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.”
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.
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.”
Starting off its busy May slate, Bethlehem Steel FC battled hard but fell on the road to the Charleston Battery, 2-1, at MUSC Health Stadium.
DARTS: Salem Lutheran wins lv title
In the 63rd Lehigh Valley Championship Series between the Suburban League and City League, it was Salem Lutheran of the Suburban League beating East Hills Moravian of the City League 3 games to 0, for their 16th Lehigh Valley Championship.
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.
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.
If you’re hankering to fish for some hard fighting and tasty striped bass, head over to New Jersey.
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).
100 – 1. Jahan Dotson (Na) 10.99, 2. Zaheer Seabrooks (BC), 3. Khalili Edwards (PMW), 4. Joe Kurtz (BC), 9. Nasai Moon (PV),
Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.
Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:
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: