Northampton Press

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Kids beat Pocono E.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys varsity tennis team traveled to Pocono Mountain East High School in Swiftwater on Thursday, April 4, for an away game. The Kids bested PME by a score of 6-1.

Northampton claimed victory in two of three singles matches. Senior Andrew Hozza beat PME’s Caleb Grassi by scores of 6-3 and 6-1. Hozza’s individual record now stands at 9-1 for singles play. Hozza has been enjoying a streak of 9 wins in a row with his only loss to Pleasant Valley coming in his first singles match of the season back on March 11.

Tennis picks up another victory

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team furthered their winning record this Tuesday with a 6-1 win over East Stroudsburg North.

In a season that the boys have dedicated to their former coach and perhaps still their biggest fan, Kim Davis, the Northampton boys have achieved a 6-3 record overall and continue to make both their former and current coaches proud.

“They are a great group of kids,” said head coach Daniele Bowman. “They work hard at practice, everyone shows up and they just have great comradery between them; they all cheer each other on.”

Hosking prepares for states

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Sarah Hosking, a sophomore from Northampton Area High School, will travel to Bucknell University later this week to compete in the PIAA State Championship Meet.

Hosking is one of five swimmers from the girls team to medal in either an individual or relay event during the PIAA District 11 AAA championships in mid-February. Hoskings has advanced to the PIAA state championship meet in both the 100 breaststroke event and the 200 individual medley.

NHS senior swimmers and divers are honored

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton swimming and diving teams ended their 2018-2019 season with a home meet vs. Easton High School on Thursday, Feb. 14. Though the meet ended in a loss for both the Northampton teams, the boys team came as close to a win as possible, losing by only one point by a score of 93-92. Despite the loss, the night had a tone of celebration as the team honored the seven senior swimmers and divers who will be graduating this June.

Boys pick up a victory

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys swim team claimed another win last Thursday night, this time over local rival Whitehall High School with a 101-64 victory. The girls fell just short of a win by a score of 90-80.

This meet was somewhat of a ‘split-decision’ with both Northampton and Whitehall gaining one point in the Cement Belt Challenge. The Cement Belt Challenge is a yearlong contest between the neighboring communities of Northampton and Whitehall. The challenge spans multiple high school sports and awards one point for each win in any contest where the two teams face each other.

NHS falls to Solehi

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swim team found themselves in unchartered territory on Tuesday, Jan. 15, as both the boys and girls teams fell to Southern Lehigh in Northampton’s first overall loss of the season.

While the losses broke the boys undefeated season and a winning streak for the girls, Northampton head coach Cullen Mentzell looked beyond the loss to some great individual swims by the Kids.