Northampton Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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.

Boys swim team remains undefeated

Friday, January 11, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys and girls varsity swim team swam to another victory on Thursday night, Jan. 3, with dual victories over East Stroudsburg South.

This road contest was highlighted with accomplishments on both squads as the girls swept the meet with first place wins in every event while the boys squad claimed another ‘W,’ keeping their season undefeated so far.

K-Kid boy swimmers remain unbeaten

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton swim teams continued a strong start to the season with a double win at their first away meet against Freedom last Thursday night.

While the winning streak continued for the boys squad in another home contest on Tuesday evening against Central; for the girls, they faced their first loss to the Vikings by a close score of 94-89.

Going into their first away meet last Thursday the Northampton was ready for a tough competition.

Swimmers earn double-win over Mounties

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swim team began their 2018-2019 season with a double win over Stroudsburg by scores of 110-70 for the girls and 103-69 for the boys.

With several new swimmers this season, this first meet was a chance to let swimmers try new strokes; it was also an opportunity for Head Coach Cullen Mentzell to see the capabilities of the new team.

“Overall I’m happy with tonight,” explained Mentzell. “It’s great to see some of the newer swimmers stepping up.”

Swimmers ready to put in the work

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The winter sports season has officially kicked off in Northampton in November. Delayed one day due to an early snow, the slow start didn’t impact the enthusiasm of the Northampton boys and girls varsity swimming and diving team.

The Northampton Middle School Natatorium was buzzing with swimmers and divers preparing for the upcoming season when the Press sat down with head coach Cullen Mentzell this week.

Tennis sitting at 6-6 on season

Friday, September 28, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Northampton tennis continues to fight through a tough schedule with strength and determination as their 6-6 record overall lends little insight into the level of play the team rises to with each challenge.

There is one thing head coach Kim Davis will tell you about his team: “We play hard.”

“That is one things the girls know I expect and we always do,” he said.