Northampton Press

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Szerencsits competes in first state swim meet

Friday, March 20, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

On Wednesday, March 11, Northampton’s Olivia Szerencsits competed in the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Championship meet at Bucknell University. Szerencsits qualified for the States meet after finishing second in the PIAA District 11 Swimming Championship for the girls 500 yard freestyle event.

Olivia has grown up with the sport of swimming. Beginning her swimming career at the age of 7, she has competed in various USA Swimming events over the past 9 years and is now in her second year on the Northampton varsity swim team.

K-Kids honor their senior swimmers

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swimming and diving teams honored their senior swimmers during a home meet against Nazareth High School on Thursday evening.

Nine senior swimmers and their parents were recognized as Northampton head coach Cullen Mentzell conveyed some of the swimmers’ best team memories and plans for the future. In the end, both the boys and girls teams fell to Nazareth by scores of 95-73 and 89-80 respectively, but this evening was about more than the competition; it was about one last meet in their home pool for these nine senior swimmers.

NHS, WHS split meet exciting meet

Friday, January 31, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys swimming and Diving team scored one point for Northampton in the Cement Belt Challenge this week with a narrow win over Whitehall while the girls were edged out, losing to the Zephs by just two points.

It was a hard-fought battle for both teams last Thursday night when Whitehall traveled to Northampton for a rival swim meet that both teams look forward to each year. Scores were very close all night but, in the end, the NHS boys won 92-91 and the girls lost 86-84.

Kids split two recent swim meets

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys and girls teams fell to Southern Lehigh on Tuesday, Jan. 14, but the team ended the week on a higher note with a double victory over Allen on Thursday evening.

Northampton’s head coach Cullen Mentzell summed up Tuesday’s events.

“The meet went very well,” he said. “Even though we did not win we had a lot of swimmers continue to drop time.”

Swimmers take care of ES South

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Winter break this year did not include much rest the for the Northampton boys and girls varsity swimming and diving teams as the squad continued their training and even hosted a meet against East Stroudsburg South High School on Thursday evening, Jan. 2nd.

Both teams faired well in the contest with the boys team besting ESS by a score of 97-84 and the Women’s team claiming victory with a decisive 121-47 overall score.

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.”