Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Moore knocks off Northampton

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Moore Township Connie Mack baseball has plenty of momentum heading into this weekend’s state playoffs.

Since losing to Emmaus on June 13, the Red Hawks have won eight of their last nine games and out-scored opponents 72-25. The lone 2-1 loss came in the Lehigh Valley semifinals to Northeast Bethlehem.

Moore Township defeated Northern Valley and Northampton in the Lehigh Valley playoffs to qualify for states.

Starting pitcher Ryan Kovach struck out five and threw a complete game against the K-Kids to pick up the 7-3 victory.

Connie Mack rallies to beat So. Lehigh

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

What a difference an inning makes.

The Northampton Connie Mack baseball team found itself trailing 7-1 after three sloppy innings against Southern Lehigh on Monday, June 25.

Then a hit came. Then another one. And another one.

When all was said and done, the K-Kids sent 13 batters to the plate in a 10-run fourth inning that propelled Northampton to a 13-8 victory.

Ethan Szerencsits, Michael Kuzio and Joseph Kerbacher each scored twice during the breakout inning.

Legion sits at 8-1

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton Legion baseball team has gotten off to a blistering start in the NORCO League.

With a record of 8-1, Northampton sits atop the 12-team league and has amassed a run differential of 50-16. The Orange-and-Black defeated Wilson 5-1 on Friday, June 15 and Bankos 10-0 on Saturday, June 16.

Four of Northampton’s eight wins have come via shutout, including a no-hitter by Jared Hunsberger in the beginning of the month.

Northampton Legion hosts Roseto on Thursday, June 21 and travels to Hellertown on Friday, June 22.

EPC, Colonial split in all-star soccer games

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.

The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.

Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of the net.

NHS boys top Pates

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ basketball team has picked up right where they left off.

After advancing to the PIAA state playoffs in March, the K-Kids are 4-0 and sit atop the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League standings.

Northampton defeated Freedom 45-36 on Tuesday, June 5.

Roy Ortega led a balanced scoring effort with 13 points. Zach Gula and Isaac Harris each chipped in eight.

The K-Kids jumped out to a 13-1 lead to start the contest and never trailed in the game. Donte Rodriguez scored Northampton’s first seven points to set the tone.

Moore Twp. Connie Mack team now 5-1

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Moore Township Connie Mack baseball team used a strong pitching performance and aggressiveness on the base paths to secure a 5-1 victory over Coplay on Friday, June 1.

Gavin Lalik allowed one run and three hits while pitching a complete game.

After scoring off a leadoff double in the second inning, Coplay placed runners on second and third with no one out in the third inning. Lalik forced two fly-outs and recorded a strikeout to escape the jam unscathed. He allowed only one base runner the rest of the game.

Kids shut down by Gorkos, Eagles

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

An exciting an entertaining season for the Northampton softball team came to a close on Tuesday, May 29, in the District 11 semifinals at Pates Park in Allentown.

Nazareth defeated the K-Kids 2-0 behind a fantastic pitching performance from Samantha Gorkos.

Gorkos, the East Penn Conference’s Most Valuable Player, allowed three hits and struck out 12 in the shutout. The Blue Eagles advanced to play Parkland in the championship on Thursday, May 31.

Softball falls to BC in league playoffs

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team boasts arguably the best offense in the Lehigh Valley.

The Golden Hawks scored double-digit runs in five of their last six games heading into the May 14 East Penn Conference quarterfinal at Northampton.

The K-Kids have arguably the area’s best defense.

In their nine-game winning streak to end the regular season, Northampton posted six shutouts, including one over Becahi on April 26.

In the battle of offense vs. defense on Monday afternoon, offense prevailed.

Two K-Kids win gold medals

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

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.”

Kids edge Parkland in a feisty game

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

What a difference a month makes.

In the beginning of April, the Northampton softball team allowed 17 runs in losses to Emmaus, Central Catholic and Parkland.

Four weeks later, the K-Kids held all three teams scoreless.

Northampton improved to 15-4 on the season with a thrilling, 1-0 victory over the Trojans on senior night. Emily Stuhldreher knocked in Madison Biechy with a fifth inning RBI single for the game’s only run.