Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.

K-Kids take part in Volley for Valor event

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ volleyball team dropped two contests last week, but picked up an important victory off the court.

Before the K-Kids’ match against Emmaus on Wednesday, May 2, the team participated in its Volley for Valor ceremony with members of local military offices and representatives from Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor.

On April 11, the team began a 22-push-up challenge for 22 days. On the final day, the K-Kids invited the Green Hornets, members of the girls’ volleyball team, military recruiters and enlisted students to finish the challenge with them.

Kids Wrap: Lacrosse ends with a victory

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The K-Kids’ lacrosse team finished its second year under Head Coach Jace Shively on a high note. Northampton picked up a 12-10 victory over Liberty to sweep the season series with the Hurricanes.

Northampton overcame a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to steal the win. Junior midfielder Kyle Wescoe led the team with six goals, and junior midfielder Aiden Jones added a hat trick. Junior Garrett Transue finished with two goals and senior Greg Milnes contributed with a goal and an assist.

The K-Kids finished the season with a record of 5-13, the best in program history.