best wrestlers possible."