Northampton Press

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EPC playoffs begin Friday

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

PPL Center to host semis, finals

The PPL Center will be the site of the EPC basketball semifinals and finals beginning on Monday night, Feb. 10.

EPC playoff action begins Friday with quarterfinal round action.

The championship games at PPL Center will be presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Service Electric Cable Television. The game schedule at the PPL Center will be as follows:

Monday, Feb. 10

Boys Basketball

6 p.m. – #2 seed vs. #3 seed

7:30 p.m. – #1 seed vs. #4 seed

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Girls Basketball

6 p.m. – #2 seed vs. #3 seed

EPC wrestling championship set for Jan. 25

Friday, January 24, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced the pairings for the wrestling championships.

The event will take place at Easton Area Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Cost for admission is as follows: adults $6, students $3, senior citizens $3.

Introductions will take place before the championship match.

Championship awards will take place after the championship match.


Round 1 (2 p.m.)

Weigh-ins: 1 p.m.

13th Place – PM East vs. PM West

15th Place – Dieruff vs. ES North

17th Place – Allen vs. Central Catholic

Winter Classic set for January 25

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The annual Lehigh Valley Winter Classic will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Bethlehem Municipal rink located at 345 Illick’s Mill Rd, Bethlehem.

The Winter Classic is an all day ice hockey celebration with all the proceeds going to the SPHL (Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley) Polar Bears team. The event started back in 2014 and continues to grow, raising $3,000 its first year to a record $44,000-plus in 2019.

Girls off to hot start

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team is off to a hot start as they look to form their own identity following last year’s success.

The girls started the season at the Owen J. Roberts Tip-Off Tournament winning both of their games. The knocked off Council Rock South 58-48 in the first game and the OJR 59-51 in the second game.

Kylie Gilliard was the tournament MVP and Morgan Sterner was named to the all-tournament team as well.

Harriers perform well, future bright

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Four K-Kids qualified for the state cross country meet held this past weekend.

For junior Georgia Wiswesser, is was her third trip to the meet and head coach Dan Benner said she got better each time.

“I thought the kids ran well,” said Benner. “It is always a challenge racing some of the best runners in the state, but the kids performed well.

“This was Georgia’s third time at states and she has gotten faster each time. She ran a 21:11 as a freshman, 20:50 as a sophomore, and now 20:25 as a junior.”

Tennis, golf seasons officially end for Kids

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton tennis duo of Liz Hozza and Rose Sharga looked great early on before seeing their run in the District 11 Doubles Tournament come to an end on Tuesday afternoon.

Hozza was no stranger to deep runs in tournaments this year as she made it to the quarterfinals in the singles tournament before falling.

Hozza again made it to the quarters, this time with Sharga as the number-five seed, before meeting Parkland’s Jess Tseo and Erin Joo who were seeded fourth in the tourney.

The K-Kid duo fell 6-1, 6-3.

Harrier girls 4th, boys 7th

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the EPC Championships on Tuesday afternoon at DeSales University, while the boys team finished seventh out of 18 teams.

Georgia Wiswesser (3rd - 19:45) and Amber Poniktera (9th - 20:09) both medaled on the day, which earned them first team, all-EPC honors.

“They have both ran incredibly well all season long and their accomplishments are well deserved,” said head coach Dan Benner.

EPC playoffs matchups set

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC announced playoff matchups for soccer and field hockey on Thursday.

In boys soccer, Liberty gets the top seed and a home game against Eastburg South, the 8 seed, on Saturday at 12 p.m.. The winner gets Easton (4) or Stroudsburg (5), who play Saturday in Easton at 10 a.m.

On the bottom of the bracket, Emmaus gets the two seed and hosts seventh-seeded Freedom, last year’s District 11 champs. That game is 2:15 p.m. Saturday with the winner playing the Parkland (3)-Whitehall (6) winner. The Trojans and Zephs play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkland.

Girls soccer preps for postseason tournaments

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls soccer team will be getting ready for the upcoming league and district playoffs thanks to finishing their season with an overall 12-5-1 record, which included a 10-5-1 mark in the EPC.

The EPC playoffs are slated to get started Saturday and the Kids could be seeded around the seventh seed with a road game in the first round.

Nate Wheeler moving on

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Nate Wheeler advanced to the PIAA regional golf tournament after a top-six performance at districts on Monday at Steel Club’s par-72 course.

Wheeler finish sixth with a round of 76 which was good enough to move on.

“Nate had a great day at districts, only one hole gave him problems (hole 1, triple bogey). Regardless, Nate finished just under the cut line with a 76,” head coach Brian Davies said. “Although he was hoping for a better finish at districts, it is an honor to make it out to the PIAA regionals.”