One to go.
That’s the number of wins Northampton’s boys’ basketball team needed to begin the week for a return trip to districts. The Konkrete Kids certainly didn’t have an easy road in the final weeks to achieve the mark.
The Kids (10-8) began this week with their final home game against Whitehall Tuesday and then Nazareth Friday before they finish at Parkland next Monday and Allentown Central Catholic next Wednesday.
John Colocino and Eric Miller approached Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Jan. 22 with an idea for combining youth sports programs in Bath and Allen Twp.
Miller is working on local baseball teams for the spring season and wants to use the township’s baseball field.
The plan is to combine the organizations into one group that was dubbed BathAllen. The group spent $1,000 on a website with scheduling and signup options.
Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.
“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”
Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.
Northampton lost a swimming icon last week when Gwen Whildin, the former head coach of the Kids varsity swim team, founder of the Northampton Kids Aquatic Club and mentor to hundreds of Northampton swimmers, passed away in her home in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Monday, Jan. 21.
By most media accounts, Northampton’s girls’ basketball team has been flying under the radar this season.
The Konkrete Kids have done it in a true businesslike manner considering they arguably are the Lehigh Valley’s version of a Lockheed Martin F-22 fighter jet, stealthy and powerfully taking out teams in the process.
The Northampton boys swim team claimed another win last Thursday night, this time over local rival Whitehall High School with a 101-64 victory. The girls fell just short of a win by a score of 90-80.
This meet was somewhat of a ‘split-decision’ with both Northampton and Whitehall gaining one point in the Cement Belt Challenge. The Cement Belt Challenge is a yearlong contest between the neighboring communities of Northampton and Whitehall. The challenge spans multiple high school sports and awards one point for each win in any contest where the two teams face each other.
District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.
Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.
For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.
For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.
Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI passes are to be accepted. No league passes for any session.
The EPC released its schedule for the 2018-19 Wrestling Championship Day.
The event takds place Saturday, Jan. 26 at Easton Middle School. Adult admission is $6 and it’s $3 for students and senior citizens.
Round 1 kicks off at 1:30 p.m.:
13th - Pleasant Vy. vs. Dieruff
15th - Pocono Mt. West vs. Allen
17th - Central vs. Eastburg North
Round 2 starts at 3:15 p.m.:
7th - Parkland vs. Stroudsburg
9th - Emmaus vs. Eastburg South
11th - Whitehall vs. Pocono Mt. East
Round 3 is 5 p.m.:
3rd - Becahi vs. Easton
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 35 16 .686
St. Paul’s 29 16 .644
Bath Luth 29 19 .604
Christ UCC 25 23 .521
Dryland 26 25 .510
Emmanuel 24 24 .500
Ebenezer 23 28 .451
Farmersville 20 28 .417
St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417
Light of Christ 19 29 .396
Salem UCC 17 31 .354
Christ UCC (4-3 10in, 4-0) at Dryland (5-2)
C - Eric Yocum 6-14, Joe Hunsicker 5-13 HR, Dave Shaver 4-12, Ed Yost 4-13.
While the Northampton wrestling team’s 81-0 dual meet win over a three-win Pocono Mountain West squad the previous night wasn’t much of a surprise, Emmaus figured to provide a tougher test when they rolled into Pete Schneider Gymnasium on Thursday.
The 7-4 Green Hornets were coming off a win over PMW the previous week by a score of 66-12.
The Kids rolled to a 74-0 triumph that featured eight falls and two tech falls. Emmaus managed a total of two takedowns during the meet.