Northampton High School cross country runners, Jo Perelli and Lyndsey Gallagher medaled in the East Penn Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at the Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.
Perelli placed 9th with a time of 19:55.
"The first mile is the hardest part. You have to work people and get your place, and then just try to maintain and save for the end," Perelli said.
As usual, Perelli ran alongside Gallagher for most of the race.
Northampton High School's number one singles player, Emma Angle, made it to the semifinal round of the District 11 Girls Tennis Championships last week at Saucon Valley High School.
"I was just trying to get to the quarterfinals," Angle said. "People had trouble returning my serve. I was trying to get more power on the ball and go for more winners instead of returning and waiting for my opponent."
Angle's first match resulted in a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Pleasant Valley's Paola Mieles.
Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team was eliminated from the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic after falling to Berks County, 2-0, and Delaware South, 6-1, last week.
Northampton High School infielder, Amber Saylor, had a hit in Lehigh Valley's first game against Berks County.
"It was a single line drive up the middle. Taylor Herman was on base and got to second," Saylor said. "Their pitchers were pretty good, really good. We had trouble getting on base, but we were good in the field."
Northampton High School softball player, Amber Saylor, was named to the 2014 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team.
The team is comprised of high school players from the LVC and the Colonial League, who will compete in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a tournament sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies. Teams competing in the tournament, which is also a showcase for college coaches, are from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
The PIAA State Cross Country Championships were the end for Northampton High School seniors, Hayley Jackson and Chris Traugher, and the beginning for freshman, Jessica Hendricks, but all accomplished a level of success on Saturday at the Parkview Golf Course in Hershey, Pa.
Jackson reached her goals of finishing in the top 100 with a time around 20 minutes, by placing 94th in 20:31.
"I was really happy with that," Jackson said.
Weather conditions could not have been more ideal for the 11:00 a.m. Class AAA girls race.
For some on Northampton High School's cross country team, there were big surprises, and for others, there was genuine relief at the District XI Cross Country Championships last week at the Bethlehem Municipal Field.
Perhaps the biggest surprise came to Jessica Hendricks, a freshman, who qualified for the PIAA State meet by placing 11th at districts in 20:10. The week before, Hendricks placed 25th at conference championships.
The Northampton Kids recently completed its summer swimming season with a 6-2 record, and a fourth-place finish in the Suburban Swim League Championships with 773 points.
The Kids opened Championships with a victory in the 200 free relay swum by Olivia Green, Alyssa Gerstenberg, Paige Knouse, and Becky Nothstein in 2:04.97.
In 8 & under girls, Lianna Schultz, Maya Bond, Gabi Oswald, and Green took second place in the 100 free relay.
In individual events, Green placed second in the 25 breaststroke, and Schultz came in third in the 25 butterfly and the 25 backstroke.
Weather and time worked against Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team as they were eliminated from the tournament last week after losses to Tri-Cape and Burlington County.
Lehigh Valley's first game last Wednesday resulted in an early morning 5-2 loss to Tri-Cape, but Lehigh Valley came back with a 4-0 victory over Olympic Colonial in the afternoon.
Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team, which includes Northampton High School catcher, Hannah Peters, defeated Philadelphia Catholic's Carpenter Cup team, 10-5, in its first game of the double-elimination tournament on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
Peters caught for the first half of the game with Pen Argyl's Emily Smull doing the pitching.
"It was good. She hit her spots well. It was a good match-up. She got the work done," Peters said.
Philadelphia Catholic took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Lehigh Valley was not concerned.
Northampton High School softball catcher, Hannah Peters, had plenty of reasons to try out for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball team last month.
"I knew a couple girls who were on it before, and they said it was a good time. It was a good experience to go to Philly, and it's important to me to expand my comfort zone," Peters said.
Soon after, Peters found out she made the team, which will compete in a double-elimination tournament at FDR Park in Philadelphia later this month.