Northampton Press

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Boys soccer qualifies for districts

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With a district playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Northampton boys soccer team traveled to Southern Lehigh last Thursday afternoon for the final game of the regular season.

After a season in which they were 3-6 about midway through their schedule, the Kids reeled off five consecutive victories, handing Emmaus their first loss of the season, and defeating an explosive Whitehall team during that stretch.

Still, their future was uncertain after two losses and a tie in their next three matches.

Heffner helping to lead volleyball team

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team drew another step closer to a district playoff berth with their win against East Stroudsburg North a couple of weeks ago and senior setter Sydney Heffner was in the thick of all the action.

The Kids would eventually go on to clinch that berth and now look forward to the start of the playoffs.

Heffner, a senior never left the court in the match against ESN, and set up the winning point in the final two sets of a 3-0 sweep over the visiting Timberwolves.

Girls soccer team falls to EHS, but clinches berth

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

In the highly competitive world of girls soccer in the Skyline Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference where teams play one another twice a year, sometimes adding a new wrinkle is a necessary gambit.

After losing to Emmaus earlier this season, Northampton head coach Michael Missmer said that they tried a couple of different formations since the Green Hornets’ staff were well aware of how they approached the match in their prior meeting.

Boys soccer gets a key win vs. Emmaus

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With Northampton fighting for a district playoff berth, boys soccer head coach Ryan Brazuk admitted that they needed to steal a game against one of the teams above them in the division.

Well, the Konkrete Kids broke into the vault last Friday afternoon and committed the perfect heist. They defeated previously unbeaten Emmaus, a nationally-ranked team that had spoiled the Kids opener with a 4-0 win. Moreover, they shutout the Green Hornets who had scored 51 goals prior to last week’s rematch.

Volleyball sits at 6-4 so far this year

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When assessing this season’s Northampton girls volleyball team, the word unity is at the forefront of the discussion.

“They play together as a team and they have that talent,” said head coach Jess Finlayson.

It’s what’s propelled the Kids to a 6-4 mark so far this year.

And when that togetherness is combined with experience, wins like the one they had against Parkland, a first in their program’s history, have been the result.

“I think that’s making a big difference in the play of our team this year,” said Finlayson.

Behind Rimple, Kids blank Salisbury

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Understanding body language is a valuable commodity in many aspects of life, and that ability to decipher physical intent is something Northampton goalkeeper Brady Rimple used in Saturday’s win over Salisbury.

Facing a penalty shot late in the second half against the Flacons, Rimple observed the shooter and immediately assessed the direction in which he was aiming.