BERLINSVILLE – The hits just kept on coming and coming for the Iron Financial Orioles Monday evening in the second game of a best-of-three series against the upstart Berlinsville Braves.
The Braves could hardly answer, save for a solo home run by their player/manager Cody Krupa. Meanwhile, the Orioles jumped on starting pitcher Tyler Svetik early and gradually pulled away for an 8-1 victory.
The Orioles sweep the series and eliminated the Braves from the league tournament, the best season in Berlinsville’s history.
Northampton’s Michael Kistler returned from Fargo, N.D. with double All-American status at the Cadet Freestyle and Greco Tournament’s.
Kistler was one of several wrestlers from District 11 to make the trek out west to participate in one of the summer’s biggest wrestling tournaments in the country.
Kistler took fourth in freestyle at 138-pounds in the event, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing and working his way back through the consolation bracket.
He also finished in fifth place in Greco, giving him a productive run during the tournament.
In these Dog Days of summer, fishing in local waters often becomes slow due to high temperatures and low water conditions. All of which makes many fish lethargic. But instead of pursuing them with rod and reel, why not try a bow and arrow.
For the Northampton’s basketball team, it was a busy and productive summer.
This week, the Konkrete Kids were in the final stages of the Allentown Summer League. They also participated in the Cedar Beach Bash and SportsFest’s “A-Town Thrown Down,” both of which had strong showings.
The Kids also had weekend shootout tournaments at East Stroudsburg University and Millersville University, as they were exposed to teams outside the general area.
In all, it proved to be an interesting summer.
Northampton’s Connie Mack team’s ride in the postseason didn’t end according to their script, but they did experience a ride that could leave lasting impressions.
The Konkrete Kids went on a late-season binge that saw them advance to the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack championship game, only to lose in an 8-7, eight-inning contest to Bethlehem Catholic.
With their late-season heroics, Northampton received a bye in the opening–round of the state Connie Mack tournament and began play two days later at Limeport Stadium.
It’s fair to say that wrestling fans are watching greatness unfold in front of their eyes.
For Northampton’s Julian Chlebove, his first two years on the wrestling mat have been everything he’s hoped for and maybe more.
His second state championship this past March cemented his status as back-to-back Male Athlete of the Year for the Northampton Press.
Part of becoming a great and successful athlete is knowing you can compete at a high level, but also not forgetting what got you to that point.
For this year’s Northampton Press Co-Female Athletes of the Year, Aja Blount and Lyndsey Gallagher, those moments came at different points in their careers.
For Blount it was the first time she took the court as a Konkrete Kid.
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Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar likely will remember this past Father’s Day.
Aside from his family’s celebrations, Bodnar watched his Northampton Legion team take stock of itself and begin a rampage that has carried them to the top seed in the playoffs and Northampton County League finals.
“We lost to East Stroudsburg and we played badly” said Bodnar. “I benched four players and the coaches agreed with me that we had to send a message. Our play just wasn’t acceptable.
“That really sunk in because we haven’t lost since then.”
A few weeks ago, Northampton’s Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) team faced the arduous task of a stretch of six games in seven days.
Head coach Steve Kerbacher wasn’t sure how his club would respond to challenge, as it could greatly impact their season. In the end, though, Kerbacher and his team eventually saw the test as one that would leave its mark for quite some time.