Northampton Press

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Two K-Kids win gold medals

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton track and field team took home three gold medals from last week’s East Penn Conference meet at Whitehall.

Senior pole vaulter Alexis Barrall captured her second conference title with a jump of 10-9. The school record holder and defending District XI champion is peaking at the end of the season.

“It definitely feels better this year,” Barrall said. “I feel as if I deserve it more because of the height I jumped. Last year I won EPC’s with a 10-foot jump and I was happy to win, just not quite happy with my performance. This year it felt a little more deserving.”

Baseball team earns berth in districts

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s senior night was and proved to be the perfect setting.

The Konkrete Kids entered their senior night and final game of the regular season in a must-win situation to gain their eighth consecutive district playoff berth.

They began the final week needing just one win in their final three games, after an impressive four-game winning streak brought them back in the running.

But the Kids hit the skids when they dropped consecutive games to Parkland (9-1) and Whitehall (7-1). It was time to respond and they quickly did against Nazareth.

Rufe aims to help Kids make long playoff run

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Cole Rufe isn’t satisfied. He may never be.

However, the senior could reach some satisfaction with the Northampton baseball team this spring. He is a key member of the Konkrete Kids’ rotation that certainly will shape their season.

“I am never satisfied in what I do,” said the junior. “Whatever I do, I figure that I can do better. But I feel like I am where I should be at this point of the season. I know I just have to keep working hard.

“If I can be the leader in pitching (categories), then maybe I’ll be satisfied.”

With districts next, Kids track reflects on good year

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s track program had a productive two days at the East Penn Conference meet as well as during the regular season.

The Konkrete Kids had six medal winners at the EPC meet, and each of them advanced to the PIAA District 11 meet at Whitehall High School this week. Overall, the Kids sent 22 girls and 19 boys to the two-day event, which was pushed backed to Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

“We’ve had a pretty good year,” said head coach Tim Caffrey. “All of our athletes performed well and they should continue to succeed in the district meet.

Phantoms close out series with Checkers

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After the Charlotte Checkers literally manhandled the Phantoms at the PPL Center in game two of their division championship series, nobody would have predicted that the Phantoms would go on the road and sweep the next three games to win the series.

The 6-0 drubbing in game two seemed to have sent a message to the Phantoms who responded by winning three straight - including a historic game four – to head to the Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.

EPC track and field results

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Eastern Pennsylvania

Conference

Legend

Allentown Central Catholic (ACC), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Dieruff (D), Easton (E), East Stroudsburg North (ESN), East Stroudsburg South (ESS), Emmaus (Em), Freedom (F), Liberty (L), Nazareth (Na), Northampton (No), Parkland (P), Pleasant Valley (PV), Pocono Mountain East (PME), Pocono Mountain West (PMW), Stroudsburg (S), Whitehall (W), William Allen (WA).

Boys

100 – 1. Jahan Dotson (Na) 10.99, 2. Zaheer Seabrooks (BC), 3. Khalili Edwards (PMW), 4. Joe Kurtz (BC), 9. Nasai Moon (PV),

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball