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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.

Girls top Mounties

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Coach Jeff Jacksits said earlier this year, "when our shots drop we can beat anybody."

And that's exactly what happened Tuesday night when his Konkrete Kids routed Stroudsburg 52-25 in a District 11 playoff opener.

His Kids hit on 11 field goals in the first period and three more in the second period as Northampton took a 34-11 halftime lead and coasted into District 11's next round, Friday night.

Football scholar athletes are named

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is having the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

The speaker this year is Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. Tickets are $30. Contact Herb Barrall at 484-515-6530.

The following are this year's nominees:

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR-

ATHLETES OF LEHIGH VALLEY

Allen - Zakary Joseph Dakes

Districts next for NHS wrestlers

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton hopes it can keep cranking out district champions on these annual February Saturday nights, and the Kids will get that opportunity this weekend when the District 11 3A wrestling tournament kicks off at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium.

Northampton advanced five wrestlers to regionals a year ago and head coach Seth Lisa is looking toward that same number this weekend as the postseason gets under way.

The Redeemer As the ice hockey playoffs loom, Kids Adam Orsulak knows he can be better

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Adam Orsulak wasn't happy with the start or middle of his season, but he always has the conclusion. The latter, too, can have the biggest consequences.

Through his team's first 14 games in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League, the senior Northampton goaltender had a 7-5-1 mark with a 4.23 goals against average. Over this past two seasons, Orsulak had been stellar in the nets, playing a major role in the Kids' drive in the playoffs the past three seasons.