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Wruble, Farkas lead K-Kids

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Knock off Pleasant Vy./ Quakertown squad

Daniel Farkas scored the first two goals, and Derrick Wruble netted a hat trick to propel Northampton (8-6-1) to a 7-3 win over Pleasant Valley/Quakertown last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

The Konkrete Kids put a lot of pressure on net in the opening minutes. Six shots were put on net, all saved by Devon Supper. Finally Northampton got their well-deserved goal from Farkas at the 9:12 mark.

Connor Palush and Thomas Waidelich, however, pushed Pleasant Valley/Quakertown in front within the first three minutes of the second period.

Zephs sweep K-Kids

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton swim teams fell to Whitehall in a meet from last week.

The girls lost 123-45 while the boys were defeated 90-65.

The boys were led by Joey Szerencsits, Nick Pavlacka and Ben Longacre, who all came up with victories. Szerencsits won the 200 free in 2:07.06. Pavlacka captured the 100 back in 1:02.19 and Longacre touched first in the 100 breast in 1:20.75.

The 400 free relay team also won with a time of 3:53.49. The relay team was comprised of Szerencsits, Kyle Iasiello, Longacre and Pavlacka

Kids avenge EHS loss

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton barely qualified for the District 11 team wrestling tournament last weekend at Freedom High School, but that didn't diminish their mindset.

The Kids got some revenge in their opening bout against Emmaus, but fell to eventual champion Easton in the quarterfinals to give head coach Seth Lisa a mixed bag of results during Friday's action.

However, it was an experience that this young Northampton team can build from as they move forward into the individual postseason, which started with a motivational 45-27 victory over eighth-seeded Emmaus in the preliminary round.

They're in! Girls upset Parkland, clinch a district berth

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Jeff Jacksits said his team "got to believe in themselves" - and his girls sure do.

Northampton knocked off Parkland 42-35 Tuesday night and not only did the Kids win their sixth-straight game, but also clinched a berth in the District 11 Class 4A girls basketball tournament.

Northampton boosted its record to 7-6 in the Lehigh Valley Conference and 10-11 with one game remaining-Friday at Nazareth.

Boys continue to build toward future

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

Northampton's Coy Stampone knew it would take time.

The first-year head coach hasn't been totally surprised with his team's season despite their 2-17 record beginning this week. The Konkrete Kids lost two leading seniors from last year's team, and then began with a number of first-year varsity players.

They also didn't have the services of senior center Derek Kulp until just after Christmas as the 6-foot-7 post player recovered from an ACL injury.

Kids hope to make duals

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's any indication as to how tonight's District 11 seeding meeting will go for Northampton's wrestling team, all signs point to a positive direction heading into this weekend's district duals.

Sitting with a 6-6 overall record, Northampton should see themselves slide into the 3A tournament at Freedom, which takes place Friday and Saturday.

The kids are currently rated 10th overall, which is just enough to get them invited to the dance.

Girls making a run Team knocks off LHS, needs three wins

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"Three more," was the main cheer coming from the Northampton girls' locker room after the Konkrete Kids knocked off Liberty Tuesday night.

Coach Jeff Jacksits' crew played a "never-say-die" kind of game as the Kids finished strong to beat a good Liberty team, 57-45.

"It was a team effort," said Jacksits after his squad won its second straight Lehigh Valley Conference game to boost the Kids' LVC record to 4-6 with four league games remaining. They must win three of those to qualify for the District 11 4A playoffs.

Making adjustments NHS junior Ryan Hudock trying to transition from JV team to varsity

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Ryan Hudock recalled how he learned the game from his recently-graduated older brother, Jarryd, on their driveway.

"He taught me a lot of things about the game," said the younger Hudock of his older sibling, who played in the basketball program and graduated in 2011. "Playing on our driveway really helped me with my game today.

"With him (Jarryd) already at the high school level, I was able to realize what I needed to do to play at that level."

Zach Valley wins first tournament

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Zach Valley admitted that he had mental blocks about his potential on the wrestling mat when it came to reaching the top.

The Northampton junior never won a high school tournament, despite taking third at both districts and regionals last year and fifth at states, Valley never had even reached a finals mat in high school.

That all changed last weekend, when Valley defeated Micah Hight of Caesar Rodney (Del.) with a 3-2 decision in the 120-pound finals to knock off the two-time Delaware state champion at the Escape the Rock tournament at Council Rock South.