Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 29 13 .690
St. Paul’s 23 13 .639
Bath Luth 24 15 .615
Christ UCC 23 19 .548
Emmanuel 20 22 .476
Dryland 20 22 .476
St. Stephen’s 19 23 .452
Farmersville 17 22 .436
Ebenezer 18 24 .429
Light of Christ 16 23 .410
Salem UCC 13 26 .333
Dryland (5-2, 4-2) at Ebenezer (6-5)
D - Nathan Phares 7-13, Larry Golick 7-14, Earl Sigley 7-15 HR, Lou Dervarics 6-12, Shawn Sigley 5-13, Butch Silfies 5-14.
Driving along Mauch Chunk Road last week, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the harvested corn and soybean fields on both sides of the road had small ponds of skim ice on them from the below freezing temperatures we had. That brought to mind that the ice fishing season is forthcoming.
The Konkrete Kids wrestling team hadn’t defeated their rivals from Nazareth since the current crop of grapplers were in elementary school and Terry Daubert led the Orange and Black.
This year’s team ended that drought and gave Seth Lisa his first head coaching victory over the Blue Eagles with an emphatic 41-20 win on Thursday night.
Nazareth took a 4-0 lead with a major decision in the first bout, at 220.
Hunter Werkheiser got the Kids on the board with a solid 5-1 decision at 285.
Northampton’s wrestling team is brimming with confidence early in the season following last week’s win over Nazareth and the K-Kids (2-0) now enter their toughest stretch of the regular season this week.
With their annual trip to the Beast of the East coming this weekend, the Kids have EPC matches with Stroudsburg and Bethlehem Catholic this week as precursors to the toughest weekend tournament they’ll see this year as a team.
Head coach Seth Lisa knows the team’s mentality has elevated since last week’s convincing 41-20 victory over Nazareth.
The Northampton swim teams continued a strong start to the season with a double win at their first away meet against Freedom last Thursday night.
While the winning streak continued for the boys squad in another home contest on Tuesday evening against Central; for the girls, they faced their first loss to the Vikings by a close score of 94-89.
Going into their first away meet last Thursday the Northampton was ready for a tough competition.
There is an old coaching adage, “You can’t teach size.” The Emmaus Green Hornets took advantage of their superior height when they brought their boys varsity basketball team to Northampton on Friday night and left with a 60-48 win.
The Kids got off to a solid start using an active defense to combat Emmaus’ size advantage. Seven first quarter points by Isaac Harris had Northampton leading 12-10 as time ran down in the period. A late steal by Emmaus resulted in breakaway layup that tied the score just before the horn sounded.
Northampton girls basketball head coach Jeff Jacksits characterized Tuesday’s matchup with undefeated Parkland as “their bigs versus our speed.”
The Kids took that speed on the road and came home with a 43-40 win over the Trojans.
Northampton got off to a fast start, building a 20-12 edge during the first period. Star senior guard Victoria Keenan continued to bounce back from an injury that caused her to miss the first few games of the season. Keenan scored 10 of her team-high 18 points in the quarter, including a rare 4-point play when she hit a three and was fouled.
The Northampton and Whitehall boys basketball teams kicked off their EPC schedules with a dramatic, three overtime contest that Northampton won by the score of 60-58.
The Kids took a 14-9 lead after the first quarter on the strength of four three-point shots.
The second period saw the offenses stall a bit as the teams could only muster a total of 12 points. Northampton had seven of them and took a seven-point lead into halftime at 21-14.
The Northampton varsity swim team began their 2018-2019 season with a double win over Stroudsburg by scores of 110-70 for the girls and 103-69 for the boys.
With several new swimmers this season, this first meet was a chance to let swimmers try new strokes; it was also an opportunity for Head Coach Cullen Mentzell to see the capabilities of the new team.
“Overall I’m happy with tonight,” explained Mentzell. “It’s great to see some of the newer swimmers stepping up.”
In the grand scheme of things, Connor Bunnaman’s second goal of the season wasn’t one that will be extremely memorable. His goal put the Phantoms up 1-0 in a game that they would wind up losing 4-2 to the Cleveland Monsters. What “Bunny” did with his goal though was launch an avalanche of stuffed teddy bears and other assorted animals onto the ice as part of the Phantoms annual Teddy Bear Toss.