The Northampton cross country teams wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 10, with meets against Becahi, Easton, Freedom, Liberty, and Nazareth.
The girls went 3-2 on the day with wins against Becahi (22-35), Freedom (25-31), and Nazareth (20-39).
Head coach Dan Benner was very pleased with the final win tally of the girls.
“They finished the season with an overall record of 11-6, which was a huge turnaround from last season,” Benner said.
Whitehall defeated Northampton in volleyball recently by scores of 25-13, 25-17, 26-24.
The Kids were led by Sydney Heffner who had 17 assists and Krystal Heffelfinger who added 11 kills.
Northampton JV beat Nazareth JV 2-1
The girls hung with a very good Nazareth team who won in three sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-22.
Maria Harding had 15 kills, 13 digs and two aces while Abby Orth added 14 digs and four aces for the Eagles.
Emily Quinn had 25 assists and 14 digs while Sam Wegner had nine kills, seven digs and two aces.
The boys and girls teams continued their winning ways on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Easton High School.
Both teams went 2-1 on the day bringing the girls record to 8-4 and the boys record to 7-5. Both teams beat East Stroudsburg North, the girls won 15-50 while the boys won 16-48. Likewise, they both beat East Stroudsburg South, the girls winning 15-48 and the boys 15-48. Stroudsburg did beat the Kids in both meets though.
The girls have been led all season long by a strong threesome or Georgia Wiswesser, Magen Perelli and Amber Poniktera, and that continued Tuesday.
On Monday, the Northampton tennis team won 7-0 over Tamaqua.
At singles, Liz Hozza defeated Brooke Williams 6-1, 6-1 at one, while Rose Sharga topped Alexis Breiner 6-1, 6-0 at two. At three, Grace Tepes downed Molly Clemson 6-2 6-0.
Jess Grello and Sydney Schmall defeated Emily Fisher and Madison Wickersham 6-1, 6-2 at number-one doubles. Shannon Reinhard and Liz Moore (N) downed Sabrina Moyer and Julie Billig 6-1, 6-0 at two doubles while Alex Horvath and Naomi Rubi knocked off Jocelyn Rega and Annika Stahler 6-4, 6-0 at three-doubles.
The Northampton girls soccer team continues to play well this season, and is even starting to get recognized throughout the Lehigh Valley in various top-10 rankings as the squad sites at 6-3-1. That’s something that hasn’t happened in quite some time, according to head coach Chaz Saul.
Recently against the Freedom Patriots, Abigail Czarnecki factored in all three Northampton goals in a 3-0 victory. She scored twice and assisted on Alexandra Benedict’s goal. Benedict also picked up an assist in the game as did Autumn VanHorn.
Northampton’s cross country teams had two meets in the past week.
On Saturday the team traveled to Hershey for the PIAA Foundation Invite, and then on Tuesday the squads went to Pleasant Valley for a meet against the Bears, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West.
“The Hershey course is always challenging, but when you factor in that the weather was also unseasonably warm, it made for a tough day,” said head coach Dan Benner. “But, I was happy with the way the team competed and worked.
The Northampton cross country team honored its senior runners on Tuesday at their home meet. In all, six runners will move on after this season, including five girls and one boy: Sam Arnold, Beth Albright, Olivia Cappolella, Hannah Flaven, Hope Scott and Jenele Vadelund.
As for the meet, both boys and girls teams went 2-1 on the day, which brought their records each to 3-3 on the season.
The boys defeated Allen (15-48) and Dieruff (19-44), while falling to Parkland. The girls defeated Allen (15-50) and Dieruff (15-50), also falling to Parkland.
The Northampton golf team fell to Emmaus in a very close game last week. Despite falling to 13-2 as a result of the loss, their district hopes are up in the air at this point.
“We just lost a heart breaker to Emmaus by four strokes,” said head coach Brian Davies. “At this point, I am not sure if we can make districts as a team. Our goal is place top-three at the league championships coming up Sept. 26. I am hoping we can cobble together four scores that will win the whole thing.”
The Northampton golf team improved to 11-1 this season and continued a stellar year with a win over Pocono Mountain East at Woodstone Country Club.
Andrew Hozza paved the way for the Kids with a 76, but it was West’s Brett Wagner who led all golfers with an impressive 71, one-under par effort.
It wasn’t enough in the end as the Kids won 407-461.
The Kids again got the consistent scoring as Nate Wheeler (80), Andrew Kovalchik (82), Jack Test (84) and Anthony Sawarysnki (85) all came in with scores in the 80s.
The Northampton Invitational was held this past weekend to open up the cross country season for Northampton as well as several other area teams.
“Both the boys and girls ran well with many new personal best times. It was a fast start to our season before we head into our first regular season EPC meet on Sept. 12 against Central, Emmaus, and Whitehall,” said head coach Dan Benner.