Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tennis having solid season

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team scored back-to-back wins last week with victories over William Allen and Wilson High School.

The team effort which included individual and doubles victories propelled the team to a stellar 6-3 record overall record for the season (5-3 for league play).

Head coach Kim Davis was ready for a tough week as he commented, “We’re just getting to the meat of our schedule and preparing to face three undefeated teams in the coming weeks.”

Softball looking to keep up their winning season

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls softball team is enjoying a strong season so far with an overall and league records of 5-3.

The team victories include a three-inning shutout against Allen on Thursday, April 12, and wins over Pleasant Valley and Whitehall to round out play for the week.

In Thursday’s no hitter against Allen, Northampton’s Hannah Boggs and Elizabeth Moore tallied up three RBIs each with teammates Madison Fraley and Heather Alich close behind with two RBIs each. The game was called in accordance with the 15-run, mercy rule in the middle of the third inning.

Tennis schedule slow, but Kids start fast

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Temperatures are well below normal, winter winds are still blowing and sizable spring snowfalls continue to plague the Northampton High School spring sports schedules.

But the Northampton boys tennis team has not let an extended visit from Ol’ Man Winter slow them down.

The boys team is enjoying a 6-1 record to start the 2018 season with early victories over Pocono Mountain East, Easton, and Dieruff, among others.

Girls softball team starts off season 2-2

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity softball team started the 2018 season on high note with two decisive wins, two very close losses and a new coach who returns to Northampton with some impressive stats of her own.

The Northampton girls began the season at home on Wednesday, March 28, with a decisive win over East Stroudsburg North. The final score was Northampton 17-2.

Northampton’s Emily Marokovits got the win, pitching a strong game with two strikeouts and three walks allowed. The game was called at the end of the fourth inning due to the 15-run mercy rule.

Swimmers end year

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton swim team ended its season with several personal bests as well as three individual medals and a relay medal at the District 11 championships. The two-day event was slated to be held Friday, March 2-3, at Parkland, but severe weather forced a delay in the start and a change of venue; moving to Emmaus March 3-4.

Despite a crazy start, and an overly crowded Emmaus Natatorium, Northampton came to the championship event unphased by the changes and ready to compete.

Girls fall to Freedom

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

A tough loss ended the Northampton girls varsity basketball team’s season on Feb. 22, as the Kids were outscored in overtime by Freedom High School in the District 11 Quarterfinals at Catasauqua, 64-48.

The seventh seed in the District 11 Class 6A tournament, Northampton grabbed an early lead against number-two seed Freedom with a score of 11-6 at the end of the first quarter. From that point on, however, the game became a matter to trading places.