Northampton Press

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Kids win three-OT thriller vs. Zephs

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton and Whitehall boys basketball teams kicked off their EPC schedules with a dramatic, three overtime contest that Northampton won by the score of 60-58.

The Kids took a 14-9 lead after the first quarter on the strength of four three-point shots.

The second period saw the offenses stall a bit as the teams could only muster a total of 12 points. Northampton had seven of them and took a seven-point lead into halftime at 21-14.

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.