Northampton Press

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Northampton Legion team enjoying success

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.

The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.

It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.

CM loses to a tough S. Parkland squad

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by STEVEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Potent bats were not enough for Northampton’s entry in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League as they fell to South Parkland 8-7 on June 22 at Walnut Street Park.

The Konkrete Kids took the early lead in the second inning with the bases loaded and two outs as Aidan Hughes stepped to the plate. Waiting patiently for the right offering from Parkland starter Josh Miller, Hughes crushed a 1-2, off-speed pitch from the right-hander into deep center field for a three-run double and a 3-1 lead for head coach Steve Kerbacher’s squad.

Northampton Legion team enjoying success

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.

The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.

It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.

Connie Mack rallies to beat So. Lehigh

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

What a difference an inning makes.

The Northampton Connie Mack baseball team found itself trailing 7-1 after three sloppy innings against Southern Lehigh on Monday, June 25.

Then a hit came. Then another one. And another one.

When all was said and done, the K-Kids sent 13 batters to the plate in a 10-run fourth inning that propelled Northampton to a 13-8 victory.

Ethan Szerencsits, Michael Kuzio and Joseph Kerbacher each scored twice during the breakout inning.

K-Kids post a 4-2 mark

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With already some impressive showings this summer, Northampton’s boys basketball team continued to excel at the recent Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase in Allentown.

The Konkrete Kids finished with an overall 4-2 mark at the tournament and achieved their expectations.

“We had a good weekend, and our goal was to play as many games as possible and play on Sunday,” said head coach Coy Stampone. “We did that.”

Legion sits at 8-1

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton Legion baseball team has gotten off to a blistering start in the NORCO League.

With a record of 8-1, Northampton sits atop the 12-team league and has amassed a run differential of 50-16. The Orange-and-Black defeated Wilson 5-1 on Friday, June 15 and Bankos 10-0 on Saturday, June 16.

Four of Northampton’s eight wins have come via shutout, including a no-hitter by Jared Hunsberger in the beginning of the month.

Northampton Legion hosts Roseto on Thursday, June 21 and travels to Hellertown on Friday, June 22.

Baseball battled to make playoffs

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton baseball team, it proved to be more about the parts than the whole.

The Konkrete Kis finished the season with a 2-1 loss to Pleasant Valley in the opening round of the Class 6A playoffs.

They finished the year with an overall 10-11 record, a season that was a roller coaster in more ways than one.

“It was a trying year,” said head coach Mick Sugra, who finished his eighth year at the helm. “We needed to be more unified as a team. We had five players who weren’t part of our team workouts in the offseason, and they thought it was better.

Lehigh Valley falls in Carpenter Cup play

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup run ended Monday afternoon in Philadelphia at the hands of a Delaware North in the quarterfinal round.

Delaware North was in control from the beginning taking a three-run lead in the first inning and then never looked back en route to a 26-9 victory.

After taking care of SOL National/Bicentennial 10-7 in the opening round of the tournament, LV was no match for their Delaware counterparts at FDR Park.