Northampton Press

Monday, July 6, 2020

Vannata’s triathlon challenge to raise money for Pittsburgh Food Bank

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

For the next 31 days starting on April 20, Liberty graduate and University of Pittsburgh senior Nolan Vannata will be doing a triathlon challenge to raise money for the Pittsburgh Food Bank, which has been providing emergency food to the community during the world’s current pandemic.

“There’s a documentary called “Iron Cowboy” about someone who did 50 Ironmans in 50 days,” said Vannata as he recalled how he got the idea. “The Pittsburgh Food Bank has really long lines, and cars are backed up a mile. They could really use the money.”

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.