The Northampton boys tennis team closed out their 2014 season with an 8-8 overall record (6-5 within the league).
Northampton finished with a mirror image of their 2013 season record and placed seventh in the league overall.
In one of their final contests for the season, the team claimed a victory over Whitehall on April 25. Northampton's Tyler Nicholas led the charge for Northampton's singles winning 6-4, 7-6.
The Northampton boys volleyball team bested league powerhouse Emmaus in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinal game at Liberty High School. Continuing a dream season, the 15-2 Northampton team powered past the Hornets for a 3-0 victory and claimed a spot in the Lehigh Valley Conference finals.
It was the first time a Northampton boys volleyball team had made it to league playoffs. Northampton had defeated EHS by a score of 3-2 earlier this season and as they took the court Monday night, a determined Kids team tried to contain their excitement.
The Northampton boys volleyball team has been serving up wins all over the Lehigh Valley Conference this season.
Coming off a 14-5 season in 2013, Northampton started the 2014 season strong with a winning streak of league victories that was disrupted only by a loss on April 1, to league powerhouse Parkland. Overall, as the team enters the final week of the 2014 season they are enjoying a 12-1 record (9-1 within the Lehigh Valley Conference).
The Northampton varsity tennis team is winding down their 2014 season with a string of wins that has surpassed head coach Kim Davis' expectations.
"The season has turned out to be a very pleasant surprise," said Davis. "Preseason, I thought four total wins would be a good season."
But, the team is currently 7-6 and still very much alive as a District 11 team tournament hopeful.
On Monday, April 21, the team traveled to Pocono Mountain West and came away with another victory, defeating Pocono 6-1.
The Northampton boys volleyball team, led by senior Mike Holihan, has been racking up the wins across the conference this month.
Winners of five of their last six contests, and four straight league matches, Northampton is steadily working toward what head coach Doug Fehnel set as his expectations for the team this year: league and district playoffs.
While Fehnel has maintained a strong focus on building the defense of the team this season, Northampton's ability to put points on the board has been undeniable.
During the last weekend in March, the Kids Swim Club led by head Coach Bill Walakovits traveled to the University of Delaware in Newark for the US Swimming Mid-Atlantic Region Silver Championship meet.
There were 16 swimmers from the age group swim club who qualified for this championship event, which spanned three days and included morning preliminary races and afternoon and evening final events.
The Northampton boys tennis team has had a strong start to the 2014 season, but after defeating William Allen (6-1), Jim Thorpe (4-1) and Pocono Mountain East (5-2), Northampton suffered its first loss to Wilson on March 24. by a score of 5-2.
As the team prepared to host Emmaus on March 27, the team's focus was on consistency and teamwork.
The Northampton boys volleyball team took on league rival Parkland on Tuesday, April 1, in a home game.
The Trojans would begin the game not only with an undefeated record, but fresh off of two decisive shutouts. Meanwhile, the Kids entered with a 2-0 record as well and were looking to keep up their winning ways.
The boys, led by returning starters Mike Holihan, Josh Palenchar and Josh Morgan, played a tough game to open the contest and won the first match by a score of 26-24.
Northampton Varsity Tennis team traveled to Oakmont Tennis Club in Allentown to face league rival William Allen High School on March 20.
In the singles matches, Northampton took two out of three contests with Northampton's Tyler Nicholas and Tom Reinhard defeating William Allen's Nate Stuart and Ben Gilbert, both in two sets. In doubles matches Northampton dominated with the teams of Cowitch and Zamadics, Burger and Szerencsits and Kunkle and Miller all claiming victories over the Allen doubles teams.
Overall, Northampton took the win with a final score of 6-1.
The Northampton girls and boys varsity swim team sent 14 swimmers to the PIAA District 11 AAA Championship meet which was held Feb. 28-March 2.
The Northampton teams had a strong showing including 17 individual events and 5 relays.