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LVC track bests

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The following is the Lehigh Valley Conference track and field best performances as of last Thursday, April 24.

GIRLS

100 - 1. Chanel Boothman (Em) 12.30, 2. Savannah Buckley (Eas) 12.50, Gabrielle Lewis (All), Kourtney Cunningham (Wh) 12.60.

200 - 1. Chanel Boothman (Em) 25.50, 2. Gabrilelle Lewis (All) 26.00, 3. Aleesha Gordon (Lib) 26.40.

400 - 1. Hanna Brosky (Em) 58.50, 2. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 59.90, 3. Aleesha Gordon (Lib) 1:01.00.

800 - 1. Hailemichael Geiger (Prk) 2:06.70, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 2:20.70, 3. Haven Snyder (Naz) 2:23.00.

FC LVU Sonic to play in US Open Cup

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic face a tough task when they open up play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next Wednesday. Sonic will travel to Portland (ME) to take on GPS Portland Phoenix of the PDL next week in a task that head coach Dave Weitzman understands will be a difficult prospect.

"We really are at a disadvantage because they're starting this tournament earlier than usual because they've allowed more teams in the tournament," Weitzman said. "We won't have most of our guys because they're still in college. Playing on the road makes it that much more difficult."

ASD Invitatinoal results

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Allentown School District Invitational took place Friday, April 25 and below are the results.

BOYS

100 – 1. Aaron White (PM West) 11.18, 2. Kyleem Harrison (W), 3. Nidir Davis (ES), 4. Zachary Dillon (ES), 5. Gerald Pereira (Palm);

200 – 1. Aaron White (PM West) 22.27, 2. Cam Richardson (NW), 3. Donovan West (BC), 4. Alize Graham (ES), 5. Mitchell Schlegel (Soud);

400 – 1. Tristan Dickey (BM) 50.39, 2. Nate Fogle (PM East), 3. Jay Hereba (NW), Coltan Maxwell (N), 5. Marlon Johnson (Naz);

Making it Count Erica Filipovits has only been on the track team two years, but she's already a major contributor

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Erica Filipovits wishes she had two more years to spend with the Northampton track program. In her two short years, however, the senior certainly has made an impact.

Filipovits, in her senior season, decided to join the track program when soccer moved its sport from the spring to the fall. It gave her the opportunity to participate in a sport she always relished, as well as make her athletic cycle complete, having her active in all seasons with her extensive basketball and soccer backgrounds.

Kids part of ASD Meet

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Weather has been a factor for every spring sports team this season. It has limited practices, canceled events and jumbled schedules for every school.

Rain was forecast for last Friday during the Allen Track and Field Invitational, which worried senior Allison Horn, as she, along with most runners, prefer clearer skies.

"I was really hoping it was going to be nice, because I wanted a good race," she said. "It turned out to be great. Luckily, it didn't rain."

Baseball finding success

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head coach Mick Sugra attributes his team's recent rash of success to three elements - timely hitting, consistent pitching, and solid defense.

The K-Kids will begin play this week with an overall 8-6 record, but they have won seven of their last nine games. During that span, they have won four consecutive games in which they have outscored their opponents, 36-8.

"We have had a good combination of those three things lately," said Sugra. "We have had some other pitchers who have stepped up their games as well. It has been a nice run for us at a good time."

NHS softball team continues to pile up wins

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"You can't take anything for granted in this league," said Kevin Mann this week.

Mann, whose Northampton Konkrete Kids are on a seven-game win streak, escaped with a pair of difficult wins this past week.

Northampton shutout Allen 2-0 last Thursday behind the pitching of freshman Gillian Muthard and then edged Easton 4-3 Monday as freshman Taylor Keeney and Muthard withstood the Red Rovers.

Wittreich paces Kids

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Joe Wittreich is in the process of bringing his game full circle for the Konkrete Kids.

So far this season, the senior has been the workhorse of the Kids staff as he has accounted for five of their first six wins and led the staff with 35 strikeouts heading into this week's action.

Yet, Wittreich has taken his success in stride.

"We have been playing better and we're gaining confidence," said Wittreich, whose team recently evened its record at 6-6. "We started a little slowly, but we started putting everything together.

Tennis team closing in on a great season

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton varsity tennis team is winding down their 2014 season with a string of wins that has surpassed head coach Kim Davis' expectations.

"The season has turned out to be a very pleasant surprise," said Davis. "Preseason, I thought four total wins would be a good season."

But, the team is currently 7-6 and still very much alive as a District 11 team tournament hopeful.

On Monday, April 21, the team traveled to Pocono Mountain West and came away with another victory, defeating Pocono 6-1.

Girls already clinch berth

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Kevin Mann, the first-year coach of Northampton's softball team, has nothing but praise about the Konkrete Kids' effort this season.

Northampton shutout Central Catholic 10-0 in five innings Tuesday and in doing so ran the Konkrete Kids' record to 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

"We're the one team everyone else wants to knock off," said Mann, "but we're living up to my expectations."

The 10 wins clinch a District 11 playoff berth for the defending district champs, "but we can't sit back. We've got to make things happen," says the coach.