Congratulations to the NAA Pixie Dolls on their opening day win against MTAA Pixie Stix.
Special recognition to Olivia Vooz, Ryleigh Tillotson, Carrie Peifly and Mia Davis-Luizer for their strong defense in the outfield. They held runners to singles due to their quick feet and hitting their cutoff fielders.
Billy Boyko has exams to deal with and a 15-page lab report due earlier this week. He probably can't wait for his senior year at Lehigh to be over because Boyko is set to fly to California in the coming weeks to participate in the Oakland Raiders offseason program.
The Raiders signed Boyko, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound linebacker, minutes after the NFL Draft commenced Saturday night.
Earlier this April, former K-Kid and current Muhlenberg sophomore Tyler Bauer was named the mens field athlete of the month in the Centennial Conference.
At the time, Bauer threw the javelin 201-6 to finish first and set a facility record at the Muhlenberg Invitational, which was held on April 5.
Seventeen down and three to go!
That would be a good credo for Northampton's softball team.
The Konkrete Kids downed Liberty 3-1 Tuesday and clinched at least a tie for first place in the Lehigh Valley Conference's North Division.
Northampton's 17th-straight win moved the unbeaten K-Kids to 11-0 in the LVC with three games remaining - at Whitehall Thursday, at home with Parkland next Tuesday and at Nazareth next Thursday.
The LVC released its track and field top performances for 2013. The following are as of April 25. Note that girl relay bests were not available at time of press.
100 - 1. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Gabby Pastor (LHS), Brooklyn Escobales (DHS) 12.5.
200 - 1. Kiana Farrar (Eas) 25.8, 2. Aleesha Gordon (LHS), 3. (tie) Decontee Krayee (WHS), Arianie Pizarro (WHS) 26.30.
400 - 1. Skyler Freyling (FHS) 55.4, 2. Hanna Brosky (Em) 59.65, 3. Allyson Stitzer (Naz) 1:01.45.
Cody Kramer is confident his team can get to the postseason and make some noise. He has never been one short on confidence, desire and humility.
However, he also realizes his team could use some momentum to make ride easier along the way. Consistency has been a major hurdle for the Konkrete kids to overcome all season.
They began this week with an overall 8-7 record (5-5 Lehigh valley Conference) and a better-than-average chance to be playing baseball in mid-May. But Kramer also knows he and his teammates can't take anything for granted.
It's coming down to crunch time in the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball season and the wildcard spot for the LVC playoffs is a hot item.
Both Whitehall and Northampton are fighting for that final spot, as well as Bethlehem Catholic, as teams enter their final four games of league play into the next week.
Northampton (11-3, 6-3), Whitehall (6-5, 6-3) and Bethlehem Catholic (7-3, 6-3) all share identical league records at the moment, but their fates will come into focus as key matchups take place.
With league and district track meets coming up over the next two weeks, top teams from around the are met last Friday in one of the area's top invitational meets.
Three Northampton athletes earned medals for top three finishes at Friday's Allentown School District Invitational.
Allison Horn won two medals at the meet, held at J. Birney Crum Stadium. She took second place in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 16.04 seconds. She also placed third in triple jump at 36 feet and 2 1/4 inches.
Josh Schoenberger made two previous trips to the Lehigh Valley Conference Tennis Tournament and came away empty handed each time.
Monday, the Northampton senior had his best showing in his final appearance at the event, taking third place at No. 2 singles for his first career medal.
"I went further than I thought I would," he said. "I was hitting a better forehand. I wasn't hitting it out of bounds. I kept the ball in play and took care of key points."
For the past three seasons, District 11 has held their baseball championships at Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It's return for 2013 was in jeopardy after the district had to pick up the full $8,000.00 cost for the use of the stadium last season when their previous sponsorship from Coca-Cola ended following the 2011 tournament. Fortunately, two new sponsors have stepped up to pick up half of the tab for this year's cost, allowing District 11 to return to the premier facility.