The Northampton boys soccer team capitalized late in the firs half, and then relied on some late saves in the second half to defeat Allentown Central Catholic on Monday for their first win of the season.
The game’s lone goal came with 49 seconds remaining in the opening half. It was the result of a nifty header by Joseph Tiwold as he notched his first goal of the season.
Another Cement Bowl Challenge is in the books with Northampton retaining the Cement Belt Championship for another year.
The rivalry series, which was conceived in the 2016-17 school year, has seen the Kids from Laubach Avenue win the first three installments of the challenge.
Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.
Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.
It’s probably a safe bet that Logan Kreglow didn’t encounter any obstacles along the parade route while participating in Egypt’s Curt Simmon’s Day Parade, recently
Kreglow, who will be making his second appearance this summer on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was invited to march in this year’s parade that was held on June. 1. He walked along with his family who were all wearing American Ninja Warrior T-shirts. The parade honors Simmons, an Egypt native, who spent 18 years as a pitcher in the major leagues, 11 of those years with the Phillies.
When Spencer Cole’s three-pointer cut East Stroudsburg South’s lead to six points with a little less than three minutes remaining in the district 6A finals, the sea of orange on Northampton’s side were ready to blow the lid off Easton Middle School’s gym.
The Kids had cut the deficit to two possessions, a huge comeback after trailing by 13 points at the end of the first quarter. They got to that point by hitting six threes in the fourth quarter, including an Aidan Ellwood drive and foul, that brought them to the brink of tying the game with just two more treys.
With the game against Northampton on tap for this weekend, the Zephyr football team knows that they’ll be in a for a fight in their annual end-of-season grudge match.
While Northampton’s record is sub .500, the Zephyrs can’t afford to be complacent knowing that the Kids would like nothing better to end their season on a winning note.
They’ll once again be playing for the Cement Bowl Trophy, with Whitehall keeping a firm grip on the hardware since 2009.
The Konkrete Kids are still looking for their first division win in football and would like nothing better than to earn that initial victory at Whitehall's expense.
The Kids have only managed one win this season, and when the Zephs travel to Andrew S. Leh Stadium in Nazareth to play Northampton on Saturday, their minds will be focused on pulling the upset over playoff-bound Whitehall.