Northampton Press

Saturday, March 28, 2020

State swimming meet abruptly ends

Friday, March 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Local swimmers competed at the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships, which began last Wednesday and were scheduled to go through Saturday, but their trip to Bucknell University was cut short when the meet was shut down on Thursday.

“It was actually kind of weird because the Class 2A divers were coming in, doing their warm-ups, and it was pretty congested in the diving area, so it was very hectic,” said Liberty swim coach Reik Foust, who had six swimmers with him at states. “Then, 10 minutes later, it was empty.”

Becahi girls take first place

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cheerleaders were crowned district champions for the second consecutive year after competing in the District XI Cheerleading Competition on Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

The Hawks won their division, the small division, and were overall champions with a total score of 253.30.

“I could see they were feeling confident and ready to go,” said Becahi coach Colleen Iannetta. “Once they hit the partner stunts, I could just see the relief and happiness on their faces and I knew they were going to hit the rest of the routine.”

Girls soccer wins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton’s girls’ soccer team is doing more than winning games this season; they’re building a program with seniors that they can’t do without when they graduate, planning to reload with a new group they also won’t be able to do without.

With only three losses on the season, the Konkrete Kids defeated Bethlehem Catholic, 7-2, last Friday.

“They’re so talented,” said Northampton head coach Mike Missmer.

So what Missmer is doing with that talent is putting into action the words of former Whitehall girls’ soccer coach George Romano.

Fraley steps in to help LV Cup team

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School catcher Maddie Fraley found herself in a unique position last week when she landed on Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team as a last-minute replacement for Bangor catcher Sarah Harrat.

“Kendall [Strohl] and Katelyn [Stuhldreher] are on my tournament team, and after we played Saturday, Kendall asked if I could fill in for Sarah because she hurt her arm,” Fraley explained. “Everybody was really welcoming. The coaches were great and the girls were too.”

Girls Cup team falls

Friday, June 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team had a short run in this year’s tournament, partly due to the tournament’s new format, after losing two of its three games on Tuesday.

No longer a double-elimination tournament, the top eight teams from day one and day two advance to the finals on day three.

Lehigh Valley’s strong start, a 10-0 mercy rule victory over PCCAF (Philadelphia Charter Catholic Academy and Friends) gave way to Delaware North’s strong finish in its 7-0 victory over Lehigh Valley.

Valley Cup softball team announced

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

Valley Cup softball team named

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

Two Kids on Cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton infielders Kendyll Strohl and Katelyn Stuhldreher are newcomers to Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup team.

Strohl will play third base and shortstop.

“I don’t know a lot of the girls, but I’m excited to get to know everyone,” Strohl said. “For me, my strength is definitely fielding, but hopefully I can help the team in fielding and batting.”

Stuhldreher is also an infielder.

“I wanted to represent the Lehigh Valley and get experience with different players,” said Stuhldreher. “I heard it was a good experience and that I should try it.”

Tennis scholar athletes honored

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.

Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this week’s Parkland Press).

Domchek to states

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton senior Dalton Domchek will make his first trip to states after becoming the silver medalist in the 800 meter run at the District XI Class 3A Track and Field Championships last week at Whitehall High School.

“It’s been a really good season, and I’m really happy,” Domchek said. “I’m just looking forward to the experience. Our school record right now is 1:57, so if anything, I’m going to go out there and give it my all to break that record.”

Domchek’s district time was 1:58.67.