Northampton’s girls’ basketball team recently hit the state playoff behind a 24-4 record, one of the best in school history.
They employed their high-octane offense to gain control over Methacton and never relinquished in a 55-48 victory in the opening round of the state playoffs.
Julian Chlebove acknowledges that he has plenty of “haters” in the wrestling world, but that only seems to motivate him.
The Northampton senior came away from last weekend’s PIAA 3A wrestling championships with his third state title in four years after dispatching Bethlehem Catholic’s Kenny Herrmann 6-2 in the 132-pound finals.
It was the seventh-straight win over Herrmann and the third in as many weeks en route to completing his K-Kid career on the mats.
If you have bird houses or nesting boxes at your residence, now’s a good time to check them so see if they need repair and to clean them out before spring arrives. Incoming birds won’t nest on old nest material that may have mites, bugs or even mice in them.
If you don’t have any boxes but would like to enjoy seeing the spring arrivals such as colorful bluebirds, it would be a great time to either buy or build a box/house or two.
Whatever the final reason may be, Northampton peaked at the right time.
The Konkrete Kids has a postseason flurry that saw them beat undefeated Freedom in the opening round before they lost to nine-time defending champion Parkland in three games in the finals of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) playoffs.
Initially, it wasn’t that promising.
Sarah Hosking, a sophomore from Northampton Area High School, will travel to Bucknell University later this week to compete in the PIAA State Championship Meet.
Hosking is one of five swimmers from the girls team to medal in either an individual or relay event during the PIAA District 11 AAA championships in mid-February. Hoskings has advanced to the PIAA state championship meet in both the 100 breaststroke event and the 200 individual medley.
In regards to his team’s accomplishments in the postseason, Northampton head girls’ basketball coach Jeff Jacksits doesn’t get caught up in the numbers.
After 15 years, he knows it’s often difficult to compare one team against another.
But Jacksits realizes his current squad has the ability to make its mark in the upcoming PIAA state tournament that begins this weekend with the Konkrete Kids meeting Methacton, the 11th seed from District 1, Friday night at Freedom High School.
The best 6A girls basketball team in District XI is also its champion. The 2019 Northampton Konkrete Kids completed their journey with a 60-52 win over defending champion Freedom to claim the school’s first district title in girls basketball since 2011.
The first quarter started calmly enough as each team made short scoring runs. Freedom scored the final five points of the period to erase a Northampton lead and tie the score at 12-12.
The latest bump in the road for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms is turning into more of a complete and total car-consuming sinkhole in the road. The team broke a five-game losing streak Saturday with a 3-1 win over Utica, after which a brawl broke out as the teams headed for their respective locker rooms. That show of testosterone may have been just the thing to spark the Phantoms, but unfortunately, they came back Sunday and lost to Bridgeport.
A huge opportunity is knocking for Pennsylvania’s student archers, say the folks from the National Archery in Schools Program.
The 2019 NASP state tournament is set to be held Friday, March 8 in State College. It’s shaping up to be the biggest student archery tournament ever in Pennsylvania, according to NASP.
Individuals and teams have all shot a qualifying score at one of the many state qualifying matches being held over the last few months. The top-scoring teams and individuals have earned an invite to the state championships.