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Friday, May 13, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The spring sports regular season is quickly wrapping up which means it’s playoff time.

The postseason track festivities started with the EPC meet held this past week at Whitehall. The Kids Aja Blount took first in the discus.

On the diamond, the girls softball team made the EPC playoffs and will take on Freedom on the road on Monday.

Look for track recaps as well as results from the softball game in the May 18 edition of the Press.

Tennis competes at EPC, district tourneys

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Northampton’s Tom Reinhard won his opening round match in the District 11 Tournament which started on Monday.

Reinhard took a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Pottsville’s Collin Williams which set up a second round match against Liberty’s Dan Lynn. Lynn would knock off Reinhard 6-0, 6-1, setting up a quarterfinal round match against Freedom’s Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky, who Lynn just defeated in the opening rounds of the East Penn Conference tennis tournament which started last Thursday.

Track hosts first home meet since 2013

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

For the first time since 2013, the Northampton track team got to host a meet.

The girls defeated both Dieruff and Pocono Mountain West while the boys fell to West and beat the Huskies at their new facility.

The girls are now 3-2 on the season knocking off Freedom in their other victory, while the boys dropped to 1-4 with losses against Parkland, Stroudsburg and Freedom.

Tennis team will fight for wins

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

After an 8-8 campaign in 2015, the Northampton boys tennis team will look to rebuild and keep things simple in 2016.

The good news was early on the weather cooperated before cooler temperatures and some rain moved into the area. However, the team is way ahead of schedule compared to last year.

“We had a full week of outside practice on the courts, two times as much as all last season, and everyone was hitting a lot of balls and getting some good work in on a challenge ladder,” said head coach Kim Davis. “We have good team unity [so far].”

Middle school team had a great season

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton volleyball program is essentially still in its early stages in terms of a varsity sport, but it’s always had roots at the school.

However, in order to compete with the powerhouses like Parkland, the roots will have to go deeper.

Middle school head coach Jason Winchenbach hopes those roots have already started the process after his middle school team completed a 15-1 season this past fall.

Winter Classic set for Feb. 6

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Winter Classic scheduled for February 6

Friday, January 29, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Girls win, boys tie vs. PMW

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton swim teams competed against Pocono Mountain West in a meet from Jan. 14.

The girls were 116-54 winners as Rachel Pursell and Brynne Rockovits led the way with two individual victories each. For the boys, they tied 89-89 and were led by Gavyn Frankenfield’s double-win day.

For the girls, Pursell captured the 100 butterfly in 1:04.69 as well as the 100 backstroke in 1:06.33. Rockovits took the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.64 as well as the 200 IM in 2:20.03.

Winter Classic scheduled for February 6

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

No matter the level of the sport, hockey players have always been considered a different breed of athlete.

From beer leagues right up to the NHL level, there may not be more camaraderie than inside a locker room at an ice rink.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone the overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey event held at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink which helps support the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears, a local, special hockey team.

Girls rebound after a tough loss to Easton

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Quick starts have been nothing new to the Northampton girls basketball team lately.

For the most part, those starts have translated to wins against recent opponents like Freedom, Stroudsburg and Dieruff. And when the team got off to another hot start against Easton, many thought another victory was in the cards.

But that isn’t how this contest turned out as the Rovers rallied from a 20-6 deficit to win 55-47.

For head coach Jeff Jacksits, it was a tale of two halves.