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Tennis team wins two matches

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton tennis team started off its season 2-1 with wins over Jim Thorpe and Allen before falling to Pocono East.

Singles players Geoff Rybitsky and Josh Schoenberger are off to good starts winning all three of their matches.

Rybitsky won by injury default against Thorpe, but recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win over Allen's Ian Miller. He needed three sets to knock off Pocono's Zach van Zup 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Schoenberger didn't give up more than three points in any of his matches thus far, winning all of them in two sets.

Kids eye D-11 trip

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This season, Northampton head boys' volleyball coach Doug Fehnel is ready for his team to begin an era in one phase and extend another one in a different phase.

When they began their play last Friday, the Kids marked their first-year without the services of Cody Chidsey, who had been a fixture in the program for the past four seasons. Chidsey, who annually was an LVC all-star, is currently playing in the Rutgers program.

Sheptock an All-American

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by TIM ROBB Special to the Press in Sports

Jimmy Sheptock ended an outstanding junior season with a 39-6 record, a sixth place in the NCAA D1 tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, and the status of All-American.

"Jimmy had a great season," said Maryland coach Kerry McCoy. "In the offseason we made the decision to move him up to 184 in order to have both him and Josh Asper in the lineup. He doesn't cut any weight and just finished sixth in the NCAA tourney. I am really proud of him.

Softball team ready to get season started

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

"It's been difficult practicing indoors," said Northampton softball coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan on Tuesday.

"We've had only four days outside and Tuesday was the fourth. We had a very productive session and we'll be ready when we start playing."

Northampton, which had two games postponed by the weather over the weekend, officially began the season Wednesday, after Press deadlines, at home with a nonleague game against Pleasant Valley.

Golf program helps girls

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

If you're a female between the ages of 7-17 living in, or around, the Lehigh Valley area and want to learn more about the game of golf, consider yourself lucky.

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley and Southern Lehigh Valley could be a program that's exactly what you're looking for.

Back in 2004, the YWCA of Bethlehem started the Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley program at Southmoore Golf Course in Bath. Since then, almost 700 girls have come through.

Boys return strong core

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head baseball coach Mick Sugra has a good idea on what his club can potentially accomplish this season.

His team will begin the 2013 season with a new-look pitching staff and a core of returning starters. Whatever the case, the fourth-year head coach appears pleased with any early season prognosis.

Last season, the Kids ended the year with an overall 12-9 mark and lost an opening-round PIAA District 11 Class AAAA game to Pleasant Valley.

Whittaker-Kahan excited about seniors

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

Don't look now, but spring has sprung and it's time for high school softball.

Sally Whittaker-Kahan can't wait to get her Northampton team into action and the Konkrete Kids are scheduled to open their season Friday at Northern Lehigh.

"It looks like a true team," says Whittaker-Kahan as she readies her squad. "We have a team with leadership, enthusiasm, talent, ability, and athleticism," the coach said as she begins her fifth season with the Kids.

Boyko looking toward NFL dream

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If there's one thing that former Northampton graduate Billy Boyko took away from last week's Pro Day at Lehigh, it's that he's faster than Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

Boyko, one of Lehigh's best football players from this past season, was joined by teammates Ryan Spadola, Bryan Andrews and Gabe Johnson at Lehigh's third-ever pro day at the Cundey Varsity House and Rauch Fieldhouse.

Hockey team wins title

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

It didn't take Northampton hockey head coach Brian Ruff to realize this was a different season. On the positive side, his club has maintained their lead throughout the year in the Non-Pure Division of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

The difference came with the six regular season losses, a total that is totally uncharacteristic of the Kids' prowess through the years in the LVSHL.

Yet, Ruff also believed there would be a turning point. Fortunately for him and his club, there was and it was the widest turn the club had made in three years.

Three bring home medals

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton may not have the same Hershey presence as the old days when state champions were nearly the norm for the K-Kids, but their three medal contingent from last weekend's PIAA tournament certainly assured everyone that Northampton is still around.

The Kids (15th) finished ahead of Easton (23rd) in the overall team standings and Michael Scheetz (106), Zach Valley (120) and Bobby Fehr (160) each returned home with medals.