Northampton Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hockey hopes to make push

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s hockey season has progressed as expected.

With a 4-1 loss to Freedom Monday night, the Konkrete Kids dropped to 4-6 on the season. Being in the finals of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) last season, the Kids are currently in third place.

“It was a pretty decent game,” said head coach Brian Ruff about the loss to Freedom. “But we just couldn’t get any offensive flow.”

NHS falls to Catty

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Four years ago, Drew Filchner and Kenzie Bradley first met each other playing on the same traveling basketball team.

Sunday night in Catasauqua, they both moved a step closer to the final chapters in their high school careers, a fare that was mostly light hearted, yet some pretty intense.

Bradley, a Catasauqua senior, led the Roughies to a 27-0 win over Northampton in their annual Powder Puff clash at Alumni Field. The event is the first step in a series of events toward the Thanksgiving Day football battle between the two schools.

Field hockey season comes to an end with loss to Green Hornets

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey season ended in a 6-1 loss to Emmaus in the PIAA District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals, but the Konkrete Kids know it is just another step along the way.

With seven seniors on their roster, the maturing Kids pushed their way through the always competitive East Penn Conference season and recorded 10 wins in the process.

They edged East Stroudsburg South, 2-1, in overtime in the opening round of the playoffs and also gained some introspective from it. The Kids dropped a 4-1 decision to them during the regular season.

Kids get tough test vs. Emmaus

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey team was able to exact some revenge on their opening round playoff game, but the Konkrete Kids knew a bigger task laid ahead.

The ninth-ranked Kids downed host eighth-ranked East Stroudsburg South, 2-1, in overtime in the opening round of the District 11 Class 3A playoffs Monday afternoon. In the regular season, the Kids dropped a 4-1 decision to them on their home turf.

In the latest game, Abby Piotrowski scored the game-winner with 12:29 left in overtime on a penalty corner. Brynn Ehrlacher assisted on both goals.

After win streak, Kids fall to Easton

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey team admittedly had a good nearly two — week period. The Konkrete Kids had won their last five games, begin 4-0 last week.

However, the Kids’ has a temporary setback when they dropped a 7-1 decision to Easton Tuesday.

“We definitely hit a road bump,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “We were probably a little tired and it took a toll on our legs and chemistry. We had been playing well.

“Easton is a very good team. Give them a lot of credit. They play Emmaus this week and will give them a run for their money.”

Boys past tough, early schedule

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head boys’ soccer coach Adam Bastidas knew this year likely wouldn’t be like the previous one.

Last year, the Konkrete Kids more than doubled their wins from the 2016 season, as they recorded 13 wins and a district playoff berth in the process. However, the Kids had a large senior class.

So, this year, Bastidas sees a retooling year, not necessarily rebuilding. It became evident to him in the Kids’ opening two games, a 4-2 loss to Whitehall and a 9-0 shutout to Parkland.

Field hockey team starts 2-0

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey team was schedule to play two games on grass this year. Ironically, both of them were the first two games of the season.

Fortunately, the Konkrete Kids took care of both of them.

Northampton opened the season with two impressive shutout victories, throttling Catasauqua, 8-0, and blanking Bethlehem Catholic, 4-0.

“We got our grass games done,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “We had two nice wins. We had a balanced attack and that’s what we will be looking for. Now, we can get back to turf, but it was a good way to begin the season.”

Tony’s Top-Cat takes TOC

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The 28th version of Catasauqua’s Tournament of Champions proved to be an old-fashioned basketball barnburner.

Top-Cat, the champion of the nearby Stiles League, defended its title with a tight-knit, 62-59 win over Ohlson’s Landscaping to capture the crown.

Derek Hall hit John Amoroso for a layup with roughly 15 seconds remaining in the game to help Top-Cat to the title. It was a close contest throughout the night, as the tournament featured its share of interesting games.