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Blue Mt. League names Hall of Fame members

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Blue Mountain Baseball League Hall of Fame inducted four new members at their 29th annual banquet back in October.

The banquet was held at the Holy Family Sick and Relief Hall, with about 100 guests in attendance.

The Hall of Fame presented their 13th annual Scholar Athlete Award to Aaron Cook, a graduate of Palmerton High School, who is currently continuing his studies at Penn State University.

Four wrestlers head to states

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bobby Fehr has accomplished one of the goals he had set for himself in the second half of the wrestling season.

Knocking off Whitehall's Matt Bonshak was a hurdle he's done twice over the past two weeks at districts and most recently at last weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament.

Fehr took care of Bonshak by a 6-2 decision in the semifinals, but couldn't take care of another thorn in his side in the finals against Easton's Evan Disora.

Not-so-smooth transition

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Late start by Coy Stampone hindered 2012- 13 season

For most coaches, growth in a basketball team and normally every other sport isn't totally measured in the amount of wins and losses in a season. Northampton head boys' basketball coach Coy Stampone has long been a proponent of the adage, and the first-year coach has a first-hand experience of its effects this winter.

Stampone took over the reins of the program in late May and already knew the cards might be stacked against him. He didn't have sufficient enough time to devise his own scheme for the summer program that began a month after his hiring.

Three wrestlers earn silver medals

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Three Northampton wrestlers reached the finals at last week's District 11 3A tournament, but all came up short in bids to claim gold.

Michael Scheetz (103), Zach Valley (120) and Bobby Fehr (160) fell in the finals, but represented the program well, as Northampton finished sixth overall in the team standings with 103 points.

The K-Kids advanced six wrestlers to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament at Liberty and head coach Seth Lisa was pleased for the most part with the performance.

PMW knocks out NHS

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

The season is over, and all-in-all, it wasn't a bad year.

Although the Northampton Konkrete Kids' record was 11-13, Coach Jeff Jacksits' girls finished with a flurry for a respectful season.

"The girls didn't quit," Jacksits would say after Friday's 46-38 loss to District 11's top seed Pocono Mountain West in the Class 4A tourney.

'The girls didn't quit' could well be said for the whole season, which started with only four wins in the Kids' first 15 games.

G.I.O. soccer expo to debut at Sands

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say if you build it, they will come.

In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.

Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.

The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and Saturday from 8am-6pm.

Four Kids sign dotted line

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Four Northampton student-athletes signed the dotted line last week to solidify their future college destinations.

And as much as moving away from home means for many prospective students, three out of the four K-Kids at last Wednesday's signing will be staying together in Philadelphia.

Softball star Tori Gollie, field hockey's tandem of Emily Nonnemacher and Megan Tiwold, along with state qualifying golfer Evan Notaro all made things official last week.

Seven D-I head coaches to speak

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by ED HEDES in Sports

For the first time ever, seven Division I head football coaches will be guest speakers at the NIKE Eastern Pennsylvania Coach of the Year Clinic.

Scheduled from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville, the clinic will include not only the Division I head coaches, but other college coaches and assistants, as well as prominent high school coaches.