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K-Kid Roundup: Boys soccer winning

Throughout any high school sports season, coaches are required to send out results to local media.

In a recent score report from Northampton boys soccer, head coach Chris Bastidas added an additional note about the game that read: “Jackson Vajda is the best soccer player in the state.”

Bastidas certainly has a case. Vajda was coming off a seven goal performance in the Kids 10-3 win over Stroudsburg.

“Jackson Vajda is incredible; he impresses me more each game,” Bastidas recently said. “He is playing like the best player in the state.”

Vajda and the Kids are among four teams unbeaten in the EPC so far this year. Freedom, Parkland and Northampton are all 6-0 thus far as of press time, while Emmaus sits at 5-0.

“We are happy with the way we are playing, but we know we need to improve and get better to win titles,” Bastidas said. “There are moments when everybody is in cohesion and moments where we are a little off. We are excited that we have not given up a lot of goals so far, but we are still trying to limit the amount of opportunities that the other teams get.”

Vajda also had two assists in the 10-3 win over the Mounties, as he factored in the scoring of nine of the 10 goals. Brody Eisenhart, Chase Nederostek and Delali Tsome also scored in the win.

“Delali Tsome is vital in our attack,” Bastidas would add.

Ethan Schrampf got the win saving six.

The Kids also recently beat Nazareth 8-2. The score was just 2-0 at halftime as Tsome and Sebastian Mello each had a goal.

Tsome would add two more goals against the Blue Eagles and Mello one more while Brady Dolak had two and Eisenhart added one.

Schrampf would add four more saves to his total this year.

Northampton also recently beat Liberty 2-0 as Vajda added two more goals and Tsome and Mason Hauptmann added assists. Schrampf had four more saves in the shutout win.

“Ethan Schrampf has played well in the goal and Dante Keen has been super impressive at the outside back position, even starting our attack at times.

“Our center backs, Antonio Del Priore and Aaron Gutkowski, have been in the right position to make a lot of plays and play with a lot of intensity,” Bastidas said.


The golf team picked up another win, this time rolling East Stroudsburg North 399-611.

Tyler Matute-Keiper led the Kids with a 73, the lowest score of the day.

Jayden Bleiler shot 80, Justin Edwards had an 81 and Gabe Gower carded an 82.

Owen Churetta shot 83.

Eastburg North was led by Caden McGinley, who shot a 105.

Northampton defeated Easton 388-487.

Kohler Strohl and Gavin Pychinka each shot 76 to lead the way Trent Moyer was close behind with a 77 as was Michael Seidick at 79.

Tyler Matute-Keiper had an 80.88

Max Martines led Easton with a 94.


In tennis, the girls earned a 7-0 win over Pocono Mountain West.

At one singles, Ava Aulisio of Northampton was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Tamaum Turner. Jenna Gower won at two singles 6-0, 6-1 over Kayla Carter, while Gianna Lorenz won at three singles over Emma Bak 6-1.

At one doubles, Emily Kemmerer and Olivia Hayes defeated Tamaum Turner and Kayla Carter 8-6.

At two, Ella Flood and Claire Lack defeated Angelica Alu and Zada Johnson 6-1, 6-1.

Mya Cruz and Emilee Gaughran defeated Natalia Juchnicki and Ariana Rocka at three doubles, 6-1, 6-1.

Addy Brabec and Rachel Bottone were winners over Kutrayna Eskertz and Zada Johnson 6-1, 6-3.


On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the cross country teams made the long trip up to East Stroudsburg North to take on East Stroudsburg North, East Stroudsburg South, and Stroudsburg.

The girls came away with two wins against East Stroudsburg North and South, while the boys came away with a win against East Stroudsburg South.

The girls were led by Liv Jusinski who finished third overall in a time of 20:37 out of 79 racers. The boys were led by Braeden Lower who finished seventh overall in a time of 17:30 which had 100 racers.

Up next for the harriers is a trip to Whitehall.

“It’s a much shorter trip next week as we travel to the Whitehall Parkway to face ACC, Emmaus, and Whitehall,” said head coach Dan Benner. “We will also have our Senior Day festivities next Thursday, Sept. 21 after the middle school home race.”


Northampton field hockey picked up a rivalry win over Whitehall 2-0.

Mya Keppel scored first for NHS and was assisted by Brooke Saul.

Mackenzie Connell would scored the second goal, unassisted.

Press file photo Jackson Vajda goes up for a header against Parkland in a game from last season. Vajda is off to a hot start this year for the Kids.