The K-Kids’ lacrosse team finished its second year under Head Coach Jace Shively on a high note. Northampton picked up a 12-10 victory over Liberty to sweep the season series with the Hurricanes.
Northampton overcame a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to steal the win. Junior midfielder Kyle Wescoe led the team with six goals, and junior midfielder Aiden Jones added a hat trick. Junior Garrett Transue finished with two goals and senior Greg Milnes contributed with a goal and an assist.
The K-Kids finished the season with a record of 5-13, the best in program history.
Kyle Morin knew this could be a special year for him. So far, the senior is doing his part to help his teammates make a district run.
Through Northampton’s first 14 games of the season, Morin was among the team leaders in batting average (. 469) and hits (23).
But for Morin, it runs deeper.
Over the past four years, Morin has watched how the Konkrete Kids’ program has operated, and he has realized it was time to become totally immersed.
Generally, you think of rivalries as being between teams in close proximity to each other.
Sometimes though, rivalries can develop because of circumstances, including a big playoff series. Such is the case for the budding rivalry between the Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers. The two teams played each other very evenly during the regular season and are matched up in the Atlantic Division finals on their quest for an AHL Calder Cup trophy.
Day one of the Colonial League and East Penn Conference championship track meet took place on Tuesday at Whitehall with day two scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Four K-Kids earned medals on day one, including two golds.
Zachery Liggitt and Lexi Barrall each took first place. Liggitt won the shot put and Barrall was tops in the pole vault.
Jared Sebesta was fourth in the shot put and Nick Bodnar was fourth in the 300 hurdles.
We’ll have a recap and more photos in next week’s edition of the Northampton Press.
Colonial League Championships
saylor helps to pace kings COLLEGE
Kings College softball team recently fell Manhattanville in the MAC Freedom Conference championship, 19-6.
Trailing 6-1 in the game, Kings rallied to tie it at 6-6 and former Northampton player Amber Saylor delivered a sacrifice fly RBI as part of the rally.
When he walked into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Northampton head baseball coach Mick Sugra admittedly was in awe.
“Here’s little me right in the middle of all of this baseball history,” said Sugra. “It really stops you in your tracks.
“I have been around baseball my while life, but this is the first time in 40 years that I have been to something like this. It’s crazy”
Whitehall’s Saquon Barkley stole the show with the NFL Draft taking place last week, but he wasn’t the only local football player to hear his name called by NFL teams during the draft’s three-day event.
Barkley, the former Whitehall and Penn State running back, who was taken second overall by the New York Giants last Thursday, became the highest selection from the Lehigh Valley since Chuck Bednarik was taken first overall in the 1949 NFL Draft.
The Northampton softball team tallied three more victories with week with two away games and one home contest.
The team, who has enjoyed a busy schedule the past few weeks is on a four-game winning streak. Players Heather Alich, Hannah Boggs and Madison Fraley lead the way for Northampton this season with total RBIs of 16, 16, and 14 respectively. Northampton starting pitcher Madison Biechy is credited with seven wins and backup pitcher Emily Marokovits has two wins to her credit so far this season.
If you stroll up to Northampton’s Lisetski Field before or during a baseball game, you are likely to hear Drake or some 80s rock music blasting from the speakers.
After this past week, the K-Kids might want to change their anthem to “Stayin’ Alive” from the Bee Gees.
A five-game losing streak during the middle of the season put Northampton’s playoff hopes in peril, but victories over Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic have got the K-Kids (7-8) back on track.
At their recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to the 2018-19 hunting/trapping seasons, and a lot more.
The first bit of news is that the agency increased the antlerless deer allocation from 804,000 licenses last season, to 838,000 for the upcoming seasons.
Locally, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 5C remained the same at 70,000. Other local WMUs include: 5B, 58,000 (57,000); 5D, 28,000 (30,000).