Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hornets prevail on Spike Out Cancer night

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Pete Schneider Gymnasium was filled with gray-clad spectators and signs of encouragement as Northampton hosted their Spike Out Cancer event on Thursday in conjunction with a volleyball match against Emmaus.

This year’s event held special meaning because it was held in support of girls volleyball head coach Jess Finlayson, who is battling brain cancer.

The emotion-filled pregame featured the two teams wearing matching gray warmups that read, “Team Jess No One Fights Alone” on the back.

Join ‘Team Jess,’ fight brain cancer

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

If you were asked to picture in your mind someone with brain cancer, you might think of John McCain or perhaps a small child in a pediatric cancer unit.

It is be unlikely that you would picture a 26-year-old former college athlete. And yet Northampton eighth grade math teacher and girls varsity head volleyball coach Jess Finlayson found out this summer that she has Grade III anaplastic astrocytoma.

Girls soccer team gets a win over Becahi

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids girls soccer team didn’t let the conditions on a rainy Tuesday night dampen their spirits as they scored a season-high 8 goals in a shutout win over Bethlehem Catholic on Joan Kremus field.

The win lifted the Kids’ season record to 4-6.

Miranda Heffelfinger netted the first goal of the game six minutes in with an assist by Isabella Nota. After that, Abby Czarnecki and Alexandra Benedict took over the scoring.

Young K-Kids look to make push to playoffs

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids field hockey team enters the 2018 season with high hopes after a District XI Class 3A quarterfinal appearance and narrowly missing out on an EPC playoff bid last season.

While last year’s team featured seven seniors, sophomores fill seven of the 15 varsity roster spots this season.

“I do have a younger team this year,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “I’m definitely looking forward to having those core group of girls get a lot of experience this year.”

Kids volleyball team falls to Parkland

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team dropped their match to Parkland Tuesday evening on Bob Nemeth Court with set scores of 8-25, 18-25, and 16-25.

Their record slipped to 1-2 on the season and in conference.

Parkland, the preseason #4 ranked team in PA class 4A, entered the game at 1-1 on the heels of a five-set loss to Emmaus. While beating a team as perennially strong as Parkland is always a tall task, head coach Jessica Finlayson was disappointed that the Kids did not play up to their potential.